Feminine Names

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CÚC f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (cúc) meaning "chrysanthemum".
CUNÉGONDE f French
French form of KUNIGUNDE. Voltaire used this name in his novel 'Candide' (1759).
CUNIGUND f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of KUNIGUNDE.
CUSTÓDIA f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of CUSTODIO.
CUSTODIA f Spanish
Feminine form of CUSTODIO.
CVETA f Serbian
Serbian form of CVETKA.
CVETKA f Slovene
Derived from Slovene cvet meaning "blossom, flower".
CVIJETA f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of CVETKA.
CVITA f Croatian
Croatian form of CVETKA.
CYAN f & m English (Rare)
From the English word meaning "greenish blue", ultimately derived from Greek κυανος (kyanos).
CYBELE f Near Eastern Mythology (Latinized)
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.
CYBILL f English (Rare)
Variant of SIBYL. This name was borne by actress Cybill Shepherd (1950-), who was named after her grandfather Cy and her father Bill.
CYNDI f English
Short form of CYNTHIA.
CYNEBURG f Anglo-Saxon
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.
CYNTHIA f English, 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.
CYRA f History
Meaning unknown. Saint Cyra was a 5th-century Syrian hermit who was martyred with her companion Marana.
CYRIACA f Late Roman
Feminine form of CYRIACUS.
CYRIELLE f French
French feminine form of CYRIL.
CYRILLA f English (Rare)
Feminine form of CYRIL.
CYRILLE m & f French
French form of CYRIL, sometimes used as a feminine form.
CZESŁAWA f Polish
Feminine form of CZESŁAW.
DA m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "achieve, arrive at, intelligent" (which is usually only masculine), () meaning "big, great, vast, high", or other characters with a similar pronunciation.
DACIANA f Romanian
Feminine form of DACIAN.
DADA f Western African, Yoruba
Means "curly hair" in Yoruba.
DAENERYS f Literature
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 adaptation 'Game of Thrones' (2011-2019). 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.
DAFFODIL f English (Rare)
From the name of the flower, ultimately derived from Dutch de affodil meaning "the asphodel".
DAFINA f Albanian, Macedonian
Means "laurel" in Albanian, Bulgarian and Macedonian, of Greek origin.
DAFNA f Hebrew
Means "laurel" in Hebrew, of Greek origin.
DAFNE f Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of DAPHNE.
DAFNI f Greek
Modern Greek form of DAPHNE.
DAGMÆR f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of DAGMAR.
DAGMAR f Danish, 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.
DAGMARA f Polish
Polish form of DAGMAR.
DAGNEY f Various
Variant of DAGNY.
DAGNIJA f Latvian
Latvian form of DAGNY.
DAGNY f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Dagný, which was derived from the elements dagr "day" and nýr "new".
DAGNÝ f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of DAGNY.
DAGRÚN f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of DAGRUN.
DAGRUN f Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Dagrún, which was derived from the Old Norse elements dagr "day" and rún "secret lore".
DAHLIA f English (Modern)
From the name of the flower, which was named for the Swedish botanist Anders Dahl.
DAINA f Lithuanian, Latvian
Means "song" in Lithuanian and Latvian.
DÁIRÍNE f Irish
Derived from Irish Gaelic dáire meaning "fruitful, fertile".
DAISY f English
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.
DAIVA f Lithuanian
Created by the Lithuanian writer Vydūnas, who possibly derived it from a Sanskrit word meaning "destiny".
DAJANA f Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian form of DIANA.
DAKOTA m & f English (Modern)
Means "allies, friends" in the Dakota language. This is the name of a Native American people of the northern Mississippi valley.
DALAL f Arabic
Means "coquettishness" in Arabic.
DALE m & f English
From an English surname that originally belonged to a person who lived near a dale or valley.
DALEYZA f American (Hispanic, Modern)
Meaning uncertain, perhaps an elaboration of DALIA (1). This name was used by Mexican-American musician Larry Hernandez for his daughter born 2010.
