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Meaning and name origin

Duke \d(u)-ke\ as a boy's name is pronounced dook. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Duke is "leader". Title used as a nickname or given name. Duke is also a short form of Marmaduke. Duke has Western associations because it was the nickname of actor John Wayne, known for his roles in films of the American West. Jazz musician Duke Ellington.

For more information, see also related boy names Barnett, Baron, Earl, King and Lord.

Duke is also pronounced similarly to Deke. Other suggested similar baby names are Dace, Dice, Dyce and Luke.


Duke is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#874 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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