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Origin and Meaning of Dre

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  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Dre is of English origin and means "Gift of god".
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Notable Persons Named Dre

Dre Kirkpatrick is an athlete for the Cincinnati Bengals. He was most active from 2012 to present. Dre was born on October 26th, 1989 in Gadsden, Alabama.


Dré Bly is a football player. He was most prominent from 1999 to 2009. Dré was born on May 22nd, 1977 in Chesapeake, Virginia.


Dre Moon is a hip hop music and contemporary r&b musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2009. Dre was given the name Andre Eric Proctor on June 9th, 1991 in Rockville, Maryland, U.S.


Dre Robinson is a hip hop music and east coast hip hop musician. He has been prominent since 1998. Dre was born in 1978.


Dre Murray is a christian hip hop and urban contemporary gospel singing, songwriter, and rapping. He plays Vocals. He was most prominent from 2008 to present. Dre was given the name Andre' Ledarryl Murray on September 14th, 1981 in Houston, Texas, U.S. Dre is also known as Murray and Andre Ledarryl.


Dre Knight is a hip hop music, contemporary r&b, and pop music record producer. He plays Piano, keyboard, synthesizer, turntables, drum machine, sampler, Phonograph, and Sampler (musical instrument). He has had major accomplishments since 2004. Dre was given the name Andre Evan Knight Sr. on August 1st, 1977 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Dre

Dr. Dre is a hip hop music, gangsta rap, and g-funk musician. He holds the title Fuck Tha Police", Nuthin' But a "G" Thang", and Still D.R.E.". His most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to present. Dr. was given the name Andre Romelle Young on February 18th, 1965 in Compton, California, United States.


Mac Dre was a hip hop music, west coast hip hop, hyphy, g-funk, and gangsta rap rapping, record producer, and screenwriter. His most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to 2004. Mac was given the name Andre Louis Hicks on July 5th, 1970 in Oakland, California, U.S. He died on November 1st, 2004.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1989 6 0 6
1990 13 0 13
1991 15 0 15
1992 28 0 28
1993 54 0 54
1994 25 0 25
1995 26 0 26
1996 18 0 18
1997 7 0 7
1998 24 0 24
1999 16 0 16
2000 25 0 25
2001 15 0 15
2002 18 0 18
2003 16 0 16
2004 19 0 19
2005 20 0 20
2006 16 0 16
2007 18 0 18
2008 20 0 20
2009 21 0 21
2010 21 0 21
2011 36 0 36
2012 23 0 23
2013 26 0 26
2014 25 0 25
2015 28 0 28
2016 20 0 20
2017 28 0 28
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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Fun Facts about the name Dre

  • How Popular is the name Dre? Dre is the 14,152nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Dre have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 627 babies born with the first name Dre in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dre to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dre? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1989 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Dre first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dre is Thursday, November 23rd, 1967.
  • What year had the most people named Dre born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dre was in 1993 with a total of 54 babies.
  • Random Dre Factoid: According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dre is not a popular baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1993.
  • Weird things about the name Dre: Your name in reverse order is Erd. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Red. How do you pronounce that?

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