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DRAGOMIRmSerbian, Croatian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious" combined with miru meaning "peace, world".
Originally a short form of Slavic names beginning with the element dragu "precious", such as DRAGOMIR. This was the name of a 14th-century ruler of Moldavia.
DRAGOSLAVmSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dragu meaning "precious" and slava "glory".
DRAGUTINmSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAHAfCzech, Slovak
Diminutive of DRAHOMÍRA.
DRAHOMÍRmCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of DRAGOMIR.
DRAHOMÍRAfCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of DRAGOMIR.
DRAHOSLAVmCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of DRAGOSLAV.
DRAHOSLAVAfCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of DRAGOSLAV.
From an English surname derived from the Old Norse byname Draki or the Old English byname Draca both meaning "dragon", both via Latin from Greek δρακων (drakon) meaning "dragon, serpent". This name coincides with the unrelated English word drake meaning "male duck".
DRAKONmAncient Greek
Greek form of DRACO.
DRAŠKOmSerbian, Croatian
Diminutive of names containing the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
Means "daughter of DRUPADA" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of the daughter of King Drupada. She married all of the Pandavas, the five sons of Pandu.
DRAVENmPopular Culture
From a surname (of unknown meaning) which was used in the movie 'The Crow' (1994).
DRAŽENmCroatian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
Feminine form of DRAŽEN.
DRAZHANmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of DRAŽEN.
Short form of ANDRE.
Short form of ANDREA (2).
Short form of ANDREW.
Short form of ANDRIES.
Short form of HENDRIKA.
DRISCOLLmEnglish (Rare), Irish
From an Irish surname which was an Anglicized form of Ó Eidirsceóil meaning "descendant of the messenger".
DRISHTIfIndian, Hindi
Means "sight" in Sanskrit.
From Albanian dritë meaning "light".
DROGOmEnglish (Archaic)
Norman name, possibly derived from Gothic dragen "to carry" or Saxon drog "ghost". Alternatively, it could be from the Slavic element dragu "precious, dear". The Normans introduced this name to England.
Means "freedom" or "sparrow" in Hebrew.
Feminine form of DROR.
DROUSILLAfBiblical Greek
Form of DRUSILLA used in the Greek New Testament.
DRUMMONDmEnglish (Rare)
From a Scottish surname which was derived from various place names, themselves derived from Gaelic druim meaning "ridge".
Means "wooden pillar" or "firm footed" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of a king of Panchala, the father of Draupadi and Dhrishtadyumna.
DRUSAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of DRUSUS.
DRUSILLAfBiblical, Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin
Feminine diminutive of the Roman family name DRUSUS. In Acts in the New Testament Drusilla is the wife of Felix.
DRUSTmAncient Celtic
Pictish name probably derived from Celtic drest meaning "riot" or "tumult". This name was borne by several kings of the Picts, including their last king Drust X, who ruled in the 9th century.
DRUSTANmAncient Celtic
Older form of TRISTAN. This name was borne by a 7th-century Scottish saint.
DRUSUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name, also sometimes used as a praenomen, or given name, by the Claudia family. Apparently the name was first assumed by a Roman warrior who killed a Gallic chieftain named Drausus in single combat. Drausus possibly derives from a Celtic element meaning "strong".
Welsh form of TRISTAN.
Portuguese diminutive of EDUARDO.
Means "prayer" in Arabic.
DUANAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of DUANE.
DUANEmEnglish, Irish
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Ó Dubhán meaning "descendant of DUBHÁN".
Portuguese form of EDWARD. This name was borne by a 15th-century king of Portugal, who was named after his maternal ancestor Edward III of England.
DUBAKUm & fWestern African, Akan
Means "eleventh born child" in Akan.
Irish name derived from dubh "dark, black" combined with a diminutive suffix.
DUBHGHALLmIrish, Scottish
Original Gaelic form of DOUGAL.
Original Gaelic form of DOUGLAS.
Old Irish name derived from dubh "dark, black" and either slán "defiance" or Sláine, the Gaelic name of the River Slaney.
DUBHTHACHmAncient Irish
Old Irish name derived from dubh "dark, black" in combination with a second element of unknown meaning.
DUBRAVKAfCroatian, Serbian
Feminine form of DUBRAVKO.
DUBRAVKOmCroatian, Serbian
From the old Slavic word dubrava meaning "oak grove".
From Sino-Vietnamese (đức) meaning "virtue".
