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This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the first letter is D.
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From Italian donna meaning "lady". It is also used as a feminine form of DONALD.
DORm & fHebrew
Means "generation" in Hebrew.
DÓRAfHungarian, Icelandic
Short form of DOROTTYA and names that end in dóra, such as TEODÓRA or HALLDÓRA.
Derived from Greek δορκας (dorkas) meaning "gazelle". This is the Greek translation of the name Tabitha in the New Testament (see Acts 9:36).
Variant of DOREEN.
Combination of DORA and the name suffix een. The name was (first?) used by novelist Edna Lyall in her novel 'Doreen' (1894).
DORESfPortuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of DOLORES.
Danish variant of DOROTHEA.
DORETTAfEnglish, Italian
Diminutive of DORA.
DORIAfEnglish (Rare)
Possibly a feminine form of DORIAN or an elaboration of DORA.
French feminine form of DORIAN.
DORINA (1)fRomanian
Feminine form of DORIN.
DORINA (2)fHungarian
Elaboration of DÓRA.
Combination of DORA and the name suffix inda. It was apparently coined by the English writers John Dryden and William D'Avenant for their play 'The Enchanted Island' (1667). In the play, a loose adaptation of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest', Dorinda is the sister of Miranda.
Variant of DOREEN.
DORISfEnglish, German, Croatian, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
From the ancient Greek name Δωρις (Doris) which meant "Dorian woman". The Dorians were a Greek tribe who occupied the Peloponnese starting in the 12th century BC. In Greek mythology Doris was a sea nymph, one of the many children of Oceanus and Tethys. It began to be used as an English name in the 19th century. A famous bearer is the American actress Doris Day (1924-).
DORIT (1)fHebrew
Strictly feminine variant of DOR.
DORIT (2)fDanish
Danish diminutive of DOROTHEA.
DORJIf & mTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "diamond" in Tibetan.
Diminutive of DOROTTYA.
DOROTAfPolish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of DOROTHEA.
DOROTÉIAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of DOROTHEA.
Portuguese form of DOROTHEA.
Lithuanian form of DOROTHEA.
DOROTEJAfSlovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of DOROTHEA.
DOROTHEAfGerman, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, English, Late Greek
Feminine form of the Late Greek name Δωροθεος (Dorotheos), which meant "gift of God" from Greek δωρον (doron) "gift" and θεος (theos) "god". The name Theodore is composed of the same elements in reverse order. Dorothea was the name of two early saints, notably the 4th-century martyr Dorothea of Caesarea. It was also borne by the 14th-century Saint Dorothea of Montau, who was the patron saint of Prussia.
French form of DOROTHEA.
Usual English form of DOROTHEA. It has been in use since the 16th century. The author L. Frank Baum used it for the central character in his fantasy novel 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' (1900).
Hungarian form of DOROTHEA.
Variant of DORIS.
Danish form of DOROTHY.
DÖRTHEfLow German
Low German form of DORTHE.
Danish form of DOROTHY.
Diminutive of DOROTHY or DORIS. This is the name of a fish in the animated film 'Finding Nemo' (2003).
Diminutive of TEODOZJA or DOROTA.
Diminutive of DOROTHY.
Diminutive of DOROTHY.
Diminutive of DOROTHY.
Czech feminine form of DUBRAVKO.
From the English word for the variety of bird, seen as a symbol of peace.
DRAGAfSlovene, Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of DRAGO.
DRAGICAfSerbian, Croatian, Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAHAfCzech, Slovak
Diminutive of DRAHOMÍRA.
DRAHOMÍRAfCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of DRAGOMIR.
DRAHOSLAVAfCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of DRAGOSLAV.
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.
Feminine form of DRAŽEN.
Short form of ANDREA (2).
Short form of HENDRIKA.
DRISHTIfIndian, Hindi
Means "sight" in Sanskrit.
From Albanian dritë meaning "light".
Feminine form of DROR.
DROUSILLAfBiblical Greek
Form of DRUSILLA used in the Greek New Testament.
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.
Means "prayer" in Arabic.
DUANAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of DUANE.
DUBAKUm & fWestern African, Akan
Means "eleventh born child" in Akan.
DUBRAVKAfCroatian, Serbian
Feminine form of DUBRAVKO.
DUDAm & fPortuguese
Portuguese diminutive of EDUARDO or EDUARDA.
DUHAf & mArabic
Means "morning" in Arabic.
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.
Romanian feminine form of DEMETRIUS.
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.
Diminutive of AVDOTYA.
Diminutive of AVDOTYA.
ĐURAĐAfSerbian, Croatian (Archaic)
Serbian feminine form of GEORGE.
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).
Feminine diminutive of DUŠAN.
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.
DUYGUm & fTurkish
Means "emotion, sensation" in Turkish.
Hebrew form of DEBORAH.
DWIm & fIndonesian
Means "two, second" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit द्वि (dvi).
Variant of DIANE.
DYEfMedieval English
Medieval short form of DIONYSIA.
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.
Means "star" in Macedonian.
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