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Duke Crocker is the name of a character from the television series, Haven. He is portrayed by actor, Eric Balfour.
― Anonymous User  3/12/2017
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My real first name is Duke and always has been.
Often people think it is a nickname or that it is short for something and don't believe it is my real name.
I have never met another person other than myself that is named Duke but I have met several dogs.
In elementary school I would be teased about my name so I became a martial artist.
I am an adult and the only thing anyone ever says about my name is that it is a good name.
Duke Zuur  12/23/2016
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There can only ever be one Duke! John Wayne! He's gone so no shaming his memory by naming your kid Duke. Show some respect you selfish pricks!

Seriously, congress should pass a law that naming your child Duke will be punishable by death.
Trump2016  7/27/2016
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In Northern England, particularly Yorkshire, Duke was used as a short form of the name Marmaduke, which ultimately harks back to the presence of Irish-speaking Vikings in the region, and the original form MÁEL MÁEDÓC.
Uhtraed  7/12/2016
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Duke Chauppetta was the voice actor behind dog drummer Dook LaRue of the animatronic band Rock-afire Explosion.
Ruta Graveolens  3/30/2016
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John Wayne the actor comes to my mind when I hear the name Duke, but there is also a famous wrestler named Duke Myers. I think it is a manly name and fits a rough and tough character for sure. I love it and think it's a great nickname to use too.
Kasey Mae  1/23/2016
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Only tolerable on a dog.
― Anonymous User  1/15/2016
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In Britain, this would be pronouned JOOK or DYOOK.
Ambiversion  6/21/2015
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The Dukes Of Hazzard: Bo and Luke.
MarcoJackson  4/22/2015
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Duke Nukem is a character from a video game franchise.
PinkJazzX  9/15/2014
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Sounds like something somebody would name their Rottweiler. I can't picture it as a human's name.
mrose19  2/23/2014
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Duke Calhoun is an American football player who used to play for the New York Giants.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2011
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I like the name very much. It reminds me of names like Blake or Jake, which I consider very masculine. I also think that the meaning "leader" makes it rather masculine. I for sure wouldn't mind naming my son this.
― Anonymous User  3/30/2011
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I completely agree with Aquamarina above. "Dook" looks hilarious to me. I always laugh when the guy sings "your dook" in the English version of the song "Dragostea din tei". I thought he was just pronouncing the word wrong for a long time, until I released that's the American pronunciation. In Ireland, "Duke" is pronounced "jook" and in Britain, it's pronounced "dyook". There should be three different pronunciation guides.
― Anonymous User  6/8/2009
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I love this name! I don't even know why, it's just so, I dunno, masculine? Who cares, it's an awesome name!
MtotheK  6/5/2009
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Duke Orsino is a character in the movie "She's the Man". He's played by Channing Tatum.
Essi  11/25/2008
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I hate this name. It makes me think of racist David Duke.
bananarama  9/19/2008
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It's a title, for crying out loud. It seems like a pretentious name to use.
slight night shiver  4/22/2008
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"Dook"? OK, maybe in America. Everyone else pronounces this "Dyook". No offence, but seeing the pronunciation written down "Dook" just looks ridiculous to a British or Australian etc. person.
aquamarina  3/17/2008
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I agree with the user aquamarina. "DOOK" is more of an American English pronunciation whereas the British English pronunciation would be "DYOOK".
― Anonymous User  11/2/2014
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I think this name shouldn't be given to a human, EVER. This is a name for either a Rotweiler or Retriever dog, or any other type of big dog.
jasmineenimsaj  2/14/2008
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In my opinion this name doesn't seem right for a person, no matter the meaning.
― Anonymous User  11/14/2007
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One famous bearer is Duke Ellington, a famous jazz composer, bandleader, and pianist.
meganmichele  2/11/2007
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Why is it everyone starts arguing and saying it's "prissy" to be called Princess, Prince or Queen but it's alright to be Duke? I just don't understand you people.
― Anonymous User  2/2/2007
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This name is pronounced DOOK. The female version is Duka (DOOK-AH). It is not pronounced DOOK-AY.
candleburn  11/5/2006
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I know someone whose name is Duke. Everyone calls him that, but it's actually short for Richard.
― Anonymous User  5/16/2006
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Duke doesn't sound anything like Richard, bit it's much better than being called Dick.
FairyGirl  7/2/2006
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The word "dux" which means leader, comes from the word "ducere" which means to lead.
wiswina  5/28/2005
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John Wayne's one of my favorite actors. His nickname was The Duke and/or Duke. Whenever I see or hear "Duke" it reminds me of him. I nicknamed my son "Duke" in homage of the late actor. My dad's guard dog also is named "Duke". It's a strong name that represents loyalty, courage, and bravery.
― Anonymous User  3/22/2005

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