Devontae

Devontae is a modern English name (of primarily African-American use), an elaborated form of Devonthe name of a county in England which derives its name from a Celtic tribe who inhabited the area, known as the Dumnonii, made up from Proto-Celtic *dubno- meaning “deep” or “world” and *nanto meaning “stream” or “valley” so the name would mean “deep valley” or “deep stream”. Devon could also be a variant spelling of Devin, a surname which either originated as a nickname for someone who acted divinely from Old French devin meaning “divine” from Latin divinus (soothsayer, fortuneteller); or Devin could be an anglicized form of Gaelic surname Ó Damháin meaning “descendant of Damhán”, the latter meaning “fawn” from Gaelic damh (stag, ox), or an anglicized form of Ó Dubháin “descendant of Dubhán”, the latter the diminutive form of dubh “black, dark”.

Origin: Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Devonte (English, African-American)
  • Devante (English, African-American)

 

 

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