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Duke Meaning


What does Duke mean?

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".

Duke is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Duke.

The Given Name Duke

Duke is quite an appealing name and a welcome find.

A name fit for a child full of a positive vibe and spirit, a little explorer.

Duke remains a favorite due to its delightful and sweet nature.

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

Some famous bearers of this name include: Duke Orsino, and Duke Snider.

Duke Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 531 in baby name popularity for boys with 527 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 539 in baby name popularity for boys with 521 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Duke sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Duke Name Popularity Page.

Duke Related Names

Variants of the name Duke include Dux.

Famous Dukes

  • Duke Orsino ~ Twelfth Night character
  • Duke Snider ~ Baseball Player

Duke Numerology

What will your new littleDuke be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Duke 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.