First name origin & meaning:

Middle English: Female deer; Nickname for almost any ā€œDā€

First name variations: Adooeette, Dee, Dee Dee, Didi, Shade, Shadow

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English and Scottish: nickname for a mild and gentle man, from Middle English do ‘doe’ (Old English ).
  2. English (of Norman origin): habitational name (Old French d’Eu) for someone from Eu in Seine-Maritime, France. The place name is either a dramatic reduction of Latin Augusta ‘(city of) Augustus’, or else derives from the Germanic element auwa ‘water meadow’, ‘island’.
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