Feminine Names

gender
usage
Daina f Lithuanian, Latvian
Means "song" in Lithuanian and Latvian.
Dáirine f Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly derived from Dáire. This was the name of the daughter of the legendary Irish king Túathal Techtmar.
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.... [more]
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 variant of Diana, reflecting the English pronunciation.
Dakota m & f English (Modern)
From the name of the Native American people of the northern Mississippi Valley, or from the two American states that were named for them: North and South Dakota (until 1889 unified as the Dakota Territory). The tribal name means "allies, friends" in the Dakota language.... [more]
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 f & m English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Dálaigh, itself derived from the given name Dálach.
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), Arabic
Spanish and Arabic form of Dahlia. The Dahlia is the national flower of Mexico.
Dalia 2 f Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
From Lithuanian dalis meaning "portion, share". 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 f & m 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
From Old Irish Damnat meaning "calf, fawn", a combination of dam "ox, deer" and a diminutive suffix. This name was borne by a 6th-century saint from Monaghan, as well as the 7th-century saint commonly called Dymphna.
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.
Damnat f Old Irish
Old Irish form of Damhnait.
Dana 1 f Romanian, Czech, Slovak, German, Hebrew
Feminine form of Daniel or Dan 1.
Dana 2 m & f English
From a surname that is of unknown origin. It was originally given in honour of American lawyer Richard Henry Dana Jr. (1815-1882), the author of the memoir 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
From Shona dana meaning "call, summon".
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, Hungarian
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.
Danila 2 f Italian
Italian 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 & m English, Danish
Diminutive of Danielle (English) or Daniel (Danish).
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 (Rare)
French variant form of Daphne.
Dar f & m Hebrew
Means "mother-of-pearl, nacre" in Hebrew.
Dara 2 m & f Khmer
Means "star" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit तारा (tara).
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
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 the town of Arcy in La Manche, France. This is the surname of a character, Fitzwilliam Darcy, 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
Form of Darejan with the nominative suffix, used when the name is written stand-alone.
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 Dáirine.
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, Estonian
Slovene, Czech and Estonian form of Daria.
Darla f English
Variant of Darlene using the suffix la.
Darleen f English
Variant of Darlene.
Darlene f English
From the English word darling combined with the common 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, Ukrainian
Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian 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
Feminine form of David. It originated in Scotland.
Davinia f English (Rare), Spanish (Modern)
Probably an elaboration of Davina. About 1980 this name jumped in popularity in Spain, possibly due to the main character on the British television series The Foundation (1977-1979), which was broadcast in Spain as La Fundación.
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.
Dayana f Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish variant of Diana, reflecting the English pronunciation.
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 (1921-2013), 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
From Old Irish Derbáil meaning "daughter of Fál", derived from the prefix 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 (Rare)
Spanish, Portuguese and French form of Deborah.
Debora f Italian, Dutch, German (Rare)
Italian, Dutch and German form of Deborah.
Déborah f French
French variant 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.
Dehgewanus f Indigenous American, Seneca
From a name, also spelled as Dickewamis or Dehhewämis, which was given to the young British settler Mary Jemison (1743-1833) after she was captured and assimilated into the Seneca. Much later she claimed the name meant "pretty girl, pleasant thing", though this interpretation does not seem to be valid.
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.
Deimantė f Lithuanian
From Lithuanian deimantas meaning "diamond".
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 fili "poet" (genitive filed). This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint, also called Dervla.
Deirdre f English, Irish, Irish Mythology
From the Old Irish name Derdriu, meaning unknown, possibly derived from der meaning "daughter". This was the name of a tragic character in Irish legend who died of a broken heart after Conchobar, the king of Ulster, forced her to be his bride and killed her lover Naoise.... [more]
Deja f African American (Modern)
Means "already" from the French phrase déjà vu meaning "already seen". It received a popularity boost in 1995 when a character named Deja appeared in the movie Higher Learning.
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.
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 been used since the 17th 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 was American actress and singer Della Reese (1931-2017).
Delma f English
Possibly a short form of Adelma.
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 δελφύς (delphys) meaning "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 δελφύς (delphys) meaning "womb". The Blessed Delphina was a 14th-century Provençal nun.
Delphine f French
French form of Delphina.
Delshad m & f Persian (Rare)
Means "happy heart, cheerful" in Persian, from دل (del) meaning "heart" and شاد (shad) meaning "happy".
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 Welsh del "pretty". This is a recently created name.
Dema f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ديمة (see Dima 1).
Demelza f English (British, Rare)
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 δᾶ (da) meaning "earth" and μήτηρ (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 (Rare), Romanian (Rare), Greek
Italian and Romanian form of Demeter 1, as well as an alternate transcription of Greek Δήμητρα (see Dimitra).
Demi f Greek, English (Modern)
Alternate transcription of Greek Δήμη or Ντίμι or Ντίμη (see Dimi), as well as a short form of Demetria. A famous bearer is American actress Demi Moore (1962-), and it is because of her that the name rose in popularity in the United States in the late 1980s. Though some sources claim Moore's birth name is Demetria, the actress herself has said she was born as Demi and named after a makeup product. The name received a further boost after 2008 when the singer Demi Lovato (1992-), who pronounces the name differently than the older actress, released their debut album. Lovato's birth name is Demetria.
Demostrate f Ancient Greek
Means "army of the people", derived from the Greek elements δῆμος (demos) meaning "the people" and στρατός (stratos) meaning "army".
Dena f English
Possibly a short form of names ending with dena. It has also been used as a variant of Deanna.
Dene m & f English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Dean or Dena.
Denica f Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Деница (see Denitsa).
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.
Denisse f Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish feminine form of Denis.
