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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dede

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  • A user from Ghana says the name Dede is of African origin and means "First daughter".
  • According to a user from Georgia, United States, the name Dede is of French origin and means "Beautiful".
  • A submission from North Carolina, United States says the name Dede means "First daughter" and is of Unknown origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Dede
Dead.
Wiktionary
  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Dede

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Dedé is a soccer player for the Eskişehirspor, Clube Atlético Mineiro, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Dortmund II, Brazil national under-23 football team, and Brazil national football team. Dedé was born on April 18th, 1978 in Belo Horizonte.

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Dede Allen was a film editor and film editing. Her career lasted from 1948 to 2008. Dede was given the name Dorothea Carothers Allen on December 3rd, 1923 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Dede is also known as Allen and Dorothea Carothers. She died on April 17th, 2010.

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Dédé Fortin was a folk rock, ska, reggae, and blues rock musician. His career lasted from 1990 to 2000. Dédé was given the name André "Dédé" Fortin on November 17th, 1962 in Saint-Thomas-Didyme, Quebec, Canada. He passed away on May 8th, 2000.

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DeDe Lind is a model. DeDe was given the name Diane Lind on April 15th, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Dedë was born in 1840 in Trabojin, Scutari Vilayet, Ottoman Empire. He breathed his last breath on September 24th, 1915.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dede

Dedé is a soccer player for the Eskişehirspor, Clube Atlético Mineiro, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Dortmund II, Brazil national under-23 football team, and Brazil national football team. Dedé was born on April 18th, 1978 in Belo Horizonte.

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Mercan Dede is a world music musician. He plays Ney and Bendir. Mercan was given the name Arkın Ilıcalı . Mercan is also known as DJ Arkin Allen.

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Amakye Dede is a highlife musician. His ongoing career started in 1973.

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Edmond was born on November 20th, 1827. He breathed his last breath in 1903.

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Nevil Dede is a soccer player for the KF Tirana, KF Elbasani, Guangzhou R&F F.C., and Albania national football team. Nevil was born on January 10th, 1975 in Tirana.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1933 5 5 0
1934 5 5 0
1938 5 5 0
1940 10 10 0
1941 10 10 0
1942 6 6 0
1943 10 10 0
1944 9 9 0
1945 12 12 0
1946 13 13 0
1947 23 23 0
1948 24 24 0
1949 24 24 0
1950 31 31 0
1951 23 23 0
1952 37 37 0
1953 34 34 0
1954 41 41 0
1955 45 45 0
1956 53 53 0
1957 52 52 0
1958 65 65 0
1959 75 75 0
1960 81 81 0
1961 113 113 0
1962 83 83 0
1963 71 71 0
1964 70 70 0
1965 40 40 0
1966 41 41 0
1967 43 43 0
1968 41 41 0
1969 52 52 0
1970 40 40 0
1971 49 49 0
1972 32 32 0
1973 36 36 0
1974 34 34 0
1975 21 21 0
1976 18 18 0
1977 22 22 0
1978 16 16 0
1979 17 17 0
1980 8 8 0
1981 14 14 0
1982 12 12 0
1984 5 5 0
1985 5 5 0
1987 6 6 0
1990 5 5 0
2000 5 5 0
2002 5 5 0
2004 6 6 0
2006 5 5 0

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Popularity of Dede as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dede U.S.
  White 62.40% 64.26%
  African American 30.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.24% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dede

People with the last name Dede are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Dede

  • How Popular is the name Dede? Dede is the 7,798th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dede was the 35,912th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dede have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,608 babies born with the first name Dede in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dede to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dede? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1933 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dede first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dede is Saturday, January 11th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Dede born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dede was in 1961 with a total of 113 babies.
  • Random Dede Factoid: According to the 1964 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dede is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 11 babies in California have the same name as you in 1964.
  • Weird things about the name Dede: Your name in reverse order is Eded. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ddee. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dede? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 625 people with the last name Dede.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dede? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dede as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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