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Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Deck"er
  1. One who, or that which, decks or adorns; a coverer; as, a table decker .
  2. A vessel or vehicle which has a deck or decks; -- used esp. in composition; as, a single- decker; a three- decker; a double- decker bus.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (often used in combinations) something constructed with multiple levels ("they rode in a double-decker bus")
  2. English dramatist and pamphleteer (1572-1632)
  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Decker


Notable Persons With the Last Name Decker

Brooklyn was given the name Brooklyn Danielle Decker on April 12th, 1987 in Kettering, Ohio, U.S. Brooklyn is also known as Brooklyn Roddick, Decker, and Brooklyn Danielle (birth name).


Jessie James Decker is a country music and pop music musician. She was most prominent from 2008 to present. Jessie was given the name Jessica Rose James on April 12th, 1988 in Vicenza. Jessie is also known as James and Jessica Rose (birth name).


Eric Decker is a football player. Eric was born on March 15th, 1987 in Cold Spring, Minnesota.


Cody Decker is a baseball player for the Kansas City Royals. Cody was born on January 17th, 1987 in Santa Monica, California.


Bethany Decker is a waitress. Bethany was given the name Bethany Anne Littlejohn on May 13th, 1989 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States.


Carol Decker is a pop music, pop rock, and new wave music musician. Her ongoing career started in 1986. Carol was given the name Carol Ann Decker on September 10th, 1957 in Huyton, Lancashire, England, UK.


How popular is the baby name Decker in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1990 14 0 14
1991 14 0 14
1992 13 0 13
1993 15 0 15
1994 13 0 13
1995 8 0 8
1996 13 0 13
1997 19 0 19
1998 9 0 9
1999 15 0 15
2000 30 0 30
2001 14 0 14
2002 17 0 17
2003 15 0 15
2004 20 0 20
2005 21 0 21
2006 15 0 15
2007 27 0 27
2008 30 0 30
2009 29 0 29
2010 31 0 31
2011 36 0 36
2012 72 0 72
2013 82 0 82
2014 185 5 180
2015 182 0 182
2016 211 12 199
2017 210 8 202

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Popularity of Decker as a first name

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Popularity of Decker as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Decker U.S.
  White 93.96% 64.26%
  African American 0.90% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.61% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.45% 16.26%

Of Last Name Decker

People with the last name Decker are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Decker

  • How Popular is the name Decker? Decker is the 8,687th most popular name of all time. As a last name Decker was the 597th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Decker have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,360 babies born with the first name Decker in the United States. That's more than enough people named Decker to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Decker? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1990 when it was given as a first name to 14 new born babies.
  • When was Decker first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Decker is Monday, May 15th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Decker born? The highest recorded use of the first name Decker was in 2017 with a total of 202 babies.
  • Random Decker Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Decker is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Decker: Your name in reverse order is Rekced. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Edrcke. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Decker? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 56,576 people with the last name Decker.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Decker? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 19 of them will have Decker as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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