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DEIMOSmGreek Mythology
Means "terror" in Greek. This was one of the sons of the Greek god Ares. Also, a moon of Mars bears this name.
DEINIOLmWelsh
Welsh form of DANIEL.
DEIONmAfrican American (Modern)
Variant of DION. A notable bearer is retired American football player Deion Sanders (1967-).
DEIRBHILEfIrish
Means "daughter of a poet" from Old Irish der "daughter" and file "poet". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
DEIRDREfEnglish, Irish, Irish Mythology
From the older Gaelic form Derdriu, meaning unknown, possibly derived from Old Irish der meaning "daughter". This was the name of a tragic character in Irish legend who died of a broken heart after Conchobhar, the king of Ulster, forced her to be his bride and killed her lover Naoise.... [more]
DEJAfVarious
Means "already" from the French phrase deja vu meaning "already seen".
DEJANmSerbian, 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".
DEJANAfSerbian, Croatian, Slovene
Feminine form of DEJAN.
DEJENmEastern African, Amharic
Means "foundation, support" in Amharic.
DEKELmHebrew
Means "palm tree" in Hebrew.
DELAIAHmBiblical
Means "YAHWEH has drawn up" in Hebrew. This is the name of several Old Testament characters.
DELANEYfEnglish (Modern)
From a surname: either the English surname DELANEY (1) or the Irish surname DELANEY (2).
DELANOmEnglish
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.
DELARAfPersian
Means "adorning the heart", from Persian دل (del) meaning "heart" and آرا (ara) meaning "decorate, adorn".
DELBERTmEnglish
Short form of ADELBERT. As an American name it was first used in the New York area by people of Dutch ancestry.
DELFINAfItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of DELPHINA.
DÉLIAfPortuguese, French, Hungarian
Portuguese, French and Hungarian form of DELIA (1).
DELIA (1)fEnglish, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Greek Mythology
Means "of Delos" in Greek. This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis, given because she and her twin brother Apollo were born on the island of Delos. The name appeared in several poems of the 16th and 17th centuries, and it has occasionally been used as a given name since that time.
DELIA (2)fEnglish
Short form of ADELIA or BEDELIA.
DELICIAfEnglish (Rare)
Either from Latin deliciae "delight, pleasure" or a variant of the English word delicious. It has only been used since the 20th century (rarely).
DELIGHTfEnglish (Rare)
Means simply "delight, happiness" from the English word.
DELILAHfBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Means "delicate, weak, languishing" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is the lover of Samson, whom she betrays to the Philistines by cutting his hair, which is the source of his power. Despite her character flaws, the name began to be used by the Puritans in the 17th century. It has been used occasionally in the English-speaking world since that time.
DELLm & fEnglish
From an English surname which originally denoted a person who lived in a dell or valley.
DELLAfEnglish
Diminutive of ADELA or ADELAIDE. A famous bearer is American actress and singer Della Reese (1931-).
DELMAfIrish, English
Short form of FIDELMA.
DELMARmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from Norman French de la mare meaning "from the pond".
DELORAfEnglish
Altered form of DOLORES.
DELPHIAfEnglish
Possibly from the name of the Greek city of Delphi, the site of an oracle of Apollo, which is possibly related to Greek δελφυς (delphys) "womb". It was used in the play 'The Prophetess' (1647), in which it belongs to the title prophetess.
DELPHINAfLate Roman
Feminine form of the Latin name Delphinus, which meant "of Delphi". Delphi was a city in ancient Greece, the name of which is possibly related to Greek δελφυς (delphys) "womb". The Blessed Delphina was a 14th-century Provençal nun.
DELPHINEfFrench
French form of DELPHINA.
DELPHINUSmLate Roman
Masculine form of DELPHINA. Saint Delphinus was a 4th-century bishop of Bordeaux.
DELROYmEnglish (Rare)
Possibly an alteration of LEROY.
DELSHADm & fPersian
Variant transcription of DILSHAD.
DELTAfEnglish
From the name of the fourth letter in the Greek alphabet, Δ. It is also the name for an island formed at the mouth of a river.
DELWYNmWelsh
Means "pretty and white" from the Welsh element del "pretty" combined with gwyn "fair, white, blessed".
DELYTHfWelsh
From an elaboration of the Welsh element del "pretty".