DALIA (1) f Spanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic)
Spanish form of DAHLIA. The Dahlia is the national flower of Mexico.
DALIA (2) f Lithuanian, 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) f Hebrew
Means "hanging branch" in Hebrew.
DALILA f French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of DELILAH.
DALISAY f Filipino, Tagalog
Means "pure" in Tagalog.
DALIT f Hebrew
From Hebrew דָּלִיָּה (daliyyah) meaning "hanging branch".
DALITSO m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "blessing" in Chewa.
DALLAS m & f English
From a surname that 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).
DALMA f Hungarian
Created by the Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty for a male character in his epic poem 'Zalán Futása' (1825). It was used by later writers such as Mór Jókai for female characters.
DALYA f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דַּלְיָה (see DALIA (3)).
DAMARIS f Biblical, 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.
DAMAYANTI f Hinduism
Means "subduing" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of a beautiful princess, the wife of Nala.
DAMHNAIT f Irish
Means "fawn" from Gaelic damh "stag, ox" combined with a diminutive suffix.
DAMIANA f Italian
Italian feminine form of DAMIAN.
DAMIJANA f Slovene
Slovene feminine form of DAMIAN.
DAMJANA f Slovene, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of DAMIAN.
DAMLA f Turkish
Means "water drop" in Turkish.
DANA (2) m & f English
From a surname that 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 & f Persian, Arabic
Means "wise" in Persian.
DANAË f Greek 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.
DANAI f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of DANAË.
DANETTE f English
Feminine diminutive of DANIEL.
DANI (1) f English
Diminutive of DANIELLE.
DANIA (1) f Italian
Italian diminutive of DANIELA.
DANIA (2) f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic دانية (see DANIYAH).
DANICA f Serbian, 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.
DANIÈLE f French
French feminine form of DANIEL.
DANIELLA f English
Feminine form of DANIEL.
DANIËLLE f Dutch
Dutch feminine form of DANIEL.
DANIELLE f French, English
French feminine form of DANIEL. It has been commonly used in the English-speaking world only since the 20th century.
DANIJELA f Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of DANIEL.
DANIQUE f Dutch (Modern)
Feminine form of DANIËL.
DANITA f English
Feminine diminutive of DANIEL.
DANIYAH f Arabic
Means "close, near" in Arabic.
DANNA f English
Feminine form of DANIEL or DAN (1).
DANNI f English
Diminutive of DANIELLE.
DANUŠE f Czech
Diminutive of DANA (1).
DANUŠKA f Czech
Diminutive of DANA (1).
DANUTA f Polish
Polish form of DANUTĖ.
DANUTĖ f Lithuanian
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.
DANY m & f French
French diminutive of DANIEL or DANIELLE.
DANYA (1) f Hebrew
Feminine form of DAN (1).
DANYA (2) f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic دانية (see DANIYAH).
DAPHNE f Greek 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.
DAPHNÉ f French
French form of DAPHNE.
DAPHNÉE f French
French variant form of DAPHNE.
DAR f & m Hebrew
Means "mother-of-pearl, nacre" in Hebrew.
DARA (2) f & m Khmer
Means "star" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit.
DARBY m & f English
From an English surname, which was derived from the name of the town of Derby, meaning "deer town" in Old Norse.
DARCEY f English (Rare)
Feminine variant of DARCY.
DARCIE f English
Feminine variant of DARCY.
DARCY f & m English
From an English surname that 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).
DARDANA f Albanian
Feminine form of DARDAN.
DAREIA f Late Greek
Feminine form of Dareios (see DARIUS).
DAREJAN f Georgian
From the second part of NESTAN-DAREJAN.
DAREJANI f Georgian
From the second part of NESTAN-DAREJAN.
DARIA f Italian, 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.
DARIAN m & f English
Probably an elaborated form of DARREN.
DARIJA f Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of DARIA.
DARINA (1) f Irish
Anglicized form of DÁIRÍNE.
