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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Duce

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  1. Leader ("Mussolini was called Il Duce")

From Italian duce (“leader”).

  1. (historical) used especially for the leader of the Italian Fascist party - Benito Mussolini

duce was also found in the following language(s): Italian, Latin, Old English, and Romanian

Notable Persons Named Duce

Duce Staley is an american football player for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was most prominent from 1997 to 2006. Duce was born on February 27th, 1975 in Tampa, Florida.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Duce

Adam Duce is a groove metal, thrash metal, and nu metal musician and songwriter. He plays Bass guitar and Backing vocalist. His most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to 1991. Adam was born on April 14th, 1972.


Sharon was born on January 17th, 1950 in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.


Robert was born on April 9th, 1935 in Midland, Ontario, Canada.


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Popularity of Duce as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Duce U.S.
  White 90.71% 64.26%
  African American 4.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.78% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.38% 16.26%

Of Last Name Duce

People with the last name Duce are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Duce

  • How Popular is the name Duce? Duce is the 73,581st most popular name of all time. As a last name Duce was the 42,790th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Duce have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10 babies born with the first name Duce in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Duce? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2003 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Duce first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Duce is Sunday, November 8th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Duce born? The highest recorded use of the first name Duce was in 2003 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Duce: Your name in reverse order is Ecud. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Decu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Duce? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 506 people with the last name Duce.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Duce? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Duce as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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