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Meaning and name origin

Dee \dee\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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 variant forms: Dede, Dedie, Deedee, Deeann and Didi.

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


Dee is a very popular first name for females (#698 out of 4276, Top 16%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#6768 out of 88799, Top 8%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Dee for girls. Dee reached its highest rank of #458 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Dee and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Diana (#297), Deirdre, Deedee, Dee and Danae. (2014 statistics).

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Danae, Diana outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dee is also pronounced similarly to Da-, Dai, Day, De-, Dea, Di and Doe. Other suggested similar baby names are Bee, Cee, Deb, Del, Dene, Fee, Lee and Ree. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dee.