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DRUSA f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of DRUSUS.
DRUSILLA f Biblical, Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin
Feminine diminutive of the Roman family name DRUSUS. In Acts in the New Testament Drusilla is the wife of Felix.
DRUST m Ancient Celtic
Pictish name probably derived from Celtic drest meaning "riot" or "tumult". This name was borne by several kings of the Picts, including their last king Drust X, who ruled in the 9th century.
DRUSTAN m Ancient Celtic
Older form of TRISTAN. This name was borne by a 7th-century Scottish saint.
DRUSUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name, also sometimes used as a praenomen, or given name, by the Claudia family. Apparently the name was first assumed by a Roman warrior who killed a Gallic chieftain named Drausus in single combat. Drausus possibly derives from a Celtic element meaning "strong".
DRYSTAN m Welsh
Welsh form of TRISTAN.
DU m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of EDUARDO.
DUA f Arabic
Means "prayer" in Arabic.
DUANA f English (Rare)
Feminine form of DUANE.
DUANE m English, Irish
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Ó Dubhán meaning "descendant of DUBHÁN".
DUARTE m Portuguese
Portuguese form of EDWARD. This name was borne by a 15th-century king of Portugal, who was named after his maternal ancestor Edward III of England.
DUBAKU m & f Western African, Akan
Means "eleventh born child" in Akan.
DUBHÁN m Irish
Irish name derived from dubh "dark, black" combined with a diminutive suffix.
DUBHGHALL m Irish, Scottish
Original Gaelic form of DOUGAL.
DUBHGHLAS m Scottish
Original Gaelic form of DOUGLAS.
DUBHSHLÁINE m Ancient Irish
Old Irish name derived from dubh "dark, black" and either slán "defiance" or Sláine, the Irish name of the River Slaney.
DUBHTHACH m Ancient Irish
Old Irish name derived from dubh "dark, black" in combination with a second element of unknown meaning.
DUBRAVKA f Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of DUBRAVKO.
DUBRAVKO m Croatian, Serbian
From the old Slavic word dubrava meaning "oak grove".
ĐỨC m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (đức) meaning "virtue".
DUDA m & f Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of EDUARDO or EDUARDA.
DUDDA m Anglo-Saxon
Old English byname possibly meaning "round".
DUDEL m Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of DAVID.
DUDLEY m English
From a surname that was originally from a place name meaning "Dudda's clearing" in Old English. The surname was borne by a British noble family.
DUDU m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of EDUARDO.
DUFF m Scottish
Derived from Gaelic dubh meaning "dark".
DUGALD m Scottish
Scottish variant of DOUGAL.
DUHA f & m Arabic
Means "morning" in Arabic.
DUILIO m Italian, Spanish
From the Roman name Duilius, which is possibly derived from Latin duellum "war". This was the name of a Roman consul who defeated the Carthaginians in a naval battle.
DUILIUS m Ancient Roman
Latin form of DUILIO.
DUJAM m Croatian (Archaic)
Older Croatian form of DOMNIUS.
DUJE m Croatian
Croatian form of DOMNIUS.
DUKE m English
From the noble title duke, which was originally derived from Latin dux "leader".
DUKVAKHA m Chechen
Means "to live long", derived from Nakh duqa "many" and vakha "to live".
DULCE f Spanish, Portuguese
Means "sweet" or "candy" in Spanish.
DULCIBELLA f English (Archaic)
From Latin dulcis "sweet" and bella "beautiful". The usual medieval spelling of this name was Dowsabel, and the Latinized form Dulcibella was revived in the 18th century.
DULCIE f English
From Latin dulcis meaning "sweet". It was used in the Middle Ages in the spellings Dowse and Duce, and was recoined in the 19th century.
DULCINEA f Literature
Derived from Spanish dulce meaning "sweet". This name was (first?) used by Miguel de Cervantes in his novel Don Quixote (1605), where it belongs to the love interest of the main character, though she never actually appears in the story.
DULF m Limburgish
Limburgish short form of ADOLF.
DUMISANI m Southern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "praise" in Zulu and Ndebele.
DUMITRA f Romanian
Romanian feminine form of DEMETRIUS.
DUMITRU m Romanian
Romanian form of DEMETRIUS.
DUMUZI m Sumerian Mythology
From Sumerian
DUNCAN m Scottish, English
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Donnchadh, derived from Gaelic donn "brown" and cath "battle". This was the name of two kings of Scotland, including the one who was featured in Shakespeare's play Macbeth (1606).
DŨNG m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (dũng) meaning "brave".
DUNJA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Means "quince" in the South Slavic languages, a quince being a type of fruit. It can also be a Serbian, Croatian and Slovene form of DUNYA.
DUNSTAN m English (Rare), Anglo-Saxon
From the Old English elements dunn "dark" and stan "stone". This name was borne by a 10th-century saint, the archbishop of Canterbury. It was occasionally used in the Middle Ages, though it died out after the 16th century. It was revived by the Tractarian movement in the 19th century.
DUNYA f Russian
Diminutive of AVDOTYA.
DUNYASHA f Russian
Diminutive of AVDOTYA.
DƯƠNG m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (dương) meaning "male, virile".
ĐURAĐA f Serbian, Croatian (Archaic)
Serbian feminine form of GEORGE.
