Masculine Names

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DANČO m Macedonian
Diminutive of DANIEL.
DAND m Scottish
Scottish diminutive of ANDREW.
DANE m English
From an English surname that was either a variant of the surname DEAN or else an ethnic name referring to a person from Denmark.
DANEL m Basque
Basque form of DANIEL.
DANI (2) m Hungarian, Spanish, Dutch
Diminutive of DÁNIEL (Hungarian), DANIEL (Spanish) or DANIËL (Dutch).
DÁNIEL m Hungarian, Faroese
Hungarian and Faroese form of DANIEL.
DANÍEL m Icelandic
Icelandic form of DANIEL.
DANIËL m Dutch
Dutch form of DANIEL.
DANIEL m English, Hebrew, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Armenian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name דָּנִיֵּאל (Daniyyel) meaning "God is my judge", from the roots דִּין (din) meaning "to judge" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Daniel was a Hebrew prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. He lived during the Jewish captivity in Babylon, where he served in the court of the king, rising to prominence by interpreting the king's dreams. The book also presents Daniel's four visions of the end of the world.... [more]
DANIELE m Italian
Italian form of DANIEL.
DANIELIUS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of DANIEL.
DANIELS m Latvian
Latvian form of DANIEL.
DANIHEL m Biblical Latin
Form of DANIEL used in the Latin Bible.
DANIIL m Russian, Belarusian, Greek
Russian, Belarusian and Greek form of DANIEL.
DANIILU m Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of DANIEL.
DANIJEL m Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Form of DANIEL in several languages.
DANILA m Russian
Russian variant form of DANIEL.
DANILO m Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian
Form of DANIEL in various languages.
DANIYYEL m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of DANIEL.
DÁNJAL m Faroese
Faroese form of DANIEL.
DANKO m Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of GORDAN, DANILO or DANIJEL.
DANNE m Swedish
Swedish diminutive of DANIEL or DAN (3).
DANNIE m English
Diminutive of DANIEL.
DANNY m English
Diminutive of DANIEL.
DANR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of DAN (3).
DANTE m Italian
Medieval short form of DURANTE. The most notable bearer of this name was Dante Alighieri, the 13th-century Italian poet who wrote the Divine Comedy.
DĂNUȚ m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of DAN (2).
DANY m & f French
French diminutive of DANIEL or DANIELLE.
DANYAL m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Turkish
Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Turkish form of DANIEL.
DAQUAN m African American (Modern)
Combination of the popular name elements Da and quan.
DAR f & m Hebrew
Means "mother-of-pearl, nacre" in Hebrew.
DARA (1) m Irish
From the Irish Mac Dara, which means "son of oak". This was the name of a 6th-century saint from Connemara. It is also used as an Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DARA (2) f & m Khmer
Means "star" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit.
DARA (3) m Persian
Means "wealthy" in Persian.
DARACH m Irish
Variant of DARA (1) or Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DARAGH m Irish
Variant of DARA (1) or Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DARAYAVAHUSH m Ancient Persian
Old Persian form of DARIUS.
DARBY m & f English
From an English surname, which was derived from the name of the town of Derby, meaning "deer town" in Old Norse.
DARCY f & m English
From an English surname that was derived from Norman French d'Arcy, originally denoting one who came from Arcy in France. This was the surname of a character in Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice (1813).
DARDAN m Albanian
From the name of the Dardani, an Illyrian tribe who lived on the Balkan Peninsula. Their name may derive from an Illyrian word meaning "pear". They were unrelated to the ancient people who were also called the Dardans who lived near Troy.
DARDANOS m Greek Mythology
Possibly from Greek δαρδαπτω (dardapto) meaning "to devour". In Greek mythology Dardanos was a son of Zeus and Electra. He was the founder of the city of Dardania in Asia Minor.
DARDEN m English (Rare)
From an English surname of unknown meaning, possibly from a place name.
DAREK m Polish
Diminutive of DARIUSZ.
