What does Deke mean?
Deke [deke] as a boys' name is a Greek and Old German name, and the name Deke means "dusty one; servant; messenger; people's ruler". Deke is an alternate form of Deacon (Greek). Deke is also a variant of Dietrich (Old German): version of Theodoric.
(male) Daike, Dickke, ..
(female) Dekea, Dera, .. Middle name pairings:
Deke Axle (D.A.), ..
How popular is Deke?
Deke is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#141788 out of 150436, Top 94%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Deacon (#453 via latest list), Derek (#210), Dietrich and Dirk are the popular alternative forms of Deke (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Deke were favored 25 years ago (average #1314) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1165, ▼66%), with versions such as Dirk becoming less fashionable. Deacon is the most trendy boy name among these. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Deke is alike in pronunciation to Dack, Dick▼ and Duke▲. Other suggested similar names are Bake, Berke, Dace, Dade, Dale▼, Dane, Dave▼, Dawe, Daye, De-, Dean, Deane, Decker, Dee▼, Deen, Deker, Dekker, Del, Deli, Dell▼, Den, Dene, Deon, Deri, Derk, Deryke, Des, Desi, Deus, Dev, Deven▼, Dewey▼, Dewi, Dewie, Dex, Dexy, Deyn, Dezi, Dice, Dirke, Dore, Dowe, Drake, Dre, Drue, Dyce, Eike, Heike, Ike▼, Jake, Lake, Luke▲, Mike▼, Myke, Pike, Pyke, Renke, Rike, Wake and Zeke▲. These names tend to be more commonly used than Deke.See names in meaning and etymology.