DURAI m Tamil
Means "chief, leader" in Tamil.
DURANS m Late Roman
Original Latin form of DURANTE.
DURANTE m Italian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Durans, which meant "enduring".
ĐURĐA f Croatian
Croatian feminine form of GEORGE.
ĐURĐICA f Croatian
Croatian feminine form of GEORGE. It also means "lily of the valley" in Croatian.
DURDONA f Uzbek
Means "pearl" in Uzbek.
DURGA f & m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
Means "unattainable" in Sanskrit. Durga is a Hindu warrior goddess, the fierce, twelve-armed, three-eyed form of the wife of Shiva. She is considered an incarnation of Parvati.
DURI f & m Korean
Means "two" in Korean (Gyeongsang dialect).
DURK m Frisian
Frisian variant of DIRK.
ĐURO m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of GEORGE.
DURU f & m Turkish
Means "clear, lucid" in Turkish.
DURWARD m English
From an occupational surname meaning "door guard" in Middle English.
DUŠAN m Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovak, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from Slavic dusha meaning "soul, spirit".
DUŠANA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovak
Feminine form of DUŠAN.
DUŠANKA f Serbian, Slovene, Croatian
Feminine form of DUŠAN.
DUSHYANT m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of DUSHYANTA.
DUSHYANTA m Hinduism
Possibly means "destroyer of evil" in Sanskrit. In Hindu legend this is the name of a king who is the husband of Shakuntala and the father of Bharata.
DUŠICA f Serbian
Feminine diminutive of DUŠAN.
DUSTIN m English
From an English surname that was derived from the Old Norse given name Þórsteinn (see TORSTEN). The name was popularized by the actor Dustin Hoffman (1937-), who was apparently named after the earlier silent movie star Dustin Farnum (1874-1929).
DUSTY m & f English
From a nickname originally given to people perceived as being dusty. It is also used a diminutive of DUSTIN. A famous bearer was British singer Dusty Springfield (1939-1999), who acquired her nickname as a child.
DUTCH m English
From a nickname given to Americans of German descent. It is related to deutsch, the German word for "German".
DUUK m Dutch (Modern)
Probably a Dutch form of the English word duke, which was originally derived from Latin dux "leader". The equivalent Dutch word is hertog.
DUYGU m & f Turkish
Means "emotion, sensation" in Turkish.
DVORA f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּבוֹרָה (see DEVORAH).
DVORAH f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּבוֹרָה (see DEVORAH).
DWAIN m English
Variant of DUANE.
DWAYNE m English
Variant of DUANE.
DWI m & f Indonesian
Means "two, second" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit द्वि (dvi).
DWIGHT m English
From an English surname that was derived from the medieval feminine name Diot, a diminutive of Dionysia, the feminine form of DIONYSIUS. In America it was sometimes given in honour of Yale president Timothy Dwight (1752-1817). A famous bearer was the American president Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969).
DWYN m Celtic Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Celtic god of love.
DYAN f English
Variant of DIANE.
DYE f Medieval English
Medieval short form of DIONYSIA.
DYLAN m Welsh, English, Welsh Mythology
From the Welsh elements dy meaning "great" and llanw meaning "tide, flow". In Welsh mythology Dylan was a god or hero associated with the sea. He was the son of Arianrhod and was accidentally slain by his uncle Govannon.... [more]
DYLIS f Welsh
Variant of DILYS.
DYMPHNA f Irish
Anglicized form of DAMHNAIT. This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint who was martyred by her father. She is the patron saint of the mentally ill.
DYMPNA f Irish
Variant of DYMPHNA.
DYSON m English (Rare)
From an English surname that meant "son of DYE".
DŽAFER m Bosnian
Bosnian form of JAFAR.
DŽAN m Bosnian
Bosnian form of CAN.
DŽANA f Bosnian
Feminine form of DŽAN.
DŽEJLA f Bosnian
Short form of DŽEJLANA.
DŽEJLANA f Bosnian
Bosnian form of CEYLAN.
DŽENITA f Bosnian
From Bosnian dženet meaning "paradise, garden", derived from Arabic جنّة (jannah).
DZHABRAIL m Chechen
Chechen form of GABRIEL.
DZHAMAL m Chechen
Chechen form of JAMAL.
DZHOKHAR m Chechen
Possibly from Persian گوهر (gohar) meaning "jewel, essence" or جوهر (johar) meaning "essence, ink" (which comes from the same root, but via a loan to Arabic and retransmission to Persian).
DZIANIS m Belarusian
Belarusian form of DENIS.
DZIDRA f Latvian
Derived from Latvian dzidrs meaning "clear".
DZIDRIS m Latvian
Masculine form of DZIDRA.
DZINTARS m Latvian
Means "amber" in Latvian.
DZINTRA f Latvian
Feminine form of DZINTARS.
DZMITRY m Belarusian
Belarusian form of DEMETRIUS.
DZSENIFER f Hungarian
Hungarian form of JENNIFER.
DZVEZDA f Macedonian
Means "star" in Macedonian.
DZVEZDAN m Macedonian
Masculine form of DZVEZDA.
DZVONIMIR m Macedonian
Macedonian form of ZVONIMIR.
DZVONKO m Macedonian
Diminutive of DZVONIMIR.
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