DUDAm & fPortuguese
Portuguese diminutive of EDUARDO or EDUARDA.
Old English byname possibly meaning "round".
Yiddish diminutive of DAVID.
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "Dudda's clearing" in Old English. The surname was borne by a British noble family.
Portuguese diminutive of EDUARDO.
Derived from Gaelic dubh meaning "dark".
Scottish variant of DOUGAL.
DUHAf & mArabic
Means "morning" in Arabic.
DUILIOmItalian, Spanish
From the Roman name Duilius, which is possibly derived from Latin duellum "war". This was the name of a Roman consul who defeated the Carthaginians in a naval battle.
From the noble title duke, which was originally derived from Latin dux "leader".
Means "to live long", derived from Nakh duqa "many" and vakha "to live".
DULCEfSpanish, Portuguese
Means "sweet" or "candy" in Spanish.
DULCIBELLAfEnglish (Archaic)
From Latin dulcis "sweet" and bella "beautiful". The usual medieval spelling of this name was Dowsabel, and the Latinized form Dulcibella was revived in the 18th century.
From Latin dulcis meaning "sweet". It was used in the Middle Ages in the spellings Dowse and Duce, and was recoined in the 19th century.
Derived from Spanish dulce meaning "sweet". This name was (first?) used by Miguel de Cervantes in his novel 'Don Quixote' (1605), where it belongs to the love interest of the main character, though she never actually appears in the story.
Limburgish short form of ADOLF.
DUMISANImSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "praise" in Zulu and Ndebele.
Romanian feminine form of DEMETRIUS.
Romanian form of DEMETRIUS.
DUNCANmScottish, English
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Donnchadh, derived from Gaelic donn "brown" and cath "battle". This was the name of two kings of Scotland, including the one who was featured in Shakespeare's play 'Macbeth' (1606).
From Sino-Vietnamese (dũng) meaning "brave".
DUNJAfSerbian, Croatian, Slovene
Serbian, Croatian and Slovene form of DUNYA. This also means "quince" in the South Slavic languages, a quince being a type of fruit.
DUNSTANmEnglish (Rare), Anglo-Saxon
From the Old English elements dunn "dark" and stan "stone". This name was borne by a 10th-century saint, the archbishop of Canterbury. It was occasionally used in the Middle Ages, though it died out after the 16th century. It was revived by the Tractarian movement in the 19th century.
Diminutive of AVDOTYA.
Diminutive of AVDOTYA.
From Sino-Vietnamese (dương) meaning "male, virile".
ĐURAĐAfSerbian, Croatian (Archaic)
Serbian feminine form of GEORGE.
Means "chief, leader" in Tamil.
DURANSmLate Roman
Original Latin form of DURANTE.
Italian form of the Late Latin name Durans which meant "enduring".
Croatian feminine form of GEORGE.
Croatian feminine form of GEORGE. It also means "lily of the valley" in Croatian.
Means "pearl" in Uzbek.
DURGAf & mHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
Means "unattainable" in Sanskrit. Durga is a Hindu warrior goddess, the fierce, twelve-armed, three-eyed form of the wife of Shiva. She is considered an incarnation of Parvati.
DURIf & mKorean
Means "two" in Korean (Gyeongsang dialect).
Frisian variant of DIRK.
ĐUROmCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of GEORGE.
From an occupational surname which meant "door guard" in Middle English.
DUŠANmCzech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovak, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from Slavic dusha meaning "soul, spirit".
DUSHYANTmIndian, Hindi
Modern form of DUSHYANTA.
Possibly means "destroyer of evil" in Sanskrit. In Hindu legend this is the name of a king who is the husband of Shakuntala and the father of Bharata.
Feminine diminutive of DUŠAN.
From an English surname which was derived from the Old Norse given name Þórsteinn (see TORSTEN). The name was popularized by the actor Dustin Hoffman (1937-), who was apparently named after the earlier silent movie star Dustin Farnum (1874-1929).
DUSTYm & fEnglish
From a nickname originally given to people perceived as being dusty. It is also used a diminutive of DUSTIN. A famous bearer was British singer Dusty Springfield (1939-1999), who acquired her nickname as a child.
From a nickname given to Americans of German descent. It is derived from Deutsch, the German word for the German people.
DUYGUm & fTurkish
Means "emotion, sensation" in Turkish.
Hebrew form of DEBORAH.
Variant of DUANE.
Variant of DUANE.
DWIm & fIndonesian
Means "two, second" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit द्वि (dvi).