Denitsa f Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Danica.
Deniz f & m Turkish
Means "sea" in Turkish.
Deòiridh f Scottish Gaelic
Means "pilgrim" in Scottish Gaelic.
Derbáil f Old Irish
Old Irish form of Dearbháil.
Derbiled f Old Irish
Old Irish form of Deirbhile.
Derby m & f English (Rare)
From an English surname that was a variant of Darby.
Derin f Turkish
Means "deep, profound" in Turkish.
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 Turkish
Means "sea, ocean" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
Deryn f & m Welsh
Possibly from the Welsh word deryn, a variant of aderyn meaning "bird".
Desdemona f Literature
Derived from Greek δυσδαίμων (dysdaimon) meaning "ill-fated". This was the name of the murdered wife of Othello in Shakespeare's play Othello (1603).
Desi m & f English
Diminutive of Desmond, Desiree and other names beginning with a similar sound. In the case of musician and actor Desi Arnaz (1917-1986) it was a diminutive of Desiderio.
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, Dutch, German
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.
Dezba f Indigenous American, Navajo
Means "going raiding" in Navajo, derived from baa' meaning "raid".
Dezi m & f English (Rare)
Diminutive of Desmond and other names beginning with a similar sound.
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 διαμάντι (diamanti) meaning "diamond".
Diamond f English (Rare), African American (Modern)
From the English word diamond for the clear colourless precious stone, the traditional 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, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Roman Mythology
Means "divine, goddesslike", a derivative of dia or diva meaning "goddess". It is ultimately related to the same Indo-European root *dyew- found in 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 English
Variant of Diane.
Diantha f Dutch (Rare), English (Rare)
From dianthus, the name of a type of flower (ultimately from Greek meaning "heavenly flower").
Didem f Turkish
Meaning unknown, possibly from Persian دیده (dideh) meaning "eye".
Dido f Roman Mythology, Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown, probably of Phoenician origin. Dido, also called Elissa, was the queen of Carthage in Virgil's Aeneid. She threw herself upon a funeral pyre after Aeneas left her. Virgil based the story on earlier Greco-Roman accounts.
Diede m & f Dutch
Short form of Diederik and other names beginning with the same element, originally from Germanic theud meaning "people".
Diệp f & m 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 & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (diệu) meaning "mysterious, subtle, exquisite".
Dieuwke f Frisian
Feminine form of Dieuwe.
Diindiisi f & m Indigenous American, Ojibwe
Means "blue jay" in Ojibwe.
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 Ὥραι (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.
Dilan f Turkish
Means "love" in Turkish.
Dilara f Turkish
Turkish form of Delara.
Dilay f Turkish
Means "beautiful moon" in Turkish.
Dilek f Turkish
Means "wish, desire" in Turkish.
Diletta f Italian
Means "beloved" in Italian, from Latin dilectus.
Dilşad f & m Turkish, Kurdish
Turkish (feminine) and Kurdish (masculine) form of Delshad.
Dilshad m & f Urdu
Urdu form of Delshad.
Dilwen f Welsh
Feminine form of Dilwyn.
Dilys f Welsh
Means "genuine" in Welsh. It has been used since the late 19th century.
Dima 1 f Arabic
Means "downpour" in Arabic.
Dimi f Greek
Short form of Dimitra.
Dimitra f Greek
Modern Greek form of Demeter 1.
Dina 1 f Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Latvian, Russian, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Variant of Dinah, and also the form used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
Dina 2 f Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, English
Short form of names ending in dina, such as Bernardina or Ondina. As an English name, this can also be a variant of Deanna.
Dina 3 f Arabic
Possibly from Arabic دين (din) meaning "religion".
Diná f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Dinah.
Dinah f Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Means "judged" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament, Dinah was a daughter of Jacob and Leah who was abducted by Shechem. It has been used as an English given name since after the Protestant Reformation.
Dinara f Kazakh, Tatar, Kyrgyz
Meaning uncertain, perhaps from Arabic دينار (dinar), a currency used in several Muslim countries, ultimately derived from Latin denarius. Alternatively it may be a derivative of دين (din) meaning "religion".
Đình m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (đình) meaning "courtyard".
Dione 1 f Greek Mythology
From Greek Διός (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.
Dipti f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada
Means "brightness, light" in Sanskrit.
Disha f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "region, direction" in Sanskrit.
Dita f Czech, German, Latvian
Short form of names containing dit, such as Judita, and German names beginning with Diet, such as Dietlinde.
Ditte f Danish
Danish diminutive of Edith, Dorothea or names containing dit. It was popularized by Martin Andersen Nexø's novel Ditte, Child of Man (1921) and the film adaptation (1946).
Divina f Spanish (Philippines), English (Rare)
From Spanish divina or an elaboration of English divine, both meaning "divine, godlike".
Divna f Serbian, Macedonian
From Serbian диван (divan) or Macedonian дивен (diven) meaning "wonderful".
Divya f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "divine, heavenly" in Sanskrit.
Diwata f Filipino, Tagalog
Means "goddess" in Tagalog.
Dixie f English
From the term that refers to the southern United States, used by Daniel D. Emmett in his song Dixie in 1859. The term may be derived from French dix "ten", which was printed on ten-dollar bills issued from a New Orleans bank.
Diya 1 f Indian, Hindi
Means "lamp, light" in Hindi.
Dîyar m & f Kurdish
Variant of Diyar.
Diyar m & f Kurdish
Means "apparent, visible, clear" in Kurdish.
Djamila f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic جميلة (see Jamilah) chiefly used in Algeria.
Djuradja f Serbian
Alternate transcription of Serbian Ђурађа (see Đurađa).