DEMAfArabic
Variant transcription of DIMA (1).
DEMELZAfEnglish (British)
From a Cornish place name meaning "fort of Maeldaf". It has been used as a given name since the middle of the 20th century. It was popularized in the 1970s by a character from the British television series 'Poldark', which was set in Cornwall.
DEMETER (1)fGreek Mythology
Possibly means "earth mother", derived from Greek δα (da) "earth" and μητηρ (meter) "mother". In Greek mythology Demeter was the goddess of agriculture, the daughter of Cronus, the sister of Zeus, and the mother of Persephone. She was an important figure in the Eleusinian Mysteries, which were secret rites performed at Eleusis near Athens.
DEMETER (2)mHungarian
Hungarian form of DEMETRIUS.
DEMETRAfItalian, Romanian, Greek
Italian and Romanian form of DEMETER (1), as well as a variant transcription of Greek DIMITRA.
DEMÉTRIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of DEMETRIUS.
DEMETRIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of DEMETRIUS.
DEMETRIOSmAncient Greek, Greek
Original Greek form of DEMETRIUS.
DEMETRIUSmAncient 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.
DEMIfGreek
Short form of DEMETRIA.
DEMİRmTurkish
Means "iron" in Turkish.
DEMIRmBosnian
Bosnian form of DEMİR.
DEMOCRITUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Δημοκριτος (Demokritos), a Greek name meaning "judge of the people" from the elements δημος (demos) "the people" and κριτης (krites) "judge, critic". This was the name of a Greek philosopher, the creator of the atomic theory.
DEMONmAncient Greek
Ancient Greek name derived from δημος (demos) "the people".
DEMOSTHENESmAncient Greek
Means "vigour of the people" from Greek δημος (demos) "the people" and σθενος (sthenos) "vigour, strength". This was the name of both an Athenian general of the 5th century and an Athenian orator of the 4th century.
DEMOSTRATEfAncient Greek
Means "army of the people", derived from the Greek elements δημος (demos) "the people" and στρατος (stratos) "army".
DEMYANmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of DAMIAN.
DENmEnglish
Short form of DENNIS.
DENAfEnglish
Possibly a short form of names ending with dena. It has also been used as a variant of DEANNA.
DENEBmAstronomy
Derived from Arabic ذنب (dhanab) meaning "tail". This is the name of a star in the constellation Cygnus.
DÉNESmHungarian
Hungarian form of DENIS.
DENHOLMmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was originally taken from a place name meaning "valley island" in Old English.
DENICAfBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian form and Macedonian variant of DANICA.
DENICEfEnglish
Variant of DENISE.
DENIELmBreton
Breton form of DANIEL.
DÊNISmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of DENIS, used mainly in Brazil as opposed to Portugal (where Dinis is more common).
DENISmFrench, 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]
DENISAfCzech, Slovak, Romanian
Feminine form of DENIS.
DENISEfFrench, English, Dutch
French feminine form of DENIS.
DENİZf & mTurkish
Means "sea" in Turkish.
DENNISmEnglish, German, Dutch
Usual English, German and Dutch form of DENIS.
DENNYmEnglish
Diminutive of DENNIS.
DENTONmEnglish
From a surname, originally from a place name, which meant "valley town" in Old English.
DENVERmEnglish
From an English surname which 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).
DENYSmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of DENIS.
DENZELmEnglish (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.
DENZILmEnglish
From a surname which 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.
DEOmIndian, Hindi
Variant transcription of DEV.
DÉODATmFrench
French form of DEODATUS.
DEODATOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of DEODATUS.
DEODATUSmLate Roman
Variant of ADEODATUS or DEUSDEDIT. This name was borne by several saints.
DEÒIRIDHfScottish
Means "pilgrim" in Scottish Gaelic.
DEÒRSAmScottish
Scottish form of GEORGE.
DEORWINEmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements deor "dear" and wine "friend".
DERBYmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of DARBY.
DEREKmEnglish
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.
DERICKmEnglish
Variant of DEREK.
DERMIDmScottish
Anglicized form of DIARMAD.
DERMOTmIrish
Anglicized form of DIARMAID.
DERORmHebrew
Variant transcription of DROR.
DERORITfHebrew
Variant transcription of DRORIT.