DARINA (2) f Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic word dar meaning "gift". It can also be used as a diminutive of DARIA.
DARINKA f Slovene, Croatian
Either a diminutive of DARIJA, or a derivative of the Slavic word dar meaning "gift".
DARIYA f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of DARIA.
DARJA f Slovene, Czech
Slovene and Czech form of DARIA.
DARLA f English
Short form of DARLENE.
DARLEEN f English
Variant of DARLENE.
DARLENE f English
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.
DARSHANA f Indian, Marathi
Feminine form of DARSHAN.
DĀRTA f Latvian
Latvian form of DOROTHEA.
DARYA (1) f Russian, Belarusian
Russian and Belarusian form of DARIA.
DARYA (2) f Persian
Means "sea, ocean" in Persian.
DARYNA f Ukrainian
Diminutive of DARIYA.
DÁŠA f Czech
Czech diminutive of DAGMAR.
DAŠA f Slovak
Slovak diminutive of DAGMAR.
DAVIDA f English (Rare)
Feminine form of DAVID.
DAVINA f English (British)
Feminine form of DAVID. It originated in Scotland.
DAVORKA f Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of DAVOR.
DAWA m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "moon, month" in Tibetan.
DAWN f English
From the English word dawn, ultimately derived from Old English dagung.
DAYNA f English
Feminine variant of DANA (2).
DAYO m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy arrives" in Yoruba.
DEANA f English
Variant of DEANNA.
DEANNA f English
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.
DEANNE f English
Variant of DEANNA.
DEARBHÁIL f Irish
Means "daughter of Fál", derived from the Old Irish poetic word der meaning "daughter" and Fál, a legendary name for Ireland.
DEB f English
Short form of DEBORAH.
DEBBI f English
Diminutive of DEBORAH.
DEBBIE f English
Diminutive of DEBORAH.
DEBBORA f Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of DEBORAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
DEBBY f English
Diminutive of DEBORAH.
DEBI f English
Diminutive of DEBORAH.
DÉBORA f Spanish, Portuguese, French
Spanish, Portuguese and French form of DEBORAH.
DEBORA f Italian, German, Dutch
Italian, German and Dutch form of DEBORAH.
DEBORAH f English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name דְּבוֹרָה (Devorah) meaning "bee". 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]
DEBRA f English
Variant of DEBORAH.
DECHEN f & m Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "great happiness" in Tibetan.
DECIMA f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of DECIMUS.
DEE f & m English
Short form of names beginning with D. It may also be given in reference to the Dee River in Scotland.
DEEANN f English
Variant of DEANNA.
DEENA f English
Variant of DEANNA.
DEEPA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi दीपा, Gurmukhi ਦੀਪਾ, Bengali দীপা, Malayalam ദീപ or Tamil தீபா (see DIPA).
DEEPALI f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi दीपाली (see DIPALI).
DEEPIKA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi दीपिका, Kannada ದೀಪಿಕಾ, Malayalam ദീപിക, Tamil தீபிகா or Telugu దీపికా (see DIPIKA).
DEEPTI f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi दीप्ती or Kannada ದೀಪ್ತಿ (see DIPTI).
DEFNE f Turkish
Means "laurel" in Turkish, of Greek origin.
DEIANEIRA f Greek Mythology
From Greek δηιοω (deioo) meaning "to slay" and ανηρ (aner) meaning "man". In Greek mythology this was the name of the wife of Herakles. She unwittingly poisoned her husband by giving him the Shirt of Nessus.
DEIDRA f English
Variant of DEIRDRE.
DEIDRE f English
Variant of DEIRDRE.
DEIRBHILE f Irish
Means "daughter of a poet" from Old Irish der "daughter" and file "poet". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
DEIRDRE f English, 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]
DEJA f Various
Means "already" from the French phrase deja vu meaning "already seen".
DEJANA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Feminine form of DEJAN.
DELANEY f English (Modern)
From a surname: either the English surname DELANEY (1) or the Irish surname DELANEY (2).
