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DITTE   f   Danish
Danish diminutive of EDITH or DOROTHEA.
DIVINA   f   English (Rare)
From an elaboration of the English word divine meaning "divine, godlike".
DIVNA   f   Serbian, Macedonian
From Serbian диван (divan) or Macedonian дивен (diven) meaning "wonderful".
DIVYA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "divine, heavenly" in Sanskrit.
DIWATA   f   Tagalog
Means "goddess" in Tagalog.
DIXIE   f   English
From the term that refers to the southern United States, used by Daniel D. Emmett in his song Dixie in 1859. The term may be derived from French dix "ten", which was printed on ten-dollar bills issued from a New Orleans bank.
DIXON   m   English
From an English surname meaning "DICK (1)'s son".
DIYA (1)   f   Indian, Hindi
Means "lamp, light" in Hindi.
DIYA (2)   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of ZIYA.
DÎYAR   f & m   Kurdish
Means "gift" in Kurdish.
DJAMILA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of JAMILA.
DJEHUTI   m   Egyptian Mythology
Reconstructed Egyptian form of THOTH.
DJEHUTIMESU   m   Ancient Egyptian
Reconstructed Egyptian form of THUTMOSE.
DJORDJE   m   Serbian
Variant transcription of ĐORĐE.
DJURADJ   m   Serbian
Variant transcription of ĐURAĐ.
DJURADJA   f   Serbian
Variant transcription of ĐURAĐA.
DJURO   m   Serbian
Variant transcription of ĐURO.
DMITAR   m   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of DEMETRIUS.
DMITREI   m   Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of DMITRIY.
DMITRI   m   Russian
Variant transcription of DMITRIY.
DMITRII   m   Russian
Variant transcription of DMITRIY.
DMITRIY   m   Russian
Russian form of DEMETRIUS. Dmitriy Mendeleev (1834-1907) was the Russian chemist who devised the periodic table.
DMITRY   m   Russian
Variant transcription of 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".
DOBROMIŁ   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of DOBROMIL.
DOBROSLAV   m   Croatian, Serbian, Czech, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and slava "glory".
DOBROSLAVA   f   Czech
Feminine form of DOBROSLAV.
DOBROSŁAW   m   Polish
Polish form of DOBROSLAV.
DOBROSŁAWA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of DOBROSLAV.
DOCIA   f   English
Possibly a diminutive of THEODOSIA.
DODIE   f   English
Diminutive of DOROTHY.
DOINA   f   Romanian
Means "folk song", from Romanian doină.
DOIREANN   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "sullen, tempestuous" in Irish. This was the name of several characters in Irish legend, including a daughter of Bodb Derg who poisoned Fionn mac Cumhail.
DOIREND   f   Irish Mythology
Variant of DOIREANN.
DÖLF   m   Limburgish
Limburgish short form of ADOLF.
DOLLIE   f   English
Variant of DOLLY.
DOLLY   f   English
Diminutive of DOROTHY. Doll and Dolly were used from the 16th century, and the common English word doll (for the plaything) is derived from them. In modern times this name is also sometimes used as a diminutive of DOLORES.
DOLORES   f   Spanish, English
Means "sorrows", taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary María de los Dolores, meaning "Mary of Sorrows". It has been used in the English-speaking world since the 19th century, becoming especially popular in America during the 1920s and 30s.
DOLORS   f   Catalan
Catalan form of DOLORES.
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".
DOMEN   m   Slovene
Slovene form of DOMINIC.
DOMENIC   m   English
Variant of DOMINIC.
DOMENICA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form 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.
DOMINGA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of DOMINIC.
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.
DOMINICA   f   English (Rare), Late Roman
Feminine form of DOMINIC.
DOMINICK   m   English
Variant of DOMINIC.
DOMINICUS   m   Late Roman, Dutch
Original Latin form of DOMINIC, as well as the modern Dutch form.
DOMINIKA   f   Slovak, Czech, Polish, Hungarian, Slovene, Russian
Feminine form of DOMINIC.
DOMINIQUE   f & m   French
French feminine and masculine form of DOMINIC.
DOMINYKAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of DOMINIC.
DOMITIA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of DOMITIUS.
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.
DOMITIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of DOMITIAN.
DOMITILA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of DOMITILLA.
