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This name is awful please choose a real name for your kid, not this.
Absolutely hideous!
This name became very popular in the USA after Admiral George Dewey had a huge success in Manilla Bay in 1898.
Even baby girls got the name! Wow! Here is a poem that was also very popular at the time:

O DEWEY was the morning upon the first of May.
And Dewey was the Admiral down in Manila Bay;
And Dewey were the Regent's eyes, them orbs of royal blue!
And Dewey feel discouraged? I Dew not think we Dew.

Also of note:
"Dewey Defeats Truman" was an incorrect banner headline on the front page of the Chicago Daily Tribune (later Chicago Tribune) on November 3, 1948, the day after incumbent United States president Harry S. Truman won an upset victory over Republican challenger and New York governor Thomas E. Dewey in the 1948 presidential election. It was famously held up by Truman at a public appearance following his successful election, smiling triumphantly at the error.

Dewey is more commonly heard as a last name. Or nickname.
Dewey Bunnell, guitarist and singer in the band America. His real name is Lee.
This sounds really awful as a name. Don’t name your kids this.
Dewey just sounds like a goofy name to me.
Dewey McAdam (though it's spelt Doowee, I think) is a fictional character in the French–Australian animated television show called Sally Bollywood: Super Detective.
Surname of George Dewey, a very well-known public figure during the Spanish-American War. Dewey led the Americans in the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898. It's possible that he was the cause of the spike in the name's popularity that year. The name George also took a (much less noticeable) jump up in 1898.
Anyone know why this name suddenly got so popular in 1898?
Hey Huey Louie Dewey. It's an ok name, but I don't think for a first name.
Dewey Denouement is the sub sub librarian in "The Penultimate Peril" by Lemony Snicket. It's book 12 in the "A Series of Unfortunate Events" book series.

Dewey is also a main character in "Unshelved", a cartoon strip for librarians.

I have come to associate the name Dewey with libraries, I quite like it.
Dewey sounds like a name for a spoiled brat. It also sounds very juvenile.
I can't believe no one mentioned the Dewey Decimal system yet.
Dewey was the name of that sweet little library cat, wasn't it? I don't like it on a person at all, but it's so cute on animals. I dunno why. It just suits some of them.
Dewey Novak is the primary antagonist of the anime Eureka Seven.
It's the surname of Melvil Dewey, who created the Dewey Decimal System.
The Huey, Louie, Dewey jokes would be endless if you named your son this today. Plus, since the pronunciation is identical to that of 'dewy', the guy might get a few jokes about dew and being dewy as well. This name has always sounded silly to me. Good thing it's dated.
This is not a Welsh name. It's the English form of Dewi. I'm Welsh, and a Welsh speaker, Dewey is not a Welsh spelling, it makes no sense to say that it is.
There is a beach in Delaware, USA named Dewey.
I don't know why, but I just love this name! It sounds so cute and innocent. Dewey is David Arquette's character on the movie Scream.
Dewey is Malcolm's younger brother on the popular TV seies Malcolm in the Middle.
Despite the fact it looks like 'DOO-ee' (much like Donald Duck's nephew, as someone pointed out), it's actually pronounced 'DEH-wee' (much like how a child with a lisp might say 'derry'). It's another form of Dewi.
Cute name! This is the name of my puppy dog!
Dewey is one of Donald Duck's nephews.
Deuteronomy Duck, called Dewey for short. Son of Della Duck, nephew of Donald Duck, grandson of Quackmore Duck and Hortense McDuck, grandnephew of Scrooge McDuck. The blue triplet.
Also used as a short form of the name Deuteronomy, which is Dewey Duck's real name.

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