Names Starting with D

gender
usage
Dieuwer m Frisian
Frisian form of the Germanic name Dietwar, a later form of Theodoar.
Dieuwert m Frisian
Frisian form of the Germanic name Dietwart, a later form of Theodoard.
Dieuwke f Frisian
Feminine form of Dieuwe.
Digby m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from the name of an English town, itself derived from a combination of Old English dic "dyke, ditch" and Old Norse byr "farm, town".
Diggory m English (Rare)
Probably an Anglicized form of Degaré. Sir Degaré was the subject of a medieval poem set in Brittany. The name may mean "lost one" from French égaré.
Diindiisi f & m Indigenous American, Ojibwe
Means "blue jay" in Ojibwe.
Dijana f Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Southern Slavic form of Diana.
Dike f Greek Mythology
Means "justice" in Greek. In Greek mythology Dike was the goddess of justice, one of the Ὥραι (Horai).
Dikeledi f Southern African, Tswana
Means "tears" in Tswana.
Dikla m & f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דִּקְלָה (see Diklah).
Diklah m & f Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "palm grove" in Hebrew or Aramaic. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Joktan. In modern times it is also used as a feminine name.
Diksha f Indian, Hindi
Means "preparation for a religious ceremony" in Sanskrit.
Dilan f Turkish
Means "love" in Turkish.
Dilara f Turkish
Turkish form of Delara.
Dilay f Turkish
Means "beautiful moon" in Turkish.
Dilbert m Popular Culture
Meaning unknown. The second element is probably intended to be from Germanic beraht "bright". This is the title character in a comic strip by Scott Adams.
Dileep m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi दिलीप, Malayalam ദിലീപ്, Kannada ದಿಲೀಪ್, Tamil திலீப் or Telugu దిలీప్ (see Dilip).
Dilek f Turkish
Means "wish, desire" in Turkish.
Diletta f Italian
Means "beloved" in Italian, from Latin dilectus.
Dilipa m Hinduism
Means "protector of Delhi" from Sanskrit दिल्ली (see Delhi) combined with (pa) meaning "protecting". This is the name of several kings in Hindu texts.
Dillon m English
Variant of Dylan based on the spelling of the surname Dillon, which has an unrelated origin.
Dilşad f & m Turkish, Kurdish
Turkish (feminine) and Kurdish (masculine) form of Delshad.
Dilshad m & f Urdu
Urdu form of Delshad.
Dilshod m Uzbek, Tajik
Uzbek and Tajik form of Delshad.
Dilwen f Welsh
Feminine form of Dilwyn.
Dilwyn m Welsh
From Welsh dilys "genuine" and gwyn "white, fair, blessed". It has been used since the late 19th century.
Dilys f Welsh
Means "genuine" in Welsh. It has been used since the late 19th century.
Dima 1 f Arabic
Means "downpour" in Arabic.
Dima 2 m Russian, Georgian
Diminutive of Dmitriy.
Dimas m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Dismas.
Dimi f Greek
Short form of Dimitra.
Dimitar m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Demetrius.
Dimitra f Greek
Modern Greek form of Demeter 1.
Dimitri m Russian, Georgian, French
Russian variant of Dmitriy, using the Church Slavic spelling, as well as the Georgian form.
Dimitrij m Slovene, Macedonian
Slovene and Macedonian form of Demetrius.
Dimitrije m Serbian
Serbian form of Demetrius.
Dimitrios m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Demetrios.
Dimitris m Greek
Modern Greek variant of Demetrios.
Dimka m Russian
Diminutive of Dmitriy.
Dimo m Bulgarian
Diminutive of Dimitar.
Dimos m Greek
Short form of Dimitrios or Dimosthenis.
Dimosthenis m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Demosthenes.
Dina 1 f Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Latvian, Russian, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Variant of Dinah, and also the form used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
Dina 2 f Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, English
Short form of names ending in dina, such as Bernardina or Ondina. As an English name, this can also be a variant of Deanna.
Dina 3 f Arabic
Possibly from Arabic دين (din) meaning "religion".
Diná f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Dinah.
Dinah f Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Means "judged" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament, Dinah was a daughter of Jacob and Leah who was abducted by Shechem. It has been used as an English given name since after the Protestant Reformation.
Dinara f Kazakh, Tatar, Kyrgyz
Meaning uncertain, perhaps from Arabic دينار (dinar), a currency used in several Muslim countries, ultimately derived from Latin denarius. Alternatively it may be a derivative of دين (din) meaning "religion".
