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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dessel

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Alt. Meaning

D is for dandy, a description of you!

E is for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

S is for serious, not always joking.

S is for scholar, the brilliant in you.

E is for eager, let's get started!

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Dessel

Wout was born in 1974.


Cyril Dessel is a cyclist. Cyril was born on November 29th, 1974 in Rive-de-Gier.


Kevin van Dessel is a soccer player for the Beerschot AC, NAC Breda, Genoa C.F.C., Roda JC Kerkrade, Sint-Truidense V.V., VVV-Venlo, APOP Kinyras FC, EVV (football club), and Belgium national under-19 football team. Kevin was born on April 9th, 1979 in Kapellen, Belgium.


Romeo Van Dessel is a soccer player for the K. Berchem Sport, Reet SK, KV Mechelen, Royal Antwerp F.C., and F.C. Verbroedering Dender Eendracht Hekelgem. Romeo was born on April 9th, 1989 in Rumst.


Elda Dessel was an actress. Elda was born in 1925 in Buenos Aires. She passed away on September 17th, 2010.


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Popularity of Dessel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dessel U.S.
  White 92.31% 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 3.85% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dessel

People with the last name Dessel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Dessel

  • How Popular is the name Dessel? Dessel is the 67,079th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dessel was the 99,378th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dessel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15 babies born with the first name Dessel in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dessel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dessel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dessel is Saturday, August 5th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Dessel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dessel was in 1915 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Dessel: Your name in reverse order is Lessed. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sldsee. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dessel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 182 people with the last name Dessel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dessel? Dessel is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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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