Masculine Names

gender
usage
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.
Danail m Bulgarian
Bulgarian variant form of Daniel.
Dancho m Bulgarian
Diminutive of Danail.
Dančo m Macedonian
Diminutive of Daniel.
Dand m Scots
Scots 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).
Danial m Persian, Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Alternate transcription of Persian دانیال or Arabic دانيال (see Daniyal), as well as the usual Malay and Indonesian form.
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, Catalan, Romanian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Finnish, Estonian, 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 1 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".
Daniyal m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Arabic, Persian and Urdu form of Daniel.
Daniyyel m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of Daniel.
Dánjal m Faroese
Faroese form of Daniel.
Ɗanjuma m Western African, Hausa
From Hausa ɗa "son" and Jumma'a "Friday".
Danko m Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of Gordan, Danilo or Danijel.
Ɗanladi m Western African, Hausa
From Hausa ɗa "son" and Lahadi "Sunday".
Ɗanlami m Western African, Hausa
From Hausa ɗa "son" and Alhamis "Thursday".
Danne m Swedish
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 Old Norse
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 Turkish (Rare)
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 phonetic elements da and quan. It can be spelled Daquan or with a capitalized third letter as DaQuan.
Dar f & m Hebrew
Means "mother-of-pearl, nacre" in Hebrew.
Dara 1 m Irish
Anglicized form of Dáire.
Dara 2 m & f Khmer
Means "star" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit तारा (tara).
Dara 3 m Persian
Means "wealthy" in Persian.
Darach m Irish
Means "of oak" in Irish, from the genitive case of dair.
Daragh m Irish
Anglicized form of Dáire or Darach.
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 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).
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, African American
From an English surname that was derived from Old French darnel, a type of grass. In some cases the surname may be from a place name, itself derived from Old English derne "hidden" and halh "nook".
Darragh m Irish
Anglicized form of Dáire or Darach.
Darrel m English
Variant of Darrell.
Darrell m English, African American
From an English surname that was derived from Norman French d'Airelle, originally denoting one who came from Airelle in France. As a given name it was moderately popular from the 1930s to the 1970s, but it dropped off the American top 1000 rankings in 2018.
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, African American
Variant of Darrell. In the United States, this spelling was more popular than Darrell from 1960 to 1966, being especially well-used in the African-American community.
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).
Dash m English (Modern)
Probably inspired by the English word dash meaning "run, sprint". In some cases it can be a short form of Dashiell, as in the animated movie The Incredibles (2004) where it belongs to a speedy young superhero.
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.
Dasoda-hae m Indigenous American, Apache
Means "he just sits there" in Apache. This was the name of a 19th-century chief of the Tchihende Apache, also known by the Spanish nickname Mangas Coloradas meaning "red sleeves".
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, Welsh, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, 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.
Davion m African American (Modern)
Recently created name, based on the sounds found in names such as David and Darian.
Dāvis m Latvian
Contracted form of Dāvids.
Davis m English
From an English 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.
Davon m African American (Modern)
Combination of the phonetic elements da and von.
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.
Davyd m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form 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 an English surname meaning "son of David". As a given name, it was popularized in the late 1990s by the central character on the television drama Dawson's Creek (1998-2003). In the United States the number of boys receiving the name increased tenfold between 1997 and 1999. It got another boost in 2014 after it was used for a main character in the movie The Best of Me.
Dawud m Arabic
Arabic form of David.
Dax m English
From an English surname, which was derived either from the town of Dax in France or from the Old English given name Dæcca (of unknown meaning). The name was brought to public attention by the main character in the 1966 novel The Adventurers and its 1970 movie adaptation. It became popular in the 2010s due to its similarity to other names like Max and Jax.
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 places named Deighton, meaning "ditch town" in Old English. Dayton is also the name of a city in Ohio. As a given name, it gained a bit of popularity in the 1990s, probably because it shares a similar sound with names such as Peyton and Clayton.
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").
Deaglán m Irish
Irish form of Declan.
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 shortened form of Deasmhumhain (see 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.
Declán m Old Irish
Old Irish form of Declan.
Declan m Irish, English
Anglicized form of Irish Deaglán, Old Irish Declán, which is of unknown meaning. Saint Declan was a 5th-century missionary to the Déisi peoples of Ireland and the founder of the monastery at Ardmore.... [more]
Dedrick m African American
From an English 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).
