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Gender: M Meaning of Dev: "god" Origin of Dev: Sanskrit

The name Dev is a boy's name meaning "god". Dev and is often added to user-created lists like Awesome Indian Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF #28 (with occupations)".

From the experts:

This name has recently come on the radar via rising actor Dev Patel, who made his mark in Slumdog Millionaire and then in Lion and is also the name of the lead character played by Aziz Ansari in his sitcom Master of None. It could catch on here, at a time when parents are importing other three-letter names like Liv.

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Famous People Named Dev

Dharam Devdutt Pishorimal "Dev" Anand, Indian actor
Dev Patel, Indian-British actor
Dev (born Deepak Adhikari), Indian actor
Devin Joseph Jordan "Dev" Griffin, British actor and DJ
Dev Eshaan Wallace (b. 2012), son of actress Daya Vaidya

Pop Culture References for the name Dev

Devendra "Dev" Alahan, character on UK soap opera "Coronation Street"