Names Starting with D

gender
usage
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.
Daciana f Romanian
Feminine form of Dacian.
Dacre m English (Rare)
From an English surname that was originally derived from a place name in Cumbria, of Brythonic origin meaning "trickling stream".
Dada m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "curly hair" in Yoruba.
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).
Daenerys f Literature
Created by author George R. R. Martin for a character in his series A Song of Ice and Fire, first published 1996, and the television adaptation Game of Thrones (2011-2019). An explanation for the meaning of her name is not provided, though it is presumably intended to be of Valyrian origin. In the series Daenerys Targaryen is a queen of the Dothraki and a claimant to the throne of Westeros.
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.
Daffodil f English (Rare)
From the name of the flower, ultimately derived from Dutch de affodil meaning "the asphodel".
Dafina f Albanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Means "laurel" in Albanian, Bulgarian and Macedonian, of Greek origin.
Dafna f Hebrew
Means "laurel" in Hebrew, of Greek origin.
Dafne f Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Daphne.
Dafni f Greek
Modern Greek form of Daphne.
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 Norwegian, Swedish
Derived from Old Norse dagr meaning "day".
Dagda m Irish Mythology
Means "the good god" from the Old Irish prefix dag "good" and día "god". 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 Dé Danann. He was skilled in combat and healing and possessed a huge club, the handle of which could revive the dead.
Dagfinn m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Dagfinnr, which was composed of the elements dagr "day" and finnr "Sámi, person from Finland".
Dagfinnr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Dagfinn.
Dagmær f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Dagmar.
Dagmar f Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, German, Czech, Slovak
From the Old Norse name Dagmær, derived from the elements dagr "day" and mær "maid". This was the name adopted by the popular Bohemian wife of the Danish king Valdemar II when they married in 1205. Her birth name was Markéta.
Dagmara f Polish
Polish form of Dagmar.
Dagney f Various
Variant of Dagny.
Dagnija f Latvian
Latvian form of Dagny.
Dagny f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Dagný, which was derived from the elements dagr "day" and nýr "new".
Dagný f Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Dagny.
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 Old Norse
Old Norse form of Dag.
Dagrún f Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Dagrun.
Dagrun f Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Dagrún, which was derived from the Old Norse elements dagr "day" and rún "secret lore".
Dagur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Dag.
Dahlia f English (Modern)
From the name of the flower, which was named for the Swedish botanist Anders Dahl.
Dai m Welsh
Welsh diminutive of Dafydd.
Dáibhí m Irish
Irish form of David.
Dàibhidh m Scottish Gaelic
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.
Daigo m Japanese
From Japanese (dai) meaning "big, great" combined with combined with (go) meaning "enlightenment" or (go) meaning "I, me". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
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.
Daina f Lithuanian, Latvian
Means "song" in Lithuanian and Latvian.
Dáire m Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "fruitful, fertile" in Irish. This name is borne by many figures in Irish legend, including the Ulster chief Dáire mac Fiachna 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.
Dáirine f Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly derived from Dáire. This was the name of the daughter of the legendary Irish king Túathal Techtmar.
Daisuke m Japanese
From Japanese (dai) meaning "big, great" and (suke) meaning "help". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Daisy f English
Simply from the English word for the white flower, ultimately derived from Old English dægeseage meaning "day eye". It was first used as a given name in the 19th century, at the same time many other plant and flower names were coined.... [more]
Dáithí m Irish
Means "swiftness, nimbleness" in Irish. This was the name of a semi-legendary high king of Ireland, also called Nathí. It is sometimes Anglicized as David.
Daithí m Irish
Variant of Dáithí.
Daiva f Lithuanian
Created by the Lithuanian writer Vydūnas, who possibly derived it from a Sanskrit word meaning "destiny".
Daividh m Scottish (Rare)
Partially Anglicized variant of Dàibhidh.
Dajana f Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian variant of Diana, reflecting the English pronunciation.
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.... [more]
Dálach m Old Irish
Derived from Old Irish dál meaning "assembly, meeting".
Dalal f Arabic
Means "coquettishness" in Arabic.
Dale m & f English
From an English surname that originally belonged to a person who lived near a dale or valley.
Daler m Tajik
From Tajik далерӣ (daleri) meaning "courage", ultimately from Persian دلاور (delaver) meaning "brave, valiant".
Daley f & m English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Dálaigh, itself derived from the given name Dálach.
Daleyza f American (Hispanic, Modern)
Meaning uncertain, perhaps an elaboration of Dalia 1. This name was used by Mexican-American musician Larry Hernandez for his daughter born 2010.
Dalia 1 f Spanish (Latin American), Arabic
Spanish and Arabic form of Dahlia. The Dahlia is the national flower of Mexico.
