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Dene (girl)

What does Dene mean?

Dene Pronunciation of Dene [dene] 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.

Associated with: greek, old english.


Dene has 1 variant: Deane.

19 more relations via Danae, Dena: Danay, Danaye, Danea, Danee, Deana, Deanna, Dee, Deena, Denae, Denay, Deneen, Denia, Denica, Denna, Denni, Dina, Dinae, Dinah and Dinay.

Creative forms:
(female) Derne, Done, ..

(male) Dein, Dete, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dene Arie (D.A.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Danae, Deana, Deane, Deanna (#1198 last year), Dee, Deena, Dena, Denae, Deneen, Denna, Dina (#1459) and Dinah are the popular alternative forms of Dene (not in Top 2000). Other forms, like Denay, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Dene was well-received among parents 45 years ago (median #1120) and is now much reduced. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Danae, Deana, Deane, Deanna, Dee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deena, Dena, Denae, Deneen, Denna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dina, Dinah in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dene is pronounced similarly to Dagne, Danne, Dawn, Dawne, Dayne, Deann, Deanne, Deeane, Deeann, Deon, Deonne, Dian, Diane, Diann, Dianne, Dion, Dione, Dionne, Duane, Dwan, Dwayne, Dyan, Dyane, Dyann and Dyanne. Other recommended names are Aine, Alene, Daena, Dafne, Dana, Daney, Dani, Danie, Dany, Dea, Debi, Dede, Deka, Delane, Delyne, Demee, Demi, Demie, Denah, Deney, Deni, Dennet, Dennie, Denny, Denyce, Denys, Deona, Deven, Deyse, Dona, Drena, Duena, Duna, Dyna, Elene, Erene, Ferne, Gene, Ilene, Jenne, June, Kine, Lane, Lene, Leone, Reine, Rene, Renne, Sine and Teone. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dene.

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