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What does De- mean?

De- [de] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name De-) is pronounced de. It is of American origin. Combination of the De- prefix with various endings. Pronunciation emphasis is on the second syllable. These given names follow the French style of aristocratic surnames using the prefix de-. Capitalizing the second syllable is optional; names of this type appear both ways in contemporary usage. See also Da-.

Associated with: aristocratic (noble), surnames.

Variations

De- has 39 variants: Deandre, Deangelo, Deante, Deanthony, Dejohn, Dejon, Dejuan, Deleon, Delon, Deloran, Delorean, Demar, Demarco, Demarcos, Demarcus, Demario, Demarr, Demauri, Demond, Demonte, Deondre, Deontae, Deonte, Derelle, Deron, Deroyce, Desean, Deshawn, Deshay, Deval, Devane, Devante, Devaughn, Devaun, Devell, Devonn, Devonte, Dewayne and Dewitt.

2 feminine forms: Da- and Delicia.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Deandre (#610 in recent rankings), Deangelo (#972), Deante, Deanthony, Dejon, Dejuan, Demarco (#1783), Demarcus (#1079), Demario, Demond, Demonte, Deondre, Deontae, Deonte (#1830), Deron, Desean (#1846), Deshawn (#995), Devante, Devaughn, Devonte (#1358), Dewayne (#1566) and Dewitt are the prominent related forms of De- (not in Top 2000). These relations of De- were popular with parents in 1992 (average #836) and have become much less popular since (#1729, 79%), with forms such as Demario becoming less stylish. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deandre, Deangelo, Deante, Deanthony, Dejon in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dejuan, Demarco, Demarcus, Demario, Demond in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Demonte, Deondre, Deontae, Deonte, Deron in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Desean, Deshawn, Devante, Devaughn, Devonte in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dewayne, Dewitt in U.S.

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


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