Masculine Names

gender
usage
COSME m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of COSMAS.
COSMIN m Romanian
Romanian form of COSMAS.
COSMO m Italian, English
Italian variant of COSIMO. It was introduced to Britain in the 18th century by the second Scottish Duke of Gordon, who named his son and successor after his friend Cosimo III de' Medici.
COSTACHE m Romanian
Romanian variant of CONSTANTIN.
COSTANTINO m Italian
Italian form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
COSTANZO m Italian
Italian form of CONSTANS.
COSTAS m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Κώστας (see KOSTAS).
COSTEL m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of CONSTANTIN.
COSTICĂ m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of CONSTANTIN.
COSTIN m Romanian
Romanian short form of CONSTANTIN.
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.
COWAL m Irish
Anglicized form of COMHGHALL.
COWESSESS m Indigenous American, Ojibwe
From Ojibwe Ka-we-zauce meaning "little child". This was the name of a late 19th-century chief of the Saulteaux.
COY m English
From a surname that meant "quiet, shy, coy" from Middle English coi.
CRAIG m Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname that was derived from Gaelic creag meaning "crag" or "rocks", originally indicating a person who lived near a crag.
CRAWFORD m English
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "crow ford" in Old English.
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.
CREIGHTON m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a place name, originally from Gaelic crioch "border" combined with Old English tun "town".
CRESCENS m Late Roman, Biblical Latin
Latin name that was derived from crescere "to grow". This name is mentioned briefly in one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament.
CRESCENTIUS m Late Roman
Latin name that was a derivative of the name CRESCENS. This was the name of a few early saints, including a child martyred in Rome during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century.
CRESCENZO m Italian
Italian form of CRESCENTIUS.
CREW m English (Rare)
Either from a surname that was derived from the English town of Crewe (from Old Welsh criu meaning "weir"), or from the English vocabulary word for a group of people.
CRÍOSTÓIR m Irish
Irish form of CHRISTOPHER.
CRISÓSTOMO m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese form of CHRYSOSTOMOS.
CRISPIAN m English (Archaic)
Medieval variant of CRISPIN.
CRISPIN m English (Rare)
From the Roman cognomen Crispinus, which was derived from the name CRISPUS. Saint Crispin was a 3rd-century Roman who was martyred with his twin brother Crispinian in Gaul. They are the patrons of shoemakers. They were popular saints in England during the Middle Ages, and the name has occasionally been used since that time.
CRISPUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "curly-haired" in Latin.
CRISTI m Romanian
Diminutive of CRISTIAN.
CRISTIÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of CHRISTIAN.
CRISTIAN m Romanian, Spanish
Romanian and Spanish form of CHRISTIAN.
CRISTIANO m Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of CHRISTIAN. A famous bearer is Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo (1985-).
CRISTÓBAL m Spanish
Spanish form of CHRISTOPHER.
CRISTOFORO m Italian
Italian form of CHRISTOPHER.
CRISTÓVÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CHRISTOPHER.
CROFTON m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "town with a small enclosed field" in Old English.
CRONUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Κρόνος (Kronos), possibly derived from the Indo-European root *ker- meaning "to cut". Cronus was the Titan who fathered the Greek gods. As his wife Rhea gave birth to the gods, Cronus swallowed them fearing the prophecy that he would be overthrown by one of his children. However Rhea hid Zeus, her last child, who eventually forced his father to disgorge his siblings. Cronus and the rest of the Titans were then defeated by the gods and exiled.
ČRT m Slovene
Short form of ČRTOMIR.
ČRTOMIR m Slovene
Derived from the Slavic elements črt "hatred" and miru "peace, world". This is the name of the hero in the Slovene national epic Baptism on the Savica (1835) by France Prešeren.
CRUZ f & m Spanish, Portuguese
Means "cross" in Spanish or Portuguese, referring to the cross of the crucifixion.
CSABA m Hungarian
Possibly means either "shepherd" or "gift" in Hungarian. According to legend this was the name of a son of Attila the Hun.
CSANÁD m Hungarian
Derived from the old Hungarian name Csana, of unknown meaning. This was the name of an 11th-century ruler, also known as Cenad, of the Hungarian region that came to be called Csanád County (now split between Hungary and Romania).
CSONGOR m Hungarian
Possibly from a Turkic root meaning "falcon". The Hungarian poet and dramatist Mihály Vörösmarty used it in his play Csongor és Tünde (1830).