DOMITILLA   f   Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine diminutive of the Roman family name DOMITIUS. This was the name of the wife of the Roman emperor Vespasian and the mother of emperors Titus and Domitian.
DOMITILLE   f   French
French form of DOMITILLA.
DOMITIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was probably derived from Latin domitus meaning "having been tamed".
DOMNALL   m   Scottish, Irish
Gaelic form of DONALD.
DOMNIKA   f   Macedonian
Macedonian feminine form of DOMINIC.
DOMONKOS   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of DOMINIC.
DÖMÖTÖR   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of DEMETRIUS.
DON   m   English
Short form of DONALD.
DONA   f   English
Variant of DONNA.
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 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).
DONALDA   f   Scottish
Feminine form of DONALD.
DONALDINA   f   Scottish
Feminine form of DONALD.
DONAR   m   Germanic Mythology
Continental Germanic cognate of Þórr (see THOR).
DONÁT   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of DONATO.
DONAT   m   French, Occitan, Catalan, Polish
French, Occitan, Catalan and Polish form of DONATO.
DONATA   f   Italian, Late Roman
Feminine form of DONATO.
DONATELLA   f   Italian
Diminutive of DONATA.
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.
DONATIENNE   f   French
French feminine 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, Macedonian
Diminutive of ANDON.
DONELLA   f   Scottish
Feminine form of DONALD.
DONELLE   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of DON.
DONG   m   Chinese
From Chinese (dōng) meaning "east", (dòng) meaning "pillar, beam", or other characters which 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.
DONKA   f   Bulgarian
Feminine diminutive of ANDON.
DONNA   f   English
From Italian donna meaning "lady". It is also used as a feminine form of DONALD.
DONNCHAD   m   Ancient Irish
Older Gaelic form of DUNCAN.
DONNCHADH   m   Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of DUNCAN.
DONNDUBHÁN   m   Ancient Irish
Composed of the Gaelic 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 which was derived from Ó Donndubháin meaning "descendant of DONNDUBHÁN".
DOR   m & f   Hebrew
Means "generation" in Hebrew.
DÓRA   f   Hungarian, Icelandic
Short form of DOROTTYA and names that end in dóra, such as TEODÓRA and HALLDÓRA.
DORAN   m   Irish
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Deoráin meaning "descendant of Deoradhán". The name Deoradhán means "exile, wanderer" in Gaelic.
DORCAS   f   Biblical
Derived from Greek δορκας (dorkas) meaning "gazelle". This is the Greek translation of the name Tabitha in the New Testament (see Acts 9:36).
ĐORĐE   m   Serbian
Serbian form of GEORGE.
DOREAN   f   English
Variant of DOREEN.
DOREEN   f   English
Combination of DORA and the name suffix een. The name was (first?) used by novelist Edna Lyall in her novel 'Doreen' (1894).
DORES   f   Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of DOLORES.
DORETE   f   Danish
Danish variant of DOROTHEA.
DORETTA   f   English, Italian
Diminutive of DORA.
DORI   m   Hebrew
Means "my generation" in Hebrew.
DORIA   f   English (Rare)
Possibly a feminine form of DORIAN or an elaboration of DORA.
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.
DORIANE   f   French
French feminine form of DORIAN.
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.
DORINA (1)   f   Romanian
Feminine form of DORIN.
DORINA (2)   f   Hungarian
Elaboration of DÓRA.
DORINDA   f   English
Combination of DORA and the name suffix inda. It was apparently coined by the English writers John Dryden and William D'Avenant for their play 'The Enchanted Island' (1667). In the play, a loose adaptation of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest', Dorinda is the sister of Miranda.
DORINE   f   English
Variant of DOREEN.
DORIS   f   English, German, Croatian, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
From the ancient Greek name Δωρις (Doris) which meant "Dorian woman". The Dorians were a Greek tribe who occupied the Peloponnese starting in the 12th century BC. In Greek mythology Doris was a sea nymph, one of the many children of Oceanus and Tethys. It began to be used as an English name in the 19th century. A famous bearer is the American actress Doris Day (1924-).
DORIT (1)   f   Hebrew
Strictly feminine variant of DOR.
DORIT (2)   f   Danish
Danish diminutive of DOROTHEA.
DORITA   f   English (Rare), Spanish
Diminutive of DORA.
