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I knew 3 boys with this name all spelt differently.
Luvbug86  6/11/2019
Although not the same variant, professional boxer Deontay Wilder bears this name.
BarmyBadger  8/19/2018
Deonte is a nice name. I looked at the popularity, ranked 544# in 1991, the year I was born. The history and meaning of it are good.
DeonteSince1991  12/1/2016
My name is Deonte and I love it. I think it is a good name, it's a normal and unique name, good to use.
deontethaman100  4/24/2016
I graduated high school with a kid who had, frankly, a completely bastardized version of *this* name! His name was Deonta' (I'm not sure if there was an apostrophe at the end of his name, or an accent over the 'a'). And he *always* had his name mispronounced as de-on-TUH! And, *bonus*, teachers always thought (at first) that de-on-TUH was a girl! However, Deonta' was very outgoing, and one of the most popular/well-known boys at school, so the confusion never lasted long.
Still, I would not recommend naming your son Deonte. Because it really doesn't sound well. (Ironically, I kind of like Deandre.)
And definitely DON'T name your son Deonta'!
― Anonymous User  1/10/2010
Why? Why do these parents seek to give their children such ridiculous names? And how names like Deonte and Deandre manage to sound so pretentious and so uneducated at the same time? It's as if the parents don't much care about their son's adulthood.
gaelruadh19  2/14/2009
My cousin gave this name to one of her sons. It's different, unique, and pretty cool. Oddly enough, her other son is named Deandre (although nowadays he's simply called Andre). I personally don't think those names "sound so pretentious and so uneducated." I've definitely seen worse.
bigjon  2/6/2013
If you pronounce the "de" the French way ("duh"), it sounds exactly like the French "de honte," or "of shame" (as in "mourir de honte"--"to die of shame").

Aside from that, this is one ghetto name.
Carousel  6/18/2008
Trashy, yet pretentious garbage for those who don't care if their son appears smart or not.
slight night shiver  4/21/2008

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