Feminine Names

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CHOfJapanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of CHOU.
Means "Venus (the planet)" in Kyrgyz.
CHOUfJapanese (Rare)
From Japanese (chou) meaning "butterfly".
From Japanese (chou) meaning "butterfly" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations can be possible.
CHRISm & fEnglish, Dutch
Short form of CHRISTOPHER, CHRISTIAN, CHRISTINE, and other names that begin with Chris.
Diminutive of CHRISTINE.
Diminutive of CHRISTINE.
CHRISTABELfEnglish (Rare)
Combination of CHRISTINA and the name suffix bel. This name occurs in medieval literature, and was later used by Samuel Coleridge in his poem 'Christabel' (1800).
French diminutive of CHRISTINE.
Diminutive of CHRISTINE.
CHRISTIANAfEnglish, Late Roman
Latin feminine form of CHRISTIAN.
CHRISTIANEfGerman, French
German and French feminine form of CHRISTIAN.
CHRISTINAfEnglish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Greek
From Christiana, the Latin feminine form of CHRISTIAN. This was the name of an early, possibly legendary, saint who was tormented by her pagan father. It was also borne by a 17th-century Swedish queen and patron the arts who gave up her crown in order to become a Roman Catholic.
CHRISTINEfFrench, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
French form of CHRISTINA, as well as a variant in other languages.
CHRISTMASm & fEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the holiday, which means "Christ festival".
CHRIZANNEfSouthern African, Afrikaans
Combination of CHRISTINE and ANNE (1) used in South Africa.
CHRYSANTAfEnglish (Rare)
Shortened form of the word chrysanthemum, the name of a flowering plant, which means "golden flower" in Greek.
Modern Greek feminine form of CHRYSANTHOS.
CHRYSEISfGreek Mythology
Patronymic derived from CHRYSES. In Greek legend she was the daughter of Chryses, a priest of Apollo. After she was taken prisoner by the Greeks besieging Troy, Apollo sent a plague into their camp, forcing the Greeks to release her.
Feminine form of CHRYSANTHOS.
CHULDAHfBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of HULDAH.
CHUNf & mChinese
From Chinese (chūn) meaning "spring (the season)" or other characters with a similar pronunciation.
CHUSm & fSpanish
Diminutive of JESÚS or JESUSA.
Feminine form of CIAN.
CIARA (1)fIrish
Feminine form of CIAR. Saint Ciara was an Irish nun who established a monastery at Kilkeary in the 7th century.
CIARA (2)fEnglish (Modern)
Variant of SIERRA. Use of the name has perhaps been influenced by the brand of perfume called Ciara, which was introduced by Revlon in 1973.
Medieval variant of CECILY.
Means "sky" in French. It is not used as a given name in France itself.
Means "heavenly, from the sky" in Esperanto.
Means "crocus" in Turkish.
Portuguese diminutive of CECILIA.
Hungarian diminutive of CECILIA.
Slovene diminutive of CECILIA.
CILLAfSwedish, Dutch
Diminutive of CECILIA.
Danish diminutive of CECILIA.
From the French name Cendrillon which means "little ashes". This is best known as the main character in the fairy tale 'Cinderella'.
Diminutive of CYNTHIA.
CINDRAfEnglish (Rare)
Combination of CINDY and SANDRA.
Diminutive of CYNTHIA.
Means "love" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit चिन्ता (chinta).
Portuguese form of CYNTHIA.
CINTIAfSpanish, Hungarian
Spanish and Hungarian form of CYNTHIA.
Italian form of CYNTHIA.
CIRCEfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Κιρκη (Kirke), which possibly meant "bird". In Greek mythology Circe was a sorceress who changed Odysseus's crew into hogs but was forced by him to change them back.
Slovene feminine form of CYRIL.
Variant of SISSY.
CITLALIf & mNative American, Nahuatl
Means "star" in Nahuatl.
Means "image" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit चित्र (chitra).
CLAIREfFrench, English
French form of CLARA.
