Dean is an Old English name that was used as both a surname and place-name. The name is generally understood to mean "lives in a valley." Dean can also refer to an occupational name for a church official or the head of a university. The name has slightly increased in popularity in recent years and is currently in the top 300 names for baby boys.
Similar Names: Deane, Deen
Famous Dean Names: Dean Martin (singer and actor), Dean Cain (actor)