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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dru

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Alt. Meaning

D is for dream, your beacon ahead.

R is for reassuring, eliminating doubts!

U is for unbreakable, your spirit is strong.

Notable Persons Named Dru

Dru was given the name Dru Katrina Sjodin on September 26th, 1981 in Minnesota. They left this life on November 22nd, 2003.

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Dru was born on September 24th, 1974 in Saint Michael, Barbados.

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Dru Down is a hip hop music rapper, actor, and rapping. He was most prominent from 1988 to present. Dru was given the name Darnel Robinson on September 14th, 1969.

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Dru Lavigne is a system administrator, instructor, managing editor, and director.

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Dru was born on February 4th, 1724 in Wood Lane, London, England. He passed away on December 15th, 1803.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dru

Joanne Dru was an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1946 to 1980. Joanne was given the name Joan Letitia LaCock on January 31st, 1922 in Logan, West Virginia, U.S. She passed away on September 10th, 1996.

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Dru is a contemporary r&b, hip hop music, and pop music singer-songwriter and record producer. Their ongoing career started in 2000. Dru was given the name Andrew Grange . Dru is also known as Dru and Andrew Grange.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1943 7 7 0
1946 7 7 0
1947 8 8 0
1949 14 14 0
1950 32 24 8
1951 31 21 10
1952 40 31 9
1953 56 44 12
1954 67 54 13
1955 57 44 13
1956 64 51 13
1957 74 49 25
1958 61 42 19
1959 62 35 27
1960 57 36 21
1961 68 43 25
1962 55 35 20
1963 35 18 17
1964 43 20 23
1965 42 14 28
1966 37 11 26
1967 34 12 22
1968 39 8 31
1969 42 17 25
1970 44 13 31
1971 31 12 19
1972 34 10 24
1973 26 7 19
1974 26 8 18
1975 26 0 26
1976 23 0 23
1977 31 7 24
1978 33 6 27
1979 36 8 28
1980 30 7 23
1981 50 15 35
1982 39 10 29
1983 48 11 37
1984 67 24 43
1985 62 22 40
1986 60 20 40
1987 51 16 35
1988 33 8 25
1989 48 11 37
1990 41 12 29
1991 52 12 40
1992 45 11 34
1993 49 16 33
1994 50 13 37
1995 73 27 46
1996 57 20 37
1997 101 19 82
1998 94 15 79
1999 124 25 99
2000 112 33 79
2001 70 15 55
2002 61 15 46
2003 72 27 45
2004 152 80 72
2005 95 37 58
2006 82 32 50
2007 83 29 54
2008 63 26 37
2009 60 20 40
2010 67 16 51
2011 59 27 32
2012 56 29 27
2013 60 25 35
2014 52 26 26
2015 45 22 23
2016 58 25 33
2017 78 30 48

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Popularity of Dru as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Dru

  • How Popular is the name Dru? Dru is the 4,471st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Dru have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,841 babies born with the first name Dru in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dru to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dru? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1943 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Dru first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dru is Saturday, December 24th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Dru born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dru was in 1999 with a total of 99 babies.
  • Random Dru Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dru is not a popular baby girl's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Dru: Your name in reverse order is Urd. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Urd. 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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