Feminine Names

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DARIAfItalian, 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.
DARIANm & fEnglish
Probably an elaborated form of DARREN.
DARIJAfCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of DARIA.
DARINA (1)fIrish
Anglicized form of DÁIRÍNE.
DARINA (2)fCzech, Slovak, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic word dar meaning "gift". It can also be used as a diminutive of DARIA.
DARINKAfSlovene, Croatian
Either a diminutive of DARIJA, or a derivative of the Slavic word dar meaning "gift".
Ukrainian form of DARIA.
DARJAfSlovene, Czech
Slovene and Czech form of DARIA.
Short form of DARLENE.
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.
DARSHANAfIndian, Marathi
Feminine form of DARSHAN.
DARYA (1)fRussian, Belarusian
Russian and Belarusian form of DARIA.
DARYA (2)fPersian
Means "sea, ocean" in Persian.
Diminutive of DARIYA.
DAVIDAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of DAVID.
DAVINAfEnglish (British)
Feminine form of DAVID. It originated in Scotland.
DAVORKAfCroatian, Serbian
Feminine form of DAVOR.
DAWAm & fTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "moon, month" in Tibetan.
From the English word dawn, ultimately derived from Old English dagung.
Feminine variant of DANA (2).
DAYOm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "joy arrives" in Yoruba.
Variant of DEANNA.
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.
Variant of DEANNA.
Means "daughter of Fál", derived from the Old Irish poetic word der meaning "daughter" and Fál, a legendary name for Ireland.
Short form of DEBORAH.
Diminutive of DEBORAH.
Diminutive of DEBORAH.
DEBBORAfBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of DEBORAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
Diminutive of DEBORAH.
Diminutive of DEBORAH.
DÉBORAfSpanish, Portuguese, French
Spanish, Portuguese and French form of DEBORAH.
DEBORAfItalian, German, Dutch
Italian, German and Dutch form of DEBORAH.
DEBORAHfEnglish, Hebrew, Biblical
Means "bee" in Hebrew. 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]
Variant of DEBORAH.
DECHENf & mTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "great happiness" in Tibetan.
DECIMAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of DECIMUS.
DEEf & mEnglish
Short form of names beginning with D. It may also be given in reference to the Dee River in Scotland.
Variant of DEANNA.
Variant of DEANNA.
DEEPAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil
Variant transcription of DIPA.
DEEPALIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of DIPALI.
DEEPIKAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Variant transcription of DIPIKA.
DEEPTIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada
Variant transcription of DIPTI.
Means "daughter of a poet" from Old Irish der "daughter" and file "poet". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
DEIRDREfEnglish, Irish, Irish Mythology
From the older Gaelic form Derdriu, meaning unknown, possibly derived from Old Irish der meaning "daughter". This was the name of a tragic character in Irish legend who died of a broken heart after Conchobhar, the king of Ulster, forced her to be his bride and killed her lover Naoise.... [more]
Means "already" from the French phrase deja vu meaning "already seen".
DEJANAfSerbian, Croatian, Slovene
Feminine form of DEJAN.
DELANEYfEnglish (Modern)
From a surname: either the English surname DELANEY (1) or the Irish surname DELANEY (2).
Means "adorning the heart", from Persian دل (del) meaning "heart" and آرا (ara) meaning "decorate, adorn".
DELFINAfItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of DELPHINA.
DÉLIAfPortuguese, French, Hungarian
Portuguese, French and Hungarian form of DELIA (1).
DELIA (1)fEnglish, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Greek Mythology
Means "of Delos" in Greek. This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis, given because she and her twin brother Apollo were born on the island of Delos. The name appeared in several poems of the 16th and 17th centuries, and it has occasionally been used as a given name since that time.
DELIA (2)fEnglish
Short form of ADELIA or BEDELIA.
DELICIAfEnglish (Rare)
Either from Latin deliciae "delight, pleasure" or a variant of the English word delicious. It has only been used since the 20th century (rarely).
DELIGHTfEnglish (Rare)
Means simply "delight, happiness" from the English word.
DELILAHfBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Means "delicate, weak, languishing" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is the lover of Samson, whom she betrays to the Philistines by cutting his hair, which is the source of his power. Despite her character flaws, the name began to be used by the Puritans in the 17th century. It has been used occasionally in the English-speaking world since that time.
DELLm & fEnglish
From an English surname which originally denoted a person who lived in a dell or valley.
Diminutive of ADELA or ADELAIDE. A famous bearer is American actress and singer Della Reese (1931-).