Dinesha m Hinduism
Means "day lord" from Sanskrit दिन (dina) meaning "day" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord". In Hindu texts this is used as a name of the sun.
Đình m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (đình) meaning "courtyard".
Dinis m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Denis, used mainly in Portugal as opposed to Brazil (where Dênis is more common). This name was borne by a well-regarded Portuguese king of the 13th and 14th centuries.
Diniz m Portuguese
Variant of Dinis.
Dinko m Croatian
Croatian diminutive of Dominic.
Dino m Italian, Croatian
Short form of names ending in dino or tino.
Dinu m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of Constantin.
Diocletian m History
From the Roman cognomen Diocletianus, a derivative of Diokles. This was the name of a Roman emperor of the 3rd and 4th centuries (Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus). He is remembered for persecuting Christians, but he also reformed and stabilized the crumbling Empire.
Diodato m Italian
Italian form of Deodatus.
Diodore m French (Rare)
French form of Diodorus.
Diodorus m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Διόδωρος (Diodoros) meaning "gift of Zeus", derived from the elements Διός (Dios) meaning "of Zeus" and δῶρον (doron) meaning "gift". This was the name of a 1st-century BC Greek historian.
Diodotus m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Διόδοτος (Diodotos), a Greek name meaning "given by Zeus" from Διός (Dios) meaning "of Zeus" and δοτός (dotos) meaning "given".
Diogenes m Ancient Greek
Means "born of Zeus" from Greek Διός (Dios) meaning "of Zeus" and γενής (genes) meaning "born". This was the name of a Greek Cynic philosopher.
Diogo m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Diego. This name was borne by the 15th-century Portuguese explorer Diogo Cão.
Diokles m Ancient Greek
Means "glory of Zeus" from Greek Διός (Dios) meaning "of Zeus" and κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory".
Diomedes m Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek Διός (Dios) meaning "of Zeus" and μήδεα (medea) meaning "plans, counsel, cunning". In Greek legend Diomedes was one of the greatest heroes who fought against the Trojans. With Odysseus he entered Troy and stole the Palladium. After the Trojan War he founded the cities of Brindisi and Arpi in Italy.
Diomid m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Diomedes.
Diomidis m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Diomedes.
Dion m Ancient Greek, English
Short form of Dionysios and other Greek names beginning with the Greek element Διός (Dios) meaning "of Zeus". This was the name of a 4th-century BC tyrant of Syracuse. It has been used as an American given name since the middle of the 20th century.
Dione 1 f Greek Mythology
From Greek Διός (Dios) meaning "of Zeus". By extension, it means "goddess". This was the name of an obscure Greek goddess who, according to some legends, was the mother of Aphrodite.
Dione 2 f English
Feminine form of Dion.
Dionísia f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of Dionysius.
Dionisia f Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish feminine form of Dionysius.
Dionisie m Romanian
Romanian form of Dionysius.
Dionísio m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Dionysius.
Dionisio m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of Dionysius.
Dionne f English
Feminine form of Dion.
Dionysia f Late Roman
Feminine form of Dionysius.
Dionysios m Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek personal name derived from the name of the Greek god Dionysos. Famous bearers include two early tyrants of Syracuse and a 1st-century BC Greek rhetorician.
Dionysius m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Biblical
Latin form of Dionysios. Dionysius the Areopagite, who is mentioned in the New Testament, was a judge converted to Christianity by Saint Paul. This was also the name of many other early saints, including a 3rd-century pope.
Dionysodoros m Ancient Greek
Means "gift of Dionysos" from the name of the god Dionysos combined with Greek δῶρον (doron) meaning "gift".
Dionysos m Greek Mythology
From Greek Διός (Dios) meaning "of Zeus" combined with Nysa, the name of the region where young Dionysos was said to have been raised. In Greek mythology Dionysos was the god of wine, revelry, fertility and dance. He was the son of Zeus and Semele.
Dionýz m Slovak
Slovak form of Dionysius.
Diot f Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of Dionysia.
Dip m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Masculine form of Dipa.
Dipa f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "light, lamp" in Sanskrit.
Dipaka m Hinduism
Means "inflaming, exciting" in Sanskrit. This is another name of Kama, the Hindu god of love.
Dipali f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "row of lamps" in Sanskrit.
