Deacon Name Meaning & Origin

Deacon

Pronunciation: DEE-kən (key)

A deacon is a cleric or church officer, which sounds like a recipe for laced-up propriety. As a name, though, Deacon has a maverick Western style. When actress Reese Witherspoon chose this name for her son, a lot of parents took note of its stylish throwback sound.

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Nicknames for Deacon

Deaky
Deac
Deak
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Declan
Dean
Debby (but only on weekends)

Meanings and history of the name Deacon

The name Deacon is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Deacon is: Dusty one; servant. Greek Meaning: The name Deacon is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Deacon is: Dusty one; servant.

Famous real-life people named Deacon

John Deacon, bassist from Queen
Deacon Reese Philippe, son of actor Ryan Philippe & actress Reese Witherspoon
Deacon Jones, NFL player for the Rams, Chargers, and Redskins
Deacon Johnson (b. 2006), son of American actor, producer, director, singer, and songwriter Don Johnson

Deacon in song, story & screen

"Deacon Blues," song by Steely Dan

Deacon Frost from Blade...Who doesn't love an overachieving and misguided vampire who wants to rule the world?

Deacon Claybourne, character on the TV series "Nashville"

Popular character, Deacon, in the video game Fallout 4.

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