DELARA f Persian
Means "adorning the heart", from Persian دل (del) meaning "heart" and آرا (ara) meaning "decorate, adorn".
DELFINA f Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of DELPHINA.
DÉLIA f Portuguese, French, Hungarian
Portuguese, French and Hungarian form of DELIA (1).
DELIA (1) f English, 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) f English
Short form of ADELIA or BEDELIA.
DELICIA f English (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).
DELIGHT f English (Rare)
Means simply "delight, happiness" from the English word.
DELILAH f Biblical, 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.
DELL m & f English
From an English surname that originally denoted a person who lived in a dell or valley.
DELLA f English
Diminutive of ADELA or ADELAIDE. A famous bearer is American actress and singer Della Reese (1931-).
DELMA f Irish, English
Short form of FIDELMA.
DELORA f English
Altered form of DOLORES.
DELORES f English
Variant of DOLORES.
DELORIS f English
Variant of DOLORES.
DELPHIA f English
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.
DELPHINA f Late 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.
DELPHINE f French
French form of DELPHINA.
DELSHAD m & f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian دلشاد (see DILSHAD).
DELTA f English
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.
DELYTH f Welsh
From an elaboration of the Welsh element del "pretty".
DEMA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ديمة (see DIMA (1)).
DEMELZA f English (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) f Greek Mythology
Possibly means "earth mother", derived from Greek δα (da) meaning "earth" and μητηρ (meter) meaning "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.
DEMETRA f Italian, Romanian, Greek
Italian and Romanian form of DEMETER (1), as well as an alternate transcription of Greek Δημητρα (see DIMITRA).
DEMI f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Δημη (see DIMI).
DEMOSTRATE f Ancient Greek
Means "army of the people", derived from the Greek elements δημος (demos) "the people" and στρατος (stratos) "army".
DENA f English
Possibly a short form of names ending with dena. It has also been used as a variant of DEANNA.
DENICA f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian form and Macedonian variant of DANICA.
DENICE f English
Variant of DENISE.
DENISA f Czech, Slovak, Romanian
Feminine form of DENIS.
DENISE f French, English, Dutch
French feminine form of DENIS.
DENİZ f & m Turkish
Means "sea" in Turkish.
DEÒIRIDH f Scottish
Means "pilgrim" in Scottish Gaelic.
DERORIT f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּרוֹרִית (see DRORIT).
DERVAL f Irish
Anglicized form of DEARBHÁIL or DEIRBHILE.
DERVILA f Irish
Anglicized form of DEARBHÁIL or DEIRBHILE.
DERVLA f Irish
Anglicized form of DEARBHÁIL or DEIRBHILE.
DERYA f & m Turkish
Means "sea, ocean" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
DERYN f Welsh
Possibly from Welsh aderyn meaning "bird".
DESDEMONA f Literature
Derived from Greek δυσδαιμων (dysdaimon) meaning "ill-fated". This was the name of the murdered wife of Othello in Shakespeare's play 'Othello' (1603).
DESIDERATA f Late Roman
Feminine form of DESIDERATUS.
DESIDÉRIA f Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese feminine form of DESIDERIO.
DESIDERIA f Italian (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.
DÉSIRÉE f French
French form of DESIDERATA. In part it is directly from the French word meaning "desired, wished".
DESIREE f English
English form of DÉSIRÉE. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by the movie 'Désirée' (1954).
DESPINA f Greek
Modern Greek form of DESPOINA.
DESPOINA f Greek 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.
DESSISLAVA f Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Десислава (see DESISLAVA).
DESTA f & m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "joy" in Amharic.
DESTINY f English
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.
DETTA f English (Rare)
Short form of names that end in detta.
DEVAN m & f English (Modern)
Variant of DEVIN.
DEVI f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit देवी (devi) meaning "goddess". Devi is the Hindu mother goddess who manifests herself as all other goddesses.