DARELL m English
Variant of DARRELL.
DAREN m English
Variant of DARREN.
DARIAN m & f English
Probably an elaborated form of DARREN.
DARIEN m English
Variant of DARIAN.
DARIJO m Croatian
Croatian form of DARIUS.
DARIJUS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian variant of DARIUS.
DARIN m English
Variant of DARREN. This was the adopted surname of the singer Bobby Darin (1936-1973), who was born Robert Cassotto and chose his stage name from a street sign.
DARÍO m Spanish
Spanish form of DARIUS.
DARIO m Italian, Croatian
Italian form of DARIUS.
DARIUS m English, Lithuanian, Romanian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Roman form of Δαρειος (Dareios), which was the Greek form of the Persian name Dārayavahush meaning "possessing goodness", composed of the elements dâraya "to possess" and vahu "good". Three ancient kings of Persia bore this name, including Darius the Great who expanded the Achaemenid Empire to its greatest extent. His forces invaded Greece but were defeated in the Battle of Marathon.... [more]
DARIUSH m Persian
Modern Persian form of Dārayavahush (see DARIUS).
DARIUSZ m Polish
Polish form of DARIUS.
DARKO m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of names containing the Slavic element daru meaning "gift".
DARMA m Indonesian
Means "good deed" or "duty" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit धर्म (dharma).
DARNELL m English
From a surname, possibly derived from Old French darnel, a type of grass. Alternatively it may be derived from Old English derne "hidden" and halh "nook".
DARRAGH m Irish
Variant of DARA (1) or Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DARREL m English
Variant of DARRELL.
DARRELL m English
From an English surname that was derived from Norman French d'Airelle, originally denoting one who came from Airelle in France.
DARREN m English
The meaning of this name is not known for certain. It could be from a rare Irish surname or it could be an altered form of DARRELL. It was first brought to public attention in the late 1950s by the American actor Darren McGavin (1922-2006). It was further popularized in the 1960s by the character Darrin Stephens from the television show Bewitched.
DARRIN m English
Variant of DARREN.
DARRYL m English
Variant of DARRELL.
DARSHAN m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "seeing, observing, understanding" in Sanskrit.
D'ARTAGNAN m Literature
Means "from Artagnan" in French, Artagnan being a town in southwest France. This was the name of a character in the novel The Three Musketeers (1884) by Alexandre Dumas. In the novel D'Artagnan is an aspiring musketeer who first duels with the three title characters and then becomes their friend.
DARWIN m English
From a surname that was derived from the Old English given name DEORWINE. The surname was borne by the English naturalist Charles Darwin (1809-1882), the man who first proposed the theory of natural selection and subsequently revolutionized biology.
DARYAWESH m Biblical Hebrew
Form of DARIUS used in the Hebrew Bible.
DARYL m English
Variant of DARRELL.
DARYUSH m Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian داریوش (see DARIUSH).
DASHIELL m English (Rare)
In the case of American author Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961), it is an Anglicized form of his mother's surname De Chiel, which is of unknown meaning.
ĐẠT m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (đạt) meaning "achieve".
DATHAN m Biblical
Possibly means "fountain" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the conspirators against Moses.
DATU m Filipino, Tagalog
Means "chief" in Tagalog.
DAUD m Indonesian, Arabic
Indonesian form of DAVID, and also an alternate transcription of Arabic داود (see DAWUD).
DAUID m Biblical Greek
Greek form of DAVID.
DAUMANTAS m Lithuanian
From Lithuanian daug "much" and mantus "intelligent". This name was borne by a 13th-century Lithuanian ruler of Pskov who is venerated as a saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
DAVE m English
Short form of DAVID.
DAVETH m Cornish
Cornish form of DAVID.
DAVEY m English
Diminutive of DAVID.
DAVI m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of DAVID.
DÁVID m Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of DAVID.
