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Gender: M Origin of Dewey: Anglicized variation of Welsh Dewi

No more popular than Hughie or Louie.

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Famous People Named Dewey

Thomas Edmund Dewey (1902-1971), 47th governor of New York (1943-54)
Dewey Nicks, photographer and film director (born George Dewey Nicks III)

Pop Culture References for the name Dewey

Dewey Finn, main character in "School of Rock"
Dewey, younger brother of Malcolm, Reese, and Francis in "Malcolm in the Middle"
"Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story"
Dewey Duck, one of Donald Duck's nephews
Dewey Decimal System, library cataloging/classification system
Dewey is a nickname for Deward.
Dwight "Dewey" Riley, character in the "Scream" franchise