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This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the first letter is D.
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DIDACUSmMedieval Spanish
Form of DIEGO found in medieval Latin records.
Diminutive of DIETER.
French form of DESIDERIO.
Short form of DIEDERIK and other names beginning with the same element, originally from Germanic theud meaning "people".
DIEDERICHmGerman (Archaic)
Older German form of DIETRICH.
Dutch variant of DIEDERIK.
Dutch form of THEODORIC.
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) "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-).
Variant of DIRK.
Means "warrior of the people", derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and hari "army".
DIETFRIEDmGerman (Rare)
Means "peace of the people" from the Germanic elements theud "people" and frid "peace".
Derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and helm "helmet, protection".
Means "famous people", derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and meri "famous".
German form of THEODORIC.
Means "given by God" in French, used as a French form of DEUSDEDIT.
Frisian short form of Germanic names beginning with the element diet, originally theud meaning "people".
Frisian form of the Germanic name Dietwar, a later form of THEODOAR.
Frisian form of the Germanic name Dietwart, a later form of THEODOARD.
DIGBYmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which 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".
DIGGORYmEnglish (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.
DIKLAm & fHebrew
Variant transcription of DIKLAH.
DIKLAHm & fHebrew, 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.
DILBERTmPopular 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.
DILEEPmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu
Variant transcription of DILIP.
Means "protector of Delhi" from Sanskrit दिल्ली (see DELHI) combined with (pa) meaning "protecting". This is the name of several kings in Hindu texts.
Variant of DYLAN based on the spelling of the surname Dillon, which has an unrelated origin.
Kurdish form of DILSHAD.
DILSHADm & fPersian
Means "happy heart, cheerful" in Persian.
Means "genuine and white" from the Welsh element dilys "genuine" combined with gwyn "white, fair, blessed".
DIMA (2)mRussian
Diminutive of DIMITRI.
DIMASmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of DISMAS.
DIMITARmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of DEMETRIUS.
DIMITRImRussian, French
Variant of DMITRIY, using the Church Slavic spelling.
DIMITRIJmSlovene, Macedonian
Slovene and Macedonian form of DEMETRIUS.
Serbian form of DEMETRIUS.
Modern Greek form of DEMETRIOS.
Modern Greek form of DEMETRIOS.
Diminutive of DIMITAR.
Modern Greek form of DEMOSTHENES.
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.
From Sino-Vietnamese (dinh) meaning "palace, encampment".
DINISmPortuguese (European)
Portuguese form of DENIS, used mainly in Portugal as opposed to Brazil (where Dênis is more common).
DINIZmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese variant form of DENIS.
Croatian diminutive of DOMINIC.
DINOmItalian, Croatian
Short form of names ending in dino or tino.
Romanian diminutive of CONSTANTIN.
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.
Italian form of DEODATUS.
DIODORUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Διοδωρος (Diodoros) which meant "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.
DIODOTUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Διοδοτος (Diodotos), a Greek name which meant "given by Zeus" from Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS" and δοτος (dotos) meaning "given".
DIOGENESmAncient 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.
Portuguese form of DIEGO. This name was borne by the 15th-century Portuguese explorer Diogo Cão.
DIOKLESmAncient Greek
Means "glory of Zeus" from Greek Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS" and κλεος (kleos) meaning "glory".
DIOMEDESmGreek 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.
DIONmAncient 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.
Romanian form of DIONYSIUS.
Portuguese form of DIONYSIUS.
DIONISIOmSpanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of DIONYSIUS.
DIONYSIOSmGreek, 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.
DIONYSIUSmAncient 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.
Means "gift of Dionysos" from the name of the god DIONYSOS combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift".
DIONYSOSmGreek 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.
Slovak form of DIONYSIUS.
Means "inflaming, exciting" in Sanskrit. This is another name of Kama, the Hindu god of love.
Means "resistance" in Turkish.
DIRKmDutch, 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.
DISMASmJudeo-Christian Legend
Derived from Greek δυσμη (dysme) meaning "sunset". This is the name traditionally given to the repentant thief who was crucified beside Jesus.
From an English surname meaning "DICK (1)'s son".
DIYA (2)mArabic
Variant transcription of ZIYA.
DÎYARf & mKurdish
Means "gift" in Kurdish.
DJEHUTImEgyptian Mythology
Reconstructed Egyptian form of THOTH.
DJEHUTIMESUmAncient Egyptian
Reconstructed Egyptian form of THUTMOSE.
Variant transcription of ĐORĐE.
Variant transcription of ĐURAĐ.
Variant transcription of ĐURO.
DMITARmCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of DEMETRIUS.
DMITREImMedieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of DMITRIY.
Variant transcription of DMITRIY.
Variant transcription of DMITRIY.
Russian form of DEMETRIUS. Dmitriy Mendeleev (1834-1907) was the Russian chemist who devised the periodic table.
Variant transcription of DMITRIY.
Ukrainian form of DEMETRIUS.
Diminutive of DOBROSLAV.
DOBROGOSTmPolish (Rare), Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and gosti "guest".
