Masculine Names

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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 DELSHAD.
DILSHAD m & f Urdu
Urdu form of DELSHAD.
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.
DIODATO m Italian
Italian form of DEODATUS.
DIODORE m French (Rare)
French form of DIODORUS.
DIODORUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Διοδωρος (Diodoros) meaning "gift of Zeus", derived from the elements Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS" and δωρον (doron) meaning "gift". This was the name of a 1st-century BC Greek historian.
DIODOTUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Διοδοτος (Diodotos), a Greek name meaning "given by Zeus" from Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS" and δοτος (dotos) meaning "given".
DIOGENES m Ancient Greek
Means "born of Zeus" from Greek Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS" and γενης (genes) meaning "born". This was the name of a Greek Cynic philosopher.
DIOGO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of DIEGO. This name was borne by the 15th-century Portuguese explorer Diogo Cão.
DIOKLES m Ancient Greek
Means "glory of Zeus" from Greek Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS" and κλεος (kleos) meaning "glory".
DIOMEDES m Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS" and μηδομαι (medomai) meaning "to think, to plan". In Greek legend Diomedes was one of the greatest heroes who fought against the Trojans. With Odysseus he entered Troy and stole the Palladium. After the Trojan War he founded the cities of Brindisi and Arpi in Italy.
DIOMIDIS m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of DIOMEDES.
DION m Ancient Greek, English
Short form of DIONYSIOS and other Greek names beginning with the Greek element Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS". This was the name of a 4th-century BC tyrant of Syracuse. It has been used as an American given name since the middle of the 20th century.
DIONISIE m Romanian
Romanian form of DIONYSIUS.
DIONÍSIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of DIONYSIUS.
DIONISIO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of DIONYSIUS.
DIONYSIOS m Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek personal name derived from the name of the Greek god DIONYSOS. Famous bearers include two early tyrants of Syracuse and a 1st-century BC Greek rhetorician.
DIONYSIUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Biblical
Latin form of DIONYSIOS. Dionysius the Areopagite, who is mentioned in the New Testament, was a judge converted to Christianity by Saint Paul. This was also the name of many other early saints, including a 3rd-century pope.
DIONYSODOROS m Ancient Greek
Means "gift of Dionysos" from the name of the god DIONYSOS combined with Greek δωρον (doron) meaning "gift".
DIONYSOS m Greek Mythology
From Greek Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS" combined with NYSA, the name of the region where young Dionysos was said to have been raised. In Greek mythology Dionysos was the god of wine, revelry, fertility and dance. He was the son of Zeus and Semele.
DIONÝZ m Slovak
Slovak form of DIONYSIUS.
DIP m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Masculine form of DIPA.
DIPAKA m Hinduism
Means "inflaming, exciting" in Sanskrit. This is another name of Kama, the Hindu god of love.
DİRENÇ m Turkish
Means "resistance" in Turkish.
DIRK m Dutch, German, English
Short form of DIEDERIK. The name was popularized in the English-speaking world by actor Dirk Bogarde (1921-1999), who had some Dutch ancestry. This is also the Scots word for a type of dagger.
DISMAS m Judeo-Christian Legend
Derived from Greek δυσμη (dysme) meaning "sunset". This is the name traditionally given to the repentant thief who was crucified beside Jesus.
DIXON m English
From an English surname meaning "DICK (1)'s son".
DIYA (2) m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ضياء (see ZIYA).
DÎYAR m & f Kurdish
Variant of DIYAR.
DIYAR m & f Kurdish
Means "apparent, visible, clear" in Kurdish.
DJEHUTI m Egyptian Mythology (Hypothetical)
Reconstructed Egyptian form of THOTH.
DJEHUTIMESU m Ancient Egyptian (Hypothetical)
Reconstructed Egyptian form of THUTMOSE.
DJORDJE m Serbian
Alternate transcription of Serbian Ђорђе (see ĐORĐE).
DJURADJ m Serbian
Alternate transcription of Serbian Ђурађ (see ĐURAĐ).
DJURO m Serbian
Alternate transcription of Serbian Ђуро (see ĐURO).
DMITAR m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of DEMETRIUS.
DMITREI m Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of DMITRIY.
DMITRI m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Дмитрий (see DMITRIY).
DMITRII m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Дмитрий (see DMITRIY).
