Deacon - boys name

Deacon name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 86%

Deacon name meaning:

The name Deacon is of Greek origin and holds various meanings. It is derived from the Greek word "diakonos," which translates to "servant" or "messenger." In religious contexts, a deacon is an ordained minister who serves in a supportive role, assisting priests or ministers in their duties. Deacons are often responsible for tasks such as performing baptisms, leading prayers, and providing pastoral care to the congregation.

Beyond its religious connotations, the name Deacon also carries a symbolic significance. It represents humility, selflessness, and a strong sense of duty towards others. People named Deacon tend to have a compassionate nature and possess a genuine desire to help those in need. They often excel in roles that require empathy, such as counseling, social work, or healthcare.

Parents who choose the name Deacon for their son may hope to instill values of service and kindness, emphasizing the importance of considering the well-being of others. With its rich historical and religious background, the name Deacon carries an air of respectability and integrity, making it a meaningful choice for parents seeking a name that reflects their child's potential character traits.

Origin: Greek

Servant, messenger.

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Overall UK ranking: 659 out of 4789

55 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

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  • Scotland (533)

Historical popularity of Deacon

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