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Duke Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Duke is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Duke is "leader".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "commander, leader".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 666 in baby name popularity for boys with 382 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Duke Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Duke has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Duke to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Duke include Dux.

Other Tidbits

Duke falls into the name categories college or university, royal title.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Duke Ellington.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Duke in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Duke.

Just for fun, see the name Duke in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Duke in Nautical Flags page.

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.