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What does Decatur mean?

Decatur Pronunciation of Decatur [de-catur] as a boys' name. Surname. There is a process called "decating" in the manufacture of cloth. Deca- in Greek means "ten", but might also mean "pure". Stephen Decatur was an early 19th-century naval hero. There are several American towns named for him.

Associated with: surname, greek, pure, 19th century, hero.


Creative forms:
(male) Decadar, Detur, ..

(female) Decatha, ..

Middle name pairings:
Decatur Stanley (D.S.), ..

How popular is Decatur?

Decatur is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#25926 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Decatur has yet to be listed in the list so far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Decatur name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Decimus, Decker, Dedalus, Demar, Demarr, Demauri, Devaun, Dexter and Donatus. These names tend to be more frequently used than Decatur.