From an English surname which was derived from the medieval feminine name Diot, a diminutive of Dionysia, the feminine form of DIONYSIUS. In America it was sometimes given in honour of Yale president Timothy Dwight (1752-1817). A famous bearer was the American president Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969).
DWYNmCeltic Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Celtic god of love.
Variant of DIANE.
DYEfMedieval English
Medieval short form of DIONYSIA.
DYLANmWelsh, English, Welsh Mythology
From the Welsh elements dy meaning "great" and llanw meaning "tide, flow". In Welsh mythology Dylan was a god or hero associated with the sea. He was the son of Arianrhod and was accidentally slain by his uncle Govannon.... [more]
Variant of DILYS.
Anglicized form of DAMHNAIT. This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint who was martyred by her father. She is the patron saint of the mentally ill.
Variant of DYMPHNA.
DYSONmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which meant "son of DYE".
Bosnian form of JAFAR.
Chechen form of GABRIEL.
Chechen form of JAMAL.
Possibly from Persian گوهر (gohar) "jewel, essence" or جوهر (johar) "essence, ink" (which comes from the same root, but via a loan to Arabic and retransmission to Persian).
Belarusian form of DEMETRIUS.
Means "star" in Macedonian.
Masculine form of DZVEZDA.
Macedonian form of ZVONIMIR.
EA (1)mNear Eastern Mythology
Meaning unknown, perhaps from Sumerian meaning "house of water". This was the Akkadian and Babylonian name of the Sumerian water god Enki.
EA (2)fSwedish, Danish, Norwegian
Short form of names ending in ea.
Irish form of EVE.
EACHANNmScottish, Irish
Means "brown horse" from Gaelic each "horse" and donn "brown". It was sometimes Anglicized as Hector.
Modern form of ÉTAÍN.
Modern form of ÉTAÍN.
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and beorht "bright". This was the name of an 8th-century king of Northumbria and three kings of Kent.
Irish form of EDWARD.
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and burg "fortress".
Old English form of EDGAR.
Old English form of EDITH.
Old English form of EDMUND.
Old English form of EDRIC.
Old English form of EDWARD.
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and wig "war". This was the name of a Saxon king of England in the 10th century. The name fell out of use after the Norman conquest.
Old English form of EDWIN.
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and wulf "wolf". This name fell out of use after the Norman conquest.
Scottish Gaelic form of HILARY.
Scottish Gaelic form of ELIZABETH.
Derived from the Old English elements eald "old" and gyð "battle".
From the Old English elements eald "old" and ræd "counsel". This name was rarely used after the Norman conquest.
From the Old English elements eald "old" and wine "friend". This name was rarely used after the Norman conquest.
Derived from the Old English elements ealh "temple" and here "army".
Derived from the Old English element ealh "temple" combined with stan "stone".
Manx form of ELIZABETH.
Variant of ÉAMONN. This name was borne by American-born Irish president Éamon de Valera (1882-1975), whose birth name was Edward.
Variant of ÉAMONN.
Irish form of EDMUND.
Manx form of JOHN.
Variant of ÉNNA.
Scottish Gaelic form of HENRY.
Derived from the Old English element eard "land" combined with wulf "wolf".
From the aristocratic title, which derives from Old English eorl "nobleman, warrior". It has been used as a given name since the 19th century.
Variant of EARL.
EARLEENfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of EARL.
Feminine form of EARL.
Feminine form of EARL.
Variant of ERNEST influenced by the spelling of the English word earnest.
Combination of the English word earth with the feminine name suffix a. It has been used in honour of African-American philanthropist Eartha M. M. White (1876-1974). Another famous bearer was American singer and actress Eartha Kitt (1927-2008).
From the English name of the Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. It was ultimately named for the Germanic spring goddess Eostre. It was traditionally given to children born on Easter, though it is rare in modern times.
Old English form of ESMOND.
EASTONmEnglish (Modern)
From an English surname which was derived from place names meaning "east town" in Old English.
Anglicized form of AOIBHEANN.
EBBA (2)fEnglish
From the Old English name Æbbe, meaning unknown, perhaps a contracted form of a longer name. Saint Ebba was a 7th-century daughter of King Æthelfrith of Bernicia and the founder of monasteries in Scotland. Another saint named Ebba was a 9th-century abbess and martyr who mutilated her own face so that she would not be raped by the invading Danes.
