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DAm & fChinese
From Chinese () meaning "achieve, arrive at, intelligent" (which is usually only masculine), () meaning "big, great, vast, high", or other characters with a similar pronunciation.
DAANmDutch
Short form of DANIËL.
DACIANAfRomanian
Derived from Dacia, the old Roman name for the region which is now Romania and Moldova.
DACREmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name in Cumbria, of Brythonic origin meaning "trickling stream".
DADAfWestern African, Yoruba
Means "curly hair" in Yoruba.
DADO (1)mPortuguese
Portuguese diminutive of EDUARDO.
DADO (2)mCroatian
Croatian diminutive of DAMIR and other names containing the sound da.
DAEDALUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Δαιδαλος (Daidalos) which was derived from δαιδαλλω (daidallo) meaning "to work cunningly". In Greek myth Daedalus was an Athenian inventor who was banished to Crete. There he designed the Labyrinth for King Minos, but he and his son Icarus were eventually imprisoned inside it because he had aided Theseus in his quest against the Minotaur. Daelalus and Icarus escaped using wings fashioned from wax, but Icarus fell from the sky to his death.
DAE-JUNGmKorean
From Sino-Korean (dae) meaning "big, great, vast, large, high" combined with (jung) meaning "middle". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well. A notable bearer was South Korean president Kim Dae-jung (1924-2009).
DAENERYSfLiterature
Created by author George R. R. Martin for a character in his series 'A Song of Ice and Fire', first published 1996, and the television adaption 'Game of Thrones' (2011-). An explanation for the meaning of her name is not provided, though it is presumably intended to be of Valyrian origin. In the series Daenerys Targaryen is a queen of the Dothraki and a claimant to the throne of Westeros.
DAFFODILfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the flower, ultimately derived from Dutch de affodil meaning "the asphodel".
DAFINAfAlbanian, Macedonian
Albanian and Macedonian form of DAPHNE.
DAFNAfHebrew
Means "laurel" in Hebrew.
DAFNEfItalian
Italian form of DAPHNE.
DAFNIfGreek
Modern Greek form of DAPHNE.
DAFYDDmWelsh
Welsh form of DAVID. This name was borne by Dafydd ap Gruffydd, a 13th-century Welsh ruler, and Dafydd ap Gwilym, a 14th-century poet.
DAGmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from Old Norse dagr meaning "day".
DAGDAmIrish Mythology
Means "good god" in Celtic. In Irish myth Dagda (called also The Dagda) was the powerful god of the earth, knowledge, magic, abundance and treaties, a leader of the Tuatha De Danann. He was skilled in combat and healing and possessed a huge club, the handle of which could revive the dead.
DAGFINNmNorwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Dagfinnr, which was composed of the elements dagr "day" and Finnr "Sámi, person from Finland".
DAGMARfDanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, German, Czech, Slovak
From the Old Norse name Dagmær, derived from the elements dagr "day" and mær "maid". This was the name adopted by the popular Bohemian wife of the Danish king Valdemar II when they married in 1205. Her birth name was Markéta.
DAGMARAfPolish
Polish form of DAGMAR.
DAGNEYfVarious
Variant of DAGNY.
DAGNIJAfLatvian
Latvian form of DAGNY.
DAGNYfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Dagný, which was derived from the elements dagr "day" and "new".
DAGNÝfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of DAGNY.
DAGONmSemitic Mythology
Perhaps related to Ugaritic dgn meaning "grain". This was the name of a Semitic god of agriculture, usually depicted with the body of a fish.
DAGRmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of DAG.
DAGRÚNfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of DAGRUN.
DAGRUNfNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Dagrún, which was derived from the Old Norse elements dagr "day" and rún "secret lore".
DAGURmIcelandic
Icelandic form of DAG.
DAHLIAfEnglish (Modern)
From the name of the flower, which was named for the Swedish botanist Anders Dahl.
DAImWelsh
Derived from the old Celtic word dei meaning "to shine". This name is also used as a Welsh diminutive of DAVID.
DÁIBHÍmIrish
Irish form of DAVID.
DÀIBHIDHmScottish
Scottish Gaelic form of DAVID.