DERRICKmEnglish
Variant of DEREK.
DERRYmIrish
Diminutive of DERMOT.
DERVALfIrish
Anglicized form of DEARBHÁIL or DEIRBHILE.
DERVILAfIrish
Anglicized form of DEARBHÁIL or DEIRBHILE.
DERVİŞmTurkish
From a Turkish word, which exists in English as dervish, for a Sufi ascetic. It is ultimately from Avestan drigu meaning "needy, poor".
DERVLAfIrish
Anglicized form of DEARBHÁIL or DEIRBHILE.
DERYAf & mTurkish
Means "sea, ocean" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
DERYNfWelsh
Possibly from Welsh aderyn meaning "bird".
DESmEnglish
Short form of DESMOND.
DESDEMONAfLiterature
Derived from Greek δυσδαιμων (dysdaimon) meaning "ill-fated". This was the name of the murdered wife of Othello in Shakespeare's play 'Othello' (1603).
DESHAUNmAfrican American
Combination of the popular name prefix De and SHAUN.
DESHAWNmAfrican American
Combination of the popular name prefix De and SHAWN.
DESImSpanish
Diminutive of DESIDERIO.
DESIDERATUSmLate Roman
Derived from Latin desideratum meaning "desired". This was the name of a 6th-century French saint.
DESIDÉRIAfPortuguese (Rare)
Portuguese feminine form of DESIDERIO.
DESIDERIAfItalian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Late Roman
Feminine form of DESIDERIO. This was the Latin name of a 19th-century queen of Sweden, the wife of Karl XIV. She was born in France with the name Désirée.
DESIDÉRIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of DESIDERIO.
DESIDERIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of DESIDERIUS.
DESIDERIUSmLate Roman
Derived from Latin desiderium "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.
DÉSIRÉmFrench
Masculine form of DÉSIRÉE.
DÉSIRÉEfFrench
French form of DESIDERATA. In part it is directly from the French word meaning "desired, wished".
DESIREEfEnglish
English form of DÉSIRÉE. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by the movie 'Désirée' (1954).
DESISLAVmBulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from Slavic elements, possibly deseti meaning "ten", combined with slava "glory".
DESMONDmEnglish, Irish
From an Irish surname which was derived from Deasmhumhain meaning "South Munster", originally indicating a person who came from that region in Ireland.
DESPINAfGreek, Macedonian
Modern Greek and Macedonian form of DESPOINA.
DESPOINAfGreek Mythology, Greek
Means "mistress, lady" in Greek. In Greek mythology this was the name of the daughter of Demeter and Poseidon. She was worshipped in the Eleusinian Mysteries, which were secret rites practiced at Eleusis near Athens.
DESSISLAVAfBulgarian
Variant transcription of DESISLAVA.
DESTAf & mEastern African, Amharic
Means "joy" in Amharic.
DESTINYfEnglish
Means simply "destiny, fate" from the English word, ultimately from Latin destinare "to determine", a derivative of stare "to stand". It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world only since the last half of the 20th century.
DETLEFmLow German, German
Derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and leib "heritage".
DETTAfEnglish (Rare)
Short form of names that end in detta.
DEUSDEDITmLate Roman
Latin name meaning "God has given". This was the name of two popes (who are also known by the related name Adeodatus).
DEVmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god".
DEVADASmIndian, Hindi
Means "servant of the gods" from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god" and दास (dasa) meaning "servant".
DEVARAJmIndian, Kannada
Modern form of DEVARAJA.
DEVARAJAmHinduism
Means "king of gods" from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god" and राज (raja) meaning "king". This is another name of the Hindu god Indra.
DEVDASmIndian, Hindi
Variant transcription of DEVADAS.
DEVEREUXmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname, of Norman French origin, meaning "from Evreux". Evreux is a town in France.
DEVIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit देवी (devi) meaning "goddess". Devi is the Hindu mother goddess who manifests herself as all other goddesses.
DEVIKAfIndian, Hindi
Means "little goddess" from Sanskrit देवी (devi) meaning "goddess" and (ka) meaning "little".
DEVINm & fEnglish, Irish
From a surname, either the Irish surname DEVIN (1) or the English surname DEVIN (2).
DEVNETfIrish
Anglicized form of DAMHNAIT.