DORJI   f & m   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "diamond" in Tibetan.
DORKA   f   Hungarian
Diminutive of DOROTTYA.
DOROFEI   m   Russian
Variant transcription of DOROFEY.
DOROFEY   m   Russian
Russian form of Dorotheos (see DOROTHEA).
DORON   m   Hebrew
Derived from Greek δωρον (doron) meaning "gift".
DOROTA   f   Polish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of DOROTHEA.
DOROTÉIA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of DOROTHEA.
DOROTEIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of DOROTHEA.
DOROTĖJA   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of DOROTHEA.
DOROTEJA   f   Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of DOROTHEA.
DOROTHEA   f   German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, English, Late Greek
Feminine form of the Late Greek name Δωροθεος (Dorotheos), which meant "gift of God" from Greek δωρον (doron) "gift" and θεος (theos) "god". Dorothea was the name of two early saints, notably the 4th-century martyr Dorothea of Caesarea. It was also borne by the 14th-century Saint Dorothea of Montau, who was the patron saint of Prussia.
DOROTHÉE   f   French
French form of DOROTHEA.
DOROTHEOS   m   Greek, Late Greek
Original Greek masculine form of DOROTHEA.
DOROTHEUS   m   Late Roman
Latinized form of DOROTHEOS.
DOROTHY   f   English
Usual English form of DOROTHEA. It has been in use since the 16th century. The author L. Frank Baum used it for the central character in his fantasy novel 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' (1900).
DOROTTYA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of DOROTHEA.
DORRIS   f   English
Variant of DORIS.
DORTE   f   Danish
Danish form of DOROTHY.
DORTHA   f   English
Variant of DOROTHY.
DÖRTHE   f   Low German
Low German form of DORTHE.
DORTHE   f   Danish
Danish form of DOROTHY.
DORTHY   f   English
Variant of DOROTHY.
DORU   m   Romanian
Derived from Romanian dor meaning "longing".
DORUK   m   Turkish
Means "mountaintop" in Turkish.
DORY   f   English
Diminutive of DOROTHY or DORIS.
DOSIA   f   Polish
Diminutive of TEODOZJA or DOROTA.
DOT   f   English
Diminutive of DOROTHY.
DOTTIE   f   English
Diminutive of DOROTHY.
DOTTY   f   English
Diminutive of DOROTHY.
DOUBRAVKA   f   Czech
Czech feminine form of DUBRAVKO.
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". Douglas was originally a place name (for example, a tributary of the River Clyde), which then became a Scottish clan name (belonging to a powerful line of Scottish earls). It has been used as a given name since the 16th century.
DOUGLASS   m   Scottish
Variant of DOUGLAS.
DOV   m   Hebrew
Means "bear" in Hebrew.
DOVE   f   English
From the English word for the variety of bird.
DOVID   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of DAVID.
DOVYDAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of DAVID.
DOYLE   m   Irish
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.
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.
DRAGA   f   Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of DRAGO.
DRAGAN   m   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAGANA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Feminine form of DRAGAN.
DRAGICA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
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 "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 "glory".
DRAGOSLAVA   f   Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Feminine form of DRAGOSLAV.
DRAGUTIN   m   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAHA   f   Czech, Slovak
Diminutive of DRAHOMÍRA.
DRAHOMÍR   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of DRAGOMIR.
DRAHOMÍRA   f   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of DRAGOMIR.
DRAHOSLAV   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of DRAGOSLAV.
DRAHOSLAVA   f   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine 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".
DRAUPADI   f   Hinduism
Means "daughter of DRUPADA" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of the daughter of king Drupada. She married all of the Pandavas, the five sons of Pandu.
DRAVEN   m   Popular Culture
From a surname (of unknown meaning) which was used in the movie 'The Crow' (1994).
DRAŽEN   m   Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAŽENKA   f   Croatian
Feminine form of DRAŽEN.
DRAZHAN   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of DRAŽEN.
DRE   m   English
Short form of ANDRE.
DREA   f   English
Short form of ANDREA (2).
DREDA   f   English (Archaic)
Short form of ETHELDREDA.
DREST   m   Ancient Celtic
Variant of DRUST.
DREW   m   English
Short form of ANDREW.
DRIES   m   Dutch
Short form of ANDRIES.
DRIKA   f   Dutch
Short form of HENDRIKA.
