Donovan

Male

Meaning

Little Brown One

Origin

Irish

Pronunciation

/dəˈnɑvən/

Traits associated with the name Donovan:

Dogs named Donovan tend to be loving, good-natured, industrious, and affectionate. This name is also associated with companionship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Donovan?

That you have a fondness for unique names and appreciate the beauty of the name Donovan. It could also suggest that you are a fan of the singer Donovan, or that you have a special connection to the name.

Is Donovan a good dog name?

Donovan has more syllables than most dog names, but you can easily give your pup a nickname to shorten things. Donovan isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

5,145
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2,998
New York City Dog Name Database
2,049
Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Donovan is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Donovan was, in the past month, the 3081st most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of May 2024, Donovan is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Donovan was viewed 0 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Donovan's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Donovan is most adored in New York, Washington and North Carolina.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Ohio, Nebraska and Oregon.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Donovan.

Most popular breeds named Donovan:

  1. German Shepherd
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. Basset Hound
  4. Corgi
  5. French Bulldog

Donovan is found in these categories:

irish dog names
irish

A traditional Gaelic surname meaning "dark or brown-haired chieftain."

Dog names like Donovan:

Brown-haired Chieftain
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Dark Foreigner
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Donovan dog name meaning

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