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Friday, April 11, 2008

Devon - The Name

As well as being the name of an English county, "Devon" is also used as a personal name for both men and women.

There is Devon Aoki, the American super-model, Devon Michaels the porn star, Devon Werkheiser the actor, Devon Malcolm, the ex-England cricketer, Devon White the MLB slugger, Devon Harris the Jamaican bobsledder, Devon Wilson a girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix and the subject of the song "Dolly Dagger", Devon Murray the Irish actor in the Harry Potter movies and even Devon Loch, the racehorse.

The name Devon may originate from a British tribal name which could have meant "worshippers of the god Dumnonos".

The name Devon seems particular popular for West Indian boys and can be pronounced "DEE-VON".

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