Dipti f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada
Means "brightness, light" in Sanskrit.
Direnç m Turkish
Means "resistance" in Turkish.
Dirk m Dutch, German, English
Short form of Diederik. The name was popularized in the English-speaking world by actor Dirk Bogarde (1921-1999), who had some Dutch ancestry. This is also the Scots word for a type of dagger.
Disha f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "region, direction" in Sanskrit.
Dismas m Judeo-Christian-Islamic Legend
Derived from Greek δυσμή (dysme) meaning "sunset". This is the name traditionally assigned to the repentant thief who was crucified beside Jesus.
Dita f Czech, German, Latvian
Short form of names containing dit, such as Judita, and German names beginning with Diet, such as Dietlinde.
Ditte f Danish
Danish diminutive of Edith, Dorothea or names containing dit. It was popularized by Martin Andersen Nexø's novel Ditte, Child of Man (1921) and the film adaptation (1946).
Divina f Spanish (Philippines), English (Rare)
From Spanish divina or an elaboration of English divine, both meaning "divine, godlike".
Divna f Serbian, Macedonian
From Serbian диван (divan) or Macedonian дивен (diven) meaning "wonderful".
Divya f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "divine, heavenly" in Sanskrit.
Diwata f Filipino, Tagalog
Means "goddess" in Tagalog.
Dixie f English
From the term that refers to the southern United States, used by Daniel D. Emmett in his song Dixie in 1859. The term may be derived from French dix "ten", which was printed on ten-dollar bills issued from a New Orleans bank.
Dixon m English
From an English surname meaning "Dick 1's son".
Diya 1 f Indian, Hindi
Means "lamp, light" in Hindi.
Diya 2 m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ضياء (see Ziya).
Diyan m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Dejan.
Dîyar m & f Kurdish
Variant of Diyar.
Diyar m & f Kurdish
Means "apparent, visible, clear" in Kurdish.
Djamila f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic جميلة (see Jamilah) chiefly used in Algeria.
Djehuti m Egyptian Mythology (Hypothetical)
Reconstructed Egyptian form of Thoth.
Djehutimesu m Ancient Egyptian (Hypothetical)
Reconstructed Egyptian form of Thutmose.
Djordje m Serbian
Alternate transcription of Serbian Ђорђе (see Đorđe).
Djuradj m Serbian
Alternate transcription of Serbian Ђурађ (see Đurađ).
Djuradja f Serbian
Alternate transcription of Serbian Ђурађа (see Đurađa).
Djuro m Serbian
Alternate transcription of Serbian Ђуро (see Đuro).
Dmitar m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Demetrius.
Dmitrei m Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of Dmitriy.
Dmitri m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Дмитрий (see Dmitriy).
Dmitrii m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Дмитрий (see Dmitriy).
Dmitriy m Russian
Russian form of Demetrius. A famous bearer was Dmitriy Mendeleev (1834-1907), the Russian chemist who devised the periodic table.
Dmitry m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Дмитрий (see Dmitriy).
Dmytro m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Demetrius.
Dobri m Bulgarian
Diminutive of Dobroslav.
Dobrila f Serbian, Croatian
From the Slavic element dobru meaning "good".
Dobrogost m Polish (Rare), Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and gosti "guest".
Dobromil m Czech (Rare), Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and milu "gracious, dear".
Dobromiła f Polish
Polish feminine form of Dobromil.
Dobromila f Czech
Feminine form of Dobromil.
Dobroslav m Croatian, Serbian, Czech, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and slava "glory".
Dobroslava f Czech
Feminine form of Dobroslav.
Dobrosław m Polish
Polish form of Dobroslav.
Dobrosława f Polish
Polish feminine form of Dobroslav.
Docia f English (Archaic)
Possibly a diminutive of Theodosia.
Dodie f English
Diminutive of Dorothy.
Doina f Romanian
Means "folk song", from Romanian doină.
Doireann f Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly from the Old Irish prefix der "daughter" and finn "white, fair". Alternatively it may be derived from Irish doireann meaning "sullen, tempestuous". This was the name of several characters in Irish legend, including a daughter of Bodb Derg who poisoned Fionn mac Cumhaill after he spurned her advances.
Dölf m Limburgish
Limburgish short form of Adolf.
Dölgöön m & f Mongolian
Means "quiet, calm" in Mongolian.
Dollie f English
Variant of Dolly.