DMITRIY m Russian
Russian form of DEMETRIUS. Dmitriy Mendeleev (1834-1907) was the Russian chemist who devised the periodic table.
DMITRY m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Дмитрий (see DMITRIY).
DMYTRO m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of DEMETRIUS.
DOBRI m Bulgarian
Diminutive of DOBROSLAV.
DOBROGOST m Polish (Rare), Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and gosti "guest".
DOBROMIL m Czech (Rare), Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and milu "gracious, dear".
DOBROSLAV m Croatian, Serbian, Czech, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and slava "glory".
DOBROSŁAW m Polish
Polish form of DOBROSLAV.
DÖLF m Limburgish
Limburgish short form of ADOLF.
DOLPH m English
Short form of ADOLPH.
DOM m English
Short form of DOMINIC.
DOMAGOJ m Croatian
Derived from the Slavic elements domu "home" and gojiti "grow, heal, foster, nurture".
DOMANTAS m Lithuanian
From Old Lithuanian dotas "gift" and mantus "intelligent". It is sometimes conflated with DAUMANTAS.
DOMAS m Lithuanian
Short form of DOMINYKAS or DOMANTAS.
DOMEN m Slovene
Slovene form of DOMINIC.
DOMENIC m English
Variant of DOMINIC.
DOMENICO m Italian
Italian form of DOMINIC. Domenico Veneziano was a Renaissance painter who lived in Florence.
DOMHNALL m Scottish, Irish
Gaelic form of DONALD.
DOMINGO m Spanish
Spanish form of DOMINIC.
DOMINGOS m Portuguese
Portuguese form of DOMINIC.
DOMINIC m English
From the Late Latin name Dominicus meaning "of the Lord". This name was traditionally given to a child born on Sunday. Several saints have borne this name, including the 13th-century founder of the Dominican order of friars. It was in this saint's honour that the name was first used in England, starting around the 13th century. It is primarily used by Catholics.
DOMINICK m English
Variant of DOMINIC.
DOMINICUS m Late Roman, Dutch
Original Latin form of DOMINIC, as well as the modern Dutch form.
DOMINIK m German, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Polish, Hungarian, Croatian
Form of DOMINIC used in various languages.
DOMINIQUE f & m French
French feminine and masculine form of DOMINIC.
DOMINYKAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of DOMINIC.
DOMITIAN m History
From the Roman cognomen Domitianus, itself derived from the family name DOMITIUS. This was the name of a 1st-century Roman emperor, Titus Flavius Domitianus.
DOMITIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was probably derived from Latin domitus meaning "having been tamed".
DOMNALL m Scottish, Irish
Gaelic form of DONALD.
DOMNIUS m Late Roman
Derived from Late Latin domnus, Latin dominus meaning "lord, master". Saint Domnius was a bishop of Split in Croatia who was martyred during the persecutions of Diocletian in the early 4th century.
DOMONKOS m Hungarian
Hungarian form of DOMINIC.
DÖMÖTÖR m Hungarian
Hungarian form of DEMETRIUS.
DON m English
Short form of DONALD.
DONAGH m Irish
Anglicized form of Donnchadh (see DUNCAN).
DÓNAL m Irish
Modern Irish form of Domhnall (see DONALD).
DONAL m Irish
Anglicized form of Domhnall (see DONALD).
DONALD m Scottish, English
From the Gaelic name Domhnall meaning "ruler of the world", composed of the old Celtic elements dumno "world" and val "rule". This was the name of two 9th-century kings of the Scots and Picts. It has traditionally been very popular in Scotland, and during the 20th century it became common in the rest of the English-speaking world. This is the name of one of Walt Disney's most popular cartoon characters, Donald Duck. It was also borne by Australian cricket player Donald Bradman (1908-2001).
DONAR m Germanic Mythology
Continental Germanic cognate of Þórr (see THOR).
DONÁT m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Donatus (see DONATO).
DONAT m French (Rare), Occitan (Rare), Catalan (Rare), Polish (Rare)
French, Occitan, Catalan and Polish form of Donatus (see DONATO).
DONATAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Donatus (see DONATO).
DONATELLO m Italian
Diminutive of DONATO. The Renaissance sculptor Donato di Niccolo di Bette Bardi was better known as Donatello.
DONATIANUS m Late Roman
Derivative of Donatus (see DONATO). This was the name of a few early saints.
DONATIEN m French
French form of DONATIANUS.