Deepak m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi/Nepali दीपक, Bengali দীপক, Gujarati દીપક, Gurmukhi ਦੀਪਕ, Malayalam ദീപക്, Kannada ದೀಪಕ್, Tamil தீபக் or Telugu దీపక్ (see Dipak).
Deforest m English
From a French surname meaning "from the forest". It was originally given in honour of American author John Deforest (1826-1906).
Degataga m Indigenous American, Cherokee
Derived from Cherokee ᎦᏙᎦ (gadoga) meaning "standing". This was the name of a Cherokee chief, also called Stand Watie (1806-1871).
Deimne m Irish Mythology
Means "sureness, certainty" in Irish. This was the birth name of the Irish hero Fionn mac Cumhaill.
Deimos m Greek Mythology
Means "terror" in Greek. This was one of the sons of the Greek god Ares. Also, a moon of Mars bears this name.
Deiniol m Welsh
Welsh form of Daniel.
Deion m African American (Modern)
Variant of Dion. A notable bearer is retired American football player Deion Sanders (1967-).
Dejan m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Possibly derived from the South Slavic word dejati meaning "to act, to do". Otherwise it may be related to Latin deus "god".
Dejen m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "foundation, support" in Amharic.
Dekel m Hebrew
Means "palm tree" in Hebrew.
Delaiah m Biblical
Means "Yahweh has drawn up" in Hebrew. This is the name of several Old Testament characters.
Delano m English
From a surname, recorded as de la Noye in French, indicating that the bearer was from a place called La Noue (ultimately Gaulish meaning "wetland, swamp"). It has been used in honour of American president Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945), whose middle name came from his mother's maiden name.
Delbert m English
Short form of Adelbert. As an American name it was first used in the New York area by people of Dutch ancestry.
Dell m & f English
From an English surname that originally denoted a person who lived in a dell or valley.
Delmar m English
From an English surname that was derived from Norman French de la mare meaning "from the pond".
Delphinus m Late Roman
Masculine form of Delphina. Saint Delphinus was a 4th-century bishop of Bordeaux.
Delroy m English (Rare)
Possibly an alteration of Leroy.
Delshad m & f Persian (Rare)
Means "happy heart, cheerful" in Persian, from دل (del) meaning "heart" and شاد (shad) meaning "happy".
Delwyn m Welsh
From Welsh del "pretty" combined with gwyn "fair, white, blessed". It has been used as a given name since the start of the 20th century.
DeMarcus m African American
Combination of the popular name prefix de and Marcus.
DeMario m African American
Combination of the popular name prefix de and Mario.
Demeter 2 m Slovak, Hungarian
Slovak and Hungarian form of Demetrius.
Demétrio m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Demetrius.
Demetrio m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Demetrius.
Demetrios m Ancient Greek, Greek
Ancient Greek form of Demetrius, as well as an alternate transcription of the Modern Greek form Dimitrios.
Demetrius m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Δημήτριος (Demetrios), which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess Demeter 1. Kings of Macedon and the Seleucid kingdom have had this name. This was also the name of several early saints including a Saint Demetrius who was martyred in the 4th century.
Demid m Russian
Russian form of Diomedes.
Demir m Turkish, Bosnian
Means "iron" in Turkish.
Democritus m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Δημόκριτος (Demokritos), a Greek name meaning "judge of the people" from the elements δῆμος (demos) meaning "the people" and κριτής (krites) meaning "judge, critic". This was the name of a Greek philosopher, the creator of the atomic theory.
Demon m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name derived from δῆμος (demos) meaning "the people".
Demophon m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek δῆμος (demos) meaning "the people" and φωνή (phone) meaning "voice". In Greek mythology this was the name of the son of Theseus and Phaedra.
Demosthenes m Ancient Greek
Means "vigour of the people" from Greek δῆμος (demos) meaning "the people" and σθένος (sthenos) meaning "vigour, strength". This was the name of both an Athenian general of the 5th century and an Athenian orator of the 4th century.
Demyan m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Damian.
Den m English
Short form of Dennis.
Dene m & f English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Dean or Dena.
Deneb m Astronomy
Derived from Arabic ذنب (dhanab) meaning "tail". This is the name of a star in the constellation Cygnus.
