Masculine Names

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From a surname meaning "barrel maker" in Middle English.
Diminutive of JACOB.
From a French surname which was derived from corbeau "raven", originally denoting a person who had dark hair. The name was probably popularized in America by actor Corbin Bernsen (1954-).
German contracted form of CONRAD.
From a surname meaning "maker of cord" or "seller of cord" in Middle English.
CORENTINmBreton, French
Possibly means "hurricane" in Breton. This was the name of a 5th-century bishop of Quimper in Brittany.
From a surname which was derived from the Old Norse given name Kóri, of unknown meaning. This name became popular in the 1960s due to the character Corey Baker on the television series 'Julia'.
Possibly derived from Irish Gaelic corb "raven" or "wheel" and mac "son". This was the name of a 3rd-century king of Ireland.
Scottish form of CORMAC.
Diminutive of CORNELIS.
Romanian form of CORNELIUS.
Portuguese form of CORNELIUS.
CORNELIOmSpanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of CORNELIUS.
Dutch form of CORNELIUS.
Romanian form of CORNELIUS.
CORNELIUSmAncient Roman, English, Dutch, German, Biblical
Roman family name which possibly derives from the Latin element cornu "horn". In Acts in the New Testament Cornelius is a centurion who is directed by an angel to seek Peter. After speaking with Peter he converts to Christianity, and he is traditionally deemed the first gentile convert. The name was also borne by a few early saints, including a 3rd-century pope. In England it came into use in the 16th century, partly due to Dutch influence.
From a surname which was derived from the given name CORNELIUS.
Diminutive of CORRADO.
Italian form of CONRAD. This was a 14th-century saint from Piacenza, Italy.
CORRAIDHÍNmAncient Irish
Means "little spear", derived from Irish corradh "spear" and a diminutive suffix.
CORTNEYf & mEnglish
Variant of COURTNEY.
From an English surname, derived from Old French cordoan "leather", ultimately from the name of the Spanish city of Cordova.
Variant of COREY.
Italian form of COSMAS. A famous bearer was Cosimo de' Medici, the 15th-century founder of Medici rule in Florence, who was a patron of the Renaissance and a successful merchant. Other members of the Medici family have also borne this name.
Means "enthusiastic" in Turkish.
Italian form of COSMAS.
COSMASmAncient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Κοσμας (Kosmas), which was derived from κοσμος (kosmos) meaning "order, decency". Saint Cosmas was martyred with his twin brother Damian in the 4th century. They are the patron saints of physicians.
COSMEmPortuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of COSMAS.
Romanian form of COSMAS.
COSMOmItalian, 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.
Romanian variant of CONSTANTIN.
Italian form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
Italian form of CONSTANS.
Romanian diminutive of CONSTANTIN.
Romanian diminutive of CONSTANTIN.
Romanian short form of CONSTANTIN.
COURTNEYf & mEnglish
From an aristocratic English surname which 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.
Anglicized form of COMHGHALL.
COWESSESSmNative American, Ojibwe
From Ojibwe Ka-we-zauce meaning "little child". This was the name of a late 19th-century chief of the Saulteaux.
From a surname which meant "quiet, shy, coy" from Middle English coi.
CRAIGmScottish, English
From a Scottish surname which was derived from Gaelic creag meaning "crag" or "rocks", originally indicating a person who lived near a crag.
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "crow ford" in Old English.
CREEmEnglish (Rare)
From the name of a Native American tribe of central Canada. Their name derives via French from the Cree word kiristino.
CREIGHTONmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name, originally from Gaelic crioch "border" combined with Old English tun "town".
CRESCENSmLate Roman, Biblical Latin
Latin name which was derived from crescere "to grow". This name is mentioned briefly in one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament.
Latin name which was a derivative of the name CRESCENS. Saint Crescentius was a child martyred in Rome during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century.
Italian form of CRESCENTIUS.
CRISPIANmEnglish (Archaic)
Medieval variant of CRISPIN.
CRISPINmEnglish (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.
CRISPUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which meant "curly-haired" in Latin.
Diminutive of CRISTIAN.
Spanish form of CHRISTIAN.
Romanian form of CHRISTIAN.
CRISTIANOmItalian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of CHRISTIAN. A famous bearer is Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo (1985-).
CROFTONmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "town with a small enclosed field" in Old English.
CRONUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Κρονος (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.
Short form of ČRTOMIR.
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.
CRUZf & mSpanish, Portuguese
Means "cross" in Spanish or Portuguese, referring to the cross of the crucifixion.