DONATO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the Late Latin name Donatus meaning "given". Several early saints had this name. The name was also borne by two Renaissance masters: the sculptor Donato di Niccolo di Bette Bardi (also known as Donatello), and the architect Donato Bramante.
DONATUS m Late Roman
Latin form of DONATO.
DONCHO m Bulgarian
Diminutive of ANDON.
DONČO m Macedonian
Diminutive of ANDON.
DONG m Chinese
From Chinese (dōng) meaning "east", (dòng) meaning "pillar, beam", or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
DONG-GEUN m Korean
From Sino-Korean (dong) meaning "east" and (geun) meaning "root, foundation", as well as other hanja character combinations.
DONNACHA m Irish
Irish variant of Donnchadh (see DUNCAN).
DONNCHA m Irish
Irish variant of Donnchadh (see DUNCAN).
DONNCHAD m Ancient Irish
Older Irish form of Donnchadh (see DUNCAN).
DONNCHADH m Irish, Scottish
Irish and Scottish Gaelic form of DUNCAN.
DONNDUBHÁN m Ancient Irish
Composed of the Irish element donn "brown" combined with dubh "dark" and a diminutive suffix.
DONNIE m English
Diminutive of DONALD.
DONNY m English
Diminutive of DONALD.
DONOVAN m Irish, English
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Donndubháin meaning "descendant of DONNDUBHÁN".
DOR m & f Hebrew
Means "generation" in Hebrew.
DORAN m Irish
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Deoráin meaning "descendant of Deoradhán". The name Deoradhán means "exile, wanderer" in Gaelic.
ĐORĐE m Serbian
Serbian form of GEORGE.
DORI m Hebrew
Means "my generation" in Hebrew.
DORIAN m English, French
The name was first used by Oscar Wilde in his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), which tells the story of a man whose portrait ages while he stays young. Wilde may have taken it from the name of the ancient Greek tribe the Dorians, or from the surname DORAN.
DORIANO m Italian
Italian form of DORIAN.
DORIJAN m Croatian
Croatian form of DORIAN.
DORIN m Romanian
Romanian, possibly a form of DORIAN or a diminutive of TEODOR.
DORINEL m Romanian
Diminutive of DORIN.
DORJI f & m Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "diamond" in Tibetan.
DOROFEI m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Дорофей (see DOROFEY).
DOROFEY m Russian
Russian form of Dorotheos (see DOROTHEA).
DORON m Hebrew
Derived from Greek δωρον (doron) meaning "gift".
DOROTHEOS m Greek, Late Greek
Greek masculine form of DOROTHEA.
DOROTHEUS m Late Roman
Latinized form of DOROTHEOS.
DORU m Romanian
Derived from Romanian dor meaning "longing".
DORUK m Turkish
Means "mountaintop" in Turkish.
DOUG m English
Short form of DOUGLAS.
DOUGAL m Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Dubhghall, which meant "dark stranger" from dubh "dark" and gall "stranger".
DOUGLAS m Scottish, English
Anglicized form of the Scottish surname Dubhghlas, meaning "dark river" from Gaelic dubh "dark" and glais "water, river" (an archaic word related to glas "grey, green"). Douglas was originally a place name (for example, a tributary of the River Clyde), which then became a Scottish clan name borne by a powerful line of earls. It has been used as a given name since the 16th century.
DOV m Hebrew
Means "bear" in Hebrew.
DOVID m Yiddish
Yiddish form of DAVID.
DOVYDAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of DAVID.
DOYLE m Irish
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Dubhghaill meaning "descendant of Dubhghall" (see DOUGAL). Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was the author of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories.
DO-YUN m Korean
From Sino-Korean (do) meaning "path, road, way" and (yun) meaning "allow, consent", as well as other hanja character combinations.
DRACO m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Δρακων (Drakon), which meant "dragon, serpent". This was the name of a 7th-century BC Athenian legislator. This is also the name of a constellation in the northern sky.
DRAGAN m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAGO m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious". It is also a short form of other Slavic names beginning with that element.
DRAGOMIR m Serbian, Croatian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious" combined with miru meaning "peace, world".
DRAGOS m Romanian
Variant of DRAGOȘ.
DRAGOȘ m Romanian
Originally a short form of Slavic names beginning with the element dragu meaning "precious", such as DRAGOMIR. This was the name of a 14th-century ruler of Moldavia.