Dalia 2 f Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
From Lithuanian dalis meaning "portion, share". This was the name of the Lithuanian goddess of weaving, fate and childbirth, often associated with Laima.
Dalia 3 f Hebrew
Means "hanging branch" in Hebrew.
Dalibor m Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dali meaning "distance" and borti meaning "to fight".
Dalida f Biblical Greek
Form of Delilah used in the Greek Old Testament. A famous bearer was the Italian-Egyptian singer and actress Dalida (1933-1987), who was born as Iolanda Cristina Gigliotti.
Dalila f French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Biblical Latin
Form of Delilah used in the Latin Old Testament, as well as in French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.
Dalimil m Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic elements dali meaning "distance" and milu meaning "gracious, dear".
Dalisay f Filipino, Tagalog
Means "pure" in Tagalog.
Dalit f Hebrew
From Hebrew דָּלִיָּה (daliyyah) meaning "hanging branch".
Dalitso m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "blessing" in Chewa.
Dallas m & f English
From a surname that could either be of Old English origin meaning "valley house" or of Scottish Gaelic origin meaning "meadow dwelling". A city in Texas bears this name, probably in honour of American Vice President George M. Dallas (1792-1864).
Dalma f Hungarian
Created by the Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty for a male character in his epic poem Zalán Futása (1825). It was used by later writers such as Mór Jókai for female characters.
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 f & m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of Daley.
Dalya f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דַּלְיָה (see Dalia 3).
Damán m Old Irish
Old Irish form of Damhán.
Damarion m African American
Combination of the popular phonetic prefix da and Marion 2.
Damaris f Biblical, Biblical Greek
Probably means "calf, heifer, girl" from Greek δάμαλις (damalis). In the New Testament this is the name of a woman converted to Christianity by Saint Paul.
Damayanti f Hinduism
Means "subduing" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the Mahabharata this is the name of a beautiful princess, the wife of Nala.
Damhán m Irish
From Old Irish Damán meaning "calf, fawn", derived from dam "ox, deer" and a diminutive suffix. This was the name of an early Irish saint, a brother of Saint Abbán.
Damhnait f Irish
From Old Irish Damnat meaning "calf, fawn", a combination of dam "ox, deer" and a diminutive suffix. This name was borne by a 6th-century saint from Monaghan, as well as the 7th-century saint commonly called Dymphna.
Damiaan m Dutch (Rare)
Dutch form of Damian.
Damián m Spanish, Czech
Spanish and Czech form of Damian.
Damian m English, Polish, Romanian, Dutch (Modern)
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.
Damiana f Italian
Italian feminine form of Damian.
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.
Damijana f Slovene
Slovene feminine 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.
Damira f Croatian
Feminine form of Damir.
Damjan m Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of Damian.
Damjana f Slovene, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of Damian.
Damla f Turkish
Means "water drop" in Turkish.
Damnat f Old Irish
Old Irish form of Damhnait.
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 1 f Romanian, Czech, Slovak, German, Hebrew
Feminine form of Daniel or Dan 1.
Dana 2 m & f English
From a surname that is of unknown origin. It was originally given in honour of American lawyer Richard Henry Dana Jr. (1815-1882), the author of the memoir Two Years Before the Mast.
Dana 4 m & f Persian, Arabic
Means "wise" in Persian.
Danaë f Greek Mythology
From Δαναοί (Danaoi), a word used by Homer to designate the Greeks. In Greek mythology Danaë was the daughter of the Argive king Acrisius. It had been prophesized to her father that he would one day be killed by Danaë's son, so he attempted to keep his daughter childless. However, Zeus came to her in the form of a shower of gold, and she became the mother of Perseus. Eventually the prophecy was fulfilled and Perseus killed Acrisius, albeit accidentally.
Danai 1 f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Danaë.
Danai 2 f Southern African, Shona
From Shona dana meaning "call, summon".
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.
Danette f English
Feminine diminutive of Daniel.
Dani 1 f English
Diminutive of Danielle.
Dani 2 m Hungarian, Spanish, Dutch
Diminutive of Dániel (Hungarian), Daniel (Spanish) or Daniël (Dutch).
Dania 1 f Italian
Italian diminutive of Daniela.
Dania 2 f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic دانية (see Daniyah).
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.
Danica f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Slovak, Macedonian, English
From a Slavic word meaning "morning star, Venus". This name occurs in Slavic folklore as a personification of the morning star. It has sometimes been used in the English-speaking world since the 1970s.
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]
Danièle f French
French feminine form of Daniel.
Daniele m Italian
Italian form of Daniel.
Danielius m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Daniel.
Daniella f English, Hungarian
Feminine form of Daniel.
Daniëlle f Dutch
Dutch feminine form of Daniel.
