What does Dede mean?
Dede [dede] as a name for girls is of Welsh and Latin derivation, and the name Dede means "swarthy; broken-hearted, sorrowful; divine". Dede is a variant form of Dee (Welsh). Dede is also a derivative of Deirdre (Irish, Gaelic): also possibly "fear". Dede is also used as a variation of Diana (Latin).
26 different relations via Dee, Deirdre, Diana: Danne, Deadra, Deana▼, Deane, Deann▼, Dedie, Dedra, Deeane, Deedee, Deedra, Deedre, Deidra, Deidre▼, Deidrie, Dena▼, Derdre, Di, Dian, Diane▼, Didi, Diedra, Diedre, Diedrey, Dierdre, Dyan and Dyane.Creative forms:
(female) Deda, Deve, ..
(male) Deda, Deden, .. Middle name pairings:
Dede Vienna (D.V.), ..
How popular is Dede?
Dede is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3896 out of 4276, Top 91%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#42363 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Dede entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #1413 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Dede are Deadra, Deana, Deane, Deann, Dedra, Dee, Deedee, Deedra, Deidra, Deidre, Deirdre, Dena, Dian, Diana (#295 the previous year), Diane, Diedra, Diedre, Dierdre and Dyan. Other forms, like Danne, are uncommon. These forms of Dede were favored 65 years ago (average #1207) and have become much less conventional since (#1914, ▼96%), with forms such as Dena becoming less stylish.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Adde, Ade, Aide, Ande, Aude, Cade, Dace, Dada, Dale▼, Dane, De-, Dea, Deb, Debb, Debee, Debi, Debs, Deja▼, Deka, Del, Dela, Delie, Dell, Delle, Demee, Demi▲, Demie, Denae, Dene, Deney, Deni, Deon, Deren, Desme, Deva, Deven, Devi, Deyse, Dido, Doda, Dodee, Dodey, Dodi, Dodie, Dody, Doe, Dore, Dove, Dreda, Drue, Ede, Eyde, Gerde, Heide, Jade▲, Kade, Meade, Reade, Sade▼, Verde and Zelde. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dede.See names in meaning and etymology.