CTIBOR m Czech
Czech form of CZCIBOR.
CTIRAD m Czech
Derived from the Slavic elements chisti meaning "honour" and rad meaning "happy, willing". In Czech legend this was the name of one of the men tricked by Šárka.
CUÁN m Irish
Means "little wolf" or "little hound" from the Irish element meaning "wolf, hound" combined with a diminutive suffix.
CUAUHTÉMOC m Indigenous American, Nahuatl
Means "descending eagle" in Nahuatl. This was the name of the last Aztec emperor, ruling until he was captured and executed by the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés in the year 1525.
CÚCHULAINN m Irish Mythology
Means "hound of Culann" in Irish. This was the usual name of the warrior hero who was named Sétanta at birth, given to him because he took the place of one of Culann's hounds after he accidentally killed it. Irish legend tells of Cúchulainn's many adventures, including his single-handed defense of Ulster against the army of Queen Medb.
CUIDIGHTHEACH m Ancient Irish
Old Irish byname meaning "helpful".
CUIMÍN m Irish
Possibly from Celtic cam meaning "bent, crooked". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
CULHWCH m Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "hiding place of the pig" in Welsh. In Welsh legend he was the lover of Olwen the daughter of the giant Yspaddaden. Before the giant would allow Culhwch to marry his daughter, he insisted that Culhwch complete a series of extremely difficult tasks. Culhwch managed to complete them, and he returned to marry Olwen and kill the giant. This tale appears in the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth.
CULLEN m English
From a surname, either CULLEN (1) or CULLEN (2).
CUMHUR m Turkish
Means "public, people" in Turkish.
CÜNEYT m Turkish
Turkish form of JUNAYD.
CUNMIN m Medieval Breton
Old Breton form of CUIMÍN.
CUNOBELINUS m Brythonic
Possibly means "hound of Belenus" from the old Celtic element koun "hound" combined with the name of the god BELENUS. This was the name of a 1st-century king of southeast Britain.
CUPID m Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Latin Cupido meaning "desire". This was the name of the Roman god of love, the son of Venus and Mars. He was portrayed as a winged, blindfolded boy, armed with a bow and arrows, which caused the victim to fall in love. His Greek equivalent was Eros.
CUPIDO m Roman Mythology
Latin form of CUPID.
CURRO m Spanish
Andalusian diminutive of FRANCISCO.
CURT m English
Either a variant of KURT or short form of CURTIS.
CURTIS m English
From an English surname that originally meant "courteous" in Old French.
CUSTÓDIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CUSTODIO.
CUSTODIO m Spanish
Means "guardian" in Spanish, from Latin custodia "protection, safekeeping".
CUTHBERHT m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of CUTHBERT.
CUTHBERT m English (Rare)
Derived from the Old English elements cuþ "famous" and beorht "bright". Saint Cuthbert was a 6th-century hermit who became the bishop of Lindisfarne, an island off the coast of England. He was known as performer of healing miracles. Because of the saint, this name remained in use in England even after the Norman Conquest. It became rare after the Protestant Reformation, but it was (briefly) revived in the 19th century.
CVETKO m Slovene
Masculine form of CVETKA.
CY m English
Short form of CYRUS or CYRIL.
CYAN f & m English (Rare)
From the English word meaning "greenish blue", ultimately derived from Greek κύανος (kyanos).
CYMBELINE m Literature
Form of CUNOBELINUS used by Shakespeare in his play Cymbeline (1609).
CYNBEL m Ancient Welsh
Derived from Welsh cyn "chief" and bel "war".
CYNEBALD m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and beald "bold".
CYNEFRIÐ m Anglo-Saxon
Means "royal peace" from Old English cyne "royal" and friþ "peace".
CYNEHEARD m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and heard "brave, hardy".
CYNEMÆR m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and mær "famous".
CYNERIC m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and ric "ruler".
CYNESIGE m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and sige "victory".
CYNEWEARD m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and weard "guard".
CYNWRIG m Ancient Welsh
Derived from Welsh cyn meaning "chief" and gwr meaning "hero, man", plus the suffix ig indicating "has the quality of".
CYPRIAN m Polish, English (Rare)
From the Roman family name Cyprianus, which meant "from Cyprus". Saint Cyprian was a 3rd-century bishop of Carthage and a martyr under the emperor Valerian.