DRAGOSLAV m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dragu meaning "precious" and slava meaning "glory".
DRAGUTIN m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAHOMÍR m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of DRAGOMIR.
DRAHOSLAV m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of DRAGOSLAV.
DRAKE m English
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".
DRAKON m Ancient Greek
Greek form of DRACO.
DRAŠKO m Serbian, Croatian
Diminutive of names containing the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAVEN m Popular Culture
From a surname (of unknown meaning) that was used in the movie The Crow (1994).
DRAŽEN m Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAZHAN m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of DRAŽEN.
DRE m English
Short form of ANDRE.
DREW m English
Short form of ANDREW.
DRIES m Dutch
Short form of ANDRIES.
DRISCOLL m English (Rare), Irish
From an Irish surname that was an Anglicized form of Ó Eidirsceóil meaning "descendant of the messenger".
DROGO m English (Archaic)
Norman name, possibly derived from Gothic dragen meaning "to carry" or Saxon drog meaning "ghost". Alternatively, it could be from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious, dear". The Normans introduced this name to England.
DROR m Hebrew
Means "freedom" or "sparrow" in Hebrew.
DRUMMOND m English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname that was derived from various place names, themselves derived from Gaelic druim meaning "ridge".
DRUPADA m Hinduism
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.
DRUST m Ancient 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.
DRUSTAN m Ancient Celtic
Older form of TRISTAN. This name was borne by a 7th-century Scottish saint.
DRUSUS m Ancient 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".
DRYSTAN m Welsh
Welsh form of TRISTAN.
DU m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of EDUARDO.
DUANE m English, Irish
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Ó Dubhán meaning "descendant of DUBHÁN".
DUARTE m Portuguese
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.
DUBAKU m & f Western African, Akan
Means "eleventh born child" in Akan.
DUBHÁN m Irish
Irish name derived from dubh "dark, black" combined with a diminutive suffix.
DUBHGHALL m Irish, Scottish
Original Gaelic form of DOUGAL.
DUBHGHLAS m Scottish
Original Gaelic form of DOUGLAS.
DUBHSHLÁINE m Ancient Irish
Old Irish name derived from dubh "dark, black" and either slán "defiance" or Sláine, the Irish name of the River Slaney.
DUBHTHACH m Ancient Irish
Old Irish name derived from dubh "dark, black" in combination with a second element of unknown meaning.
DUBRAVKO m Croatian, Serbian
From the old Slavic word dubrava meaning "oak grove".
ĐỨC m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (đức) meaning "virtue".
DUDA m & f Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of EDUARDO or EDUARDA.
DUDDA m Anglo-Saxon
Old English byname possibly meaning "round".
DUDEL m Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of DAVID.
DUDLEY m English
From a surname that was originally from a place name meaning "Dudda's clearing" in Old English. The surname was borne by a British noble family.
DUDU m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of EDUARDO.
DUFF m Scottish
Derived from Gaelic dubh meaning "dark".
DUGALD m Scottish
Scottish variant of DOUGAL.
DUHA f & m Arabic
Means "morning" in Arabic.
DUILIO m Italian, 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.
DUILIUS m Ancient Roman
Latin form of DUILIO.
DUJAM m Croatian (Archaic)
Older Croatian form of DOMNIUS.
DUJE m Croatian
Croatian form of DOMNIUS.
DUKE m English
From the noble title duke, which was originally derived from Latin dux "leader".
DUKVAKHA m Chechen
Means "to live long", derived from Nakh duqa "many" and vakha "to live".
DULF m Limburgish
Limburgish short form of ADOLF.
DUMISANI m Southern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "praise" in Zulu and Ndebele.
DUMITRU m Romanian
Romanian form of DEMETRIUS.
DUMUZI m Sumerian Mythology
From Sumerian 𒌉 (dumu) meaning "son, child" and 𒍣 (zid) meaning "true, loyal". This was the name of a Sumerian god of shepherds and vegetation, the husband of Inanna. He was said to spend half of each year in the underworld, resulting in the yearly cycle of seasons. He was known to the Semitic peoples of Mesopotamia as Tammuz.
DUNCAN m Scottish, 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).
DŨNG m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (dũng) meaning "brave".
DUNSTAN m English (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.
DƯƠNG m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (dương) meaning "male, virile".
DURAI m Tamil
Means "chief, leader" in Tamil.
