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

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Origin and Meaning of Dekalb

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Alt. Meaning

D is for dignity, no one disputes this trait!

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

K is for kindness, you always show.

A is for able, for you surely are.

L is for loyalty, that you show.

B is for buddy, everyone is your pal.

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Popularity of Dekalb as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dekalb U.S.
  White 96.30% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dekalb

People with the last name Dekalb are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Dekalb

  • How Popular is the name Dekalb? As a last name Dekalb was the 72,105th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Dekalb first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Dekalb is Tuesday, November 2nd, 1880.
  • How unique is the name Dekalb? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Dekalb. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Dekalb: Your name in reverse order is Blaked. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eadkbl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dekalb? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 270 people with the last name Dekalb.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dekalb? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dekalb as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Dekalbs Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Dekalb born Mar 25, 1992

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 Wales approximately on 1825. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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