CYPRIANUS m Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of CYPRIAN.
CYPRIEN m French
French form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
CYRANO m Literature
Possibly derived from the name of the ancient Greek city of Cyrene, which was located in North Africa. Edmond Rostand used this name in his play Cyrano de Bergerac (1897). He based his character upon a real person, Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac, a French satirist of the 17th century.
CYRIACUS m Late Roman
Latinized form of the Greek name Κυριακός (Kyriakos), which meant "of the lord" (derived from Greek κύριος (kyrios) meaning "lord"). This was the name of a few early saints.
CYRIL m English, French, Czech, Slovak
From the Greek name Κύριλλος (Kyrillos), which was derived from Greek κύριος (kyrios) meaning "lord", a word used frequently in the Greek Bible to refer to God or Jesus.... [more]
CYRILLE m & f French
French form of CYRIL, sometimes used as a feminine form.
CYRUS m English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From Κῦρος (Kyros), the Greek form of the Persian name Kūrush, which may mean "far sighted" or "young". The name is sometimes associated with Greek κύριος (kyrios) meaning "lord". It was borne by several kings of Persia, including Cyrus the Great, who conquered Babylon. He is famous in the Old Testament for freeing the captive Jews and allowing them to return to Israel. As an English name, it first came into use among the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation.
CYRYL m Polish
Polish form of CYRIL.
CYSTENNIN m Welsh
Welsh form of CONSTANTINE.
CZCIBOR m Polish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements chisti "honour" and borti "battle".
CZESŁAW m Polish
Derived from the Slavic elements chisti "honour" and slava "glory".
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.
DAAN m Dutch
Short form of DANIËL.
DABID m Biblical Greek
Form of DAVID used in the Textus Receptus version of Greek New Testament.
DACIAN m Romanian
Derived from Dacia, the old Roman name for the region that is now Romania and Moldova.
DACRE m English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name in Cumbria, of Brythonic origin meaning "trickling stream".
DADO (1) m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of EDUARDO.
DADO (2) m Croatian
Croatian diminutive of DAMIR and other names containing the sound da.
DAEDALUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Δαίδαλος (Daidalos), which was derived from δαιδάλλω (daidallo) meaning "to work cunningly". In Greek myth Daedalus was an Athenian inventor who was banished to Crete. There he designed the Labyrinth for King Minos, but he and his son Icarus were eventually imprisoned inside it because he had aided Theseus in his quest against the Minotaur. Daelalus and Icarus escaped using wings fashioned from wax, but Icarus fell from the sky to his death.
DAE-JUNG m Korean
From Sino-Korean (dae) meaning "big, great, vast, large, high" combined with (jung) meaning "middle". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well. A notable bearer was South Korean president Kim Dae-jung (1924-2009).
DAE-SEONG m Korean
From Sino-Korean (dae) meaning "big, great, vast, large, high" combined with (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded". Other combinations of hanja characters can also form this name.
DAFYDD m Welsh
Welsh form of DAVID. This name was borne by Dafydd ap Gruffydd, a 13th-century Welsh ruler, and Dafydd ap Gwilym, a 14th-century poet.
DAG m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from Old Norse dagr meaning "day".
DAGDA m Irish Mythology
Means "good god" in Celtic. In Irish myth Dagda (called also The Dagda) was the powerful god of the earth, knowledge, magic, abundance and treaties, a leader of the Tuatha De Danann. He was skilled in combat and healing and possessed a huge club, the handle of which could revive the dead.
DAGFINN m Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Dagfinnr, which was composed of the elements dagr "day" and finnr "Sámi, person from Finland".
DAGON m Semitic Mythology
Perhaps related to Ugaritic dgn meaning "grain". This was the name of a Semitic god of agriculture, usually depicted with the body of a fish.
DAGR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of DAG.
DAGUR m Icelandic
Icelandic form of DAG.
DAI m Welsh
Derived from the old Celtic word dei meaning "to shine". This name is also used as a Welsh diminutive of DAVID.
DÁIBHÍ m Irish
Irish form of DAVID.
DÀIBHIDH m Scottish
Scottish Gaelic form of DAVID.
DAICHI m Japanese
From Japanese (dai) meaning "big, great" combined with (chi) meaning "earth, land" or (chi) meaning "wisdom, intellect". Other kanji combinations are possible.