DEVIKA f Indian, Hindi
Means "little goddess" from Sanskrit देवी (devi) meaning "goddess" and (ka) meaning "little".
DEVIN m & f English
From a surname, either the Irish surname DEVIN (1) or the English surname DEVIN (2).
DEVNET f Irish
Anglicized form of DAMHNAIT.
DEVON m & f English
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.
DEVORA f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּבוֹרָה (see DEVORAH).
DEVYN f & m English (Modern)
Variant of DEVIN.
DEWI (2) f Indonesian
Indonesian form of DEVI.
DEZIRINDA f Esperanto
Means "desirable" in Esperanto.
DI f English
Short form of DIANA.
DIAMANDA f Various
Variant of DIAMOND.
DIAMANTO f Greek
Derived from Greek διαμαντι (diamanti) meaning "diamond".
DIAMOND f English (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".
DIAN m & f Indonesian
Means "candle" in Indonesian.
DIÁNA f Hungarian
Hungarian form of DIANA.
DIĀNA f Latvian
Latvian form of DIANA.
DIANA f English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, 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]
DIANE f French, English
French form of DIANA, also regularly used in the English-speaking world.
DIANN f English
Variant of DIANE.
DIANNA f English
Variant of DIANA.
DIANNE f French, English
Variant of DIANE.
DIANTHA f Dutch, English (Rare)
From dianthus, the name of a type of flower (ultimately from Greek meaning "heavenly flower").
DİDEM f Turkish
Meaning unknown, possibly from Persian دیده (dideh) meaning "eye".
DIDO f Roman 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.
DIEDE m & f Dutch
Short form of DIEDERIK and other names beginning with the same element, originally from Germanic theud meaning "people".
DIỆP f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (diệp) meaning "leaf".
DIETLINDE f German
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.
DIỆU f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (diệu) meaning "mysterious, subtle, exquisite".
DIEUDONNÉE f French
Feminine form of DIEUDONNÉ.
DIEUWKE f Frisian
Feminine form of DIEUWE.
DIJANA f Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Southern Slavic form of DIANA.
DIKE f Greek Mythology
Means "justice" in Greek. In Greek mythology Dike was the goddess of justice, one of the ‘Ωραι (Horai).
DIKELEDI f Southern African, Tswana
Means "tears" in Tswana.
DIKLA m & f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דִּקְלָה (see DIKLAH).
DIKLAH m & f Hebrew, 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.
DIKSHA f Indian, Hindi
Means "preparation for a religious ceremony" in Sanskrit.
DİLAN f Turkish
Means "love" in Turkish.
DİLARA f Turkish
Turkish form of DELARA.
DİLAY f Turkish
Means "beautiful moon" in Turkish.
DİLEK f Turkish
Means "wish, desire" in Turkish.
DILETTA f Italian
Means "beloved" in Italian, from Latin dilectus.
DİLŞAD f Turkish
Turkish form of DILSHAD.
DILSHAD m & f Persian
Means "happy heart, cheerful" in Persian.
DILWEN f Welsh
Feminine form of DILWYN.
DILYS f Welsh
Means "genuine" in Welsh.
DIMA (1) f Arabic
Means "downpour" in Arabic.
DIMI f & m Greek
Short form of DIMITRA or DIMITRIOS.
DIMITRA f Greek
Modern Greek form of DEMETER (1).
DINA (1) f Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Latvian, English, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Variant of DINAH, and also the form used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
DINA (2) f Italian, Portuguese
Short form of names ending in dina, such as BERNARDINA or ONDINA.
DINAH f Biblical, 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.
DIONE (1) f Greek 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) f English
Feminine form of DION.
DIONÍSIA f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of DIONYSIUS.
DIONISIA f Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish feminine form of DIONYSIUS.
DIONNE f English
Feminine form of DION.
DIONYSIA f Late Roman
Feminine form of DIONYSIUS.
DIOT f Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of DIONYSIA.
DIPA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "light, lamp" in Sanskrit.
DIPALI f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "row of lamps" in Sanskrit.