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The name Donovan is of Irish origin, and means dark.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Donovan has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Donovan
Use of the Name Donovan for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
35,403 32,332 26,312 16,446 9,555 4,231 2,029
The table below indicates the number of times the name Donovan has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Donovan first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1900, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Donovan
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
19009878  
19018797  
19029537  
19038099  
19048259  
190571212  
19068699  
19079419  
1908    
1909    
1910    
191199412  
191288426  
191393528  
191493335  
191593045  
191690049  
1917    
191897947  
191991853  
192088161  
192182469  
192295754  
192375875  
192485165  
192576574  
192680667  
192774378  
192865292  
192966685  
193063893  
193159298  
1932571107  
193365080  
1934563109  
193575766  
193666479  
193776764  
193862291  
193967079  
194066483  
194176865  
194280065  
194375673  
194479063  
194581858  
194671583  
194777878  
194876578  
194982169  
195072090  
195173090  
195280975  
195381577  
195485373  
1955708106  
195679188  
1957700116  
195888173  
195981887  
196087775  
1961700119  
1962750103  
1963763101  
1964708119  
1965648132  
1966573175  
1967497228  
1968455282  
1969361477  
1970365500  
1971366478  
1972392401  
1973400377  
1974407367  
1975424337  
1976416347  
1977442324  
1978478290  
1979455318  
1980451341  
1981494288  
1982507279  
1983504276  
1984464331  
1985387461  
1986374491  
1987326629  
1988321672  
1989311770  
1990298851  
19912561,057  
19922431,175  
19932501,141  
19942611,104  
19952601,074  
19962461,202  
19972131,447  
19982091,538  
19992101,630  
20002061,714  
20012111,655  
20021911,955  
20031762,202  
20041872,029  
Totals:  35,403 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Donovan as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are slightly lower than actual counts because the name Donovan appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 101 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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