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What does Dre mean?

Dre Pronunciation of Dre [dre] as a name for boys. The name Dre means "man, warrior". Dre is a version of Andre (French, Greek): André is a transcription of Andrew.

Associated with: warrior.


Dre has 1 variant: Dray.

2 more related forms via Andre: Ondre and Ries.

Creative forms:
(male) Dare, Dere, ..

(female) Dra, Dria, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dre Beaux (D.B.), ..

How popular is Dre?

Dre is an unusual first name for men. Dre is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Dre entered the list in 1993 and reached its highest rank of #1639 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only other prominent related form of Dre is Andre (#279 the previous year). Other forms, like Dray, are uncommon. These forms of Dre were favored as baby names in the 1970s (average #1066) and are somewhat less widespread today (#1139, 46.1% less usage).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dre, Andre in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dre is alike in pronunciation to Drew, Dru and Drue. Other suggested similar names are Dee, Dore and Tre. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dre.

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