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What does Dene mean?

Dene Pronunciation of Dene as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Dene) has its root in Old English, and the name Dene means "valley; church official". Dene is an alternate spelling of Dean (Old English): place name.

ASSOCIATED WITH Den-, old english, valley


VARIANTS Deyn, Deen, Deane




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How popular is Dene?

Dene is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#91801 out of 150436, Top 61%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Dean (#204 IN 2015), Dino and Deane are the popular varying forms of Dene (NOT IN TOP 2000). Other variants, like Deen, are seldom used. These forms of Dene reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (AVERAGE #656) and are now much less widespread (#1401, 57.1%), with the form Dino falling out of fashion. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dean, Deane, Dino in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dene is pronounced similarly to Dain, Daine, Dane, Dann, Dayne, Deion, Den, Deon, Deonn, Dewayne, Dewonn, Deyon, Dion, Doan, Doane, Don, Donn, Donne, Duane, Duayne, Dunn, Dunne, Dwaine, Dwane and Dwayne. Other recommended sound-alike names are Arne, Benne, Berne, Dana, Dani, Danie, Dave, Dawe, Daye, Dee, Deke, Dekle, Deli, Denbey, Denby, Denies, Denis, Dennes, Dennet, Denney, Dennie, Denny, Denys, Derek, Deri, Derk, Desi, Deven, Dewey, Dewi, Dewie, Dex, Dexy, Dezi, Dice, Dre, Drue, Dyce, Enne, Gene, Heine, Herne, Kane, Keene, Keyne, Lane, Rene, Renne, Vane and Verne. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dene.

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