• 206 Deke


First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Deke

"Deke" is a name of English origin, and it means "Dusty one: servant". It's a name commonly given to boys.


Canadian English, a contraction of decoy.

  1. (ice hockey) A feint, fake, or other move made by the player with the puck to deceive a goaltender or defenceman (or a series thereof).
  2. (Canada, slang) A quick detour.

deke was also found in the following language(s): Esperanto and Pohnpeian

Notable Persons Named Deke

Deke Leonard is a rock, roll, psychedelic rock, and progressive rock musician, songwriter, author, raconteur, and storytelling. He plays Guitar, keyboards, Keyboard instrument, Fender Telecaster, and Gibson SG. His most notable accomplishments were from 1962 to present. Deke was given the name Roger Leonard on December 18th, 1944 in Llanelli. Deke is also known as Leonard and Roger.


Deke Sharon is an a cappella singer, arranger, composer, director, producer, television producer, teacher, singing, and arrangement. He has been prominent since 1991. Deke was given the name Kurk Richard Toohey, Jr. on December 12th, 1967.


Deke Richards was a rhythm, blues, and pop music record producer and songwriter. Deke was given the name Dennis Lussier on April 8th, 1944 in Los Angeles. Deke is also known as Deke Lussier. He breathed his last breath on March 24th, 2013.


Deke Brackett was a leading individual. Deke was born on January 2nd, 1911. Deke is also known as Brackett and Herbert Benjamin. He breathed his last breath on November 14th, 1970.


Deke McClelland is an important person.


Deke Arlon is a famed individual.


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Popularity of Deke as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Deke U.S.
  White 90.65% 64.26%
  African American 4.67% 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 Deke

People with the last name Deke are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Deke

  • How Popular is the name Deke? Deke is the 26,031st most popular name of all time. As a last name Deke was the 152,628th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Deke have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 206 babies born with the first name Deke in the United States. That's more than enough people named Deke to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Deke? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1949 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Deke first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Deke is Saturday, December 5th, 1914.
  • What year had the most people named Deke born? The highest recorded use of the first name Deke was in 1976 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Random Deke Factoid: According to the 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Deke is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1983.
  • Weird things about the name Deke: Your name in reverse order is Eked. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ekde. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Deke? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 107 people with the last name Deke.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Deke? Deke is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.