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Duke Name Popularity

How popular is the name Duke? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 1,306 6 0.0006%
1917 1,130 10 0.001%
1918 0 0%
1919 1,569 5 0.0005%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 1,237 10 0.0009%
1923 0 0%
1924 1,334 8 0.0007%
1925 1,236 10 0.0009%
1926 1,101 14 0.0013%
1927 1,247 10 0.0009%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 1,147 11 0.0011%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 1,371 5 0.0005%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 1,173 7 0.0007%
1937 898 17 0.0017%
1938 940 16 0.0016%
1939 1,038 11 0.0011%
1940 1,257 6 0.0006%
1941 1,146 8 0.0007%
1942 0 0%
1943 1,069 12 0.0009%
1944 0 0%
1945 1,402 5 0.0004%
1946 1,088 12 0.0008%
1947 1,104 14 0.0008%
1948 1,053 15 0.0009%
1949 1,219 9 0.0006%
1950 1,027 16 0.001%
1951 1,269 8 0.0005%
1952 926 24 0.0014%
1953 1,218 11 0.0006%
1954 1,004 21 0.0011%
1955 850 37 0.002%
1956 800 46 0.0024%
1957 755 56 0.0029%
1958 903 32 0.0017%
1959 831 42 0.0022%
1960 898 33 0.0017%
1961 951 29 0.0015%
1962 996 24 0.0013%
1963 864 37 0.0021%
1964 899 34 0.0019%
1965 952 25 0.0015%
1966 874 33 0.0021%
1967 895 29 0.0019%
1968 974 22 0.0015%
1969 932 31 0.002%
1970 917 38 0.0024%
1971 1,099 22 0.0015%
1972 1,254 13 0.001%
1973 1,133 18 0.0014%
1974 1,698 5 0.0004%
1975 1,369 12 0.0009%
1976 0 0%
1977 1,979 5 0.0004%
1978 1,415 13 0.001%
1979 1,063 31 0.0022%
1980 1,628 10 0.0007%
1981 1,267 21 0.0014%
1982 1,545 11 0.0007%
1983 1,650 9 0.0006%
1984 2,000 5 0.0003%
1985 2,077 5 0.0003%
1986 0 0%
1987 1,460 17 0.0011%
1988 1,219 32 0.0021%
1989 1,929 10 0.0006%
1990 1,772 14 0.0008%
1991 2,011 10 0.0006%
1992 1,772 15 0.0009%
1993 1,215 45 0.0029%
1994 1,567 23 0.0015%
1995 1,817 14 0.0009%
1996 2,193 8 0.0005%
1997 1,676 21 0.0014%
1998 1,945 14 0.0009%
1999 1,860 17 0.0011%
2000 1,825 19 0.0012%
2001 1,748 22 0.0015%
2002 1,781 22 0.0015%
2003 1,440 43 0.0028%
2004 1,814 24 0.0016%
2005 1,727 29 0.0019%
2006 1,575 41 0.0026%
2007 1,549 46 0.0029%
2008 1,506 49 0.0032%
2009 1,708 34 0.0023%
2010 1,251 79 0.0055%
2011 1,190 87 0.0061%
2012 1,099 107 0.0075%
2013 712 273 0.0192%
2014 668 323 0.0222%
2015 590 412 0.0283%
2016 547 471 0.0327%
2017 522 499 0.0358%
2018 522 484 0.0352%
2019 525 486 0.0359%

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Names Like Duke

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What names sound like Duke?

If you like how Duke sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Duke.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Dack
Daeg

Daylight

Scandinavian

Dag

Daylight

Scandinavian

Dago

Spanish

Deke

Dusty one; servant; messenger

Greek

Dick

Ten

German

Dickie

Powerful leader

German

Dicky

Powerful leader

German

Doug

Black river

Scottish

Takeo

Strong like bamboo

Japanese

Tige
Tuck

Garment maker

English


What names are similar to Duke?

Find a name that’s like Duke, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Bake

English

Barnett

Burned clearing

English

Baron

Young warrior

Hebrew

Dace

Of the nobility

French

Dade

American

Dale

Valley

English

Dane

From Denmark, Dane

English

Dave

Beloved; son of David

Hebrew

Dawe

Son of David

English

Daye

Day

English

Dee

Scottish

Dekel

Palm tree

Hebrew

Deker

Piercing

Hebrew

Dekle

Dusty one; servant; messenger

Greek

Dene

Valley; church official

English

Dice

Dice

English

Dirke

Power of the tribe

German

Dore

Fist; stranger, exile; descendant of Dorus; from Doris; gift of Isis

Irish

Dowe

Dark-haired

Irish

Drake

Dragon

English

Dre

French

Drue

Man, warrior; wise

Welsh

Duane

Dark, swarthy

Scandinavian

Duff

Swarthy

Gaelic

Dunc

Dark warrior; brown fighter

Scottish

Dunn

Brown

Gaelic

Dunne

Brown

Gaelic

Dyce

Dice

English

Earl

Nobleman, warrior, prince

English

Ike

Hebrew

Jake

Supplanter

English

King

King

English

Lake
Lord

Loaf-keeper

English

Luke

From Lucania

Greek

Mike

A diminutive form of Michael.

Irish

Pike

A spear

English

Pyke

A spear

English

Tune

A melody

English

Wake

Watchman

English

Zeke

English


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1 Comment

  1. The name means “leader” and that had impact on my husband and I because servant-oriented leadership is lacking in our world today. We don’t view this name as implying a ruler, but rather a loving, humble, lead-by-example vision for our son.


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