EBBEmDanish, Swedish, Norwegian, German (Rare)
Diminutive of EBERHARD and other names beginning with the Germanic element ebur meaning "wild boar". In Scandinavia it is also a diminutive of ESBEN.
EBELEfWestern African, Igbo
Means "mercy, kindness" in Igbo.
Short form of EBENEZER.
Means "stone of help" in Hebrew. This was the name of a monument erected by Samuel in the Old Testament. Charles Dickens used it for the miserly character Ebenezer Scrooge in his novel 'A Christmas Carol' (1843).
ÉBERmIrish Mythology
Old Irish form of ÉIBHEAR.
Spanish form of EVERARD.
EBERHARDmGerman, Ancient Germanic
German form of EVERARD. This name was borne by a 9th-century Duke of Friuli.
From the English word ebony for the black wood which comes from the ebony tree. It is ultimately from the Egyptian word hbnj. In America this name is most often used by black parents.
EBRAHIMmPersian, Arabic
Persian form of ABRAHAM. It is also a variant transcription of Arabic IBRAHIM.
Means "paper marbling" in Turkish. Paper marbling is the art of creating colourful patterns on paper.
Turkish form of ABU BAKR.
EBURWINmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic cognate of EOFORWINE.
Romanian form of KATHERINE.
Means "queen" in Turkish.
Old English form of EGBERT.
ECHOfGreek Mythology
Means "echo" from the word for the repeating reflected sound, which derives from Greek ηχη (eche) "sound". In Greek mythology Echo was a nymph given a speech impediment by Hera, so that she could only repeat what others said. She fell in love with Narcissus, but her love was not returned, and she pined away until nothing remained of her except her voice.
ECKBERTmGerman (Rare)
German cognate of EGBERT.
Meaning unknown, possibly from an Arabic word meaning "reward".
EDmEnglish, Dutch
Short form of EDWARD, EDMUND, and other names beginning with Ed.
EDA (1)fTurkish
Means "well-mannered" in Turkish.
EDA (2)fMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of EDITH.
EDANmIrish, Scottish
Variant of AIDAN.
Latinized form of ÉTAÍN. This was the name of an early Irish saint.
EDDA (1)fItalian
Italian form of HEDDA.
EDDA (2)fIcelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Possibly from Old Norse meaning "great-grandmother". This was the name of two 13th-century Icelandic literary works: the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda. This is also the name of a character in the Poetic Edda, though it is unclear if her name is connected to the name of the collection.
EDDIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of EDWARD, EDMUND, and other names beginning with Ed.
Diminutive of EDWARD, EDMUND, and other names beginning with Ed.
Diminutive of EDVÁRD or EDUÁRD.
Spanish feminine form of ADELMAR.
Spanish form of ADELMAR.
EDENf & mHebrew, English (Modern)
Means "place of pleasure" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament the Garden of Eden was the place where the first people, Adam and Eve, lived before they were expelled.
EDER (1)mBiblical
Means "flock" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Beriah in the Old Testament.
EDER (2)mBasque
Means "handsome, beautiful" in Basque.
Feminine variant of EDER (2).
EDGARmEnglish, French
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and gar "spear". This was the name of a 10th-century English king, Edgar the Peaceful. The name did not survive long after the Norman conquest, but it was revived in the 18th century, in part due to a character by this name in Sir Walter Scott's novel 'The Bride of Lammermoor' (1819), which tells of the tragic love between Edgar Ravenswood and Lucy Ashton. Famous bearers include author and poet Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), French impressionist painter Edgar Degas (1834-1917), and author Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950).
Lithuanian form of EDGAR.
French variant of EDGAR.
EDGARDOmSpanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of EDGAR.
EDImSlovene, Croatian
Slovene diminutive of EDVARD and a Croatian diminutive of EDUARD.
Diminutive of EDITH.
Possibly a Hungarian form of a Germanic name.
From an English surname which meant either "son of EDA (2)" or "son of ADAM". A famous bearer of the surname was the inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931).
EDITfHungarian, Swedish
Hungarian and Swedish form of EDITH.
Portuguese form of EDITH.
French form of EDITH.
EDITHfEnglish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
From the Old English name Eadgyð, derived from the elements ead "wealth, fortune" and gyð "war". It was popular among Anglo-Saxon royalty, being borne for example by Saint Eadgyeth;, the daughter of King Edgar the Peaceful. The name remained common after the Norman conquest. It became rare after the 15th century, but was revived in the 19th century.
