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What does Dulce mean?

Dulce Pronunciation of Dulce as a girls' name is pronounced DOOL-cee. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Dulce is "sweet". Roman name revived in the early 20th century. Dulcinea (dool-see-NAY-ah) was a name created by Cervantes's "Don Quixote" for his idealised lady.


ASSOCIATED WITH sweet (beautiful), roman, 20th century (modern), lady (noble)


VARIANTS Delcina, Delcine, Delsine, Dulce, Dulcea, Dulci, Dulcia, Dulciana, Dulcie, Dulcibella, Dulcibelle, Dulcina, Dulcine, Dulcinea, Dulcy, Dulsea, Dulsia, Dulsiana, Dulsibell, Dulsine

(female) Dilce, ..

(male) Dulde, ..

Dulce Elaina (D.E.), ..

How popular is Dulce?

Dulce is a very popular first name for women (#1448 out of 4276, Top 34%) and a slightly less popular surname for all people (#88461 out of 150436, Top 59%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Dulce entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its top position of #264 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is currently at #919. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Dulcie is the only other prominent related form of Dulce (#919 A YEAR AGO). Adoption of these relations of Dulce reached its highest 11 years ago (USAGE OF 0.07%) and is now much diminished (USAGE 0.02%, 74% LESS), with the form Dulce becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dulce, Dulcie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dulce and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dulce is pronounced similarly to Dalles. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Dace, Dale, Delice, Delie, Delle, Douce, Duane and Luce. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dulce.

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