Meaning and Origin of: Dey

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First name origins & meanings:

  • American : Light and hope

First name variations

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : variant of Day 1 and 2.
  • German : topographic name from a field name in North Rhine-Westphalia, denoting a sizeable piece of land.
  • Welsh : from Dai or Dei, pet forms of the personal name Dafydd, Welsh form of David.
  • Indian (Bengal and Orissa) and Bangladeshi : Hindu (Kayasth) name, probably from Sanskrit deya ‘suitable for a gift’.