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Boy Name: Duke

Name: Duke
Pronunciation: \d(u)-ke\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: leader
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Barnett, Baron, Earl, King, Lord
Sounds Like: Deke, Dack, Dag, Daeg, Dick, Dago, Doug, Dicky, Dickie, Takeo, Tige, Tuck
Similar Names: Luke, Dre, Drue, Bake, Dace, Dade, Dale, Dane, Dave, Dawe, Daye, Dekle, Dekel, Dene, Dee, Deker, Dirke, Dice, Dyce, Dore, Dowe, Drake, Duane, Duff, Dunn, Dunc, Dunne, Zeke, Ike, Jake, Lake, Mike, Pike, Pyke, Tune, Wake
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 874

Description

Duke \d(u)-ke\ as a boy's name is pronounced dook. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Duke is "leader". Title used as a nickname or given name. Duke is also a short form of Marmaduke. Duke has Western associations because it was the nickname of actor John Wayne, known for his roles in films of the American West. Jazz musician Duke Ellington.

For more information, see also related names Barnett, Baron, Earl, King and Lord.

Baby names that sound like Duke are Deke, Dack, Dag, Daeg, Dick, Dago, Doug, Dicky, Dickie, Takeo, Tige and Tuck. Other similar baby names are Luke, Dre, Drue, Bake, Dace, Dade, Dale, Dane, Dave, Dawe, Daye, Dekle, Dekel, Dene, Dee, Deker, Dirke, Dice, Dyce, Dore, Dowe, Drake, Duane, Duff, Dunn, Dunc, Dunne, Zeke, Ike, Jake, Lake, Mike, Pike, Pyke, Tune and Wake.

View a list of the 20 names that reference Duke.

Popularity

Duke is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#874 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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