Dénes m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Denis.
Denholm m English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally taken from a place name meaning "valley island" in Old English.
Deniel m Breton
Breton form of Daniel.
Dênis m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of Denis, used mainly in Brazil as opposed to Portugal (where Dinis is more common).
Denis m French, Russian, English, German, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Romanian, Croatian
From Denys or Denis, the medieval French forms of Dionysius. Saint Denis was a 3rd-century missionary to Gaul and the first bishop of Paris. He was martyred by decapitation, after which legend says he picked up his own severed head and walked for a distance while preaching a sermon. He is credited with converting the Gauls to Christianity and is considered the patron saint of France.... [more]
Deniz f & m Turkish
Means "sea" in Turkish.
Dennis m English, German, Dutch
Usual English, German and Dutch form of Denis.
Denny m English
Diminutive of Dennis.
Denton m English
From a surname, originally from a place name, which meant "valley town" in Old English.
Denver m English
From an English surname that was from a place name meaning "Dane ford" in Old English. This is the name of the capital city of Colorado, which was named for the politician James W. Denver (1817-1892).
Denys m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Denis.
Denzel m English (Modern)
Possibly a variant of Denzil. This spelling of the name was popularized by American actor Denzel Washington (1954-), who was named after his father.
Denzil m English
From a surname that originally denoted a person from the manor of Denzell in Cornwall. This given name was borne by several members of the noble Holles family starting in the 16th century, notably the statesman Denzil Holles (1599-1680). They were named for John Denzel, an ancestor whose home was Denzell.
Deo m Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi देव (see Dev).
Déodat m French (Rare)
French form of Deodatus.
Deodato m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Deodatus.
Deodatus m Late Roman
Variant of Adeodatus or Deusdedit. This name was borne by several saints.
Deonte m African American (Modern)
Combination of Deon and the common phonetic suffix tay.
Deòrsa m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of George.
Deorwine m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements deor "dear" and wine "friend".
Derby m & f English (Rare)
From an English surname that was a variant of Darby.
Derek m English
From the older English name Dederick, which was in origin a Low German form of Theodoric. It was imported to England from the Low Countries in the 15th century.
Derick m English
Variant of Derek.
Dermid m Scottish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Diarmad.
Dermot m Irish
Anglicized form of Diarmaid.
Deror m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּרוֹר (see Dror).
Derrick m English
Variant of Derek.
Derry m Irish
Diminutive of Dermot.
Derviş m Turkish
From a Turkish word, which exists in English as dervish, for a Sufi ascetic. It is ultimately from Avestan drigu meaning "needy, poor".
Deryn f & m Welsh
Possibly from the Welsh word deryn, a variant of aderyn meaning "bird".
Des m English
Short form of Desmond.
Deshawn m African American
Combination of the popular name prefix de and Shawn. It can be spelled DeShawn or Deshawn.
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.
Desideratus m Late Roman
Derived from Latin desideratum meaning "desired". This was the name of a 6th-century French saint.
Desiderio m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Desiderius.
Desiderius m Late Roman
Derived from Latin desiderium meaning "longing, desire". It was the name of several early saints. It was also borne in the 8th century by the last king of the Lombard Kingdom.
Désiré m French
Masculine form of Désirée.
Desislav m Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from Slavic elements, possibly deseti meaning "ten", combined with slava "glory".
Desmond m English, Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Deasmhumhain meaning "south Munster", referring to the region of Desmond in southern Ireland, formerly a kingdom. It can also come from the related surname (an Anglicized form of Ó Deasmhumhnaigh), which indicated a person who came from that region. A famous bearer is the South African archbishop and activist Desmond Tutu (1931-2021).
Desta f & m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "joy" in Amharic.
Detlef m Low German, German
Derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and leib "heritage".
Deusdedit m Late Roman
Latin name meaning "God has given". This was the name of two popes (who are also known by the related name Adeodatus).
Dev m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god".
Devadas m Indian, Hindi
Means "servant of the gods" from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god" and दास (dasa) meaning "servant".
Devan m & f English (Modern)
Variant of Devin.
Devante m African American (Modern)
Combination of the phonetic elements da, von and tay. DeVanté Swing (1969-), stage name of Donald DeGrate Jr., was a singer with the group Jodeci. His name dramatically rose in popularity in the early 1990s when the group released their first successful songs, though it soon began to recede again.... [more]
Devaraj m Indian, Kannada
Modern form of Devaraja.
