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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dovey

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Alt. Meaning

D is for dandy, a description of you!

O is for organized, you always know where things are

V is for virtue, a trait you hold dear.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

Y is for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

Notable Persons Named Dovey

Dovey Johnson Roundtree is a civil rights and criminal defense lawyer, minister, army veteran, civil, political rights, and civil rightsand criminal defense lawyer. She was most prominent from 1951 to 1996. Dovey was given the name Dovey Mae Johnson on April 17th, 1914 in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Dovey

Ceridwen Dovey is a novelist and graduate student in social anthropology at nyu. Her ongoing career started in 2008. Ceridwen was born in 1980 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.


George Dovey was a team owner of the boston doves, history of the boston braves, and team owner of theboston doves(1907–1909). George was born on April 18th, 1862 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. He left this life on June 19th, 1909.


John Dovey is an american baseball executive. John was born on September 19th, 1865.


Bill was born in 1894. He passed away in 1969.


Alice was born on August 28th, 1884. She passed away on January 12th, 1969.


Ray was born on July 18th, 1920. He died on December 27th, 1974.


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Popularity of Dovey as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dovey U.S.
  White 95.68% 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 1.85% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dovey

People with the last name Dovey are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Dovey

  • How Popular is the name Dovey? Dovey is the 38,677th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dovey was the 61,899th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dovey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 87 babies born with the first name Dovey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dovey 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 Dovey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Dovey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dovey is Sunday, January 21st, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Dovey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dovey was in 1959 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Dovey: Your name in reverse order is Yevod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yoevd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dovey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 324 people with the last name Dovey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dovey? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dovey as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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