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Dewey meaning and name origin
Dewey \de-wey\ as a boy's name is pronounced DOO-ee. It is of Welsh origin. Place name and surname; a variant of David. Melvil Dewey invented the Dewey Decimal System in 1876 which was used as the organizing principle for the majority of American libraries, until the Library of Congress changed the act and all the numbers.
Dewey has 2 variant forms: Dewi and Dewie.
Dewey is also pronounced similarly to Dawe, Dee and Dowe. Another suggested similar baby name is Dahey.
Popularity of Dewey
Dewey is a very popular first name for males (#434 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2841 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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