What does Dene mean?
Dene \d(e)-ne\ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Dene). The meaning of Dene is "valley". Dene is a variant of Danae (Greek); mythology: the mother of Perseus by Zeus. Dene is also a derivative of Dena (Old English).
Dene has 1 variant: Deane.
Dene has 20 more related variations via Danae, Dena: Danay, Danaye, Danea, Danee, Deana▼, Deanna▼, Dee▼, Deena▼, Denae, Denay, Deneen, Denia, Denica, Denna, Denni, Dina▼, Dinae, Dinah▼, Dinay and Donnay.
Dene is a rare given name for females but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#47714 out of 88799, Top 54%). (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 (#unlisted). Adoption of this girl name reached its peak during 1960-1969 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.