DEVONm & fEnglish
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.
DEVRAJmIndian, Hindi
Modern form of DEVARAJA.
DEVRİMmTurkish
Means "revolution" in Turkish.
DEWAYNEmEnglish
Variant of DUANE.
DEWEYmWelsh
Welsh form of DAVID.
DEWI (1)mWelsh
From Dewydd, an old Welsh form of DAVID. Saint Dewi, the patron saint of Wales, was a 6th-century Welsh bishop.
DEWI (2)fIndonesian
Indonesian form of DEVI.
DEWYDDmWelsh (Archaic)
Old Welsh form of DAVID.
DEXmEnglish
Short form of DEXTER.
DEXTERmEnglish
From an occupational surname meaning "one who dyes" in Old English. It also coincides with the Latin word dexter meaning "right-handed, skilled".
DEYANmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of DEJAN.
DEZImEnglish
Diminutive of DESMOND and other names beginning with a similar sound.
DEZIRINDAfEsperanto
Means "desirable" in Esperanto.
DEZSŐmHungarian
Hungarian form of Desiderius (see DESIDERIO).
DHANANJAYmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "winning wealth" in Sanskrit.
DHARMAmIndian, Hindi, Telugu, Nepali
Means "that which is established, law, duty, virtue" in Sanskrit.
DHAVALmIndian, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "dazzling white" in Sanskrit.
DIfEnglish
Short form of DIANA.
DIAMANTOfGreek
Derived from Greek διαμαντι (diamanti) meaning "diamond".
DIAMONDfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word diamond for the clear colourless precious stone, the birthstone of April. It is derived from Late Latin diamas, from Latin adamas, which is of Greek origin meaning "invincible, untamed".
DIANm & fIndonesian
Means "candle" in Indonesian.
DIÁNAfHungarian
Hungarian form of DIANA.
DIĀNAfLatvian
Latvian form of DIANA.
DIANAfEnglish, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Polish, Roman Mythology
Probably derived from an old Indo-European root meaning "heavenly, divine", related to dyeus (see ZEUS). Diana was a Roman goddess of the moon, hunting, forests, and childbirth, often identified with the Greek goddess Artemis.... [more]
DIANEfFrench, English
French form of DIANA, also regularly used in the English-speaking world.
DIANNfEnglish
Variant of DIANE.
DIANNAfEnglish
Variant of DIANA.
DIANTHAfDutch, English (Rare)
From dianthus, the name of a type of flower (ultimately from Greek meaning "heavenly flower").
DIARMADmScottish
Scottish form of DIARMAID.
DIARMAIDmIrish, 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)mEnglish
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)mDutch
Short form of DIEDERIK.
DICUNmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of DICK (1).
DÍDACmCatalan
Catalan form of DIDACUS.
DIDACUSmMedieval Spanish
Form of DIEGO found in medieval Latin records.
DİDEMfTurkish
Meaning unknown, possibly from Persian دیده (dideh) meaning "eye".
DIDImGerman
Diminutive of DIETER.
DIDIERmFrench
French form of DESIDERIO.
DIDOfRoman Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly "virgin" in Phoenician. Dido, also called Elissa, was the queen of Carthage in Virgil's 'Aeneid'. She burned herself to death after Aeneas left her.
DIEDEmDutch
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.
DIEDERICKmDutch
Dutch variant of DIEDERIK.
DIEDERIKmDutch
Dutch form of THEODORIC.
DIEGOmSpanish
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-).
DIỆPfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (diệp) meaning "leaf".
DIERKmGerman
Variant of DIRK.
DIETERmGerman
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".
DIETHELMmGerman
Derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and helm "helmet, protection".
DIETLINDEfGerman
From the Germanic name Theudelinda, derived from the elements theud "people" and lind "soft, tender, flexible". Theudelinda was a 6th-century queen of the Lombards.
DIETMARmGerman
Means "famous people", derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and mari "famous".
DIETRICHmGerman
German form of THEODORIC.
DIỆUfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (diệu) meaning "mysterious, subtle, exquisite".
DIEUDONNÉmFrench
Means "given by God" in French, used as a French form of DEUSDEDIT.
DIEUDONNÉEfFrench
Feminine form of DIEUDONNÉ.
