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-.
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▼.
How popular is De-?
Displayed below is an analysis of the statistics of the boy name De- and related names. Deandre (#619 in recent rankings), Deangelo (#968), Deante, Deanthony (#1952), Dejon, Dejuan, Demarco (#1967), Demarcus (#1004), Demario (#1672), Demond, Demonte, Deondre, Deontae, Deonte (#1678), Deron, Desean (#1606), Deshawn (#873), Devante (#1850), Devaughn, Devonte (#1346), Dewayne (#1484) 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 (#1682, ▼74%), with forms such as Deonte becoming less stylish. (Top Baby Names, 2014)