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What does Deni mean?

Deni Pronunciation of Deni [deni] as a girls' name is a French name, and Deni means "follower of Dionysius". Deni is a variant form of Denise (French): feminine of Dennis.


Deni has 7 variants: Deneigh, Deney, Denni, Dennie, Denny, Dinnie and Dinny.

12 more alternative forms via Denise: Denese, Denice, Deniece, Denisa, Denissa, Denisse, Denize, Dennet, Dennise, Denyce, Denys and Denyse.

Creative forms:
(female) Doni, Duni, ..

(male) Denide, Deniph, ..

Middle name pairings:
Deni Ariadne (D.A.), ..

How popular is Deni?

Deni is an uncommon first name for women but a very popular surname for all people (#66676 out of 150436, Top 44%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Deni (not in Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Denese, Denice, Denise (#991 from recent data), Denisse (#1514), Dennie, Dennise and Denyse. Other forms, like Denissa, are uncommon. These forms of Deni were popular 65 years ago (average #1317) and are now much less common, with forms such as Denice becoming less stylish. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Denese, Denice, Denise, Denisse, Dennie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dennise, Denyse in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Deni is alike in pronunciation to Dagna, Dahna, Dana, Danae, Danah, Danna, Danni, Dannia, Danny, Dany, Danya, Dawna, Dayna, Deeana, Deena, Deenya, Denay, Denia, Deonna, Dinah, Dinya, Duana, Duena, Dyna and Dynah. Other recommended names are Anni, Benni, Berni, Dai, Dane, Dari, Deane, Deann, Debb, Debbi, Debi, Debs, Dede, Dee, Deja, Deka, Del, Dela, Delia, Delie, Delli, Delmi, Demi, Demia, Demie, Dene, Deon, Desir, Devi, Devri, Deyci, Deysi, Di, Didi, Dodi, Dori, Eleni, Jeni, Keni, Lani, Leni, Loni, Nani, Oni, Rani, Roni, Tani, Toni, Xeni and Zuni. These names tend to be more commonly used than Deni.

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