Feminine Names

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CLEMATIS f English (Rare)
From the English word for a type of flowering vine, ultimately derived from Greek κλήμα (klema) meaning "twig, branch".
CLÉMENCE f French
French feminine form of Clementius (see CLEMENT).
CLEMENCE f English
Feminine form of Clementius (see CLEMENT). It has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it became rare after the 17th century.
CLEMENCY f English (Rare)
Medieval variant of CLEMENCE. It can also simply mean "clemency, mercy" from the English word, ultimately from Latin clemens "merciful".
CLEMENTIA f Late Roman
Feminine form of Clemens or Clementius (see CLEMENT).
CLÉMENTINE f French
French feminine form of CLEMENT. This is also the name of a variety of orange (fruit).
CLEMENTINE f English
English form of CLÉMENTINE.
CLÉO f French
Short form of CLÉOPÂTRE.
CLEO f & m English
Short form of CLEOPATRA, CLEON or CLEOPAS.
CLEOPATRA f Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Κλεοπάτρα (Kleopatra) meaning "glory of the father", derived from κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory" combined with πατήρ (pater) meaning "father" (genitive πατρός). 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) tells the story of her life.
CLÍDNA f Irish Mythology
Old Irish form of CLÍODHNA.
CLÍODHNA f Irish, 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.
CLÍONA f Irish
Variant of CLÍODHNA.
CLODAGH f Irish
From the name of a river in Tipperary, Ireland.
CLOE f Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of CHLOE.
CLOÉ f Portuguese, French
Portuguese form and French variant of CHLOE.
CLOELIA f Ancient 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.
CLOTILDA f English
English form of CLOTILDE.
CLOTILDE f French, 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.
CLOVER f English (Rare)
From the English word for the wild flower, ultimately deriving from Old English clafre.
CLYTEMNESTRA f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Κλυταιμνήστρα (Klytaimnestra), from κλυτός (klytos) meaning "famous, noble" and μνηστήρ (mnester) meaning "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.
COBA f Dutch
Short form of JACOBA.
COBY m & f English
Masculine or feminine diminutive of JACOB.
COCO f Various
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.
CODIE m & f English (Modern)
Variant or feminine form of CODY.
COKKIE f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of CORNELIA.
COLEEN f English
Variant of COLLEEN.
COLETTE f French
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).
COLINE f French
Diminutive of NICOLE.
COLLEEN f English
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.
COLOMBA f Italian
Italian feminine form of COLUMBA.
COLOMBE f French
French feminine form of COLUMBA.
COLOMBINA f Italian
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.
COLUMBA m & f Late 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.
COLUMBINE f English (Rare)
From the name of a variety of flower. It is also an English form of COLOMBINA, the pantomime character.
COMFORT f English (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.
CONCEIÇÃO f Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of CONCEPCIÓN.
CONCEPCIÓN f Spanish
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.
CONCEPTA f Irish
Latinate form of CONCEPCIÓN.
CONCETTA f Italian
Italian cognate of CONCEPCIÓN.
CONCETTINA f Italian
Diminutive of CONCETTA.
CONCHA f Spanish
Diminutive of CONCEPCIÓN. This name can also mean "seashell" in Spanish.
CONCHITA f Spanish
Diminutive of CONCHA.
CONCORDIA f Roman Mythology
Means "harmony" in Latin. This was the name of the Roman goddess of harmony and peace.
CONDOLEEZZA f Various
In the case of the former American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (1954-) it is derived from the Italian musical term con dolcezza meaning "with sweetness".
CONNIE f & m English
Diminutive of CONSTANCE and other names beginning with Con. It is occasionally a masculine name, a diminutive of CORNELIUS or CONRAD.
CONSOLATA f Italian
Means "consoled" in Italian. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, María Consolata.
CONSTANÇA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of CONSTANTIA.
CONSTANCE f English, French
Medieval form of CONSTANTIA. The Normans introduced this name to England (it was the name of a daughter of William the Conqueror).
CONSTÂNCIA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of CONSTANTIA.
CONSTANȚA f Romanian
Romanian form of CONSTANTIA.
CONSTANTIA f Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Constantius, which was itself derived from CONSTANS.
CONSTANTINA f Late Roman
Feminine form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
CONSTANZA f Spanish
Spanish form of CONSTANTIA.
CONSTANZE f German
German form of CONSTANTIA.
CONSUELO f Spanish
Means "consolation" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora del Consuelo, meaning "Our Lady of Consolation".
CORA f English, 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.
CORAL f English, Spanish
From the English and Spanish word coral for the underwater skeletal deposits that can form reefs. It is ultimately derived (via Old French and Latin) from Greek κοράλλιον (korallion).
CORALIE f French
Either a French form of KORALIA, or a derivative of Latin corallium "coral" (see CORAL).
CORALINE f Literature, French
Created by the French composer Adolphe Adam for one of the main characters in his opera Le toréador (1849). He probably based it on the name CORALIE. It was also used by the author Neil Gaiman for the young heroine in his novel Coraline (2002). Gaiman has stated that in this case the name began as a typo of Caroline.