DAVID m English, Hebrew, French, Scottish, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name דָּוִד (Dawid), which was derived from Hebrew דּוֹד (dod) meaning "beloved" or "uncle". David was the second and greatest of the kings of Israel, ruling in the 10th century BC. Several stories about him are told in the Old Testament, including his defeat of Goliath, a giant Philistine. According to the New Testament, Jesus was descended from him.... [more]
DAVIDE m Italian
Italian form of DAVID.
DĀVIDS m Latvian
Latvian form of DAVID.
DAVIDU m Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of DAVID.
DAVIE m English, Scottish
Diminutive of DAVID.
DAVIN m English
Possibly a variant of DEVIN influenced by DAVID.
DĀVIS m Latvian
Contracted form of DĀVIDS.
DAVIS m English
From a surname that was derived from the given name DAVID. A famous bearer of the surname was Jefferson Davis (1808-1889), the only president of the Confederate States of America.
DAVIT m Georgian, Armenian
Georgian and Armenian form of DAVID.
DAVÍÐ m Icelandic
Icelandic form of DAVID.
DAVITI m Georgian
Georgian form of DAVID.
DAVOR m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Possibly from an old Slavic exclamation expressing joy or sorrow.
DAVORIN m Croatian
Variant of DAVOR.
DAVUD m Persian
Persian form of DAVID.
DAVY m English
Diminutive of DAVID.
DAW m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of DAVID.
DAWA m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "moon, month" in Tibetan.
DAWID m Polish, Biblical Hebrew
Polish form of DAVID, as well as the Biblical Hebrew form.
DAWOOD m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic داود (see DAWUD).
DAWSON m English
From a surname meaning "son of DAVID". This name was popularized in the late 1990s by the television drama Dawson's Creek.
DAWUD m Arabic
Arabic form of DAVID.
DAX m English
From an English surname that was derived either from the town of Dax in France or else from the Old English given name Dæcca (of unknown meaning).
DAXTON m English (Modern)
Elaboration of DAX influenced by names such as Paxton and Braxton.
DAYARAM m Indian, Hindi
Means "compassion of Rama", from Sanskrit दया (daya) meaning "compassion" combined with the name of the god RAMA (1).
DAYO m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy arrives" in Yoruba.
DAYTON m English
From an English surname that was derived from a place name, which possibly meant either "dairy town" or "ditch town" in Old English.
DAZHDBOG m Slavic Mythology
Possibly means "the giving god" in Slavic. He was a Slavic god of the sun and light, a son of Svarog. In some myths he is the ancestor of the Russian people.
DEACON m English (Modern)
Either from the occupational surname Deacon or directly from the vocabulary word deacon, which refer to a cleric in the Christian church (ultimately from Greek διακονος (diakonos) meaning "servant").
DEAN m English
From a surname, see DEAN (1) and DEAN (2). The actor James Dean (1931-1955) was a famous bearer of the surname.
DEANDRE m African American
Combination of the popular name prefix De and ANDRE.
DEANGELO m African American
Combination of the popular name prefix De and ANGELO.
DEASÚN m Irish
Irish form of DESMOND.
DEBDAS m Bengali
Bengali form of DEVADAS. This is the name of a 1917 novel by the Bengali author Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay.
DECEBAL m Romanian
Means "powerful, brave" in Dacian. This was the name adopted by Diurpaneus, a 1st-century king of Dacia. For many years he successfully resisted Roman expansion into his territory but was finally defeated by the forces of Emperor Trajan in 106.
DECHEN f & m Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "great happiness" in Tibetan.
DECIMUS m Ancient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "tenth" in Latin.
DECLAN m Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Deaglán, which is of unknown meaning. Saint Declan was a 5th-century missionary to Ireland.
DEDRICK m African American
From a surname that was derived from the given name DIEDERIK.
DEE f & m English
Short form of names beginning with D. It may also be given in reference to the Dee River in Scotland.
DEEMER m English (Rare)
From an English and Scottish surname meaning "judge", from Old English demere.