DELMAfIrish, English
Short form of FIDELMA.
Altered form of DOLORES.
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.
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.
French form of DELPHINA.
DELSHADm & fPersian
Variant transcription of DILSHAD.
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.
From an elaboration of the Welsh element del "pretty".
Variant transcription of DIMA (1).
DEMELZAfEnglish (British)
From a Cornish place name meaning "fort of Maeldaf". It has been used as a given name since the middle of the 20th century. It was popularized in the 1970s by a character from the British television series 'Poldark', which was set in Cornwall.
DEMETER (1)fGreek Mythology
Possibly means "earth mother", derived from Greek δα (da) "earth" and μητηρ (meter) "mother". In Greek mythology Demeter was the goddess of agriculture, the daughter of Cronus, the sister of Zeus, and the mother of Persephone. She was an important figure in the Eleusinian Mysteries, which were secret rites performed at Eleusis near Athens.
DEMETRAfItalian, Romanian, Greek
Italian and Romanian form of DEMETER (1), as well as a variant transcription of Greek DIMITRA.
Short form of DEMETRIA.
DEMOSTRATEfAncient Greek
Means "army of the people", derived from the Greek elements δημος (demos) "the people" and στρατος (stratos) "army".
Possibly a short form of names ending with dena. It has also been used as a variant of DEANNA.
DENICAfBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian form and Macedonian variant of DANICA.
Variant of DENISE.
DENISAfCzech, Slovak, Romanian
Feminine form of DENIS.
DENISEfFrench, English, Dutch
French feminine form of DENIS.
DENİZf & mTurkish
Means "sea" in Turkish.
Means "pilgrim" in Scottish Gaelic.
Variant transcription of DRORIT.
Anglicized form of DEARBHÁIL or DEIRBHILE.
Anglicized form of DEARBHÁIL or DEIRBHILE.
Anglicized form of DEARBHÁIL or DEIRBHILE.
DERYAf & mTurkish
Means "sea, ocean" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
Possibly from Welsh aderyn meaning "bird".
Derived from Greek δυσδαιμων (dysdaimon) meaning "ill-fated". This was the name of the murdered wife of Othello in Shakespeare's play 'Othello' (1603).
DESIDÉRIAfPortuguese (Rare)
Portuguese feminine form of DESIDERIO.
DESIDERIAfItalian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Late Roman
Feminine form of DESIDERIO. This was the Latin name of a 19th-century queen of Sweden, the wife of Karl XIV. She was born in France with the name Désirée.
French form of DESIDERATA. In part it is directly from the French word meaning "desired, wished".
English form of DÉSIRÉE. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by the movie 'Désirée' (1954).
DESPINAfGreek, Macedonian
Modern Greek and Macedonian form of DESPOINA.
DESPOINAfGreek Mythology, Greek
Means "mistress, lady" in Greek. In Greek mythology this was the name of the daughter of Demeter and Poseidon. She was worshipped in the Eleusinian Mysteries, which were secret rites practiced at Eleusis near Athens.
Variant transcription of DESISLAVA.
DESTAf & mEastern African, Amharic
Means "joy" in Amharic.
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.
DETTAfEnglish (Rare)
Short form of names that end in detta.
DEVIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit देवी (devi) meaning "goddess". Devi is the Hindu mother goddess who manifests herself as all other goddesses.
DEVIKAfIndian, Hindi
Means "little goddess" from Sanskrit देवी (devi) meaning "goddess" and (ka) meaning "little".
DEVINm & fEnglish, Irish
From a surname, either the Irish surname DEVIN (1) or the English surname DEVIN (2).
Anglicized form of DAMHNAIT.
DEVONm & fEnglish
Variant of DEVIN. It may also be partly inspired by the name of the county of Devon in England, which got its name from the Dumnonii, a Celtic tribe.
DEWI (2)fIndonesian
Indonesian form of DEVI.
Means "desirable" in Esperanto.
Short form of DIANA.
Derived from Greek διαμαντι (diamanti) meaning "diamond".
DIAMONDfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word diamond for the clear colourless precious stone, the birthstone of April. It is derived from Late Latin diamas, from Latin adamas, which is of Greek origin meaning "invincible, untamed".
DIANm & fIndonesian
Means "candle" in Indonesian.
Hungarian form of DIANA.
Latvian form of DIANA.