DAIKI m Japanese
From Japanese (dai) meaning "big, great" combined with (ki) meaning "brightness", (ki) meaning "tree" or (ki) meaning "valuable". Other combinations of kanji can also form this name.
DÁIRE m Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "fruitful, fertile" in Irish. This name is borne by many figures in Irish legend, including the Ulster chief who reneged on his promise to loan the Brown Bull of Cooley to Medb, starting the war between Connacht and Ulster as told in the Irish epic The Cattle Raid of Cooley.
DAISUKE m Japanese
From Japanese (dai) meaning "big, great" and (suke) meaning "help". Other kanji combinations are possible.
DÁITHÍ m Irish
Possibly means "swift" in Irish. It is sometimes used as an Irish form of David.
DAITHÍ m Irish
Variant of DÁITHÍ.
DAIVIDH m Scottish (Rare)
Gaelic variant of DAVID.
DAKARAI m Southern African, Shona
Means "rejoice" in Shona.
DAKILA m Filipino, Tagalog
Means "great" in Tagalog.
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.
DÁLACH m Irish
Derived from Irish dál meaning "assembly".
DALE m & f English
From an English surname that originally belonged to a person who lived near a dale or valley.
DALER m Tajik
From Tajik далерӣ (daleri) meaning "courage", ultimately from Persian دلاور (delaver) meaning "brave, valiant".
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.
DALIBOR m Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dali meaning "distance" and borti meaning "to fight".
DALIMIL m Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic elements dali meaning "distance" and milu meaning "gracious, dear".
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).
DALTON m English
From an English surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "valley town" in Old English. A notable bearer of the surname was John Dalton (1766-1844), the English chemist and physicist who theorized about the existence of atoms.
DALY m & f Irish, English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of DALEY.
DAMHÁN m Irish
Means "fawn" from Gaelic damh "stag, ox" combined with a diminutive suffix.
DAMIAAN m Dutch
Dutch form of DAMIAN.
DAMIÁN m Spanish, Czech
Spanish and Czech form of DAMIAN.
DAMIAN m English, Polish, Dutch
From the Greek name Δαμιανός (Damianos), which was derived from Greek δαμάζω (damazo) meaning "to tame". Saint Damian was martyred with his twin brother Cosmas in Syria early in the 4th century. They are the patron saints of physicians. Due to his renown, the name came into general use in Christian Europe. Another saint by this name was Peter Damian, an 11th-century cardinal and theologian from Italy.
DAMIANO m Italian
Italian form of DAMIAN.
DAMIANOS m Ancient Greek
Greek form of DAMIAN.
DAMIÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of DAMIAN.
DAMIEN m French
French form of DAMIAN.
DAMIJAN m Slovene
Slovene form of DAMIAN.
DAMION m English
Variant of DAMIAN.
DAMIR m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Possibly derived from the Slavic elements dan "given" and miru "peace, world". Otherwise, it might be of Turkic origin.
DAMJAN m Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of DAMIAN.
DAMOCLES m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Δαμοκλῆς (Damokles), which was derived from δᾶμος (damos) meaning "the people", a Doric Greek variant of δῆμος (demos), and κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory". In Greek legend Damocles was a member of the court of Dionysius the Elder, the king of Syracuse. Damocles expressed envy of the king's station so Dionysius offered to switch roles with him for a day. To illustrate to Damocles the peril of a man in his position he suspended a sword over the throne.
DAMODAR m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of DAMODARA.
DAMODARA m Hinduism
Means "rope around the belly", derived from Sanskrit दाम (dama) meaning "rope" and उदर (udara) meaning "belly". This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, given to him because his foster-mother tied him to a large urn.
DAMON m Greek Mythology, English
Derived from Greek δαμάζω (damazo) meaning "to tame". According to Greek legend, Damon and Pythias were friends who lived on Syracuse in the 4th century BC. When Pythias was sentenced to death, he was allowed to temporarily go free on the condition that Damon take his place in prison. Pythias returned just before Damon was to be executed in his place, and the king was so impressed with their loyalty to one another that he pardoned Pythias. As an English given name, it has only been regularly used since the 20th century.
DAMYAN m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of DAMIAN.
DAN (1) m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "he judged" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Dan is one of the twelve sons of Jacob by Rachel's servant Bilhah, and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. His name is explained in Genesis 30:6.