DAICHImJapanese
From Japanese (dai) meaning "big, great" combined with (chi) meaning "earth, land" or (chi) meaning "wisdom, intellect". Other kanji combinations are possible.
DAIKImJapanese
From Japanese (dai) meaning "big, great" combined with (ki) meaning "brightness", (ki) meaning "tree" or (ki) meaning "valuable". Other combinations of kanji can also form this name.
DAINAfLithuanian, Latvian
Means "song" in Lithuanian and Latvian.
DÁIREmIrish, Irish Mythology
Means "fruitful, fertile" in Irish Gaelic. This name is borne by many figures in Irish legend, including the Ulster chief who reneged on his promise to loan the Brown Bull of Cooley to Medb, starting the war between Connacht and Ulster as told in the Irish epic 'The Cattle Raid of Cooley'.
DÁIRÍNEfIrish
Derived from Irish Gaelic dáire meaning "fruitful, fertile".
DAISUKEmJapanese
From Japanese (dai) meaning "big, great" and (suke) meaning "help". Other kanji combinations are possible.
DAISYfEnglish
Simply from the English word for the white flower, ultimately derived from Old English dægeseage meaning "day eye". It was first used as a given name in the 19th century, at the same time many other plant and flower names were coined.
DÁITHÍmIrish
Possibly means "swift" in Irish Gaelic. It is sometimes used as an Irish form of David.
DAIVAfLithuanian
Created by the Lithuanian writer Vydūnas, who possibly derived it from a Sanskrit word meaning "destiny".
DAIVIDHmScottish (Rare)
Gaelic variant of DAVID.
DAJANAfSerbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian form of DIANA.
DAKARAImSouthern African, Shona
Means "rejoice" in Shona.
DAKILAmFilipino, Tagalog
Means "great" in Tagalog.
DAKOTAm & fEnglish (Modern)
Means "allies, friends" in the Dakota language. This is the name of a Native American people of the northern Mississippi valley.
DÁLACHmIrish
Derived from Irish dál meaning "assembly".
DALALfArabic
Means "coquettishness" in Arabic.
DALEm & fEnglish
From an English surname which originally belonged to a person who lived near a dale or valley.
DALEYmIrish, English (Rare)
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Dálaigh meaning "descendant of Dálach". The name Dálach means "assembly" in Gaelic.
DALIA (1)fSpanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic)
Spanish form of DAHLIA. The Dahlia is the national flower of Mexico.
DALIA (2)fLithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Means "fate, luck" in Lithuanian. This was the name of the Lithuanian goddess of weaving, fate and childbirth, often associated with Laima.
DALIA (3)fHebrew
Means "branch" in Hebrew.
DALIBORmCzech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dali meaning "distance" and borti meaning "to fight".
DALIMILmCzech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic elements dali meaning "distance" and milu meaning "gracious, dear".
DALISAYfFilipino, Tagalog
Means "pure" in Tagalog.
DALITfHebrew
Means "to draw water" in Hebrew.
DALITSOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "blessing" in Chewa.
DALLASm & fEnglish
From a surname which was originally taken from a Scottish place name meaning "meadow dwelling". A city in Texas bears this name, probably in honour of American Vice President George Mifflin Dallas (1792-1864).
DALTONmEnglish
From an English surname which was originally from a place name meaning "valley town" in Old English. A notable bearer of the surname was John Dalton (1766-1844), the English chemist and physicist who theorized about the existence of atoms.
DALYmIrish, English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of DALEY.
DALYAfHebrew
Variant transcription of DALIA (3).
DAMARISfBiblical, Biblical Greek
Probably means "calf, heifer, girl" from Greek δαμαλις (damalis). In the New Testament this is the name of a woman converted to Christianity by Saint Paul.
DAMAYANTIfHinduism
Means "subduing" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of a beautiful princess, the wife of Nala.
DAMHÁNmIrish
Means "fawn" from Gaelic damh "stag, ox" combined with a diminutive suffix.
DAMHNAITfIrish
Means "fawn" from Gaelic damh "stag, ox" combined with a diminutive suffix.
DAMIAANmDutch
Dutch form of DAMIAN.