Danielle f French, English
French feminine form of Daniel. It has been commonly used in the English-speaking world only since the 20th century.
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.
Danijela f Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of Daniel.
Danila 1 m Russian
Russian variant form of Daniel.
Danila 2 f Italian
Italian feminine form of Daniel.
Danilo m Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian
Form of Daniel in various languages.
Danique f Dutch (Modern)
Feminine form of Daniël.
Danis m Bosnian
Bosnian form of Danish.
Danish m Urdu
From Persian دانش (danesh) meaning "knowledge, learning".
Danita f English
Feminine diminutive of Daniel.
Daniyah f Arabic
Means "close, near" in Arabic.
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".
Danna f English
Feminine form of Daniel or Dan 1.
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.
Danuše f Czech
Diminutive of Dana 1.
Danuška f Czech
Diminutive of Dana 1.
Dănuț m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of Dan 2.
Danuta f Polish
Polish form of Danutė.
Danutė f Lithuanian
Meaning uncertain, possibly a feminine form of Daniel. It is found in Lithuania from at least 14th century, being borne by a sister of Vytautas the Great.
Dany m & f French
French diminutive of Daniel or Danielle.
Danya 1 f Hebrew
Feminine form of Dan 1. It can also be considered a compound meaning "judgement from God", using the element יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God.
Danya 2 f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic دانية (see Daniyah).
Danyal m Turkish (Rare)
Turkish form of Daniel.
Danyil m Ukrainian
Ukrainian variant form of Daniel.
Danylo m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Daniel.
Daphne f Greek Mythology, English, Dutch
Means "laurel" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was a nymph turned into a laurel tree by her father in order that she might escape the pursuit of Apollo. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the end of the 19th century.
Daphné f French
French form of Daphne.
Daphnée f French (Rare)
French variant form of Daphne.
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.
Darcey f English
Feminine variant of Darcy.
Darcie f English
Feminine variant of Darcy.
Darcy f & m English
From an English surname that was derived from Norman French d'Arcy, originally denoting one who came from the town of Arcy in La Manche, France. This is the surname of a character, Fitzwilliam Darcy, in Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice (1813).
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.
Dardana f Albanian
Feminine form of Dardan.
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.
Dareia f Late Greek
Greek form of Daria.
Darejan f Georgian
From the second part of Nestan-Darejan.
Darejani f Georgian
Form of Darejan with the nominative suffix, used when the name is written stand-alone.
Darek m Polish
Diminutive of Dariusz.
Darell m English
Variant of Darrell.
Daren m English
Variant of Darren.
Daria f Italian, Polish, Romanian, English, Croatian, Russian, Late Greek (Latinized)
Feminine form of Darius. Saint Daria was a 3rd-century Greek woman who was martyred with her husband Chrysanthus under the Roman emperor Numerian. It has never been a particularly common English given name. As a Russian name, it is more commonly transcribed Darya.
Darian m & f English
Probably an elaborated form of Darren.
Darien m English
Variant of Darian.
Darija f Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of Daria.
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.
Darina 1 f Irish
Anglicized form of Dáirine.
Darina 2 f Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic word dar meaning "gift". It can also be used as a diminutive of Daria.
Darinka f Slovene, Croatian
Either a diminutive of Darija, or a derivative of the Slavic word dar meaning "gift".
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.
Dariya f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Daria.
Darja f Slovene, Czech, Estonian
Slovene, Czech and Estonian form of Daria.
Darko m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of names containing the Slavic element daru meaning "gift".
Darla f English
Variant of Darlene using the suffix la.
Darleen f English
Variant of Darlene.
Darlene f English
From the English word darling combined with the common name suffix lene. This name has been in use since the beginning of the 20th century.
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.
Darshana f Indian, Marathi
Feminine form of Darshan.
Dārta f Latvian
Latvian form of Dorothea.
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.
Darya 1 f Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian
Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian form of Daria.
Darya 2 f Persian
Means "sea, ocean" in Persian.
Daryawesh m Biblical Hebrew
Form of Darius used in the Hebrew Bible.
Daryl m English
Variant of Darrell.
Daryna f Ukrainian
Diminutive of Dariya.
Daryush m Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian داریوش (see Dariush).
Dáša f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak diminutive of Dagmar.
Daša f Slovene
Slovene diminutive of Danijela and other names beginning with Da.
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.
Dasha f Russian
Russian diminutive of Darya 1.
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]
Davida f English (Rare)
Feminine form of David.
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.
Davina f English
Feminine form of David. It originated in Scotland.
Davinia f English (Rare), Spanish (Modern)
Probably an elaboration of Davina. About 1980 this name jumped in popularity in Spain, possibly due to the main character on the British television series The Foundation (1977-1979), which was broadcast in Spain as La Fundación.
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.
Davorka f Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form 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.