Dee

First Name
23k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dee

"Dee" is a name of American origin, and it means "Initial D". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun dee
an electrode with a large interior cavity, shaped like the letter "D", used in opposed pairs to accelerate particles in a cyclotron.
Wiktionary
  1. A river in Scotland that flows about 145 km (90 mi) from the Cairngorm Mountains to the North Sea at Aberdeen.
  2. A river in Wales and England that flows about 113 km (70 mi) from Snowdonia to the Irish Sea near Liverpool.
  3. A female given name, short for names beginning with a "D".

Dee was also found in the following language(s): Manx

Notable Persons Named Dee

Dee Bradley Baker is a voice actor. He was most prominent from 1989 to present. Dee was born on August 31st, 1962 in Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.

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Dee Snider is a heavy metal music, hard rock, and shock rock musician, songwriter, actor, radio personality, television personality, voice-over artist, screenplay writer, spokesperson, disc jockey, and voice acting. He has been prominent since 1974. Dee was given the name Daniel Snider on March 15th, 1955 in Astoria, New York, US.

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Dee Dee Ramone was a punk rock and hip hop music musician. He plays Fender Precision Bass. His most notable accomplishments were from 1966 to 2002. Dee was given the name Douglas Glenn Colvin on September 18th, 1951 in Fort Lee, Virginia, U.S. Dee is also known as Dee Dee King. He breathed his last breath on June 5th, 2002.

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Dee Wallace is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1974. Dee was given the name Deanna Bowers on December 14th, 1948 in Kansas City, Kansas, U.S. Dee is also known as Dee Wallace-Stone.

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Dee Dee Myers is a 20. She was most active from 1993 to 1994. Dee was born on September 1st, 1961 in Quonset Point.

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Dee Barnes is a hip hop, reggae hip hop, west coast hip hop, and hip hop music rapper, tv host journalist, and rapping. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Dee is also known as D Zire Sista D.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dee

Sandra Dee was an actress, model, and model (people). Her career lasted from 1957 to 1983. Sandra was given the name Alexandra Zuck on April 23rd, 1942 in Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S. She left this life on February 20th, 2005.

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Sophie was born on January 17th, 1984 in Carmarthen.

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John Dee was a in the fields of mathematics, alchemy, astrology, and hermeticism. John was born on July 13th, 1527 in Tower Ward, London. John is also known as Dr Dee. He left this life in 1608.

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Ruby Dee was an actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, activist, and activism. Her career lasted from 1940 to 2012. Ruby was given the name Ruby Ann Wallace on October 27th, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. She left this life on June 11th, 2014.

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Nyomi was given the name Amanda Dee on October 14th, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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Kiki Dee is a pop music singing. She plays Vocals. She was most active from 1960 to present. Kiki was given the name Pauline Matthews on March 6th, 1947.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 26 6 20
1881 38 6 32
1882 35 12 23
1883 28 6 22
1884 35 8 27
1885 36 8 28
1886 39 13 26
1887 48 9 39
1888 46 11 35
1889 31 7 24
1890 24 5 19
1891 25 7 18
1892 52 9 43
1893 44 15 29
1894 29 6 23
1895 44 12 32
1896 32 8 24
1897 31 6 25
1898 40 10 30
1899 36 8 28
1900 45 10 35
1901 33 17 16
1902 26 0 26
1903 38 13 25
1904 35 14 21
1905 45 9 36
1906 57 19 38
1907 49 15 34
1908 48 12 36
1909 52 17 35
1910 51 16 35
1911 55 15 40
1912 88 24 64
1913 78 21 57
1914 95 29 66
1915 161 41 120
1916 125 37 88
1917 146 35 111
1918 163 51 112
1919 158 33 125
1920 138 41 97
1921 160 40 120
1922 159 36 123
1923 150 33 117
1924 162 47 115
1925 166 41 125
1926 140 41 99
1927 140 38 102
1928 124 41 83
1929 152 43 109
1930 133 45 88
1931 130 35 95
1932 160 60 100
1933 161 62 99
1934 178 67 111
1935 170 66 104
1936 169 69 100
1937 216 120 96
1938 271 153 118
1939 258 159 99
1940 274 175 99
1941 293 199 94
1942 323 237 86
1943 301 206 95
1944 334 242 92
1945 320 255 65
1946 387 283 104
1947 476 356 120
1948 399 293 106
1949 407 301 106
1950 408 322 86
1951 446 342 104
1952 501 393 108
1953 532 414 118
1954 520 422 98
1955 560 461 99
1956 555 468 87
1957 574 478 96
1958 603 518 85
1959 584 508 76
1960 614 512 102
1961 704 623 81
1962 692 609 83
1963 670 578 92
1964 639 567 72
1965 551 475 76
1966 455 405 50
1967 417 371 46
1968 356 315 41
1969 414 374 40
1970 360 313 47
1971 321 264 57
1972 226 192 34
1973 206 166 40
1974 173 136 37
1975 154 122 32
1976 148 116 32
1977 142 107 35
1978 123 85 38
1979 113 85 28
1980 123 93 30
1981 110 83 27
1982 87 60 27
1983 70 47 23
1984 85 59 26
1985 50 31 19
1986 74 49 25
1987 41 30 11
1988 39 24 15
1989 47 33 14
1990 33 17 16
1991 42 25 17
1992 31 20 11
1993 33 19 14
1994 41 26 15
1995 29 17 12
1996 33 16 17
1997 24 12 12
1998 12 6 6
1999 10 0 10
2000 20 7 13
2001 19 10 9
2002 16 6 10
2003 10 0 10
2004 6 0 6
2005 13 0 13
2006 16 5 11
2007 8 0 8
2008 7 0 7
2010 10 5 5
2011 7 0 7
2012 19 7 12
2013 12 0 12
2014 5 0 5
2015 6 0 6
2016 5 0 5

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Popularity of Dee as a first name

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Popularity of Dee as a last name

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Common last names for Dee

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Moore
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • White
  • Thompson
  • Baker
  • Mitchell
  • Martin

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dee U.S.
  White 72.48% 64.26%
  African American 8.10% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 10.20% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 4.67% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.02% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.53% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dee

People with the last name Dee are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Dee

  • What name lists does Dee rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Dee? Dee is the 1,575th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dee was the 5,535th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dee have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 23,072 babies born with the first name Dee in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dee to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dee? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 26 new born babies.
  • When was Dee first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dee is Thursday, March 3rd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Dee born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dee was in 1961 with a total of 623 babies.
  • Random Dee Factoid: According to the 1934 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dee ranks 66th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, 20 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1934.
  • Weird things about the name Dee: Your name in reverse order is Eed. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eed. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dee? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,275 people with the last name Dee.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dee? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Dee 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)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.