First Name
12k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
127
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dessie

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Alt. Meaning

D is for dashing, the romantic you!

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

S is for select, as few are chosen.

S is for smile, it gives you face value.

I is for intellect, your high capacity for knowledge

E is for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

Notable Persons Named Dessie

Dessie O'Hare is a military person. His military service ended in 2002.

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Dessie Ellis is a Dublin City Councillor and Teachta Dála. Dessie was born in Dublin, Ireland.

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Dessie Baker is a soccer player for the Edenderry Town F.C., Manchester United F.C., Shelbourne F.C., University College Dublin A.F.C., Longford Town F.C., Shamrock Rovers F.C., Dundalk F.C., Republic of Ireland national football B team, and Republic of Ireland national under-21 football team. Dessie was born on August 25th, 1977 in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

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Dessie Farrell is a gaelic games player for the Na Fianna GAA. He was most active from 1980 to 2009.

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Dessie was born on August 29th, 1940 in Inishbofin, County Galway.

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Dessie Dolan is an athlete for the Garrycastle GAA. He was most prominent from 1997 to 1997. Dessie was born on July 11th, 1979 in Athlone.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 36 36 0
1881 42 42 0
1882 47 47 0
1883 39 39 0
1884 61 61 0
1885 72 72 0
1886 52 52 0
1887 43 43 0
1888 78 78 0
1889 70 70 0
1890 102 102 0
1891 93 87 6
1892 97 97 0
1893 109 109 0
1894 106 106 0
1895 98 98 0
1896 108 108 0
1897 112 112 0
1898 110 110 0
1899 110 110 0
1900 132 125 7
1901 107 107 0
1902 121 121 0
1903 128 128 0
1904 125 125 0
1905 131 131 0
1906 121 121 0
1907 140 134 6
1908 140 140 0
1909 144 144 0
1910 164 164 0
1911 175 175 0
1912 160 155 5
1913 197 197 0
1914 231 225 6
1915 292 283 9
1916 294 283 11
1917 263 256 7
1918 315 308 7
1919 288 281 7
1920 297 283 14
1921 282 273 9
1922 283 269 14
1923 265 256 9
1924 250 239 11
1925 228 217 11
1926 228 221 7
1927 240 233 7
1928 208 201 7
1929 193 186 7
1930 193 185 8
1931 171 165 6
1932 183 183 0
1933 127 120 7
1934 137 128 9
1935 131 124 7
1936 143 137 6
1937 128 119 9
1938 97 90 7
1939 125 118 7
1940 100 100 0
1941 101 96 5
1942 110 110 0
1943 87 81 6
1944 89 83 6
1945 93 86 7
1946 76 71 5
1947 79 79 0
1948 72 72 0
1949 92 87 5
1950 74 74 0
1951 77 72 5
1952 61 61 0
1953 69 62 7
1954 66 61 5
1955 61 52 9
1956 54 54 0
1957 59 52 7
1958 50 50 0
1959 51 51 0
1960 53 53 0
1961 50 50 0
1962 44 44 0
1963 52 45 7
1964 33 33 0
1965 32 32 0
1966 21 21 0
1967 24 24 0
1968 22 22 0
1969 20 20 0
1970 23 23 0
1971 17 17 0
1972 29 29 0
1973 25 25 0
1974 26 26 0
1975 20 20 0
1976 13 13 0
1977 16 11 5
1978 15 15 0
1979 21 21 0
1980 27 27 0
1981 16 16 0
1982 22 22 0
1983 19 19 0
1984 5 5 0
1985 19 19 0
1986 20 20 0
1987 15 15 0
1988 12 12 0
1989 12 12 0
1990 15 15 0
1991 16 11 5
1992 13 13 0
1993 14 14 0
1994 9 9 0
1995 9 9 0
1996 13 13 0
1997 6 6 0
1998 5 5 0
1999 14 14 0
2000 10 10 0
2001 12 12 0
2002 8 8 0
2003 9 9 0
2004 10 10 0
2005 6 6 0
2006 14 14 0
2007 9 9 0
2008 6 6 0
2009 8 8 0
2010 6 6 0
2011 9 9 0
2012 6 6 0
2013 11 11 0
2014 5 5 0
2015 11 11 0
2016 8 8 0
2017 6 6 0

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Popularity of Dessie as a first name

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Common last names for Dessie

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Moore
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Jackson
  • Martin
  • Clark
  • White
  • Hall
  • Anderson
  • Walker
  • Allen

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dessie U.S.
  White 3.94% 64.26%
  African American 91.34% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.72% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dessie

People with the last name Dessie are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Dessie

  • How Popular is the name Dessie? Dessie is the 2,295th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dessie was the 133,048th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dessie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,674 babies born with the first name Dessie in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dessie to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dessie? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 36 new born babies.
  • When was Dessie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dessie is Wednesday, October 13th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Dessie born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dessie was in 1918 with a total of 308 babies.
  • Random Dessie Factoid: According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dessie is not a popular baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 26 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1920.
  • Weird things about the name Dessie: Your name in reverse order is Eissed. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iseeds. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dessie? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 127 people with the last name Dessie.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dessie? Dessie 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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