Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. DEEN  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Occupational surname meaning "dean", referring to a person who either was a dean or worked for one. It is from Middle English deen (ultimately from Latin decanus meaning "chief of ten").

Related Names

Given Name DescendantsDane, Dean, Deana, Deanna, Deanne, Deeann, Deena, Dena, Dina, Dene(English)
Same SpellingDean 1


Entry updated January 22, 2019