Dolly f English
Diminutive of Dorothy. Doll and Dolly were used from the 16th century, and the common English word doll (for the plaything) is derived from them. In modern times this name is also sometimes used as a diminutive of Dolores.
Dolores f Spanish, English
Means "sorrows", taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary María de los Dolores, meaning "Mary of Sorrows". It has been used in the English-speaking world since the 19th century, becoming especially popular in America during the 1920s and 30s.
Dolors f Catalan
Catalan form of Dolores.
Dolph m English
Short form of Adolph.
Dom m English
Short form of Dominic.
Domagoj m Croatian
Derived from the Slavic elements domu "home" and gojiti "grow, heal, foster, nurture".
Domantas m Lithuanian
From Old Lithuanian dotas "gift" and mantus "intelligent". It is sometimes conflated with Daumantas.
Domantė f Lithuanian
Feminine form of Domantas.
Domas m Lithuanian
Short form of Dominykas or Domantas.
Domen m Slovene
Slovene form of Dominic.
Domenic m English
Variant of Dominic.
Domenica f Italian
Italian feminine form of Dominic.
Domenico m Italian
Italian form of Dominic. Domenico Veneziano was a Renaissance painter who lived in Florence.
Dòmhnall m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Donald.
Domhnall m Irish
Irish form of Donald.
Dominga f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Dominic.
Domingo m Spanish
Spanish form of Dominic.
Domingos m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Dominic.
Dominic m English
From the Late Latin name Dominicus meaning "of the Lord". This name was traditionally given to a child born on Sunday. Several saints have borne this name, including the 13th-century founder of the Dominican order of friars. It was in this saint's honour that the name was first used in England, starting around the 13th century. It is primarily used by Catholics.
Dominick m English
Variant of Dominic.
Dominicus m Late Roman, Dutch
Original Latin form of Dominic. This is also the official Dutch form, used on birth certificates but not typically in daily life.
Dominik m German, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Polish, Hungarian, Croatian
Form of Dominic used in various languages.
Dominique f & m French
French feminine and masculine form of Dominic.
Dominykas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Dominic.
Domitia f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Domitius.
Domitian m History
From the Roman cognomen Domitianus, itself derived from the family name Domitius. This was the name of a 1st-century Roman emperor, born as Titus Flavius Domitianus.
Domitila f Spanish, Portuguese (Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese form of Domitilla.
Domitilla f Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine diminutive of the Roman family name Domitius. This was the name of the wife of the Roman emperor Vespasian and the mother of emperors Titus and Domitian.
Domitille f French
French form of Domitilla.
Domitius m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was probably derived from Latin domitus meaning "having been tamed".
Domna f Late Roman, Greek
Feminine form of Domnus. Saint Domna of Nicomedia was martyred during the persecutions of the early 4th century. However, in the case of Julia Domna, the Syrian wife of the Roman emperor Septimius Severus, it seems her name was actually of Semitic origin.
Domnall m Old Irish
Old Irish form of Domhnall (see Donald).
Domnika f Macedonian
Macedonian feminine form of Dominic.
Domnina f Late Roman
Feminine form of Domninus. This was the name of a few early saints and martyrs.
Domninus m Late Roman
Latin name that was a derivative of Domnus. This name was borne by several early saints, including the 4th-century martyr Domninus of Fidenza.
Domnius m Late Roman
Latin name that was a derivative of Domnus. Saint Domnius was a bishop of Split in Croatia who was martyred during the persecutions of Diocletian in the early 4th century.
Domnus m Late Roman
From Vulgar Latin domnus, from Latin dominus meaning "lord, master". This name was borne by the 6th-century saint Domnus of Vienne (also called Domninus).
Domonkos m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Dominic.
Dömötör m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Demetrius.
Don m English
Short form of Donald.
Dona f English
Variant of Donna.
Donagh m Irish
Anglicized form of Donnchadh (see Duncan).
Dónal m Irish
Irish variant of Domhnall (see Donald).
Donal m Irish
Anglicized form of Domhnall (see Donald).
Donald m Scottish, English
From the Scottish Gaelic name Dòmhnall meaning "ruler of the world", composed of the Old Irish elements domun "world" and fal "rule". This was the name of two 9th-century kings of the Scots and Picts. It has traditionally been very popular in Scotland, and during the 20th century it became common in the rest of the English-speaking world. This is the name of one of Walt Disney's most popular cartoon characters, Donald Duck, introduced 1931. It was also borne by Australian cricket player Donald Bradman (1908-2001) and former American president Donald Trump (1946-).
