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Fun Facts about the name Deke

  • How many people with the first name Deke have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, 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 Eekd. 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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Popularity of Deke as a first name

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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

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Deke" mean? The list below shows the origins of Deke as well as things modernly associated with the name Deke such as celebrities named Deke.


Origin and Meaning of Deke

The name "Deke" is 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

Other Inspirations for the Name Deke

Deke Dickerson
Deke Slayton
Deke Stokes
Deke Mcclelland
Deke Parsons
Deke Smith
Deke Sharon
Deke Definition
Deke Hockey

What does the name Deke mean?

Dis for desire, your thoughts do aspire.

Eis for excellence, your passion, your drive.

Kis for knowledge, an avid learner

Eis for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

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