Decatur Name Meaning & Origin

Decatur

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"Decatur" is an older, traditional name, particularly in the southeastern US. Originally a surname; also name of some towns in southeastern US

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According to "Think Baby Names" (not always reliable): There is a process called "decating" in the manufacture of cloth. Deca- in Greek means "ten", but might also mean "pure". Stephen Decatur was an early 19th-century naval hero. There are several American towns named for him.

pronounced: deh-CAY-tur or deh-CAY-ter

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