Donalda f Scottish
Feminine form of Donald.
Donaldina f Scottish
Feminine form of Donald.
Donar m Germanic Mythology
Continental Germanic cognate of Þórr (see Thor).
Donát m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Donatus (see Donato).
Donat m Polish, French (Rare)
Polish and French form of Donatus (see Donato).
Donata f Italian, Polish, Lithuanian, Late Roman
Feminine form of Donatus (see Donato).
Donatas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Donatus (see Donato).
Donatella f Italian
Diminutive of Donata.
Donatello m Italian
Diminutive of Donato. The Renaissance sculptor Donato di Niccolo di Bette Bardi was better known as Donatello.
Donatianus m Late Roman
Derivative of Donatus (see Donato). This was the name of a few early saints.
Donatien m French
French form of Donatianus.
Donatienne f French
French feminine form of Donatianus.
Donato m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the Late Latin name Donatus meaning "given". Several early saints had this name. The name was also borne by two Renaissance masters: the sculptor Donato di Niccolo di Bette Bardi (also known as Donatello), and the architect Donato Bramante.
Donatus m Late Roman
Latin form of Donato.
Doncho m Bulgarian
Diminutive of Andon.
Dončo m Macedonian
Diminutive of Andon.
Donella f Scottish
Feminine form of Donald.
Donelle f English (Rare)
Feminine form of Don.
Dong m Chinese
From Chinese (dōng) meaning "east", (dòng) meaning "pillar, beam", or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
Dong-Geun m Korean
From Sino-Korean (dong) meaning "east" and (geun) meaning "root, foundation", as well as other hanja character combinations.
Donka f Bulgarian
Feminine diminutive of Andon.
Donna f English
From Italian donna meaning "lady". It is also used as a feminine form of Donald.
Donnacha m Irish
Irish variant of Donnchadh (see Duncan).
Donncha m Irish
Irish variant of Donnchadh (see Duncan).
Donnchad m Old Irish
Old Irish form of Donnchadh (see Duncan).
Donnchadh m Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Irish and Scottish Gaelic form of Duncan.
Donndubán m Old Irish
Composed of the Old Irish element donn "brown" combined with dub "dark" and a diminutive suffix.
Donnie m English
Diminutive of Donald.
Donny m English
Diminutive of Donald.
Donovan m English
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Donndubháin, itself derived from the given name Donndubán. This name is borne by the Scottish folk musician Donovan Leitch (1946-), known simply as Donovan.
Dor m & f Hebrew
Means "generation" in Hebrew.
Dóra f Hungarian, Icelandic
Short form of Dorottya and names that end in dóra, such as Teodóra or Halldóra.
Doran m English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Deoradháin, from the byname Deoradhán, derived from Irish deoradh meaning "exile, wanderer" combined with a diminutive suffix.
Dorcas f Biblical
Derived from Greek δορκάς (dorkas) meaning "gazelle". This is the Greek translation of the name Tabitha in the New Testament (see Acts 9:36).
Đorđe m Serbian
Serbian form of George.
Dorean f English
Variant of Doreen.
Doreen f English
Combination of Dora and the name suffix een. The name was (first?) used by novelist Edna Lyall in her novel Doreen (1894).
Dores f Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of Dolores.
Dorete f Danish (Rare)
Old Danish form of Dorothea.
Doretta f English, Italian
Diminutive of Dora.
Dori m Hebrew
Means "my generation" in Hebrew.
Doria f English (Rare)
Possibly a feminine form of Dorian or an elaboration of Dora.
Dorian m English, French, Romanian
The name was first used by Oscar Wilde in his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), which tells the story of a man whose portrait ages while he stays young. Wilde may have taken it from the name of the ancient Greek tribe the Dorians.
Doriane f French
French feminine form of Dorian.
Doriano m Italian
Italian form of Dorian.
Dorijan m Croatian
Croatian form of Dorian.
Dorin m Romanian
Romanian, possibly a form of Dorian or a diminutive of Teodor.
Dorina 1 f Romanian
Feminine form of Dorin.
Dorina 2 f Hungarian
Elaboration of Dóra.
Dorinda f English
Combination of Dora and the name suffix inda. It was apparently coined by the English writers John Dryden and William D'Avenant for their play The Enchanted Island (1667). In the play, a loose adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest, Dorinda is the sister of Miranda.
