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Origin and Meaning of Dere

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  • According to a user from Missouri, United States, the name Dere is of French origin and means "Best lover".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Dere
To hurt; to harm; to injure.

Etymology: AS. derian to hurt

noun Dere

From Middle English dere, from Old English dæru, daru (“injury, hurt, harm, damage, calamity; loss, deprivation”), from Proto-Germanic *darō (“damage, injury”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰō(w)- (“to sharpen”). Cognate with Middle Dutch dare, dere, Middle Low German dere, Old High German tara (“damage, injury”).

  1. (Britain dialectal) Hurt; harm; injury.
    She did him .

From Middle English deren, derien, from Old English derian (“to damage, injure, hurt, harm”), from Proto-Germanic *darjaną (“to injure, harm”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰō(w)- (“to sharpen”). Cognate with Scots dere, deir (“to harm, hurt, injure”), Saterland Frisian dera (“to injure, damage”), West Frisian deare, derre (“to harm, injure”), Dutch deren (“to injure, damage, scathe”), Middle High German tern (“to injure”). Related to dart.

Nonstandard spelling of there, reflecting any of a variety of accents with th-stopping.

  1. Pronunciation spelling of there.

    dere was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, Norwegian Bokmål, and Welsh

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Dere

    Cansu Dere is an actress, model, presenter, actor, and model (people). Her most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present. Cansu was born Cansu Dere on October 14th, 1980 in Ankara, Turkey.


    Ali Dere is a soccer player for the Konya Anadolu Selçukspor, Konyaspor, Fethiyespor, Boluspor, Turkey national under-19 football team, and Turkey national under-21 football team. Ali was born on May 29th, 1992 in Bolvadin.


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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Dere U.S.
      White 36.57% 64.26%
      African American 16.18% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 40.45% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 3.24% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.56% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Dere

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Dere

    • How Popular is the name Dere? As a last name Dere was the 64,388th most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Dere first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Dere is Saturday, May 18th, 1889.
    • How unique is the name Dere? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Dere. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Dere: Your name in reverse order is Ered. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eder. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Dere? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 309 people with the last name Dere.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dere? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dere as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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