Gender: Male Origin of Duke: English rank of nobility Duke's Popularity in 2018: #531

Duke Origin and Meaning

The name Duke is a boy's name of English origin.

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 boys’ names 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.

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Rank in US: #531

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stepx Says:


great name, NOT a dogs name (geeez...sigh) but where is mention of Duke Snyder, of the dodgers...brooklyn and LA.

Myanover Says:


Its OK.if I had a baby boy I wouldn't choose Duke.i would choose Brian or Ryan.

peachysugarbuns Says:


A dog's name. Tell the world you love jazz by naming your kid something (anything!) else.

indiefendi2 Says:


I don't like that this is ranked 666th. I'm so superstitious 😥

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Addie88 Says:


This is a dog's name.