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Boy Name: Dewey

Name: Dewey
Pronunciation: \de-wey\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Origin: Welsh
Sounds Like: Dawe, Dee, Dowe
Variant forms: Dewi, Dewie
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 434
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 2841


Dewey \de-wey\ as a boy's name is pronounced DOO-ee. It is of Welsh origin. Place name and surname; a variant of David. Melvil Dewey invented the Dewey Decimal System in 1876 which was used as the organizing principle for the majority of American libraries, until the Library of Congress changed the act and all the numbers.

Dewey has 2 variant forms: Dewi and Dewie.

Baby names that sound like Dewey are Dawe, Dee and Dowe.


Dewey is a very popular first name for men (#434 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#2841 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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