DEEP m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi दीप, Gujarati દીપા, Bengali দীপ or Gurmukhi ਦੀਪ (see DIP).
DEEPAK m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi/Nepali दीपक, Bengali দীপক, Gujarati દીપક, Gurmukhi ਦੀਪਕ, Malayalam ദീപക്, Kannada ದೀಪಕ್, Tamil தீபக் or Telugu దీపక్ (see DIPAK).
DEFOREST m English
From a French surname meaning "from the forest". It was originally given in honour of American author John Deforest (1826-1906).
DEIMOS m Greek Mythology
Means "terror" in Greek. This was one of the sons of the Greek god Ares. Also, a moon of Mars bears this name.
DEINIOL m Welsh
Welsh form of DANIEL.
DEION m African American (Modern)
Variant of DION. A notable bearer is retired American football player Deion Sanders (1967-).
DEJAN m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Possibly derived from the South Slavic word dejati meaning "to act, to do". Otherwise it may be related to Latin deus "god".
DEJEN m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "foundation, support" in Amharic.
DEKEL m Hebrew
Means "palm tree" in Hebrew.
DELAIAH m Biblical
Means "YAHWEH has drawn up" in Hebrew. This is the name of several Old Testament characters.
DELANO m English
From a surname, recorded as de la Noye in French, indicating that the bearer was from a place called La Noue (ultimately Gaulish meaning "wetland, swamp"). It has been used in honour of American president Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945), whose middle name came from his mother's maiden name.
DELBERT m English
Short form of ADELBERT. As an American name it was first used in the New York area by people of Dutch ancestry.
DELL m & f English
From an English surname that originally denoted a person who lived in a dell or valley.
DELMAR m English
From an English surname that was derived from Norman French de la mare meaning "from the pond".
DELPHINUS m Late Roman
Masculine form of DELPHINA. Saint Delphinus was a 4th-century bishop of Bordeaux.
DELROY m English (Rare)
Possibly an alteration of LEROY.
DELSHAD m & f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian دلشاد (see DILSHAD).
DELWYN m Welsh
Means "pretty and white" from Welsh del "pretty" combined with gwyn "fair, white, blessed".
DEMETER (2) m Hungarian
Hungarian form of DEMETRIUS.
DEMÉTRIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of DEMETRIUS.
DEMETRIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of DEMETRIUS.
DEMETRIOS m Ancient Greek, Greek
Ancient Greek form of DEMETRIUS, as well as an alternate transcription of the Modern Greek form.
DEMETRIUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Δημητριος (Demetrios), which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess DEMETER (1). Kings of Macedon and the Seleucid kingdom have had this name. This was also the name of several early saints including a Saint Demetrius who was martyred in the 4th century.
DEMID m Russian
Russian form of DIOMEDES.
DEMİR m Turkish
Means "iron" in Turkish.
DEMIR m Bosnian
Bosnian form of DEMİR.
DEMOCRITUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Δημοκριτος (Demokritos), a Greek name meaning "judge of the people" from the elements δημος (demos) meaning "the people" and κριτης (krites) meaning "judge, critic". This was the name of a Greek philosopher, the creator of the atomic theory.
DEMON m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name derived from δημος (demos) meaning "the people".
DEMOSTHENES m Ancient Greek
Means "vigour of the people" from Greek δημος (demos) meaning "the people" and σθενος (sthenos) meaning "vigour, strength". This was the name of both an Athenian general of the 5th century and an Athenian orator of the 4th century.
DEMYAN m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of DAMIAN.
DEN m English
Short form of DENNIS.
DENE m English (Rare)
Variant of DEAN.
DENEB m Astronomy
Derived from Arabic ذنب (dhanab) meaning "tail". This is the name of a star in the constellation Cygnus.
DÉNES m Hungarian
Hungarian form of DENIS.
DENHOLM m English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally taken from a place name meaning "valley island" in Old English.