DRINA   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of ADRIANA.
DRISCOLL   m   English (Rare), Irish
From an Irish surname which was an Anglicized form of Ó Eidirsceóil meaning "descendant of the messenger".
DRISHTI   f   Indian, Hindi
Means "sight" in Sanskrit.
DRISKOLL   m   English (Rare)
Variant of DRISCOLL.
DROGO   m   English (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.
DROR   m   Hebrew
Means "freedom" or "sparrow" in Hebrew.
DRORIT   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of DROR.
DROUSILLA   f   Biblical Greek
Form of DRUSILLA used in the Greek New Testament.
DRUMMOND   m   English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname which 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.
DRUSA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of DRUSUS.
DRUSILLA   f   Biblical, Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin
Feminine diminutive of the Roman family name DRUSUS. In Acts in the New Testament Drusilla is the wife of Felix.
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.
DUA   f   Arabic
Means "prayer" in Arabic.
DUANA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of DUANE.
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 Gaelic 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.
DUBRAVKA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of DUBRAVKO.
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 which 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.
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".
DULCE   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Means "sweet" or "candy" in Spanish.
DULCIBELLA   f   English (Archaic)
From Latin dulcis "sweet" and bella "beautiful". The usual medieval spelling of this name was Dowsabel, and the Latinized form Dulcibella was revived in the 18th century.
DULCIE   f   English
From Latin dulcis meaning "sweet". It was used in the Middle Ages in the spellings Dowse and Duce, and was recoined in the 19th century.
DULCINEA   f   Literature
Derived from Spanish dulce meaning "sweet". This name was (first?) used by Miguel de Cervantes in his novel 'Don Quixote' (1605), where it belongs to the love interest of the main character, though she never actually appears in the story.
DULF   m   Limburgish
Limburgish short form of ADOLF.
DUMISANI   m & f   Southern African, Zulu
Means "give praise" in Zulu.
DUMITRU   m   Romanian
Romanian form of DEMETRIUS.
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".
DUNJA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Means "quince" in the South Slavic languages, a quince being a type of fruit.
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.
DUNYA   f   Russian
Diminutive of AVDOTYA.
DUNYASHA   f   Russian
Diminutive of AVDOTYA.
DƯƠNG   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (dương) meaning "male, virile".
ĐURAĐ   m   Serbian, Croatian (Archaic)
Serbian variant of GEORGE.
ĐURAĐA   f   Serbian, Croatian (Archaic)
Serbian feminine form of GEORGE.
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".
ĐURĐA   f   Croatian
Croatian feminine form of GEORGE.
ĐURĐICA   f   Croatian
Croatian feminine form of GEORGE. It also means "lily of the valley" in Croatian.
DURDONA   f   Uzbek
Means "pearl" in Uzbek.
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.
DURK   m   Frisian
Frisian variant of DIRK.
ĐURO   m   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of GEORGE.
DURWARD   m   English
From an occupational surname which meant "door guard" in Middle English.
DUŠAN   m   Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovak, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from Slavic dusha meaning "soul, spirit".
DUŠANA   f   Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovak
Feminine form of DUŠAN.
DUŠANKA   f   Serbian, Slovene, Croatian
Feminine form of DUŠAN.
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.
DUŠICA   f   Serbian
Feminine diminutive of DUŠAN.
DUŠKO   m   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Variant of DUŠAN.
DUSTIN   m   English
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).
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 derived from Deutsch, the German word for the German people.
DUYGU   m & f   Turkish
Means "emotion, sensation" in Turkish.
DVORAH   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of DEBORAH.
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 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).
DWYN   m   Celtic Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Celtic god of love.
DYAN   f   English
Variant of DIANE.
DYE   f   Medieval English
Medieval short form of DIONYSIA.
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]
DYLIS   f   Welsh
Variant of DILYS.
DYMPHNA   f   Irish
Anglicized form of DAMHNAIT. This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint who was martyred by her father. She is the patron saint of the mentally ill.
DYMPNA   f   Irish
Variant of DYMPHNA.
DYSON   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname which meant "son of DYE".
DZHABRAIL   m   Chechen
Chechen form of GABRIEL.
DZHAMAL   m   Chechen
Chechen form of JAMAL.
DZHOKHAR   m   Chechen
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).
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