Possibly means either "shepherd" or "gift" in Hungarian. According to legend this was the name of the son of Attila the Hun.
Czech form of CZCIBOR.
CTIRADmCzech, Slovak
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.
Means "little wolf" or "little hound" from the Irish element meaning "wolf, hound" combined with a diminutive suffix.
CUAUHTÉMOCmNative American, Nahuatl
Means "falling 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.
CÚCHULAINNmIrish 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.
Old Irish byname meaning "helpful".
Possibly from Celtic cam meaning "bent, crooked". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
CULHWCHmWelsh, 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.
From a surname, either CULLEN (1) or CULLEN (2).
Means "public, people" in Turkish.
Turkish form of JUNAYD.
CUNOBELINUSmAncient Celtic
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.
CUPIDmRoman 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.
Andalusian diminutive of FRANCISCO.
Either a variant of KURT or short form of CURTIS.
From an English surname which originally meant "courteous" in Old French.
Portuguese form of CUSTODIO.
Means "guardian" in Spanish, from Latin custodia "protection, safekeeping".
Old English form of CUTHBERT.
CUTHBERTmEnglish (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.
Masculine form of CVETKA.
Short form of CYRUS or CYRIL.
CYANf & mEnglish (Rare)
From the English word meaning "greenish blue", ultimately derived from Greek κυανος (kyanos).
Form of CUNOBELINUS used by Shakespeare in his play 'Cymbeline' (1609).
CYNBELmAncient Celtic
Derived from Welsh cyn "chief" and bel "war".
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and beald "bold".
Means "royal peace" from Old English cyne "royal" and friþ "peace".
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and heard "brave, hardy".
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and mær "famous".
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and ric "power".
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and sige "victory".
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and weard "guard".
CYNWRIGmAncient Celtic
Derived from Welsh cyn meaning "chief" and gwr meaning "hero, man", plus the suffix ig indicating "has the quality of".
CYPRIANmPolish, English (Rare)
From the Roman family name Cyprianus which meant "from Cyprus" in Latin. Saint Cyprian was a 3rd-century bishop of Carthage and a martyr under the emperor Valerian.
CYPRIANUSmAncient Roman
Original Latin form of CYPRIAN.
French form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
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.
Latinized form of the Greek name Κυριακος (Kyriakos), which meant "of the lord" (derived from Greek κυριος (kyrios) "lord"). This was the name of a few early saints.
CYRILmEnglish, French, Czech, Slovak
From the Greek name Κυριλλος (Kyrillos) which was derived from Greek κυριος (kyrios) meaning "lord", a word used frequently in the Greek Bible to refer to God or Jesus.... [more]
CYRILLEm & fFrench
French form of CYRIL, sometimes used as a feminine form.
CYRUSmEnglish, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From Κυρος (Kyros), the Greek form of the Persian name Kūrush, which may mean "far sighted" or "young". The name is sometimes associated with Greek κυριος (kyrios) "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.
Polish form of CYRIL.
CZCIBORmPolish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements chisti "honour" and borti "battle".
Derived from the Slavic elements chisti "honour" and slava "glory".
DAm & fChinese
From Chinese () meaning "achieve, arrive at, intelligent" (which is usually only masculine), () meaning "big, great, vast, high", or other characters with a similar pronunciation.
Short form of DANIËL.
DACREmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name in Cumbria, of Brythonic origin meaning "trickling stream".
DADO (1)mPortuguese
Portuguese diminutive of EDUARDO.
DADO (2)mCroatian
Croatian diminutive of DAMIR and other names containing the sound da.
DAEDALUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Δαιδαλος (Daidalos) which was derived from δαιδαλλω (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.
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).
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.
DAGmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from Old Norse dagr meaning "day".
DAGDAmIrish 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.
DAGFINNmNorwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Dagfinnr, which was composed of the elements dagr "day" and Finnr "Sámi, person from Finland".
DAGONmSemitic 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.
DAGRmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of DAG.
Icelandic form of DAG.
Derived from the old Celtic word dei meaning "to shine". This name is also used as a Welsh diminutive of DAVID.
Irish form of DAVID.
Scottish Gaelic form of DAVID.
From Japanese (dai) meaning "big, great" combined with (chi) meaning "earth, land" or (chi) meaning "wisdom, intellect". Other kanji combinations are possible.
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.
DÁIREmIrish, Irish Mythology
Means "fruitful, fertile" in Irish Gaelic. 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'.
From Japanese (dai) meaning "big, great" and (suke) meaning "help". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Possibly means "swift" in Irish Gaelic. It is sometimes used as an Irish form of David.