DAMIANmEnglish, Polish, Dutch
From the Greek name Δαμιανος (Damianos) which was derived from Greek δαμαζω (damazo) "to tame". Saint Damian was martyred with his twin brother Cosmo in Syria early in the 4th century. They are the patron saints of physicians. Due to his renown, the name came into general use in Christian Europe. Another saint by this name was Peter Damian, an 11th-century cardinal and theologian from Italy.
DAMIANAfItalian
Italian feminine form of DAMIAN.
DAMIANOmItalian
Italian form of DAMIAN.
DAMIENmFrench
French form of DAMIAN.
DAMIJANmSlovene
Slovene form of DAMIAN.
DAMIJANAfSlovene
Slovene feminine form of DAMIAN.
DAMIONmEnglish
Variant of DAMIAN.
DAMIRmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Possibly derived from the Slavic elements dan "given" and miru "peace, world". Otherwise, it might be of Turkic origin.
DAMJANmSlovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of DAMIAN.
DAMJANAfSlovene, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of DAMIAN.
DAMLAfTurkish
Means "water drop" in Turkish.
DAMOCLESmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Δαμοκλης (Damokles), which was derived from δαμος (damos) "the people", a Doric Greek variant of δημος (demos), and κλεος (kleos) "glory". In Greek legend Damocles was a member of the court of Dionysius the Elder, the king of Syracuse. Damocles expressed envy of the king's station so Dionysius offered to switch roles with him for a day. To illustrate to Damocles the peril of a man in his position he suspended a sword over the throne.
DAMODARmIndian, Hindi
Modern form of DAMODARA.
DAMODARAmHinduism
Means "rope around the belly", derived from Sanskrit दाम (dama) meaning "rope" and उदर (udara) meaning "belly". This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, given to him because his foster-mother tied him to a large urn.
DAMOKLESmGreek Mythology
Original Greek form of DAMOCLES.
DAMONmGreek Mythology, English
Derived from Greek δαμαζω (damazo) meaning "to tame". According to Greek legend, Damon and Pythias were friends who lived on Syracuse in the 4th century BC. When Pythias was sentenced to death, he was allowed to temporarily go free on the condition that Damon take his place in prison. Pythias returned just before Damon was to be executed in his place, and the king was so impressed with their loyalty to one another that he pardoned Pythias. As an English given name, it has only been regularly used since the 20th century.
DAMYANmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of DAMIAN.
DAN (1)mBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "he judged" in Hebrew. Dan in the Old Testament is one of the twelve sons of Jacob by Rachel's servant Bilhah, and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. His name is explained in Genesis 30:6.
DAN (3)mSwedish, Danish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse byname Danr meaning "a Dane". This was the name of several semi-legendary Danish kings.
DANA (2)m & fEnglish
From a surname which originally belonged to a person who was Danish. It was originally given in honour of American lawyer Richard Henry Dana (1815-1882), the author of 'Two Years Before the Mast'.
DANA (4)m & fPersian, Arabic
Means "wise" in Persian.
DANAËfGreek Mythology
From Δαναοι (Danaoi), a word used by Homer to designate the Greeks. In Greek mythology Danaë was the daughter of the Argive king Acrisius. It had been prophesized to her father that he would one day be killed by Danaë's son, so he attempted to keep his daughter childless. However, Zeus came to her in the form of a shower of gold, and she became the mother of Perseus. Eventually the prophecy was fulfilled and Perseus killed Acrisius, albeit accidentally.
DANAIfGreek
Modern Greek form of DANAË.
DANAILmBulgarian
Bulgarian variant form of DANIEL.
DANCHOmBulgarian
Diminutive of DANAIL.
DANČOmMacedonian
Diminutive of DANIEL.
DANDmScottish
Scottish diminutive of ANDREW.
DANEmEnglish
From an English surname which was either a variant of the surname DEAN or else an ethnic name referring to a person from Denmark.
DANELmBasque
Basque form of DANIEL.
DANETTEfEnglish
Feminine diminutive of DANIEL.
DANI (1)fEnglish
Diminutive of DANIELLE.
DANI (2)mHungarian, Spanish
Hungarian diminutive of DÁNIEL and Spanish diminutive of DANIEL.
DANIA (1)fItalian
Italian diminutive of DANIELA.
