What does Dee mean?
Dee /dee/ [1 syll.] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Dee) is pronounced dee. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Dee is "swarthy". Short form of names beginning with the letter D.
How popular is Dee?
Dee is a very prominent first name for females (#698 out of 4276, Top 16%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#5222 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Dee for girls. Dee reached its highest position of #458 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Danae, Deedee, Deirdre and Diana (#297 a year ago) are the prominent related forms of Dee. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.4616%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.1406%, 69.5% less), with the versions Dee and Deirdre becoming less stylish. Diana (#297) is the most chic name for newborns in this list. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Dee and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Dee▼ is pronounced similarly to Da-, Dai, Day, De-, Dea, Di and Doe. Other recommended similar baby names are Bee, Cee, Deb, Del, Dene, Fee, Lee▼ and Ree. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dee.