DAN (3) m Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse byname Danr meaning "a Dane". This was the name of several semi-legendary Danish kings.
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.
DANAIL m Bulgarian
Bulgarian variant form of DANIEL.
DANCHO m Bulgarian
Diminutive of DANAIL.
DANČO m Macedonian
Diminutive of DANIEL.
DAND m Scottish
Scottish diminutive of ANDREW.
DANE m English
From an English surname that was either a variant of the surname DEAN or else an ethnic name referring to a person from Denmark.
DANEL m Basque
Basque form of DANIEL.
DANI (2) m Hungarian, Spanish, Dutch
Diminutive of DÁNIEL (Hungarian), DANIEL (Spanish) or DANIËL (Dutch).
DÁNIEL m Hungarian, Faroese
Hungarian and Faroese form of DANIEL.
DANÍEL m Icelandic
Icelandic form of DANIEL.
DANIËL m Dutch
Dutch form of DANIEL.
DANIEL m English, Hebrew, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Armenian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name דָּנִיֵּאל (Daniyyel) meaning "God is my judge", from the roots דִּין (din) meaning "to judge" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Daniel was a Hebrew prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. He lived during the Jewish captivity in Babylon, where he served in the court of the king, rising to prominence by interpreting the king's dreams. The book also presents Daniel's four visions of the end of the world.... [more]
DANIELE m Italian
Italian form of DANIEL.
DANIELIUS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of DANIEL.
DANIELS m Latvian
Latvian form of DANIEL.
DANIHEL m Biblical Latin
Form of DANIEL used in the Latin Bible.
DANIIL m Russian, Belarusian, Greek
Russian, Belarusian and Greek form of DANIEL.
DANIILU m Old Church Slavic
Old Church Slavic form of DANIEL.
DANIJEL m Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Form of DANIEL in several languages.
DANILA m Russian
Russian variant form of DANIEL.
DANILO m Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian
Form of DANIEL in various languages.
DANIS m Bosnian
Bosnian form of DANISH.
DANISH m Urdu
From Persian دانش (danesh) meaning "knowledge, learning".
DANIYYEL m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of DANIEL.
DÁNJAL m Faroese
Faroese form of DANIEL.
DANKO m Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of GORDAN, DANILO or DANIJEL.
DANNE m Swedish (Rare)
Swedish diminutive of DANIEL or DAN (3).
DANNI f & m English, Danish
Diminutive of DANIELLE (English) or DANIEL (Danish).
DANNIE m & f English
Diminutive of DANIEL or DANIELLE.
DANNY m English, Dutch
Diminutive of DANIEL.
DANR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of DAN (3).
DANTE m Italian
Medieval short form of DURANTE. The most notable bearer of this name was Dante Alighieri, the 13th-century Italian poet who wrote the Divine Comedy.
DĂNUȚ m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of DAN (2).
DANY m & f French
French diminutive of DANIEL or DANIELLE.
DANYAL m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Turkish
Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Turkish form of DANIEL.
DANYIL m Ukrainian
Ukrainian variant form of DANIEL.
DANYLO m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of DANIEL.
DAQUAN m African American (Modern)
Combination of the popular name elements Da and quan.
DAR f & m Hebrew
Means "mother-of-pearl, nacre" in Hebrew.
DARA (1) m Irish
From the Irish Mac Dara, which means "son of oak". This was the name of a 6th-century saint from Connemara. It is also used as an Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DARA (2) f & m Khmer
Means "star" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit.
DARA (3) m Persian
Means "wealthy" in Persian.
DARACH m Irish
Variant of DARA (1) or Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DARAGH m Irish
Variant of DARA (1) or Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DARAYAVAHUSH m Ancient Persian
Old Persian form of DARIUS.
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.
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).
DARDAN m Albanian
From the name of the Dardani, an Illyrian tribe who lived on the Balkan Peninsula. Their name may derive from an Illyrian word meaning "pear". They were unrelated to the ancient people who were also called the Dardans who lived near Troy.
DARDANOS m Greek Mythology
Possibly from Greek δαρδάπτω (dardapto) meaning "to devour". In Greek mythology Dardanos was a son of Zeus and Electra. He was the founder of the city of Dardania in Asia Minor.
DARDEN m English (Rare)
From an English surname of unknown meaning, possibly from a place name.
DAREK m Polish
Diminutive of DARIUSZ.
