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Meaning and Name Origin

Dee \dee\ 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.


Dee has 5 variants: Dede, Dedie, Deeann, Deedee and Didi.

For more information, see also related girl names Jay, Danae, Deirdre, Delicia and Diana.


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 (#6768 out of 88799, Top 8%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dee name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dee outside U.S.

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Dee and related names. Danae, Deedee, Deirdre and Diana (#297 a year ago) are the prominent related forms of Dee appearing in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during 1960-1969 and have become significantly less widespread since, with the versions Dee and Deirdre becoming less stylish. Diana (#297) is the most chic name for newborns in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Danae, Dee, Deedee, Deirdre, Diana in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dee and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.