DANIA (2)fArabic
Variant transcription of DANIYAH.
DANICAfSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Slovak, Czech, Macedonian, English
From a Slavic word meaning "morning star, Venus". This name occurs in Slavic folklore as a personification of the morning star. It has sometimes been used in the English-speaking world since the 1970s.
DÁNIELmHungarian, Faroese
Hungarian and Faroese form of DANIEL.
DANÍELmIcelandic
Icelandic form of DANIEL.
DANIËLmDutch
Dutch form of DANIEL.
DANIELmEnglish, 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]
DANIÈLEfFrench
French feminine form of DANIEL.
DANIELEmItalian
Italian form of DANIEL.
DANIELIUSmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of DANIEL.
DANIELLAfEnglish
Feminine form of DANIEL.
DANIËLLEfDutch
Dutch feminine form of DANIEL.
DANIELLEfFrench, English
French feminine form of DANIEL. It has been commonly used in the English-speaking world only since the 20th century.
DANIELSmLatvian
Latvian form of DANIEL.
DANIHELmBiblical Latin
Form of DANIEL used in the Latin Bible.
DANIILmRussian, Greek
Russian and Greek form of DANIEL.
DANIILUmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of DANIEL.
DANITAfEnglish
Feminine diminutive of DANIEL.
DANIYAHfArabic
Means "close, near" in Arabic.
DANIYYELmBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of DANIEL.
DÁNJALmFaroese
Faroese form of DANIEL.
DANNAfEnglish
Feminine form of DANIEL or DAN (1).
DANNEmSwedish
Diminutive of DAN (3).
DANNIfEnglish
Diminutive of DANIELLE.
DANNIEmEnglish
Diminutive of DANIEL.
DANNYmEnglish
Diminutive of DANIEL.
DANTEmItalian
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'.
DĂNUȚmRomanian
Romanian diminutive of DAN (2).
DANUTAfPolish
Polish form of DANUTĖ.
DANUTĖfLithuanian
Meaning uncertain, possibly a feminine form of DANIEL. It is found in Lithuania from at least 14th century, being borne by a sister of Vytautas the Great.
DANYA (1)fHebrew
Feminine form of DAN (1).
DANYA (2)fArabic
Variant transcription of DANIYAH.
DANYALmArabic, Persian, Urdu, Turkish
Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Turkish form of DANIEL.
DAPHNEfGreek Mythology, English, Dutch
Means "laurel" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was a nymph turned into a laurel tree by her father in order that she might escape the pursuit of Apollo. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the end of the 19th century.
DAPHNÉfFrench
French form of DAPHNE.
DAPHNÉEfFrench
French variant form of DAPHNE.
DAQUANmAfrican American (Modern)
Combination of the popular name elements Da and quan.
DARf & mHebrew
Means "mother-of-pearl, nacre" in Hebrew.
DARA (1)mIrish
From the Irish Mac Dara which means "oak tree". This was the name of a 6th-century saint from Connemara. It is also used as an Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DARA (2)f & mKhmer
Means "star" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit.
DARA (3)mPersian
Means "wealthy" in Persian.
DARACHmIrish
Variant of DARA (1) or Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DARAGHmIrish
Variant of DARA (1) or Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DARAYAVAHUSHmAncient Persian
Old Persian form of DARIUS.
DARBYm & fEnglish
From an English surname, which was derived from the name of the town of Derby, meaning "deer town" in Old Norse.
DARCEYfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of DARCY.
DARCYf & mEnglish
From an English surname which 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).
DARDANmAlbanian
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.
DARDANAfAlbanian
Feminine form of DARDAN.
DARDANOSmGreek Mythology
Possibly from Greek δαρδαπτω (dardapto) "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.
DARDENmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname of unknown meaning, possibly from a place name.
DAREIAfLate Greek
Feminine form of Dareios (see DARIUS).
DAREJANfGeorgian
From the second part of NESTAN-DAREJAN.
DAREJANIfGeorgian
From the second part of NESTAN-DAREJAN.
DAREKmPolish
Diminutive of DARIUSZ.
DARENmEnglish
Variant of DARREN.