DARELL m English
Variant of DARRELL.
DAREN m English
Variant of DARREN.
DARIAN m & f English
Probably an elaborated form of DARREN.
DARIEN m English
Variant of DARIAN.
DARIJO m Croatian
Croatian form of DARIUS.
DARIJUS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian variant of DARIUS.
DARIN m English
Variant of DARREN. This was the adopted surname of the singer Bobby Darin (1936-1973), who was born Robert Cassotto and chose his stage name from a street sign.
DARÍO m Spanish
Spanish form of DARIUS.
DARIO m Italian, Croatian
Italian form of DARIUS.
DARIS m Bosnian (Modern)
Meaning unknown, possibly from Arabic دارس (daris) meaning "studying, learning".
DARIUS m English, Lithuanian, Romanian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Roman form of Δαρεῖος (Dareios), which was the Greek form of the Persian name Dārayavahush meaning "possessing goodness", composed of the elements dâraya "to possess" and vahu "good". Three ancient kings of Persia bore this name, including Darius the Great who expanded the Achaemenid Empire to its greatest extent. His forces invaded Greece but were defeated in the Battle of Marathon.... [more]
DARIUSH m Persian
Modern Persian form of Dārayavahush (see DARIUS).
DARIUSZ m Polish
Polish form of DARIUS.
DARIY m Russian (Rare), Ukrainian (Rare)
Russian and Ukrainian form of DARIUS.
DARKO m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of names containing the Slavic element daru meaning "gift".
DARMA m Indonesian
Means "good deed" or "duty" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit धर्म (dharma).
DARNELL m English
From a surname, possibly derived from Old French darnel, a type of grass. Alternatively it may be derived from Old English derne "hidden" and halh "nook".
DARRAGH m Irish
Variant of DARA (1) or Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DARREL m English
Variant of DARRELL.
DARRELL m English
From an English surname that was derived from Norman French d'Airelle, originally denoting one who came from Airelle in France.
DARREN m English
The meaning of this name is not known for certain. It could be from a rare Irish surname or it could be an altered form of DARRELL. It was first brought to public attention in the late 1950s by the American actor Darren McGavin (1922-2006). It was further popularized in the 1960s by the character Darrin Stephens from the television show Bewitched.
DARRIN m English
Variant of DARREN.
DARRYL m English
Variant of DARRELL.
DARSHAN m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "seeing, observing, understanding" in Sanskrit.
D'ARTAGNAN m Literature
Means "from Artagnan" in French, Artagnan being a town in southwest France. This was the name of a character in the novel The Three Musketeers (1884) by Alexandre Dumas. In the novel D'Artagnan is an aspiring musketeer who first duels with the three title characters and then becomes their friend.
DARWIN m English
From a surname that was derived from the Old English given name DEORWINE. The surname was borne by the English naturalist Charles Darwin (1809-1882), the man who first proposed the theory of natural selection and subsequently revolutionized biology.
DARYAWESH m Biblical Hebrew
Form of DARIUS used in the Hebrew Bible.
DARYL m English
Variant of DARRELL.
DARYUSH m Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian داریوش (see DARIUSH).
DASHIELL m English (Rare)
In the case of American author Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) it was from his mother's surname, which was possibly an Anglicized form of French de Chiel, of unknown meaning.
ĐẠT m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (đạt) meaning "achieve".
DATHAN m Biblical
Possibly means "fountain" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the conspirators against Moses.
DATU m Filipino, Tagalog
Means "chief" in Tagalog.
DAUD m Indonesian, Arabic
Indonesian form of DAVID, and also an alternate transcription of Arabic داود or داوود (see DAWUD).
DAUID m Biblical Greek
Form of DAVID used in the Greek Old Testament. Some versions of the Greek New Testament also use this form, while others (the Textus Receptus) use Δαβίδ (Dabid).
DAUMANTAS m Lithuanian
From Lithuanian daug "much" and mantus "intelligent". This name was borne by a 13th-century Lithuanian ruler of Pskov who is venerated as a saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
DAVE m English
Short form of DAVID.
DAVETH m Cornish
Cornish form of DAVID.
DAVEY m English
Diminutive of DAVID.
DAVI m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of DAVID.
DÁVID m Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of DAVID.
