National Devon Day is celebrated on December 5 every year to show love to the people named Devon in our lives. People with the name Devon usually exude a nurturing, loving, and caring energy. They tend to love with the idea of love in its idealized form and have magnetic personalities, so they easily draw people toward them. They are believed to seek balance and harmony in their lives and to be conscientious, service-oriented people who champion the rights of the underdog. Their personalities tend to naturally attract money. That’s why they are usually surrounded by lovely material objects.
History of National Devon Day
National Devon Day takes place on December 5 to show appreciation for the people named Devon all over the world. In 1960, the male name Devon first appeared on the U.S. popularity charts. Between the years 1977 and 2005, Devon has also been used as a girl’s name and appeared on the female naming charts. The name Devon is therefore considered unisex, even though it is most popular with males, no longer appearing on the female naming charts. In the 1990s, the name almost made the top 100 list of most favored boy names.
Some people consider Devon to be an altered spelling of the Irish-Gaelic personal name Devin, but it is actually not. The name Devon is derived from an English surname. The surname originated in a place called Devon County in southwest England, derived from the name of a Celtic tribe, the ‘Dumnonii.’ They inhabited this area of Britain at the time of the Roman invasion, around 50 A.D. These people were the ‘Brythonic’ group of Celts. The word ‘Devnent,’ meaning ‘deep valley dwellers,’ came from their language. The surname Devon is also related to the French word ‘Devin,’ meaning ‘divine person.’ The first recorded spelling of the name was ‘Le Devin,’ in the 12th century. In 1840, there were only four Devon families recorded to be living in New York, while most Devon families were found in the U.K. in 1891.
National Devon Day timeline
Devon Allman, a vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, and songwriter, is born.
Devon Edwenna Aoki, a Japanese-American supermodel, and actress is born.
An American boxer named Devon Alexander is born.
An English actor named Devon Anderson is born.
National Devon Day FAQs
Who is Devon Teuscher?
Devon Teuscher is a dancer. He is the principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre.
Who is Devon Thomas?
Devon Cuthbert Thomas is a West Indian cricketer. He is from Antigua and was born on November 12, 1989.
Who is Devon Beitzel?
Devon Beitzel is an American former professional basketball player. He is from Colorado and he plays as a point guard.
National Devon Day Activities
Greet a Devon
You can share a pleasant conversation with someone you know named Devon. Then go ahead, spend some quality time together.
Buy a gift and present it
You can use this day as an opportunity to do something nice for the Devon in your life. You can gift him or her something really nice and that has sentimental value.
Share details about this holiday
Share the fun name day with people around you. You can share it with friends in person or online.
5 Famous Devons
Devon Alexander is an American professional boxer who is a former world champion in two weight classes.
Devon Sproule is a folk and indie rock musician.
Devon Eugene Malcolm is a former English cricketer born in Jamaica.
Devon Hughes is an American retired professional wrestler.
Devon Hughes is currently signed to W.W.E., where he works backstage as a producer.
Why We Love National Devon Day
This is a solid name
Devon is a powerful, solid name. Devons are usually strong and confident.
It sounds good
Devon is a very nice-sounding name. It also has an easy roll from the tongue.
It is universal
Devon is a name that is easily understood. It is also recognized around the world.
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