Dorine f English
Variant of Doreen.
Dorinel m Romanian
Diminutive of Dorin.
Dóris f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Doris.
Doris f English, German, Swedish, Danish, Croatian, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
From the Greek name Δωρίς (Doris), which meant "Dorian woman". The Dorians were a Greek tribe who occupied the Peloponnese starting in the 12th century BC. In Greek mythology Doris was a sea nymph, one of the many children of Oceanus and Tethys. It began to be used as an English name in the 19th century. A famous bearer is the American actress Doris Day (1924-2019).
Dorit 1 f Hebrew
Strictly feminine variant of Dor.
Dorit 2 f Danish
Danish diminutive of Dorothea.
Dorita f Spanish
Diminutive of Dora.
Dorji f & m Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "diamond" in Tibetan.
Dorka f Hungarian
Diminutive of Dorottya.
Dorofei m Russian (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Russian Дорофей (see Dorofey).
Dorofey m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Dorotheos (see Dorothea).
Doron m Hebrew
Derived from Greek δῶρον (doron) meaning "gift".
Dorota f Polish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of Dorothea.
Dorotea f Italian, Spanish, Croatian, Swedish (Rare)
Form of Dorothea in several languages.
Dorotéia f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Dorothea.
Doroteia f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Dorothea.
Dorotėja f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Dorothea.
Doroteja f Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of Dorothea.
Doroteya f Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Dorothea.
Dorothea f German, Dutch, English, Late Greek
Feminine form of the Late Greek name Δωρόθεος (Dorotheos), which meant "gift of God" from Greek δῶρον (doron) meaning "gift" and θεός (theos) meaning "god". The name Theodore is composed of the same elements in reverse order. Dorothea was the name of two early saints, notably the 4th-century martyr Dorothea of Caesarea. It was also borne by the 14th-century Saint Dorothea of Montau, who was the patron saint of Prussia.
Dorothée f French
French form of Dorothea.
Dorothee f German
German variant of Dorothea.
Dorotheos m Greek, Late Greek
Greek masculine form of Dorothea.
Dorotheus m Late Roman
Latinized form of Dorotheos.
Dorothy f English
Usual English form of Dorothea. It has been in use since the 16th century. The author L. Frank Baum used it for the central character, Dorothy Gale, in his fantasy novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) and several of its sequels.
Dorottya f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Dorothea.
Dorris f English
Variant of Doris.
Dorrit f Danish
Danish diminutive of Dorothea.
Dorte f Danish
Danish form of Dorothy.
Dortha f English
Variant of Dorothy.
Dörthe f Low German
Low German form of Dorthe.
Dorthe f Danish
Danish form of Dorothy.
Dorthea f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Dorothy.
Dorthy f English
Variant of Dorothy.
Doru m Romanian
Derived from Romanian dor meaning "longing".
Doruk m Turkish
Means "mountaintop" in Turkish.
Dory f English
Diminutive of Dorothy or Doris. This is the name of a fish in the animated film Finding Nemo (2003).
Dosia f Polish
Diminutive of Teodozja or Dorota.
Dositheos m Late Greek
From Greek δόσις (dosis) meaning "giving" and θεός (theos) meaning "god".
Dos-teh-seh f Indigenous American, Apache
Possibly means "something at the campire already cooked" in Apache. This was the name of the wife of the Chiricahua Apache chief Cochise.
Dot f English
Diminutive of Dorothy.
Dottie f English
Diminutive of Dorothy.
Dotty f English
Diminutive of Dorothy.
Doubravka f Czech
Czech feminine form of Dubravko.
Doug m English
Short form of Douglas.
Dougal m Scottish
Anglicized form of the Scottish Gaelic name Dubhghall meaning "dark stranger", from Old Irish dub "dark" and gall "stranger". This name was borne by a few medieval Scottish chiefs.
Douglas m Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname that was from the name of a town in Lanarkshire, itself named after a tributary of the River Clyde called the Douglas Water. It means "dark river", derived from Gaelic dubh "dark" and glais "water, river" (an archaic word related to glas "grey, green"). This was a Scottish Lowland clan, the leaders of which were powerful earls in the medieval period. The Gaelic form is Dùghlas or Dùbhghlas. It has been used as a given name since the 16th century.
Douglass m English
Variant of Douglas.
Dov m Hebrew
Means "bear" in Hebrew.