DARIAfItalian, Polish, Romanian, English, Croatian, Late Greek (Latinized)
Feminine form of DARIUS. Saint Daria was a 3rd-century Greek woman who was martyred with her husband Chrysanthus under the Roman emperor Numerian. It has never been a particularly common English given name.
DARIANm & fEnglish
Probably an elaborated form of DARREN.
DARIENmEnglish
Variant of DARIAN.
DARIJAfCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of DARIA.
DARIJOmCroatian
Croatian form of DARIUS.
DARIJUSmLithuanian
Lithuanian variant of DARIUS.
DARINmEnglish
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.
DARINA (1)fIrish
Anglicized form of DÁIRÍNE.
DARINA (2)fCzech, Slovak, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic word dar meaning "gift". It can also be used as a diminutive of DARIA.
DARINKAfSlovene, Croatian
Either a diminutive of DARIJA, or a derivative of the Slavic word dar meaning "gift".
DARÍOmSpanish
Spanish form of DARIUS.
DARIOmItalian, Croatian
Italian form of DARIUS.
DARIUSmEnglish, Lithuanian, Romanian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Roman form of Δαρειος (Dareios), which was the Greek form of the Persian name Dārayavahush, which was 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]
DARIUSHmPersian
Modern Persian form of Dārayavahush (see DARIUS).
DARIUSZmPolish
Polish form of DARIUS.
DARIYAfUkrainian
Ukrainian form of DARIA.
DARJAfSlovene, Czech
Slovene and Czech form of DARIA.
DARKOmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of names containing the Slavic element daru meaning "gift".
DARLAfEnglish
Short form of DARLENE.
DARLENEfEnglish
From the English word darling combined with the popular name suffix lene. This name has been in use since the beginning of the 20th century.
DARMAmIndonesian
Means "good deed" or "duty" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit धर्म (dharma).
DARNELLmEnglish
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".
DARRAGHmIrish
Variant of DARA (1) or Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DARRELLmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from Norman French d'Airelle, originally denoting one who came from Airelle in France.
DARRENmEnglish
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'.
DARRINmEnglish
Variant of DARREN.
DARSHANmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "seeing, observing, understanding" in Sanskrit.
DARSHANAfIndian, Marathi
Feminine form of DARSHAN.
D'ARTAGNANmLiterature
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.
DARWINmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from the Old English given name Deorwine which meant "dear friend". 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.
DARYA (1)fRussian, Belarusian
Russian and Belarusian form of DARIA.
DARYA (2)fPersian
Means "sea, ocean" in Persian.
DARYAWESHmBiblical Hebrew
Form of DARIUS used in the Hebrew Bible.
DARYLmEnglish
Variant of DARRELL.
DARYNAfUkrainian
Diminutive of DARIYA.
DARYUSHmPersian
Variant transcription of DARIUSH.
DASHIELLmEnglish (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.
DATHANmBiblical
Possibly means "fountain" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the conspirators against Moses.
DATUmFilipino, Tagalog
Means "chief" in Tagalog.
DAUDmIndonesian, Arabic
Indonesian form of DAVID, and also a variant Arabic transcription of DAWUD.
DAUIDmBiblical Greek
Greek form of DAVID.
DAUMANTASmLithuanian
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.
DAVEmEnglish
Short form of DAVID.
DAVETHmCornish
Cornish form of DAVID.
DAVEYmEnglish
Diminutive of DAVID.
DAVImPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of DAVID.
DÁVIDmHungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of DAVID.
DAVIDmEnglish, 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]
DAVIDAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of DAVID.
DAVIDEmItalian
Italian form of DAVID.
DAVIDUmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of DAVID.
DAVIEmEnglish, Scottish
Diminutive of DAVID.
DAVINmEnglish
Possibly a variant of DEVIN influenced by DAVID.
DAVINAfEnglish (British)
Feminine form of DAVID. It originated in Scotland.
DAVISmEnglish
From a surname which 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.
DAVITmGeorgian, Armenian
Georgian and Armenian form of DAVID.
DAVITImGeorgian
Georgian form of DAVID.
DAVORmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Possibly from an old Slavic exclamation expressing joy or sorrow.
DAVORKAfCroatian, Serbian
Feminine form of DAVOR.
DAVUDmPersian
Persian form of DAVID.