DENIEL m Breton
Breton form of DANIEL.
DÊNIS m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of DENIS, used mainly in Brazil as opposed to Portugal (where Dinis is more common).
DENIS m French, Russian, English, German, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Romanian, Croatian
From Denys or Denis, the medieval French forms of DIONYSIUS. Saint Denis was a 3rd-century missionary to Gaul and the first bishop of Paris. He was martyred by decapitation, after which legend says he picked up his own severed head and walked for a distance while preaching a sermon. He is credited with converting the Gauls to Christianity and is considered the patron saint of France.... [more]
DENİZ f & m Turkish
Means "sea" in Turkish.
DENNIS m English, German, Dutch
Usual English, German and Dutch form of DENIS.
DENNY m English
Diminutive of DENNIS.
DENTON m English
From a surname, originally from a place name, which meant "valley town" in Old English.
DENVER m English
From an English surname that was from a place name meaning "Dane ford" in Old English. This is the name of the capital city of Colorado, which was named for the politician James W. Denver (1817-1892).
DENYS m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of DENIS.
DENZEL m English (Modern)
Possibly a variant of DENZIL. This spelling of the name was popularized by American actor Denzel Washington (1954-), who was named after his father.
DENZIL m English
From a surname that originally denoted a person from the manor of Denzell in Cornwall. This given name was borne by several members of the noble Holles family starting in the 16th century, notably the statesman Denzil Holles (1599-1680). They were named for John Denzel, an ancestor whose home was Denzell.
DEO m Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi देव (see DEV).
DÉODAT m French
French form of DEODATUS.
DEODATO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of DEODATUS.
DEODATUS m Late Roman
Variant of ADEODATUS or DEUSDEDIT. This name was borne by several saints.
DEÒRSA m Scottish
Scottish form of GEORGE.
DEORWINE m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements deor "dear" and wine "friend".
DERBY m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of DARBY.
DEREK m English
From the older English name Dederick, which was in origin a Low German form of THEODORIC. It was imported to England from the Low Countries in the 15th century.
DERICK m English
Variant of DEREK.
DERMID m Scottish
Anglicized form of DIARMAD.
DERMOT m Irish
Anglicized form of DIARMAID.
DEROR m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּרוֹר (see DROR).
DERRICK m English
Variant of DEREK.
DERRY m Irish
Diminutive of DERMOT.
DERVİŞ m Turkish
From a Turkish word, which exists in English as dervish, for a Sufi ascetic. It is ultimately from Avestan drigu meaning "needy, poor".
DERYA f & m Turkish
Means "sea, ocean" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
DES m English
Short form of DESMOND.
DESHAUN m African American
Combination of the popular name prefix De and SHAUN.
DESHAWN m African American
Combination of the popular name prefix De and SHAWN.
DESI m Spanish
Diminutive of DESIDERIO.
DESIDERATUS m Late Roman
Derived from Latin desideratum meaning "desired". This was the name of a 6th-century French saint.
DESIDÉRIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of DESIDERIO.
DESIDERIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of DESIDERIUS.
DESIDERIUS m Late Roman
Derived from Latin desiderium meaning "longing, desire". It was the name of several early saints. It was also borne in the 8th century by the last king of the Lombard Kingdom.
DÉSIRÉ m French
Masculine form of DÉSIRÉE.
DESISLAV m Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from Slavic elements, possibly deseti meaning "ten", combined with slava "glory".
DESMOND m English, Irish
From an Irish surname that was derived from Deasmhumhain meaning "South Munster", originally indicating a person who came from that region in Ireland.
DESTA f & m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "joy" in Amharic.
DETLEF m Low German, German
Derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and leib "heritage".
DEUSDEDIT m Late Roman
Latin name meaning "God has given". This was the name of two popes (who are also known by the related name Adeodatus).
DEV m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god".
DEVADAS m Indian, Hindi
Means "servant of the gods" from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god" and दास (dasa) meaning "servant".
