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Gender: Male Meaning of Dewey: "beloved" Origin of Dewey: Anglicized variation of Welsh Dewi, nickname of Dafydd

Dewey Origin and Meaning

The name Dewey is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "beloved".

Not heard since the 1980s, Dewey shot into the Top 20 in 1898 thanks to the popularity of Spanish-American War naval hero Admiral George Dewey. Dewey has subtle links to his Welsh roots and relation to father name David . The name was borne by the fifth century St. Dewi, patron saint of Wales. Later references include the namesake of the library Dewey Decimal System, a Donald Duck nephew, the younger brother on Malcolm in the Middle and Lemony Snicket character Dewey Denouement. It has a strong but dewy feel and is appealing enough to be ripe for a modern revival.

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Comments

Hailey Says:

2015-12-21T22:20:26

The librarian at the high school I work at has this name. She is 70 years old and rocks it! :)

RoddyThlayli Says:

2015-10-08T12:28:04

This is much, much better than Hughie or Louie!

raevynstar Says:

2014-04-02T15:45:07

I think this is a cool name. :D