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Dewey

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< 1k Dai (Welsh)
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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1887 5 0 5
1888 7 0 7
1889 13 0 13
1890 16 0 16
1891 9 0 9
1892 8 0 8
1893 8 0 8
1894 17 0 17
1895 28 0 28
1896 63 0 63
1897 171 13 158
1898 1,219 104 1,115 #19 boy name
1899 523 24 499 #39 boy name
1900 354 9 345 #75 boy name
1901 144 7 137
1902 141 5 136
1903 147 7 140
1904 97 0 97
1905 99 0 99
1906 89 6 83
1907 98 5 93
1908 99 0 99
1909 91 0 91
1910 87 0 87
1911 107 0 107
1912 172 6 166
1913 179 7 172
1914 212 7 205
1915 286 0 286
1916 363 6 357
1917 425 8 417
1918 576 20 556
1919 621 14 607
1920 630 11 619
1921 778 16 762
1922 727 13 714
1923 780 18 762
1924 782 11 771
1925 818 18 800
1926 782 15 767
1927 734 14 720
1928 689 13 676
1929 650 17 633
1930 671 18 653
1931 608 11 597
1932 595 13 582
1933 532 12 520
1934 525 11 514
1935 515 12 503
1936 506 6 500
1937 488 9 479
1938 508 7 501
1939 484 5 479
1940 551 9 542
1941 481 5 476
1942 514 7 507
1943 566 0 566
1944 658 5 653
1945 478 0 478
1946 526 5 521
1947 553 0 553
1948 613 0 613
1949 468 7 461
1950 398 6 392
1951 419 0 419
1952 420 0 420
1953 390 0 390
1954 391 0 391
1955 403 0 403
1956 394 5 389
1957 366 0 366
1958 329 0 329
1959 331 0 331
1960 316 0 316
1961 302 0 302
1962 279 0 279
1963 291 0 291
1964 281 0 281
1965 271 0 271
1966 235 0 235
1967 207 0 207
1968 225 0 225
1969 217 0 217
1970 228 0 228
1971 220 0 220
1972 182 0 182
1973 149 0 149
1974 159 0 159
1975 165 0 165
1976 134 0 134
1977 139 0 139
1978 119 0 119
1979 141 0 141
1980 135 0 135
1981 105 0 105
1982 108 0 108
1983 99 0 99
1984 93 0 93
1985 67 0 67
1986 88 0 88
1987 74 0 74
1988 76 0 76
1989 77 0 77
1990 65 0 65
1991 62 0 62
1992 68 0 68
1993 51 0 51
1994 44 0 44
1995 36 0 36
1996 50 0 50
1997 37 0 37
1998 50 0 50
1999 29 0 29
2000 32 0 32
2001 24 0 24
2002 33 0 33
2003 30 0 30
2004 38 0 38
2005 30 0 30
2006 27 0 27
2007 42 0 42
2008 36 0 36
2009 25 0 25
2010 20 0 20
2011 21 0 21
2012 32 0 32
2013 28 0 28
2014 16 0 16
2015 17 0 17

Want to know about the popularity of the Dewey baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 34,650 babies born with the name Dewey in the United States. That's more than enough Deweys to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1887 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Dewey" was in 1898 with a total of 1,115 babies. (That's a lot of baby Deweys)

According to the 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Dewey" ranks #91 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, 54 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1932. Across the entire United States a total of 595 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Dewey popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Dewey" mean? The list below shows the origins of Dewey as well as things modernly associated with the name Dewey such as celebrities named Dewey.

Welsh

Origin and Meaning of Dewey

The name "Dewey" is of Welsh origin, and it means "Beloved". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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Alternative Meanings

D is for dream, your beacon ahead.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

W is for wonder, the child in us all.

E is for elegant, born within you.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yewed". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Dewey". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Dewey born Oct 28, 1994

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern New Zealand approximately on 1650. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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