DEVAN m & f English (Modern)
Variant of DEVIN.
DEVARAJ m Indian, Kannada
Modern form of DEVARAJA.
DEVARAJA m Hinduism
Means "king of gods" from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god" and राज (raja) meaning "king". This is another name of the Hindu god Indra.
DEVDAS m Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi देवदास (see DEVADAS).
DEVEREUX m English (Rare)
From an English surname, of Norman French origin, meaning "from Evreux". Evreux is a town in France.
DEVIN m & f English
From a surname, either the Irish surname DEVIN (1) or the English surname DEVIN (2).
DEVON m & f English
Variant of DEVIN. It may also be partly inspired by the name of the county of Devon in England, which got its name from the Dumnonii, a Celtic tribe.
DEVRAJ m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of DEVARAJA.
DEVRİM m Turkish
Means "revolution" in Turkish.
DEVYN f & m English (Modern)
Variant of DEVIN.
DEWAYNE m English
Variant of DUANE.
DEWEY m Welsh
Welsh form of DAVID.
DEWI (1) m Welsh
From Dewydd, an old Welsh form of DAVID. Saint Dewi, the patron saint of Wales, was a 6th-century Welsh bishop.
DEWYDD m Welsh (Archaic)
Old Welsh form of DAVID.
DEX m English
Short form of DEXTER.
DEXTER m English
From an occupational surname meaning "one who dyes" in Old English. It also coincides with the Latin word dexter meaning "right-handed, skilled".
DEYAN m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of DEJAN.
DEZI m English
Diminutive of DESMOND and other names beginning with a similar sound.
DEZSŐ m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Desiderius (see DESIDERIO).
DHANANJAY m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "winning wealth" in Sanskrit.
DHARMA m Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Nepali
Means "that which is established, law, duty, virtue" in Sanskrit.
DHAVAL m Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "dazzling white" in Sanskrit.
DIADUMENIAN m History
From the Roman cognomen Diadumenianus, which was derived from the Greek name DIADUMENUS. This was the name of a Roman Emperor who reigned briefly in the 3rd century.
DIADUMENIANUS m Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of DIADUMENIAN.
DIADUMENUS m Late Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Διαδουμενος (Diadoumenos) meaning "wearing a diadem". This was the name of a sculpture by the 5th-century BC Greek sculptor Polyclitus.
DIAN m & f Indonesian
Means "candle" in Indonesian.
DIARMAD m Scottish
Scottish form of DIARMAID.
DIARMAID m Irish, Irish Mythology
Perhaps means "without envy" in Irish. In Irish mythology this was the name of a warrior who became the lover of Gráinne. It was also the name of several ancient Irish kings.
DICK (1) m English
Medieval diminutive of RICHARD. The change in the initial consonant is said to have been caused by the way the trilled Norman R was pronounced by the English.
DICK (2) m Dutch
Short form of DIEDERIK.
DICUN m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of DICK (1).
DÍDAC m Catalan
Catalan form of DIDACUS.
DIDACUS m Medieval Spanish
Form of DIEGO found in medieval Latin records.
DIDI m German
Diminutive of DIETER.
DIDIER m French
French form of DESIDERIO.
DIEDE m & f Dutch
Short form of DIEDERIK and other names beginning with the same element, originally from Germanic theud meaning "people".
DIEDERICH m German (Archaic)
Older German form of DIETRICH.
DIEDERICK m Dutch
Dutch variant of DIEDERIK.
DIEDERIK m Dutch
Dutch form of THEODORIC.
DIEGO m Spanish
Possibly a shortened form of SANTIAGO. In medieval records Diego was Latinized as Didacus, and it has been suggested that it in fact derives from Greek διδαχη (didache) meaning "teaching". Saint Didacus (or Diego) was a 15th-century Franciscan brother based in Alcalá, Spain. Other famous bearers of this name include Mexican muralist Diego Rivera (1886-1957) and Argentine soccer player Diego Maradona (1960-).