CORDELIA f English
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.
CORDULA f German
Late Latin name meaning "heart" from Latin cor, cordis. Saint Cordula was one of the 4th-century companions of Saint Ursula.
CORETTA f English
Diminutive of CORA. It was borne by Coretta Scott King (1927-2006), the wife of Martin Luther King.
CORI f English
Feminine form of COREY.
CORIANDER f English (Rare)
From the name of the spice, also called cilantro, which may ultimately be of Phoenician origin (via Latin and Greek).
CORIE f English
Variant of CORRIE.
CORINE f English
Variant of CORINNE.
CORINNA f German, Italian, English, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Κορίννα (Korinna), which was derived from κόρη (kore) meaning "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.
CORINNE f French, English
French form of CORINNA. The French-Swiss author Madame de Staël used it for her novel Corinne (1807).
CORNELIA f German, 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.
CORNÉLIE f French
French form of CORNELIA.
CORONA f Late 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.
CORRIE f English, 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.
CORRINA f English
Variant of CORINNA.
CORRINE f English
Variant of CORINNE.
CORRY f Dutch
Diminutive of CORNELIA and other names starting with Cor.
CORTNEY f & m English
Variant of COURTNEY.
COSETTE f French, 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.
COSIMA f Italian
Italian feminine form of COSIMO.
COSMINA f Romanian
Feminine form of COSMIN.
COSTANZA f Italian
Italian feminine form of CONSTANS.
COURTNEY f & m English
From an aristocratic English surname that 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.
CREE m & f English (Rare)
From the name of a Native American tribe of central Canada. Their name derives via French from the Cree word kiristino.
CRESCENCIA f Spanish
Spanish form of CRESCENTIA.
CRESCENTIA f German, Late Roman
Feminine form of CRESCENTIUS. Saint Crescentia was a 4th-century companion of Saint Vitus. This is also the name of the eponymous heroine of a 12th-century German romance.
CRESSIDA f Literature
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.
CRINA f Romanian
Derived from Romanian crin meaning "lily".
CRISTAL f English
Variant of CRYSTAL.
CRISTIANA f Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of CHRISTINA.
CRISTINA f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan and Romanian form of CHRISTINA.
CROCETTA f Italian
Diminutive of CROCIFISSA.
CROCIFISSA f Italian
Means "crucifix" in Italian.
CRUZ f & m Spanish, Portuguese
Means "cross" in Spanish or Portuguese, referring to the cross of the crucifixion.
CRUZITA f Spanish
Diminutive of CRUZ.
CRYSTAL f English
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 κρύσταλλος (krystallos) meaning "ice". It has been in use as a given name since the 19th century.
CRYSTIN f Welsh
Welsh form of CHRISTINE.
CSENGE f Hungarian
Possibly derived from Hungarian cseng meaning "to ring, to clang".
CSILLA f Hungarian
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.
CUA f Hmong
Means "wind" in Hmong.
CÚC f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (cúc) meaning "chrysanthemum".
CUNÉGONDE f French (Rare)
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 κύανος (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 Κυνθία (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. It reached a peak of popularity in the United States in 1957 and has declined steadily since then.
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.
DALEY m & f Irish, English (Rare)
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Dálaigh meaning "descendant of Dálach". The name Dálach means "assembly" in Gaelic.
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.
DALIDA f Biblical Greek
Form of DELILAH used in the Greek Old Testament. A famous bearer was the Italian-Egyptian singer and actress Dalida (1933-1987), who was born as Iolanda Cristina Gigliotti.
DALILA f French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Biblical Latin
Form of DELILAH used in the Latin Old Testament, as well as in French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.
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 could either be of Old English origin meaning "valley house" or of Scottish Gaelic origin meaning "meadow dwelling". A city in Texas bears this name, probably in honour of American Vice President George M. 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.
DALY m & f Irish, English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of DALEY.
DALYA f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דַּלְיָה (see DALIA (3)).
DAMARIS f Biblical, Biblical Greek
Probably means "calf, heifer, girl" from Greek δάμαλις (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.
DAMIRA f Croatian
Feminine form of DAMIR.
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 Δαναοί (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 (1) f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of DANAË.
DANAI (2) f Southern African, Shona
Possibly means "love one another" or "call, summon" in Shona.
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, 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.
DANNIE m & f English
Diminutive of DANIEL or 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). It can also be considered a compound meaning "judgement from God", using the element יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God.
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
Greek form of DARIA.
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, Russian, 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. As a Russian name, it is more commonly transcribed Darya.
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, Slovak
Czech and Slovak diminutive of DAGMAR.
DAŠA f Slovene
Slovene diminutive of DANIJELA and other names beginning with Da.
DASHA f Russian
Russian diminutive of DARYA (1).
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 δηιόω (deioo) meaning "to slay" and ἀνήρ (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.
DEINA f Biblical Greek
Form of DINAH used in some versions of the Greek Old Testament.
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, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of DELPHINA.
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