DURANS m Late Roman
Original Latin form of DURANTE.
DURANTE m Italian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Durans, which meant "enduring".
DURGA f & m Hinduism, 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.
DURI f & m Korean
Means "two" in Korean (Gyeongsang dialect).
DURK m Frisian
Frisian variant of DIRK.
ĐURO m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of GEORGE.
DURU f & m Turkish
Means "clear, lucid" in Turkish.
DURWARD m English
From an occupational surname meaning "door guard" in Middle English.
DUŠAN m Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovak, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from Slavic dusha meaning "soul, spirit".
DUSHYANT m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of DUSHYANTA.
DUSHYANTA m Hinduism
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.
DUSTIN m English
From an English surname that 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).
DUSTY m & f English
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.
DUTCH m English
From a nickname given to Americans of German descent. It is related to deutsch, the German word for "German".
DUUK m Dutch (Modern)
Probably a Dutch form of the English word duke, which was originally derived from Latin dux "leader". The equivalent Dutch word is hertog.
DUYGU m & f Turkish
Means "emotion, sensation" in Turkish.
DWAIN m English
Variant of DUANE.
DWAYNE m English
Variant of DUANE.
DWI m & f Indonesian
Means "two, second" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit द्वि (dvi).
DWIGHT m English
From an English surname that 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).
DWYN m Celtic Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Celtic god of love.
DYLAN m Welsh, 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]
DYSON m English (Rare)
From an English surname that meant "son of DYE".
DŽAFER m Bosnian
Bosnian form of JAFAR.
DZHABRAIL m Chechen
Chechen form of GABRIEL.
DZHAMAL m Chechen
Chechen form of JAMAL.
DZHOKHAR m Chechen
Possibly from Persian گوهر (gohar) meaning "jewel, essence" or جوهر (johar) meaning "essence, ink" (which comes from the same root, but via a loan to Arabic and retransmission to Persian).
DZIANIS m Belarusian
Belarusian form of DENIS.
DZMITRY m Belarusian
Belarusian form of DEMETRIUS.
DZVEZDAN m Macedonian
Masculine form of DZVEZDA.
DZVONIMIR m Macedonian
Macedonian form of ZVONIMIR.
DZVONKO m Macedonian
Diminutive of DZVONIMIR.
EA (1) m Semitic Mythology
Meaning unknown, perhaps from Sumerian meaning "house of water", or perhaps of Akkadian or Hurrian origin. This was the Akkadian, Assyrian, Hurrian and Babylonian name of the Sumerian water god Enki.
EACHANN m Scottish, Irish
Means "brown horse" from Gaelic each "horse" and donn "brown". It was sometimes Anglicized as Hector.
EADBERHT m Anglo-Saxon
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.
EADBHÁRD m Irish
Irish form of EDWARD.
EADGAR m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDGAR.
EADMUND m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDMUND.
EADRIC m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDRIC.
EADWALD m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and weald "power, ruler". This was the name of an 8th-century king of East Anglia.
EADWEARD m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDWARD.
EADWIG m Anglo-Saxon
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.
EADWINE m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDWIN.
EADWULF m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and wulf "wolf". This name fell out of use after the Norman Conquest.
EALAIR m Scottish
Scottish Gaelic form of HILARY.
EALDRÆD m Anglo-Saxon
From the Old English elements eald "old" and ræd "counsel". This name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest.
EALDWINE m Anglo-Saxon
From the Old English elements eald "old" and wine "friend". This name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest.
EALHHERE m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ealh "temple" and here "army".
EALHSTAN m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element ealh "temple" combined with stan "stone".
ÉAMON m Irish
Variant of ÉAMONN. This name was borne by American-born Irish president Éamon de Valera (1882-1975), whose birth name was Edward.
EAMON m Irish
Variant of ÉAMONN.
ÉAMONN m Irish
Irish form of EDMUND.
EAN m Manx
Manx form of JOHN.
ÉANNA m Irish
Variant of ÉNNA.
EANRAIG m Scottish
Scottish Gaelic form of HENRY.
EARDWULF m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element eard "land" combined with wulf "wolf".
EARL m English
From the aristocratic title, which derives from Old English eorl "nobleman, warrior". It has been used as a given name since the 19th century.
EARLE m English
Variant of EARL.
EARNEST m English
Variant of ERNEST influenced by the spelling of the English word earnest.