DAIVIDHmScottish (Rare)
Gaelic variant of DAVID.
DAKARAImSouthern African, Shona
Means "rejoice" in Shona.
DAKILAmFilipino, Tagalog
Means "great" in Tagalog.
DAKOTAm & fEnglish (Modern)
Means "allies, friends" in the Dakota language. This is the name of a Native American people of the northern Mississippi valley.
Derived from Irish dál meaning "assembly".
DALEm & fEnglish
From an English surname which originally belonged to a person who lived near a dale or valley.
DALEYmIrish, English (Rare)
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Dálaigh meaning "descendant of Dálach". The name Dálach means "assembly" in Gaelic.
DALIBORmCzech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dali meaning "distance" and borti meaning "to fight".
DALIMILmCzech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic elements dali meaning "distance" and milu meaning "gracious, dear".
DALITSOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "blessing" in Chewa.
DALLASm & fEnglish
From a surname which was originally taken from a Scottish place name meaning "meadow dwelling". A city in Texas bears this name, probably in honour of American Vice President George Mifflin Dallas (1792-1864).
From an English surname which was originally 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.
DALYmIrish, English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of DALEY.
Means "fawn" from Gaelic damh "stag, ox" combined with a diminutive suffix.
Dutch form of DAMIAN.
DAMIANmEnglish, Polish, Dutch
From the Greek name Δαμιανος (Damianos) which was derived from Greek δαμαζω (damazo) "to tame". Saint Damian was martyred with his twin brother Cosmo 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.
Italian form of DAMIAN.
French form of DAMIAN.
Slovene form of DAMIAN.
Variant of DAMIAN.
DAMIRmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Possibly derived from the Slavic elements dan "given" and miru "peace, world". Otherwise, it might be of Turkic origin.
DAMJANmSlovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of DAMIAN.
DAMOCLESmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Δαμοκλης (Damokles), which was derived from δαμος (damos) "the people", a Doric Greek variant of δημος (demos), and κλεος (kleos) "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.
DAMODARmIndian, Hindi
Modern form of DAMODARA.
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.
DAMOKLESmGreek Mythology
Original Greek form of DAMOCLES.
DAMONmGreek Mythology, English
Derived from Greek δαμαζω (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.
Bulgarian form of DAMIAN.
DAN (1)mBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "he judged" in Hebrew. Dan in the Old Testament 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)mSwedish, Danish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse byname Danr meaning "a Dane". This was the name of several semi-legendary Danish kings.
DANA (2)m & fEnglish
From a surname which 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 & fPersian, Arabic
Means "wise" in Persian.
Bulgarian variant form of DANIEL.
Diminutive of DANAIL.
Diminutive of DANIEL.
Scottish diminutive of ANDREW.
From an English surname which was either a variant of the surname DEAN or else an ethnic name referring to a person from Denmark.
Basque form of DANIEL.
DANI (2)mHungarian, Spanish
Hungarian diminutive of DÁNIEL and Spanish diminutive of DANIEL.
DÁNIELmHungarian, Faroese
Hungarian and Faroese form of DANIEL.
Icelandic form of DANIEL.
Dutch form of DANIEL.
DANIELmEnglish, 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]
Italian form of DANIEL.
Lithuanian form of DANIEL.
Latvian form of DANIEL.
DANIHELmBiblical Latin
Form of DANIEL used in the Latin Bible.
DANIILmRussian, Greek
Russian and Greek form of DANIEL.
DANIILUmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of DANIEL.
DANIYYELmBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of DANIEL.
Faroese form of DANIEL.
Diminutive of DAN (3).
Diminutive of DANIEL.
Diminutive of DANIEL.
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'.
Romanian diminutive of DAN (2).
DANYALmArabic, Persian, Urdu, Turkish
Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Turkish form of DANIEL.
DAQUANmAfrican American (Modern)
Combination of the popular name elements Da and quan.
DARf & mHebrew
Means "mother-of-pearl, nacre" in Hebrew.
DARA (1)mIrish
From the Irish Mac Dara which means "oak tree". This was the name of a 6th-century saint from Connemara. It is also used as an Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DARA (2)f & mKhmer
Means "star" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit.
DARA (3)mPersian
Means "wealthy" in Persian.
Variant of DARA (1) or Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
Variant of DARA (1) or Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DARAYAVAHUSHmAncient Persian
Old Persian form of DARIUS.
DARBYm & fEnglish
From an English surname, which was derived from the name of the town of Derby, meaning "deer town" in Old Norse.