DAVID m English, Hebrew, French, Scottish, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name דָּוִד (Dawid), which was derived from Hebrew דּוֹד (dod) meaning "beloved" or "uncle". David was the second and greatest of the kings of Israel, ruling in the 10th century BC. Several stories about him are told in the Old Testament, including his defeat of Goliath, a giant Philistine. According to the New Testament, Jesus was descended from him.... [more]
DAVIDE m Italian
Italian form of DAVID.
DĀVIDS m Latvian
Latvian form of DAVID.
DAVIDU m Old Church Slavic
Old Church Slavic form of DAVID.
DAVIE m English, Scottish
Diminutive of DAVID.
DAVIN m English
Possibly a variant of DEVIN influenced by DAVID.
DĀVIS m Latvian
Contracted form of DĀVIDS.
DAVIS m English
From a surname that was derived from the given name DAVID. A famous bearer of the surname was Jefferson Davis (1808-1889), the only president of the Confederate States of America.
DAVIT m Georgian, Armenian
Georgian and Armenian form of DAVID.
DAVÍÐ m Icelandic
Icelandic form of DAVID.
DAVITI m Georgian
Form of DAVIT with the nominative suffix, used in Georgian when the name is written stand-alone.
DAVLAT m Tajik
Means "government, state" in Tajik.
DAVOR m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Possibly from an old Slavic exclamation expressing joy or sorrow.
DAVORIN m Croatian
Variant of DAVOR.
DAVUD m Persian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian
Persian, Azerbaijani and Bosnian form of DAVID.
DAVY m English
Diminutive of DAVID.
DAW m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of DAVID.
DAWA m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "moon, month" in Tibetan.
DAWID m Polish, Biblical Hebrew
Polish form of DAVID, as well as the Biblical Hebrew form.
DAWIT m Eastern African, Amharic
Amharic form of DAVID.
DAWOOD m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic داود or داوود (see DAWUD).
DAWSON m English
From a surname meaning "son of DAVID". This name was popularized in the late 1990s by the television drama Dawson's Creek.
DAWUD m Arabic
Arabic form of DAVID.
DAX m English
From an English surname that was derived either from the town of Dax in France or else from the Old English given name Dæcca (of unknown meaning).
DAXTON m English (Modern)
Elaboration of DAX influenced by names such as Paxton and Braxton.
DAYARAM m Indian, Hindi
Means "compassion of Rama", from Sanskrit दया (daya) meaning "compassion" combined with the name of the god RAMA (1).
DAYO m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy arrives" in Yoruba.
DAYTON m English
From an English surname that was derived from a place name, which possibly meant either "dairy town" or "ditch town" in Old English.
DAZHDBOG m Slavic Mythology
Possibly means "the giving god" in Slavic. He was a Slavic god of the sun and light, a son of Svarog. In some myths he is the ancestor of the Russian people.
DEACON m English (Modern)
Either from the occupational surname Deacon or directly from the vocabulary word deacon, which refers to a cleric in the Christian church (ultimately from Greek διάκονος (diakonos) meaning "servant").
DEAN m English
From a surname, see DEAN (1) and DEAN (2). The actor James Dean (1931-1955) was a famous bearer of the surname.
DEANDRE m African American
Combination of the popular name prefix De and ANDRE.
DEANGELO m African American
Combination of the popular name prefix De and ANGELO.
DEASÚN m Irish
Irish form of DESMOND.
DEBDAS m Bengali
Bengali form of DEVADAS. This is the name of a 1917 novel by the Bengali author Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay.
DECEBAL m Romanian
Means "powerful, brave" in Dacian. This was the name adopted by Diurpaneus, a 1st-century king of Dacia. For many years he successfully resisted Roman expansion into his territory but was finally defeated by the forces of Emperor Trajan in 106.
DECHEN f & m Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "great happiness" in Tibetan.
DECIMUS m Ancient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "tenth" in Latin.
DECLAN m Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Deaglán, which is of unknown meaning. Saint Declan was a 5th-century missionary to Ireland.
DEDRICK m African American
From a surname that was derived from the given name DIEDERIK.
DEE f & m English
Short form of names beginning with D. It may also be given in reference to the Dee River in Scotland.
DEEMER m English (Rare)
From an English and Scottish surname meaning "judge", from Old English demere.
DEEP m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi दीप, Gujarati દીપા, Bengali দীপ or Gurmukhi ਦੀਪ (see DIP).
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