Duke

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Gender: M Origin of Duke: English rank of nobility Duke's Popularity in 2015: #603

While John Wayne and Duke Ellington are worthy role models, the reason Duke is currently enjoying a revival and returned to the Top 1000 in 2013 as one of the year's fastest-rising choices is more likely due to the name given to high-profile TV couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic. Christened Edward Duke, he has always been called by his middle name, just as Edward Duke Ellington was. Duke is just one of several aristocratic titles being increasingly used by ordinary citizens.

Famous People Named Duke

(Edward) Duke Ellington, American jazz musician
Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku, American Hawaiian surfer and Olympic swimmer
Duke Calhoun, NFL football player
Duke Uba Ihenacho, American NFL football player
Duke Worne, American actor and director
Edwin Donald "Duke" Snider, American baseball player
Duke Keaton, son of actress Diane Keaton
(Edward) Duke Rancic, son of TV personalities Giuliana and Bill Rancic
Duke, son of American actress Justine Bateman

Pop Culture References for the name Duke

Duke Crocker, character on TV's 'Haven'
Duke, character on TV's 'iCarly'
Duke, surname of the family on TV's "Dukes of Hazzard"
"The Duke", a nickname for John Wayne and his characters
Duke Orsino, character in movie, "She's the Man"
Duke Ellis, character in "A woman called Fancy" by Frank Yerby
Duke, character in the G.I. Joe series
Duke the Lost Engine, character in The Railway series
Uncle Duke, character in comic strip "Doonesbury"
Tony "Duke" Evers, character in the Rocky films
Duke Lavery, character on American soap opera General Hospital
Duke, character in video game "KOF: Maximum Impact"
Duke of New York, character in film "Escape from New York"
"Duke Nukem," video game series and its main character
"Duke," novel by Hal Ellson and its main character
Duke University, school in North Carolina, USA