Donovan

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Irish Ó Donndubháin (descendant of (a person named) brown & black), from donn (brown) and dubh (black).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɒnəvɪn/, /ˈdʌnəvɪn/

Proper noun[edit]

Donovan

  1. A surname from Irish.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. The Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan.
  4. An unincorporated community in Johnson County, Georgia, United States.
  5. A village in Beaver Township, Iroquois County, Illinois, United States.

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Noun[edit]

Donovan (plural Donovans)

  1. (slang, archaic) A potato.
    Synonym: murphy

References[edit]

  • 1873, John Camden Hotten, The Slang Dictionary

References[edit]

  • Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: A Concise Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press 2001