Dessa

First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Origin and Meaning of Dessa

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     Arabic
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     Greek
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  • A user from Canada says the name Dessa is of Greek origin and means "Wanderer".
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Notable Persons Named Dessa

Dessa is an alternative hip hop and underground hip hop rapper, singer, producer, writer, rapping, and hip hop production. She was most prominent from 2005 to present. Dessa was given the name Margret Wander on May 23rd, 1981 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US. Dessa is also known as Dessa Darling.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dessa

Dessa is an alternative hip hop and underground hip hop rapper, singer, producer, writer, rapping, and hip hop production. She was most prominent from 2005 to present. Dessa was given the name Margret Wander on May 23rd, 1981 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US. Dessa is also known as Dessa Darling.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 12 12 0
1881 7 7 0
1882 8 8 0
1883 10 10 0
1884 6 6 0
1885 9 9 0
1886 10 10 0
1887 7 7 0
1888 13 13 0
1889 17 17 0
1891 8 8 0
1892 9 9 0
1893 7 7 0
1894 10 10 0
1895 11 11 0
1896 10 10 0
1897 14 14 0
1898 12 12 0
1899 17 17 0
1900 16 16 0
1901 11 11 0
1903 7 7 0
1904 12 12 0
1906 8 8 0
1907 7 7 0
1908 11 11 0
1909 7 7 0
1910 17 17 0
1911 6 6 0
1912 9 9 0
1913 22 22 0
1914 13 13 0
1915 18 18 0
1916 20 20 0
1917 17 17 0
1918 17 17 0
1919 13 13 0
1920 16 16 0
1921 21 21 0
1922 22 22 0
1923 18 18 0
1924 14 14 0
1925 14 14 0
1926 11 11 0
1927 17 17 0
1928 8 8 0
1929 15 15 0
1930 9 9 0
1931 11 11 0
1932 23 23 0
1933 5 5 0
1934 12 12 0
1935 9 9 0
1936 9 9 0
1937 13 13 0
1938 10 10 0
1939 10 10 0
1940 7 7 0
1941 9 9 0
1942 7 7 0
1943 8 8 0
1944 5 5 0
1945 9 9 0
1946 12 12 0
1947 12 12 0
1948 17 17 0
1949 9 9 0
1950 12 12 0
1951 12 12 0
1952 18 18 0
1953 10 10 0
1954 12 12 0
1955 11 11 0
1956 18 18 0
1957 11 11 0
1958 9 9 0
1959 12 12 0
1960 12 12 0
1961 13 13 0
1962 9 9 0
1963 13 13 0
1964 13 13 0
1965 12 12 0
1966 13 13 0
1967 10 10 0
1968 12 12 0
1969 12 12 0
1970 14 14 0
1971 9 9 0
1972 7 7 0
1973 7 7 0
1974 16 16 0
1975 12 12 0
1976 11 11 0
1977 8 8 0
1978 19 19 0
1979 15 15 0
1980 17 17 0
1981 7 7 0
1982 19 19 0
1983 19 19 0
1984 13 13 0
1985 11 11 0
1986 7 7 0
1987 11 11 0
1988 16 16 0
1989 12 12 0
1990 17 17 0
1991 9 9 0
1992 8 8 0
1993 18 18 0
1994 13 13 0
1995 7 7 0
1996 11 11 0
1998 10 10 0
1999 8 8 0
2000 18 18 0
2001 31 31 0
2002 13 13 0
2003 17 17 0
2004 14 14 0
2005 21 21 0
2006 16 16 0
2007 24 24 0
2008 17 17 0
2009 12 12 0
2010 12 12 0
2011 17 17 0
2012 19 19 0
2013 19 19 0
2014 15 15 0
2015 20 20 0
2016 19 19 0
2017 18 18 0
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International Interest for Dessa

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Fun Facts about the name Dessa

  • How Popular is the name Dessa? Dessa is the 7,498th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Dessa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,707 babies born with the first name Dessa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dessa to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dessa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Dessa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dessa is Saturday, June 14th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Dessa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dessa was in 2001 with a total of 31 babies.
  • Random Dessa Factoid: According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dessa is not a popular baby girl's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1921.
  • Weird things about the name Dessa: Your name in reverse order is Assed. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Edssa. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
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