What does Dene mean?
Dene /dene/ [1 syll.] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Dene) is of Greek and Old English derivation, and the meaning of Dene is "valley". Dene is a variant form of Danae (Greek). Dene is also a derivative of Dena (Old English): variation of Deana and Dina.
Dene has 1 variant: Deane.more]
How popular is Dene?
Dene is a rare given name for females but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#91801 out of 150436, Top 61%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Dene and affiliated names. Danae, Deana, Deanna, Dee, Deena, Dena, Deneen, Dina and Dinah are the popular alternative forms of Dene (not in Top 1000). Forms like Dinay are uncommon. Adoption of these girl names reached its peak during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5024%) and is now much lower, with forms like Deanna, Deena, Dena, Dina and Dinah falling out of fashion. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Dene is pronounced similarly to Dagne, Dane, Danne, Dawne, Dayne, Deann▼, Deanne▼, Deeane, Deon, Deonne, Diane▼, Dione, Duane and Dyane. Other recommended similar baby names are Daena, Dana▼, Daney, Dani, Danie, Dany, Dede, Demee, Demi▲, Demie, Denah, Deney, Deni, Dennie, Denny, Deona, Dona▼, Duena, Duna, Dyna, Gene▼, Lene and Rene▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dene.