Devaraja m Hinduism
Means "king of gods" from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god" and राज (raja) meaning "king". This is another name of the Hindu god Indra.
Devdas m Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi देवदास (see Devadas).
Devereux m English (Rare)
From an English surname, of Norman French origin, meaning "from Evreux". Evreux is a town in France.
Devin m & f English
From a surname, either the Irish surname Devin 1 or the English surname Devin 2.
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.
Devraj m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of Devaraja.
Devrim m Turkish
Means "revolution" in Turkish.
Devyn f & m English (Modern)
Variant of Devin.
Dewayne m English
Variant of Duane, with the spelling altered due to the influence of Wayne. It can be spelled Dewayne or with a capitalized third letter as DeWayne.
Dewey m English
Probably a variant of Dewi 1.
Dewi 1 m Welsh
Possibly from Dewydd, an Old Welsh form of David. Saint Dewi, the patron saint of Wales, was a 6th-century bishop of Mynyw. A later Welsh form of David was Dafydd, which was more common in the medieval period. Dewi was revived in the 19th century.
Dex m English
Short form of Dexter.
Dexter m English
From an occupational surname meaning "one who dyes" in Old English. It also coincides with the Latin word dexter meaning "right-handed, skilled".
Deyan m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Dejan.
Dezi m & f English (Rare)
Diminutive of Desmond and other names beginning with a similar sound.
Dezső m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Desiderius (see Desiderio).
Dhananjay m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "winning wealth" in Sanskrit.
Dharma m Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Nepali
Means "that which is established, law, duty, virtue" in Sanskrit.
Dhaval m Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "dazzling white" in Sanskrit.
Dhimitër m Albanian
Albanian form of Demetrius.
Diadumenian m History
From the Roman cognomen Diadumenianus, which was derived from the Greek name Diadumenus. This was the name of a Roman Emperor who reigned briefly in the 3rd century.
Diadumenianus m Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of Diadumenian.
Diadumenus m Late Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Διαδούμενος (Diadoumenos) meaning "wearing a diadem". This was the name of a sculpture by the 5th-century BC Greek sculptor Polyclitus.
Dian m & f Indonesian
Means "candle" in Indonesian.
Diarmaid m Irish, Irish Mythology
Meaning unknown, though it has been suggested that it means "without envy" in Irish. In Irish legend this was the name of a warrior who became the lover of Gráinne. It was also the name of several ancient Irish kings.
Dick 1 m English
Medieval diminutive of Richard. The change in the initial consonant is said to have been caused by the way the trilled Norman R was pronounced by the English.
Dick 2 m Dutch
Short form of Diederik.
Dicun m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of Dick 1.
Dídac m Catalan
Catalan form of Didacus.
Didacus m Medieval Spanish
Form of Diego found in medieval Latin records.
Didi m German
Diminutive of Dieter.
Didier m French
French form of Desiderio.
Diede m & f Dutch
Short form of Diederik and other names beginning with the same element, originally from Germanic theud meaning "people".
Diederich m German (Archaic)
Older German form of Dietrich.
Diederick m Dutch (Rare)
Dutch variant of Diederik.
Diederik m Dutch
Dutch form of Theodoric.
Diego m Spanish
Possibly a shortened form of Santiago. In medieval records Diego was Latinized as Didacus, and it has been suggested that it in fact derives from Greek διδαχή (didache) meaning "teaching". Saint Didacus (or Diego) was a 15th-century Franciscan brother based in Alcalá, Spain. Other famous bearers of this name include Mexican muralist Diego Rivera (1886-1957) and Argentine soccer player Diego Maradona (1960-).
Diệp f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (diệp) meaning "leaf".
Dierk m German
Variant of Dirk.
Dieter m German
Means "warrior of the people", derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and hari "army".
Dietfried m German (Rare)
Means "peace of the people" from the Germanic elements theud "people" and frid "peace".
Diethelm m German
Derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and helm "helmet, protection".
Dietmar m German
Means "famous people", derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and mari "famous".
Dietrich m German
German form of Theodoric.
Diệu f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (diệu) meaning "mysterious, subtle, exquisite".