DIEUWEmFrisian
Frisian short form of Germanic names beginning with the element diet, originally theud meaning "people".
DIEUWERmFrisian
Frisian form of the Germanic name Dietwar, a later form of THEODOAR.
DIEUWERTmFrisian
Frisian form of the Germanic name Dietwart, a later form of THEODOARD.
DIEUWKEfFrisian
Feminine form of DIEUWE.
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.
DIJANAfCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Southern Slavic form of DIANA.
DIKEfGreek Mythology
Means "justice" in Greek. In Greek mythology Dike was the goddess of justice, one of the ‘Ωραι (Horai).
DIKELEDIfSouthern African, Tswana
Means "tears" in Tswana.
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.
DIKSHAfIndian, Hindi
Means "preparation for a religious ceremony" in Sanskrit.
DİLANfTurkish
Means "love" in Turkish.
DİLARAfTurkish
Turkish form of DELARA.
DİLAYfTurkish
Means "beautiful moon" in Turkish.
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.
DİLEKfTurkish
Means "wish, desire" in Turkish.
DILIPAmHinduism
Means "protector of Delhi" from Sanskrit दिल्ली (see DELHI) combined with (pa) meaning "protecting". This is the name of several kings in Hindu texts.
DILLONmEnglish
Variant of DYLAN based on the spelling of the surname Dillon, which has an unrelated origin.
DİLŞADfTurkish
Turkish form of DILSHAD.
DILŞADmKurdish
Kurdish form of DILSHAD.
DILSHADm & fPersian
Means "happy heart, cheerful" in Persian.
DILWENfWelsh
Feminine form of DILWYN.
DILWYNmWelsh
Means "genuine and white" from the Welsh element dilys "genuine" combined with gwyn "white, fair, blessed".
DILYSfWelsh
Means "genuine" in Welsh.
DIMA (1)fArabic
Means "downpour" in Arabic.
DIMA (2)mRussian
Diminutive of DIMITRI.
DIMASmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of DISMAS.
DIMITARmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of DEMETRIUS.
DIMITRAfGreek
Modern Greek form of DEMETER (1).
DIMITRImRussian, French
Variant of DMITRIY, using the Church Slavic spelling.
DIMITRIJmSlovene, Macedonian
Slovene and Macedonian form of DEMETRIUS.
DIMITRIJEmSerbian
Serbian form of DEMETRIUS.
DIMITRIOSmGreek
Modern Greek form of DEMETRIOS.
DIMITRISmGreek
Modern Greek form of DEMETRIOS.
DIMOmBulgarian
Diminutive of DIMITAR.
DIMOSTHENISmGreek
Modern Greek form of DEMOSTHENES.
DINA (1)fEnglish, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Variant of DINAH, and also the form used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
DINA (2)fItalian, Portuguese
Short form of names ending in dina.
DINAHfBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Means "judged" in Hebrew. She is the daughter of Jacob and Leah in the Old Testament. It has been used as an English given name since after the Protestant Reformation.
DINESHAmHinduism
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.
DINHmVietnamese
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.
DINKOmCroatian
Croatian diminutive of DOMINIC.
DINOmItalian, Croatian
Short form of names ending in dino or tino.
DINUmRomanian
Romanian diminutive of CONSTANTIN.
DIOCLETIANmHistory
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.
DIODATOmItalian
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.
DIOGOmPortuguese
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.
DIONE (1)fGreek Mythology
From Greek Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS". By extension, it means "goddess". This was the name of an obscure Greek goddess who, according to some legends, was the mother of Aphrodite.
DIONE (2)fEnglish
Feminine form of DION.
DIONÍSIAfPortuguese
Portuguese feminine form of DIONYSIUS.
DIONISIAfItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish feminine form of DIONYSIUS.
DIONISIEmRomanian
Romanian form of DIONYSIUS.
DIONÍSIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of DIONYSIUS.
DIONISIOmSpanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of DIONYSIUS.
DIONNEfEnglish
Feminine form of DION.
DIONYSIAfLate Roman
Feminine 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.
DIONYSODOROSmAncient Greek
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.
DIONÝZmSlovak
Slovak form of DIONYSIUS.
DIOTfMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of DIONYSIA.
DIPAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "light, lamp" in Sanskrit.
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