CLARAfItalian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian, English, Swedish, Danish, Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Clarus which meant "clear, bright, famous". The name Clarus was borne by a few early saints. The feminine form was popularized by the 13th-century Saint Clare of Assisi (called Chiara in Italian), a friend and follower of Saint Francis, who left her wealthy family to found the order of nuns known as the Poor Clares. As an English name it has been in use since the Middle Ages, originally in the form Clare, though the Latinate spelling Clara became more popular in the 19th century.
Medieval English form of CLARA. This is also the name of an Irish county, which was originally named for the Norman invader Richard de Clare (known as Strongbow), whose surname was derived from the name of an English river.
Diminutive of CLARA.
Combination of CLARA and the popular name suffix bel. This name was used by Edmund Spenser in his poem 'The Faerie Queene' (in the form Claribell) and by Shakespeare in his play 'The Tempest' (1611). Alfred Lord Tennyson also wrote a poem entitled 'Claribel' (1830).
Medieval vernacular form of the Late Latin name Claritia, which was a derivative of CLARA.
Combination of CLARA and the popular name suffix inda. It was first used by Edmund Spenser in his epic poem 'The Faerie Queene' (1590).
Spanish variant of CLARISSA.
CLARISSAfEnglish, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Latinate form of CLARICE. This was the name of the title character in a 1748 novel by Samuel Richardson. In the novel Clarissa is a virtuous woman who is tragically exploited by her family and her lover.
French form of CLARICE.
Possibly a derivative of CLARA.
CLARITYfEnglish (Rare)
Simply means "clarity, lucidity" from the English word, ultimately from Latin clarus "clear".
CLAUDEm & fFrench, English
French masculine and feminine form of CLAUDIUS. In France the masculine name has been common since the Middle Ages due to the 7th-century Saint Claude of Besançon. It was imported to Britain in the 16th century by the aristocratic Hamilton family, who had French connections. A famous bearer of this name was the French impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
French feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
Portuguese feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
Catalan feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
CLAUDIAfEnglish, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Biblical, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of CLAUDIUS. It is mentioned briefly in the New Testament. As a Christian name it was very rare until the 16th century.
French feminine variant of CLAUDE.
Feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
Anglicized form of CLÍODHNA.
Italian form of CLOELIA.
CLEMATISfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for a type of flowering vine, ultimately derived from Greek κλημα (klema) "twig, branch".
French feminine form of Clementius (see CLEMENT).
Feminine form of Clementius (see CLEMENT). It has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it became rare after the 17th century.
CLEMENCYfEnglish (Rare)
Medieval variant of CLEMENCE. It can also simply mean "clemency, mercy" from the English word, ultimately from Latin clemens "merciful".
Feminine form of Clemens or Clementius (see CLEMENT).
French feminine form of CLEMENT.
Short form of CLÉOPÂTRE.
CLEOf & mEnglish
CLEOPATRAfAncient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Κλεοπατρα (Kleopatra) which meant "glory of the father", derived from κλεος (kleos) "glory" combined with πατηρ (pater) "father" (genitive πατρος), This was the name of queens of Egypt from the Ptolemaic royal family, including Cleopatra VII, the mistress of both Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. After being defeated by Augustus she committed suicide by allowing herself to be bitten by an asp. Shakespeare's tragedy 'Antony and Cleopatra' (1606) is based on her.
CLÍODHNAfIrish, Irish Mythology
Possibly means "shapely" in Irish Gaelic. In Irish legend this was the name of a beautiful goddess. She fell in love with a mortal named Ciabhan and left the Land of Promise with him, but when she arrived on the other shore she was swept to sea by a great wave.
From the name of a river in Tipperary, Ireland.
CLOEfSpanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of CHLOE.
CLOÉfPortuguese, French
Portuguese form and French variant of CHLOE.
CLOELIAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of CLOELIUS. In Roman legend Cloelia was a maiden who was given to an Etruscan invader as a hostage. She managed to escape by swimming across the Tiber, at the same time helping some of the other captives to safety.
English form of CLOTILDE.
CLOTILDEfFrench, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
French form of the Germanic name Chlotichilda which was composed of the elements hlud "fame" and hild "battle". Saint Clotilde was the wife of the Frankish king Clovis, whom she converted to Christianity.
CLOVERfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the wild flower, ultimately deriving from Old English clafre.
CLYTEMNESTRAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Κλυταιμνηστρα (Klytaimnestra), from κλυτος (klytos) "famous, noble" and μνηστηρ (mnester) "courter, wooer". In Greek legend Clytemnestra was the wife of Agamemnon and the mother of Orestes and Electra. While her husband was away during the Trojan War she took a lover, and upon his return she had him murdered. She was subsequently killed by Orestes.
Short form of JACOBA.
COBYm & fEnglish
Masculine or feminine diminutive of JACOB.
Diminutive of names beginning with Co, influenced by the word cocoa. However, this was not the case for French fashion designer Coco Chanel (real name Gabrielle), whose nickname came from the name of a song she performed while working as a cabaret singer.
Dutch diminutive of CORNELIA.
Short form of NICOLETTE. Saint Colette was a 15th-century French nun who gave her money to the poor. This was also the pen name of the French author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954).
Diminutive of NICOLE.
Derived from the Irish word cailín meaning "girl". It is not commonly used in Ireland itself, but has been used in America since the early 20th century.
Italian feminine form of COLUMBA.
French feminine form of COLUMBA.
Italian feminine diminutive of COLUMBA. In traditional Italian pantomimes this is the name of a stock character, the female counterpart of Arlecchino (also called Harlequin). This is also the Italian word for the columbine flower.
COLUMBAm & fLate Roman
Late Latin name meaning "dove". The dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit in Christianity. This was the name of several early saints both masculine and feminine, most notably the 6th-century Irish monk Saint Columba (or Colum) who established a monastery on the island of Iona off the coast of Scotland. He is credited with the conversion of Scotland to Christianity.
COLUMBINEfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of a variety of flower. It is also an English form of COLOMBINA, the pantomime character.
COMFORTfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word comfort, ultimately from Latin confortare "to strengthen greatly", a derivative of fortis "strong". It was used as a given name after the Protestant Reformation.
Means "conception" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. A city in Chile bears this name.
Latinate form of CONCEPCIÓN.
Italian cognate of CONCEPCIÓN.
Diminutive of CONCEPCIÓN. This name can also mean "seashell" in Spanish.
Diminutive of CONCHA.
CONCORDIAfRoman Mythology
Means "harmony" in Latin. This was the name of the Roman goddess of harmony and peace.
In the case of American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice it is derived from the Italian musical term con dolcezza meaning "with sweetness".
CONNIEf & mEnglish
Diminutive of CONSTANCE and other names beginning with Con. It is occasionally a masculine name, a diminutive of CORNELIUS or CONRAD.
Means "consoled" in Italian. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, María Consolata.
Portuguese form of CONSTANTIA.
CONSTANCEfEnglish, French
Medieval form of CONSTANTIA. The Normans introduced this name to England (it was the name of a daughter of William the Conqueror).
Portuguese form of CONSTANTIA.
Romanian form of CONSTANTIA.
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Constantius, which was itself derived from CONSTANS.
Feminine form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
Spanish form of CONSTANTIA.
German form of CONSTANTIA.
Means "consolation" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora del Consuelo, meaning "Our Lady of Consolation".
CORAfEnglish, German, Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of KORE. It was not used as a given name in the English-speaking world until after it was employed by James Fenimore Cooper for a character in his novel 'The Last of the Mohicans' (1826). In some cases it may be a short form of CORDULA, CORINNA or other names beginning with a similar sound.
CORALfEnglish, Spanish
From the English and Spanish word coral for the underwater skeletal deposits which can form reefs. It is ultimately derived (via Old French and Latin) from Greek κοραλλιον (korallion).
Either a French form of KORALIA, or a derivative of Latin corallium "coral" (see CORAL).
From Cordeilla, possibly a Celtic name of unknown meaning. According to Geoffrey of Monmouth, Cordeilla was the youngest of the three daughters of King Lear and the only one to remain loyal to her father. When adapting the character for his play 'King Lear' (1606), Shakespeare altered the spelling to Cordelia.
