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 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.

Cutting Class

Directed by: Rospo Pallenberg

Starring: Donovan Leitch Jr., Jill Schoelen, Brad Pitt, Roddy McDowall

The Size of Watermelons

Directed by: Kari Skogland

Starring: Paul Rudd, Donal Logue, Ione Skye, Donovan Leitch Jr.


Born on May 10, 1946

  • Age: 76
  • 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

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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

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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 #4th.

How popular is the name Donovan?

According to the US census in 2018, 820 boys were born named Donovan, making Donovan the #374th name more popular among boy names. In 2003 Donovan had the highest rank with 2219 boys born that year with this name.

How common is the name Donovan?

Donovan is #374th 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 2219 born in that year.

When was the last time a baby was named Donovan

The last time a baby was named Donovan was in 2020, based on US Census data.

How many people born in 2020 are named Donovan?

In 2020 there were 820 baby boys named Donovan.

Who is a famous person named Donovan?

There a several famous people named Donovan, for example actor Donovan Leitch Jr., director Donovan Winter, actor Donovan .

Who is a famous actor/actress named Donovan?

A famous actor/actress named Donovan is Donovan Leitch Jr., starring in 4 movies, including The Blob and Dark Horse.

Who is a famous director named Donovan?

A famous director named Donovan is Donovan Winter, who directed 3 movies, including The Trunk and Escort Girls.

How many famous actors/actresses are named Donovan?

There are 3 actors named Donovan including Donovan Leitch Jr. and Donovan who appeared in movies such as The Blob and Invasion of the Body Snatchers.