DAVYmEnglish
Diminutive of DAVID.
DAWmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of DAVID.
DAWAm & fTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "moon, month" in Tibetan.
DAWIDmPolish, Biblical Hebrew
Polish form of DAVID, as well as the original Hebrew form.
DAWNfEnglish
From the English word dawn, ultimately derived from Old English dagung.
DAWOODmArabic
Variant transcription of DAWUD.
DAWSONmEnglish
From a surname meaning "son of DAVID". This name was popularized in the late 1990s by the television drama 'Dawson's Creek'.
DAWUDmArabic
Arabic form of DAVID.
DAXmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived either from the town of Dax in France or else from the Old English given name Dæcca (of unknown meaning).
DAYARAMmIndian, Hindi
Means "compassion of Rama", from Sanskrit दया (daya) meaning "compassion" combined with the name of the god RAMA (1).
DAYNAfEnglish
Feminine variant of DANA (2).
DAYOm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "joy arrives" in Yoruba.
DAYTONmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from a place name which possibly meant either "dairy town" or "ditch town" in Old English.
DAZHDBOGmSlavic 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.
DEACONmEnglish (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").
DEANmEnglish
From a surname, see DEAN (1) and DEAN (2). The actor James Dean (1931-1955) was a famous bearer of the surname.
DEANAfEnglish
Variant of DEANNA.
DEANDREmAfrican American
Combination of the popular name prefix De and ANDRE.
DEANGELOmAfrican American
Combination of the popular name prefix De and ANGELO.
DEANNAfEnglish
Either a variant of DIANA or a feminine form of DEAN. This name was popularized by the Canadian actress and singer Deanna Durbin (1921-), whose birth name was Edna. Her stage name was a rearrangement of the letters of her real name.
DEANNEfEnglish
Variant of DEANNA.
DEARBHÁILfIrish
Means "daughter of Fál", derived from the Old Irish poetic word der meaning "daughter" and Fál, a legendary name for Ireland.
DEASÚNmIrish
Irish form of DESMOND.
DEBfEnglish
Short form of DEBORAH.
DEBBIfEnglish
Diminutive of DEBORAH.
DEBBIEfEnglish
Diminutive of DEBORAH.
DEBBORAfBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of DEBORAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
DEBBYfEnglish
Diminutive of DEBORAH.
DEBDASmBengali
Bengali form of DEVADAS. This is the name of a 1917 novel by the Bengali author Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay.
DEBIfEnglish
Diminutive of DEBORAH.
DÉBORAfSpanish, Portuguese, French
Spanish, Portuguese and French form of DEBORAH.
DEBORAfItalian, German, Dutch
Italian, German and Dutch form of DEBORAH.
DEBORAHfEnglish, Hebrew, Biblical
Means "bee" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Book of Judges, Deborah is a heroine and prophetess who leads the Israelites when they are threatened by the Canaanites. She forms an army under the command of Barak, and together they destroy the army of the Canaanite commander Sisera. Also in the Old Testament, this is the name of the nurse of Rebecca.... [more]
DEBRAfEnglish
Variant of DEBORAH.
DECEBALmRomanian
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.
DECHENf & mTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "great happiness" in Tibetan.
DECIMAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of DECIMUS.
DECIMUSmAncient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "tenth" in Latin.
DECLANmIrish
Anglicized form of Irish Deaglán, which is of unknown meaning. Saint Declan was a 5th-century missionary to Ireland.
DEDRICKmAfrican American
From a surname which was derived from the given name DIEDERIK.
DEEf & mEnglish
Short form of names beginning with D. It may also be given in reference to the Dee River in Scotland.
DEEANNfEnglish
Variant of DEANNA.
DEEMERmEnglish (Rare)
From an English and Scottish surname meaning "judge", from Old English demere.
DEENAfEnglish
Variant of DEANNA.
DEEPmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Variant transcription of DIP.
DEEPAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil
Variant transcription of DIPA.
DEEPALIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of DIPALI.
DEEPIKAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Variant transcription of DIPIKA.
DEEPTIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada
Variant transcription of DIPTI.
DEFORESTmEnglish
From a French surname meaning "from the forest". It was originally given in honour of American author John Deforest (1826-1906).
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