“Saved By The Bell” alum Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zach Morris!!!) and wife Catriona McGinn welcomed a baby boy on September 20th. Dekker Edward is the first child for the couple. Gosselaar is also dad to Ava Lorenn, 7, and Michael Charles, 9½.
WHAT IT MEANS: Roof or blanket maker.
WHERE IT ORIGINATED: A non-traditional Dutch spelling of the more classic Decker, this surname was given to those in the roofing occupation.
POTENTIAL NICKNAMES: Although there aren’t many examples for this uncommon name, the scrappy sounding Deke wears well.
KNOW THIS: Although Dekker is rare, there have been 489 boys named Decker in the U.S. since 1990. Last year was its most popular year ever with 72!
POP CULTURE CONNECTION: Dekker shares his name with 16-year-old Dutch sailor Laura Dekker who, in 2012, became the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe.