Of English and Latin origin.

Derives from the word “dene”, meaning valley.

Another possible origin is the occupational surname referring to a church official.

The Middle English word “deen”, also associates with the name, derives from Latin “decanus”, meaning “someone who is chief of ten”.

Famous bearers are Dean Martin, Dean Cain, Dean Koontz, Dean Winters, Dean Cameron.

American singer and actor Dean Martin was a member of the legendary “Rat Pack”.

He was known as the “King of Cool” and he was one of the most successful and popular entertainers of his time.