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▼.
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)