DOBROMILmCzech (Rare), Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and milu "gracious, dear".
DOBROSLAVmCroatian, Serbian, Czech, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and slava "glory".
Polish form of DOBROSLAV.
Limburgish short form of ADOLF.
Short form of ADOLPH.
Short form of DOMINIC.
Derived from the Slavic elements domu "home" and gojiti "grow, heal, foster, nurture".
Slovene form of DOMINIC.
Italian form of DOMINIC. Domenico Veneziano was a Renaissance painter who lived in Florence.
DOMHNALLmScottish, Irish
Gaelic form of DONALD.
Spanish form of DOMINIC.
Portuguese form of DOMINIC.
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.
DOMINICUSmLate Roman, Dutch
Original Latin form of DOMINIC, as well as the modern Dutch form.
DOMINIQUEf & mFrench
French feminine and masculine form of DOMINIC.
Lithuanian form of DOMINIC.
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.
DOMITIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was probably derived from Latin domitus meaning "having been tamed".
DOMNALLmScottish, Irish
Gaelic form of DONALD.
Hungarian form of DOMINIC.
Hungarian form of DEMETRIUS.
Short form of DONALD.
Anglicized form of Donnchadh (see DUNCAN).
Modern Irish form of Domhnall (see DONALD).
Anglicized form of Domhnall (see DONALD).
DONALDmScottish, English
From the Gaelic name Domhnall which means "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).
DONARmGermanic Mythology
Continental Germanic cognate of Þórr (see THOR).
Hungarian form of Donatus (see DONATO).
DONATmFrench (Rare), Occitan (Rare), Catalan (Rare), Polish (Rare)
French, Occitan, Catalan and Polish form of Donatus (see DONATO).
Lithuanian form of Donatus (see DONATO).
Diminutive of DONATO. The Renaissance sculptor Donato di Niccolo di Bette Bardi was better known as Donatello.
Derivative of Donatus (see DONATO). This was the name of a few early saints.
French form of DONATIANUS.
DONATOmItalian, 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.
DONATUSmLate Roman
Latin form of DONATO.
Diminutive of ANDON.
Diminutive of ANDON.
From Chinese (dōng) meaning "east", (dòng) meaning "pillar, beam", or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
From Sino-Korean (dong) meaning "east" and (geun) meaning "root, foundation", as well as other hanja character combinations.
DONNCHADmAncient Irish
Older Gaelic form of DUNCAN.
DONNCHADHmIrish, Scottish
Gaelic form of DUNCAN.
DONNDUBHÁNmAncient Irish
Composed of the Gaelic element donn "brown" combined with dubh "dark" and a diminutive suffix.
Diminutive of DONALD.
Diminutive of DONALD.
DONOVANmIrish, English
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Donndubháin meaning "descendant of DONNDUBHÁN".
DORm & fHebrew
Means "generation" in Hebrew.
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Deoráin meaning "descendant of Deoradhán". The name Deoradhán means "exile, wanderer" in Gaelic.
Serbian form of GEORGE.
Means "my generation" in Hebrew.
DORIANmEnglish, 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.
Italian form of DORIAN.
Croatian form of DORIAN.
Romanian, possibly a form of DORIAN or a diminutive of TEODOR.
DORJIf & mTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "diamond" in Tibetan.
Variant transcription of DOROFEY.
Russian form of Dorotheos (see DOROTHEA).
Derived from Greek δωρον (doron) meaning "gift".
DOROTHEOSmGreek, Late Greek
Original Greek masculine form of DOROTHEA.
Latinized form of DOROTHEOS.
Derived from Romanian dor meaning "longing".
Means "mountaintop" in Turkish.
Short form of DOUGLAS.
DOUGALmScottish, Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Dubhghall, which meant "dark stranger" from dubh "dark" and gall "stranger".
DOUGLASmScottish, 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.
Means "bear" in Hebrew.
Yiddish form of DAVID.
Lithuanian form of DAVID.
From an Irish surname which 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.
From Sino-Korean (do) meaning "path, road, way" and (yun) meaning "allow, consent", as well as other hanja character combinations.
DRACOmAncient 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.
DRAGANmSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAGOmCroatian, 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.
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".
DRAHOMÍRmCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of DRAGOMIR.
DRAHOSLAVmCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak 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".
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".
DRAZHANmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of DRAŽEN.
Short form of ANDRE.
Short form of ANDREW.
Short form of ANDRIES.
DRISCOLLmEnglish (Rare), Irish
From an Irish surname which was an Anglicized form of Ó Eidirsceóil meaning "descendant of the messenger".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
Limburgish short form of ADOLF.
DUMISANImSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "praise" in Zulu and Ndebele.
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".
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.
From Sino-Vietnamese (dương) meaning "male, virile".
Means "chief, leader" in Tamil.
DURANSmLate Roman
Original Latin form of DURANTE.
Italian form of the Late Latin name Durans which meant "enduring".
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.
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.
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.
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]
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.
Masculine form of DZVEZDA.
Macedonian form of ZVONIMIR.
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