DIANAfEnglish, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Polish, Roman Mythology
Probably derived from an old Indo-European root meaning "heavenly, divine", related to dyeus (see ZEUS). Diana was a Roman goddess of the moon, hunting, forests, and childbirth, often identified with the Greek goddess Artemis.... [more]
DIANEfFrench, English
French form of DIANA, also regularly used in the English-speaking world.
Variant of DIANE.
Variant of DIANA.
DIANTHAfDutch, English (Rare)
From dianthus, the name of a type of flower (ultimately from Greek meaning "heavenly flower").
Meaning unknown, possibly from Persian دیده (dideh) meaning "eye".
DIDOfRoman Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly "virgin" in Phoenician. Dido, also called Elissa, was the queen of Carthage in Virgil's 'Aeneid'. She burned herself to death after Aeneas left her.
From Sino-Vietnamese (diệp) meaning "leaf".
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.
From Sino-Vietnamese (diệu) meaning "mysterious, subtle, exquisite".
Feminine form of DIEUDONNÉ.
Feminine form of DIEUWE.
DIJANAfCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Southern Slavic form of DIANA.
DIKEfGreek Mythology
Means "justice" in Greek. In Greek mythology Dike was the goddess of justice, one of the ‘Ωραι (Horai).
DIKELEDIfSouthern African, Tswana
Means "tears" in Tswana.
DIKLAm & fHebrew
Variant transcription of DIKLAH.
DIKLAHm & fHebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "palm grove" in Hebrew or Aramaic. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Joktan. In modern times it is also used as a feminine name.
DIKSHAfIndian, Hindi
Means "preparation for a religious ceremony" in Sanskrit.
Means "love" in Turkish.
Turkish form of DELARA.
Means "beautiful moon" in Turkish.
Means "wish, desire" in Turkish.
Turkish form of DILSHAD.
DILSHADm & fPersian
Means "happy heart, cheerful" in Persian.
Feminine form of DILWYN.
Means "genuine" in Welsh.
DIMA (1)fArabic
Means "downpour" in Arabic.
Modern Greek form of DEMETER (1).
DINA (1)fEnglish, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Variant of DINAH, and also the form used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
DINA (2)fItalian, Portuguese
Short form of names ending in dina.
DINAHfBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Means "judged" in Hebrew. She is the daughter of Jacob and Leah in the Old Testament. It has been used as an English given name since after the Protestant Reformation.
DIONE (1)fGreek Mythology
From Greek Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS". By extension, it means "goddess". This was the name of an obscure Greek goddess who, according to some legends, was the mother of Aphrodite.
DIONE (2)fEnglish
Feminine form of DION.
Portuguese feminine form of DIONYSIUS.
DIONISIAfItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish feminine form of DIONYSIUS.
Feminine form of DION.
Feminine form of DIONYSIUS.
DIOTfMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of DIONYSIA.
DIPAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "light, lamp" in Sanskrit.
DIPALIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "row of lamps" in Sanskrit.
DIPTIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada
Means "brightness, light" in Sanskrit.
DISHAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "region, direction" in Sanskrit.
Danish diminutive of EDITH or DOROTHEA.
DIVINAfEnglish (Rare)
From an elaboration of the English word divine meaning "divine, godlike".
DIVNAfSerbian, Macedonian
From Serbian диван (divan) or Macedonian дивен (diven) meaning "wonderful".
DIVYAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "divine, heavenly" in Sanskrit.
DIWATAfFilipino, Tagalog
Means "goddess" in Tagalog.
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.
DIYA (1)fIndian, Hindi
Means "lamp, light" in Hindi.
DÎYARf & mKurdish
Means "gift" in Kurdish.
DJAMILAfArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of JAMILA (chiefly Algerian).
Variant transcription of ĐURAĐA.
Feminine form of DOBROSLAV.
Polish feminine form of DOBROSLAV.
Possibly a diminutive of THEODOSIA.
Diminutive of DOROTHY.
Means "folk song", from Romanian doină.
DOIREANNfIrish, 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.
Variant of DOLLY.
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.
DOLORESfSpanish, 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.
Catalan form of DOLORES.
Italian feminine form of DOMINIC.
Spanish feminine form of DOMINIC.
DOMINIQUEf & mFrench
French feminine and masculine form of DOMINIC.
DOMITIAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of DOMITIUS.
DOMITILAfSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of DOMITILLA.
DOMITILLAfItalian, 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.
French form of DOMITILLA.
Macedonian feminine form of DOMINIC.
Variant of DONNA.
Feminine form of DONALD.
Feminine form of DONALD.
