What does Dene mean?
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.
Dene has 1 variant: Deane.Creative forms:
(female) Deeney, 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. Below is a graphed analysis of the history of the girl name Dene and affiliated 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)
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.See names in meaning and etymology.