DIERK m German
Variant of DIRK.
DIETER m German
Means "warrior of the people", derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and hari "army".
DIETFRIED m German (Rare)
Means "peace of the people" from the Germanic elements theud "people" and frid "peace".
DIETHELM m German
Derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and helm "helmet, protection".
DIETMAR m German
Means "famous people", derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and mari "famous".
DIETRICH m German
German form of THEODORIC.
DIEUDONNÉ m French
Means "given by God" in French, used as a French form of DEUSDEDIT.
DIEUWE m Frisian
Frisian short form of Germanic names beginning with the element diet, originally theud meaning "people".
DIEUWER m Frisian
Frisian form of the Germanic name Dietwar, a later form of THEODOAR.
DIEUWERT m Frisian
Frisian form of the Germanic name Dietwart, a later form of THEODOARD.
DIGBY m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from the name of an English town, itself derived from a combination of Old English dic "dyke, ditch" and Old Norse byr "farm, town".
DIGGORY m English (Rare)
Probably an Anglicized form of Degaré. Sir Degaré was the subject of a medieval poem set in Brittany. The name may mean "lost one" from French égaré.
DIKLA m & f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דִּקְלָה (see DIKLAH).
DIKLAH m & f Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "palm grove" in Hebrew or Aramaic. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Joktan. In modern times it is also used as a feminine name.
DILBERT m Popular Culture
Meaning unknown. The second element is probably intended to be from Germanic beraht "bright". This is the title character in a comic strip by Scott Adams.
DILEEP m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi दिलीप, Malayalam ദിലീപ്, Kannada ದಿಲೀಪ್, Tamil திலீப் or Telugu దిలీప్ (see DILIP).
DILIPA m Hinduism
Means "protector of Delhi" from Sanskrit दिल्ली (see DELHI) combined with (pa) meaning "protecting". This is the name of several kings in Hindu texts.
DILLON m English
Variant of DYLAN based on the spelling of the surname Dillon, which has an unrelated origin.
DILŞAD m Kurdish
Kurdish form of DILSHAD.
DILSHAD m & f Persian
Means "happy heart, cheerful" in Persian.
DILWYN m Welsh
Means "genuine and white" from the Welsh element dilys "genuine" combined with gwyn "white, fair, blessed".
DIMA (2) m Russian
Diminutive of DIMITRI.
DIMAS m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of DISMAS.
DIMI f & m Greek
Short form of DIMITRA or DIMITRIOS.
DIMITAR m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of DEMETRIUS.
DIMITRI m Russian, French
Variant of DMITRIY, using the Church Slavic spelling.
DIMITRIJ m Slovene, Macedonian
Slovene and Macedonian form of DEMETRIUS.
DIMITRIJE m Serbian
Serbian form of DEMETRIUS.
DIMITRIOS m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of DEMETRIOS.
DIMITRIS m Greek
Modern Greek variant of DEMETRIOS.
DIMO m Bulgarian
Diminutive of DIMITAR.
DIMOSTHENIS m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of DEMOSTHENES.
DINESHA m Hinduism
Means "day lord" from Sanskrit दिन (dina) meaning "day" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord". In Hindu texts this is used as a name of the sun.
DINH m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (dinh) meaning "palace, encampment".
DINIS m Portuguese (European)
Portuguese form of DENIS, used mainly in Portugal as opposed to Brazil (where Dênis is more common).
DINIZ m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese variant form of DENIS.
DINKO m Croatian
Croatian diminutive of DOMINIC.
DINO m Italian, Croatian
Short form of names ending in dino or tino.
DINU m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of CONSTANTIN.
DIOCLETIAN m History
From the Roman cognomen Diocletianus, a derivative of DIOKLES. This was the name of a Roman emperor of the 3rd and 4th centuries. He is remembered for persecuting Christians, but he also reformed and stabilized the crumbling Empire.