DONATAfItalian, Lithuanian, Late Roman
Feminine form of Donatus (see DONATO).
Diminutive of DONATA.
French feminine form of DONATIANUS.
Feminine form of DONALD.
DONELLEfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of DON.
Feminine diminutive of ANDON.
From Italian donna meaning "lady". It is also used as a feminine form of DONALD.
DORm & fHebrew
Means "generation" in Hebrew.
DÓRAfHungarian, Icelandic
Short form of DOROTTYA and names that end in dóra, such as TEODÓRA or HALLDÓRA.
Derived from Greek δορκας (dorkas) meaning "gazelle". This is the Greek translation of the name Tabitha in the New Testament (see Acts 9:36).
Variant of DOREEN.
Combination of DORA and the name suffix een. The name was (first?) used by novelist Edna Lyall in her novel 'Doreen' (1894).
DORESfPortuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of DOLORES.
Danish variant of DOROTHEA.
DORETTAfEnglish, Italian
Diminutive of DORA.
DORIAfEnglish (Rare)
Possibly a feminine form of DORIAN or an elaboration of DORA.
French feminine form of DORIAN.
DORINA (1)fRomanian
Feminine form of DORIN.
DORINA (2)fHungarian
Elaboration of DÓRA.
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.
Variant of DOREEN.
DORISfEnglish, 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)fHebrew
Strictly feminine variant of DOR.
DORIT (2)fDanish
Danish diminutive of DOROTHEA.
DORJIf & mTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "diamond" in Tibetan.
Diminutive of DOROTTYA.
DOROTAfPolish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of DOROTHEA.
DOROTÉIAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of DOROTHEA.
Portuguese form of DOROTHEA.
Lithuanian form of DOROTHEA.
DOROTEJAfSlovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of DOROTHEA.
DOROTHEAfGerman, 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". The name Theodore is composed of the same elements in reverse order. 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.
French form of DOROTHEA.
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).
Hungarian form of DOROTHEA.
Variant of DORIS.
Danish form of DOROTHY.
DÖRTHEfLow German
Low German form of DORTHE.
Danish form of DOROTHY.
Diminutive of DOROTHY or DORIS. This is the name of a fish in the animated film 'Finding Nemo' (2003).
Diminutive of TEODOZJA or DOROTA.
Diminutive of DOROTHY.
Diminutive of DOROTHY.
Diminutive of DOROTHY.
Czech feminine form of DUBRAVKO.
From the English word for the variety of bird, seen as a symbol of peace.
DRAGAfSlovene, Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of DRAGO.
DRAGICAfSerbian, Croatian, Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAHAfCzech, Slovak
Diminutive of DRAHOMÍRA.
DRAHOMÍRAfCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of DRAGOMIR.
DRAHOSLAVAfCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of DRAGOSLAV.
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.
Feminine form of DRAŽEN.
Short form of ANDREA (2).
Short form of HENDRIKA.
DRISHTIfIndian, Hindi
Means "sight" in Sanskrit.
From Albanian dritë meaning "light".
Feminine form of DROR.
DROUSILLAfBiblical Greek
Form of DRUSILLA used in the Greek New Testament.
DRUSAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of DRUSUS.
DRUSILLAfBiblical, Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin
Feminine diminutive of the Roman family name DRUSUS. In Acts in the New Testament Drusilla is the wife of Felix.
Means "prayer" in Arabic.
DUANAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of DUANE.
DUBAKUm & fWestern African, Akan
Means "eleventh born child" in Akan.
DUBRAVKAfCroatian, Serbian
Feminine form of DUBRAVKO.
DUDAm & fPortuguese
Portuguese diminutive of EDUARDO or EDUARDA.
DUHAf & mArabic
Means "morning" in Arabic.
DULCEfSpanish, Portuguese
Means "sweet" or "candy" in Spanish.
DULCIBELLAfEnglish (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.
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.
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.
Romanian feminine form of DEMETRIUS.
DUNJAfSerbian, Croatian, Slovene
Serbian, Croatian and Slovene form of DUNYA. This also means "quince" in the South Slavic languages, a quince being a type of fruit.
Diminutive of AVDOTYA.
Diminutive of AVDOTYA.
ĐURAĐAfSerbian, Croatian (Archaic)
Serbian feminine form of GEORGE.
Croatian feminine form of GEORGE.
Croatian feminine form of GEORGE. It also means "lily of the valley" in Croatian.
Means "pearl" in Uzbek.
DURGAf & mHinduism, 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.