Donovan is a boy name and means dark; brown-haired chieftain. It is a Irish name and its pronunciation is \d(o)-no-van\. Other similar names and variants include: Donavan, Donavon, Donevin, Donevon, Donoven, Donovon. Donovan is a somewhat popular first name for men (#667 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#897 out of 88799).

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Donovan Leitch Jr.
Donovan Leitch Jr.
  • No. of movies: 6

The In Crowd

Directed by: Mark Rosenthal

Starring: Jennifer Runyon, Donovan Leitch Jr., Joe Pantoliano, Bruce Kirby

And God Created Woman

And God Created Woman

Directed by: Roger Vadim

Starring: Rebecca De Mornay, Vincent Spano, Frank Langella, Donovan Leitch Jr.

The Blob

Directed by: Chuck Russell

Starring: Shawnee Smith, Kevin Dillon, Donovan Leitch Jr., Jeffrey DeMunn

Dark Horse

Directed by: David Hemmings

Starring: Ed Begley Jr., Mimi Rogers, Ari Meyers, Donovan Leitch Jr.


Born on May 10, 1946

  • Age: 74
  • Birth sign: Taurus
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 2
Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan

Country: United States of America

The Magnetic Monster

Directed by: Curt Siodmak, Herbert L. Strock

Starring: Richard Carlson, King Donovan, Jean Byron, Harry Ellerbe

Donovan Scott
Donovan Scott
  • No. of movies: 2

Savannah Smiles

Directed by: Pierre De Moro

Starring: Mark Miller, Donovan Scott, Bridgette Andersen, Chris Robinson



Directed by: John Guillermin

Starring: Tanya Roberts, Ted Wass, Donovan Scott, Elizabeth of Toro

Famous directors named Donovan and their movies

Donovan Winter
Donovan Winter
  • No. of movies: 3

The Trunk

Directed by: Donovan Winter

Starring: Philip Carey, Julia Arnall, Dermot Walsh, Vera Day

Escort Girls

Directed by: Donovan Winter

Starring: Maria O'Brien, David Dixon, Helen Christie, Richard Wren

Give Us Tomorrow

Give Us Tomorrow

Directed by: Donovan Winter

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Donovan a popular name?

Over the years Donovan was most popular in 2003. According to the latest US census information Donovan ranks #332nd while according to Donovan ranks #2nd.

How popular is the name Donovan?

According to the US census in 2018, 1026 boys were born named Donovan, making Donovan the #324th name more popular among boy names. In 2003 Donovan had the highest rank with 2218 boys born that year with this name.

How common is the name Donovan?

Donovan is #324th in the ranking of most common names in the United States according to he US Census.

When was the name Donovan more popular ?

The name Donovan was more popular in 2003 with 2218 born in that year.

When was the last time a baby was named Donovan

The last time a baby was named Donovan was in 2018, based on US Census data.

How many people born in 2018 are named Donovan?

In 2018 there were 1026 baby boys named Donovan.

Who is a famous person named Donovan?

There a several famous people named Donovan, for example actor Donovan , actor Donovan Scott, director Donovan Marsh.

Who is a famous actor/actress named Donovan?

A famous actor/actress named Donovan is Donovan , starring in 2 movies, including Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Magnetic Monster.

Who is a famous director named Donovan?

A famous director named Donovan is Donovan Marsh, who directed 3 movies, including Hunter Killer and Dollar$ + White Pipes.

How many famous actors/actresses are named Donovan?

There are 3 actors named Donovan including Donovan and Donovan Scott who appeared in movies such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Savannah Smiles.

How many famous directors are named Donovan?

There are 2 directors named Donovan including Donovan Marsh and Donovan Winter who directed movies such as Hunter Killer and Give Us Tomorrow.