Late Latin name meaning "heart" from Latin cor, cordis. Saint Cordula was one of the 4th-century companions of Saint Ursula.
Diminutive of CORA. It was borne by Coretta Scott King (1927-2006), the wife of Martin Luther King.
Feminine form of COREY.
CORIANDERfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the spice, also called cilantro, which may ultimately be of Phoenician origin (via Latin and Greek).
Variant of CORRIE.
CORINNAfGerman, Italian, English, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Κοριννα (Korinna), which was derived from κορη (kore) "maiden". This was the name of a Greek lyric poet of the 5th century BC. The Roman poet Ovid used it for the main female character in his book 'Amores'. In the modern era it has been in use since the 17th century, when Robert Herrick used it in his poem 'Corinna's going a-Maying'.
CORINNEfFrench, English
French form of CORINNA. The French-Swiss author Madame de Staël used it for her novel 'Corinne' (1807).
CORNELIAfGerman, Romanian, Italian, Dutch, English, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of CORNELIUS. In the 2nd century BC it was borne by Cornelia Scipionis Africana (the daughter of the military hero Scipio Africanus), the mother of the two reformers known as the Gracchi. After her death she was regarded as an example of the ideal Roman woman. The name was revived in the 18th century.
French form of CORNELIA.
CORONAfLate Roman, Italian, Spanish
Means "crown" in Latin, as well as Italian and Spanish. This was the name of a 2nd-century saint who was martyred with her companion Victor.
CORRIEfEnglish, Dutch
Diminutive of CORINNA, CORA, CORNELIA and other names starting with Cor. Since the 1970s it has also been used as a feminine form of COREY.
CORTNEYf & mEnglish
Variant of COURTNEY.
COSETTEfFrench, Literature
From French chosette meaning "little thing". This is the nickname of the illegitimate daughter of Fantine in Victor Hugo's novel 'Les Misérables' (1862). Her real name is Euphrasie, though it is seldom used. In the novel young Cosette is the ward of the cruel Thénardiers until she is retrieved by Jean Valjean.
Italian feminine form of COSIMO.
Feminine form of COSMIN.
COURTNEYf & mEnglish
From an aristocratic English surname which was derived either from the French place name Courtenay (originally a derivative of the personal name Curtenus, itself derived from Latin curtus "short") or else from a Norman nickname meaning "short nose". As a feminine name in America, it first became popular during the 1970s.
Spanish feminine form of CRESCENTIUS.
Medieval form of CHRYSEIS. Various medieval tales describe her as a woman of Troy, daughter of Calchus, who leaves her Trojan lover Troilus for the Greek hero Diomedes. Shakespeare's play 'Troilus and Cressida' (1602) was based on these tales.
Derived from Romanian crin meaning "lily".
CRISTIANAfItalian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of CHRISTINA.
CRISTINAfItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian form of CHRISTINA.
Means "crucifix" in Italian.
CRUZf & mSpanish, Portuguese
Means "cross" in Spanish or Portuguese, referring to the cross of the crucifixion.
Diminutive of CRUZ.
From the English word crystal for the clear, colourless glass, sometimes cut into the shape of a gemstone. The English word derives ultimately from Greek κρυσταλλος (krystallos) meaning "ice". It has been in use as a given name since the 19th century.
Welsh form of CHRISTINE.
Possibly derived from Hungarian cseng meaning "to ring, to clang".
Derived from Hungarian csillag meaning "star". This name was created by the Hungarian author András Dugonics for an 1803 novel and later used and popularized by the poet Mihály Vörösmarty.
Means "wind" in Hmong.
From Sino-Vietnamese (cúc) meaning "chrysanthemum".
French form of KUNIGUNDE. Voltaire used this name in his novel 'Candide' (1759).
CUNIGUNDfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of KUNIGUNDE.
Portuguese feminine form of CUSTODIO.
Feminine form of CUSTODIO.
Serbian form of CVETKA.
Derived from Slovene cvet meaning "blossom, flower".
CVIJETAfCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of CVETKA.
Croatian form of CVETKA.
CYANf & mEnglish (Rare)
From the English word meaning "greenish blue", ultimately derived from Greek κυανος (kyanos).
CYBELEfNear Eastern Mythology (Hellenized)
Meaning unknown, possibly from Phrygian roots meaning either "stone" or "hair". This was the name of the Phrygian mother goddess associated with fertility and nature. She was later worshipped by the Greeks and Romans.
CYBILLfEnglish (Rare)
Variant of SIBYL. This name was borne by actress Cybill Shepherd (1950-), who was named after her grandfather Cy and her father Bill.
Short form of CYNTHIA.
Means "royal fortress" from Old English cyne "royal" and burg "fortress". Saint Cyneburga, a daughter of a king of Mercia, was the founder of an abbey at Gloucester in the 7th century.
CYNTHIAfEnglish, Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Κυνθια (Kynthia) which means "woman from Kynthos". This was an epithet of the Greek moon goddess Artemis, given because Kynthos was the mountain on Delos on which she and her twin brother Apollo were born. It was not used as a given name until the Renaissance, and it did not become common in the English-speaking world until the 19th century.
Meaning unknown. Saint Cyra was a 5th-century Syrian hermit who was martyred with her companion Marana.
CYRIACAfLate Roman
Feminine form of CYRIACUS.
French feminine form of CYRIL.
CYRILLAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of CYRIL.
CYRILLEm & fFrench
French form of CYRIL, sometimes used as a feminine form.
Feminine form of CZESŁAW.
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.
Derived from Dacia, the old Roman name for the region which is now Romania and Moldova.
DADAfWestern African, Yoruba
Means "curly hair" in Yoruba.
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.
Means "laurel" in Hebrew.
Italian form of DAPHNE.
Modern Greek form of DAPHNE.
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.
Polish form of DAGMAR.
Variant of DAGNY.
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.
DAGRÚNfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of DAGRUN.
From the Old Norse name Dagrún, which was derived from the Old Norse elements dagr "day" and rún "secret lore".
DAHLIAfEnglish (Modern)
From the name of the flower, which was named for the Swedish botanist Anders Dahl.
DAINAfLithuanian, Latvian
Means "song" in Lithuanian and Latvian.
Derived from Irish Gaelic dáire meaning "fruitful, fertile".
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.
Created by the Lithuanian writer Vydūnas, who possibly derived it from a Sanskrit word meaning "destiny".
DAJANAfSerbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian form of DIANA.
DAKOTAm & fEnglish (Modern)
Means "allies, friends" in the Dakota language. This is the name of a Native American people of the northern Mississippi valley.
Means "coquettishness" in Arabic.
DALEm & fEnglish
From an English surname which originally belonged to a person who lived near a dale or valley.
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.
DALISAYfFilipino, Tagalog
Means "pure" in Tagalog.
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).
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.
Means "subduing" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of a beautiful princess, the wife of Nala.
Means "fawn" from Gaelic damh "stag, ox" combined with a diminutive suffix.
Italian feminine form of DAMIAN.
Slovene feminine form of DAMIAN.
DAMJANAfSlovene, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of DAMIAN.
Means "water drop" in Turkish.
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.
Modern Greek form of DANAË.
Feminine diminutive of DANIEL.
DANI (1)fEnglish
Diminutive of DANIELLE.
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.
French feminine form of DANIEL.
Feminine form of DANIEL.
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.
Feminine diminutive of DANIEL.
Means "close, near" in Arabic.
Feminine form of DANIEL or DAN (1).
Diminutive of DANIELLE.
Polish form of DANUTĖ.
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.
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.
French form of DAPHNE.
French variant form of DAPHNE.
DARf & mHebrew
Means "mother-of-pearl, nacre" in Hebrew.
DARA (2)f & mKhmer
Means "star" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit.
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).
Feminine form of DARDAN.
DAREIAfLate Greek
Feminine form of Dareios (see DARIUS).
From the second part of NESTAN-DAREJAN.
From the second part of NESTAN-DAREJAN.