DARCYf & mEnglish
From an English surname which 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).
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.
DARDANOSmGreek Mythology
Possibly from Greek δαρδαπτω (dardapto) "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.
DARDENmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname of unknown meaning, possibly from a place name.
Diminutive of DARIUSZ.
Variant of DARREN.
DARIANm & fEnglish
Probably an elaborated form of DARREN.
Variant of DARIAN.
Croatian form of DARIUS.
Lithuanian variant of DARIUS.
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.
Spanish form of DARIUS.
DARIOmItalian, Croatian
Italian form of DARIUS.
DARIUSmEnglish, Lithuanian, Romanian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Roman form of Δαρειος (Dareios), which was the Greek form of the Persian name Dārayavahush, which was 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]
Modern Persian form of Dārayavahush (see DARIUS).
Polish form of DARIUS.
DARKOmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of names containing the Slavic element daru meaning "gift".
Means "good deed" or "duty" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit धर्म (dharma).
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".
Variant of DARA (1) or Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
From an English surname which was derived from Norman French d'Airelle, originally denoting one who came from Airelle in France.
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'.
Variant of DARREN.
DARSHANmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "seeing, observing, understanding" in Sanskrit.
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.
From a surname which was derived from the Old English given name Deorwine which meant "dear friend". 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.
DARYAWESHmBiblical Hebrew
Form of DARIUS used in the Hebrew Bible.
Variant of DARRELL.
Variant transcription of DARIUSH.
DASHIELLmEnglish (Rare)
In the case of American author Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961), it is an Anglicized form of his mother's surname De Chiel, which is of unknown meaning.
Possibly means "fountain" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the conspirators against Moses.
DATUmFilipino, Tagalog
Means "chief" in Tagalog.
DAUDmIndonesian, Arabic
Indonesian form of DAVID, and also a variant Arabic transcription of DAWUD.
DAUIDmBiblical Greek
Greek form of DAVID.
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.
Short form of DAVID.
Cornish form of DAVID.
Diminutive of DAVID.
DAVImPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of DAVID.
DÁVIDmHungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of DAVID.
DAVIDmEnglish, 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]
Italian form of DAVID.
DAVIDUmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of DAVID.
DAVIEmEnglish, Scottish
Diminutive of DAVID.
Possibly a variant of DEVIN influenced by DAVID.
From a surname which 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.
DAVITmGeorgian, Armenian
Georgian and Armenian form of DAVID.
Georgian form of DAVID.
DAVORmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Possibly from an old Slavic exclamation expressing joy or sorrow.
Persian form of DAVID.
Diminutive of DAVID.
DAWmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of DAVID.
DAWAm & fTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "moon, month" in Tibetan.
DAWIDmPolish, Biblical Hebrew
Polish form of DAVID, as well as the original Hebrew form.
Variant transcription of DAWUD.
From a surname meaning "son of DAVID". This name was popularized in the late 1990s by the television drama 'Dawson's Creek'.
Arabic form of DAVID.
From an English surname which was derived either from the town of Dax in France or else from the Old English given name Dæcca (of unknown meaning).
DAYARAMmIndian, Hindi
Means "compassion of Rama", from Sanskrit दया (daya) meaning "compassion" combined with the name of the god RAMA (1).
DAYOm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "joy arrives" in Yoruba.
From an English surname which was derived from a place name which possibly meant either "dairy town" or "ditch town" in Old English.
DAZHDBOGmSlavic 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.
DEACONmEnglish (Modern)
Either from the occupational surname Deacon or directly from the vocabulary word deacon, which refer to a cleric in the Christian church (ultimately from Greek διακονος (diakonos) meaning "servant").
From a surname, see DEAN (1) and DEAN (2). The actor James Dean (1931-1955) was a famous bearer of the surname.
DEANDREmAfrican American
Combination of the popular name prefix De and ANDRE.
DEANGELOmAfrican American
Combination of the popular name prefix De and ANGELO.
Irish form of DESMOND.
Bengali form of DEVADAS. This is the name of a 1917 novel by the Bengali author Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay.
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.
DECHENf & mTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "great happiness" in Tibetan.
DECIMUSmAncient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "tenth" in Latin.
Anglicized form of Irish Deaglán, which is of unknown meaning. Saint Declan was a 5th-century missionary to Ireland.
DEDRICKmAfrican American
From a surname which was derived from the given name DIEDERIK.
DEEf & mEnglish
Short form of names beginning with D. It may also be given in reference to the Dee River in Scotland.