Means "high" in Turkish.
Limburgish form of EDMUND. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Edmond.
EDMÉEfFrench (Rare)
Feminine form of EDMÉ.
French form of EDMUND. A notable bearer was the English astronomer Edmond Halley (1656-1742), for whom Halley's comet is named.
Italian feminine form of EDMUND.
French feminine form of EDMUND.
Italian form of EDMUND.
EDMUNDmEnglish, German, Polish
From the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and mund "protection". This was the name of two Anglo-Saxon kings of England. It was also borne by two saints, including a 9th-century king of East Anglia who, according to tradition, was shot to death with arrows after refusing to divide his Christian kingdom with an invading pagan Danish leader. This Old English name remained in use after the Norman conquest (even being used by King Henry III for one of his sons), though it became less common after the 15th century.... [more]
EDMUNDOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of EDMUND.
EDNA (1)fIrish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
EDNA (2)fBiblical
Means "pleasure" in Hebrew. This name appears in the Old Testament Apocrypha in the Book of Tobit.
Italian form of EDWARD.
Means "red" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament, Esau was given this name because he traded his birthright for a helping of red broth. The bible goes on to tell that Esau was the founder of the ancient nation of Edom, located to the south of the kingdom of Judah.
Basque form of EDWARD.
French form of EDWARD.
EDRICmEnglish (Rare)
From the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and ric "rule". After the Norman conquest this Old English name was not commonly used. It has occasionally been revived in modern times.
Variant of ETZEL notably borne by Edsel Ford (1893-1943), the son of the American industrialist Henry Ford.
Portuguese short form of EDUARDO.
Hungarian form of EDWARD.
Portuguese feminine form of EDWARD.
EDUARDOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of EDWARD.
Latvian form of EDWARD.
Means "snow" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Nieves.
Feminine form of EDUR.
Hungarian form of EDWARD.
Italian form of HEDWIG.
EDVINmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian
Scandinavian, Finnish, Estonian and Hungarian form of EDWIN.
EDWARDmEnglish, Polish
Means "rich guard", derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and weard "guard". This was the name of several Anglo-Saxon kings, the last being Saint Edward the Confessor shortly before the Norman conquest in the 11th century. He was known as a just ruler, and because of his popularity his name remained in use after the conquest when most other Old English names were replaced by Norman ones. The 13th-century Plantagenet king Henry III named his son and successor after the saint, and seven subsequent kings of England were also named Edward.... [more]
French form of HEDWIG.
EDWINmEnglish, Dutch
Means "rich friend" from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and wine "friend". This was the name of a 7th-century Northumbrian king, regarded as a saint. After the Norman conquest the name was not popular, but it was eventually revived in the 19th century. A notable bearer was the astronaut Edwin Aldrin (1930-), also known as Buzz, the second man to walk on the moon.
Feminine form of EDWIN.
Polish form of EDITH.
EDYTHAfEnglish (Rare)
Elaborated form of EDYTHE.
Variant of EDITH.
EEFm & fDutch
Short form of names beginning with Ev, such as EVA or EVERT.
Diminutive of EEF.
Finnish form of ELIJAH.
Finnish form of EMIL.
Finnish form of EMIL.
Finnish form of ERIC.
Finnish form of ERICA.
Finnish form of ERIC.
Finnish form of ERIC. A famous bearer was the architect Eero Saarinen (1910-1961).
Finnish form of EDWARD.
Finnish form of EVA.
Finnish form of EVA.
Welsh form of EVA.
EFE (1)mTurkish
Means "older brother, brave" in Turkish.
EFE (2)m & fWestern African, Urhobo
Short form of EFEMENA or other names containing efe "wealth".
EFEMENAm & fWestern African, Urhobo
Means "here is my wealth" in Urhobo.
EFFIE (1)fEnglish
Diminutive of EUPHEMIA.
EFFIE (2)fScottish
Anglicized form of OIGHRIG.
Portuguese form of IPHIGENEIA.
EFIGÊNIAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of IPHIGENEIA.
Modern Greek form of EUPHEMIA.
From the Latin byname Ephesius, which originally belonged to a person who was from the city of Ephesus in Ionia. This was the name of a saint martyred on Sardinia in the 4th century.
Spanish form of EPHRAIM.
Modern Greek form of EUPHROSYNE.
Modern Greek form of EUSTATHIOS.
Modern Greek form of EUTHALIA.
Modern Greek form of EUTHYMIA.
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