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Gender: Male Meaning of Denver: "from Anvers" Origin of Denver: English or French place-name and surname Denver's Popularity in 2017: #823

The name Denver is a boy's name of French, English origin meaning "from Anvers". Denver is ranked #823 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Cowboy Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents".

From the experts:

Before there was Aspen, Denver was the Colorado city name of choice, and it reentered the US Top 1000 in 2015 after a 14 year absence as a stylish two-syllable boys’ name with its trendy -er ending. Its decade of greatest use was the 1920s, when it reached as high as Number 422.

The one noted Denver was actor Denver Pyle, who played Uncle Jesse in The Dukes of Hazzard. The state capital was named for politician James W. Denver, and others who bore the surname were singer John (born John Deutschendorf), and actor Bob, the face of Gilligan's Island.

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Famous People Named Denver

John Denver (born Henry John Deutschendorf Jr), American singer and activist
Denver Dell Pyle, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Denver

Denver, Colorado, USA
Denver the Last Dinosaur, American-French animated series
Denver, pseudonym of Daniel Ramos, one of the main characters in series “Money Heist”


Kelly Furrows Says:


We're considering this one for our upcoming baby boy. It has a cool, Western feel. I'm actually surprised it isn't more popular.

Skittlewiddles Says:


This just sounds like a cool name to have. Strong, unique, but recognizable with a sense of adventure!

hwarren7 Says:


Love this name for a boy. Strong, masculine, and unique but not too crazy.

LadyOh Says:


To me, this is still a place-name that I can't use on a child. I could see it on a little girl though!