Names Starting with D

gender
usage
Dove f English
From the English word for the variety of bird, seen as a symbol of peace.
Dovid m Yiddish
Yiddish form of David.
Dovydas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of David.
Doyle m English
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Dubhghaill, itself derived from the given name Dubhghall. A famous bearer of the surname was Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), the author of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories.
Do-Yun m Korean
From Sino-Korean (do) meaning "path, road, way" and (yun) meaning "allow, consent", as well as other hanja character combinations.
Draco m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Δράκων (Drakon), which meant "dragon, serpent". This was the name of a 7th-century BC Athenian legislator. This is also the name of a constellation in the northern sky.
Dracula m History, Literature
Means "son of Dracul" in Romanian, with Dracul being derived from Romanian drac "dragon". It was a nickname of the 15th-century Wallachian prince Vlad III, called the Impaler, whose father was Vlad II Dracul. However, the name Dracula is now most known from the 1897 novel of the same name by Bram Stoker, which features the Transylvanian vampire Count Dracula, who was probably inspired in part by the historical Wallachian prince.
Draga f Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of Drago.
Dragan m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
Dragica f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
Dragiša m Serbian
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element dragu meaning "precious".
Drago m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious". It is also a short form of other Slavic names beginning with that element.
Dragoljub m Serbian, Croatian
From the Slavic elements dragu meaning "precious" and lyuby meaning "love". This is also the Serbian and Croatian word for the flowering plant nasturtium (species Tropaeolum majus).
Dragomir m Serbian, Croatian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious" combined with miru meaning "peace, world".
Dragos m Romanian
Variant of Dragoș.
Dragoș m Romanian
Originally a short form of Slavic names beginning with the element dragu meaning "precious", such as Dragomir. This was the name of a 14th-century ruler of Moldavia.
Dragoslav m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dragu meaning "precious" and slava meaning "glory".
Dragutin m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
Draha f Czech, Slovak
Diminutive of Drahomíra.
Drahomír m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Dragomir.
Drahomíra f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of Dragomir.
Drahoslav m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Dragoslav.
Drahoslava f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of Dragoslav.
Drahuše f Czech
Diminutive of Drahomíra.
Drake m English
From an English surname derived from the Old Norse byname Draki or the Old English byname Draca both meaning "dragon", both via Latin from Greek δράκων (drakon) meaning "dragon, serpent". This name coincides with the unrelated English word drake meaning "male duck". A famous bearer is the Canadian actor and rapper Drake (1986-), who was born as Aubrey Drake Graham.
Drakon m Ancient Greek
Greek form of Draco.
Draško m Serbian, Croatian
Diminutive of names containing the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
Draupadi f Hinduism
Means "daughter of Drupada" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the Mahabharata this is the name of the daughter of King Drupada. She married all of the Pandavas, the five sons of Pandu.
Draven m Popular Culture
From a surname (of unknown meaning) that was used in the movie The Crow (1994).
Draža m Serbian
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element dragu meaning "precious".
Dražen m Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
Draženka f Croatian
Feminine form of Dražen.
Drazhan m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Dražen.
Dre m English
Short form of Andre. A famous bearer is the American rapper and music producer Dr. Dre (1965-), born Andre Young.
Drea f English
Short form of Andrea 2.
Dream f English (Modern)
From the English word dream referring to imaginary events seen in the mind while sleeping or a hope or wish.
Dren m Albanian
From Albanian dre meaning "deer".
Drew m English
Short form of Andrew.
Dries m Dutch
Short form of Andries.
Drika f Dutch
Short form of Hendrika.
Driscoll m English (Rare)
From an Irish surname that was an Anglicized form of Ó hEidirsceóil meaning "descendant of the messenger".
Drishti f Indian, Hindi
Means "sight" in Sanskrit.
Drita f Albanian
From Albanian dritë meaning "light".
Drogo m English (Archaic)
Norman name, possibly derived from Gothic dragen meaning "to carry" or Saxon drog meaning "ghost". Alternatively, it could be from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious, dear". The Normans introduced this name to England.
Dror m Hebrew
Means "freedom" or "sparrow" in Hebrew.
Drorit f Hebrew
Feminine form of Dror.
Drousilla f Biblical Greek
Form of Drusilla used in the Greek New Testament.
Drummond m English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname that was derived from various place names, themselves derived from Gaelic druim meaning "ridge".
Drupada m Hinduism
Means "wooden pillar" or "firm footed" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the Mahabharata this is the name of a king of Panchala, the father of Draupadi and Dhrishtadyumna.
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 the old Celtic root *trusto- meaning "noise, 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
Diminutive of Drust. This name was borne by a 7th-century Irish saint who was active among the Picts in Scotland.
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
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Dubháin, itself derived from the given name Dubhán. Usage in America began around the start of the 20th century. It last appeared on the top 1000 rankings in 2002, though the variant Dwayne lingered a few years longer.
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.
Dubán m Old Irish
Old Irish form of Dubhán.
Dubgall m Old Irish
Old Irish form of Dubhghall (see Dougal).
Dubhán m Irish (Rare)
From Old Irish Dubán meaning "little dark one", derived from dub "dark, black" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a few early saints.
Dubhghall m Medieval Scottish, Medieval Irish
Irish and Scottish Gaelic form of Dougal.
Dubhshláine m Old Irish
Derived from Old Irish dub "dark, black" and either slán "challenge, defiance" or Sláine, the Irish name of the River Slaney.
Dubravka f Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of Dubravko.
Dubravko m Croatian, Serbian
From the old Slavic word dubrava meaning "oak grove".
Dubthach m Old Irish
Old Irish name derived from dub "dark, black" in combination with a second element of unknown meaning. This was the name of a 6th-century saint, a bishop of Armagh. It also appears in Irish legend as a companion of Fergus mac Róich.
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 English (Rare)
From a Scottish or Irish surname, derived from Anglicized spellings of 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.
Dumnorix m Gaulish
Means "king of the world" from Gaulish dumnos "world" and rix "king". This was the name of a 1st-century BC chief of the Gaulish tribe the Aedui.
Dumuzi m Sumerian Mythology
From Sumerian 𒌉 (dumu) meaning "son, child" and 𒍣 (zid) meaning "true, loyal". This was the name of a Sumerian god of shepherds and vegetation, the husband of Inanna. He was said to spend half of each year in the underworld, resulting in the yearly cycle of seasons. He was known to the Semitic peoples of Mesopotamia as Tammuz.
Duncan m Scottish, English
Anglicized form of the Scottish Gaelic name Donnchadh, derived from Old Irish 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 & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (dương) meaning "male, virile" or (dương) meaning "willow".
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, Nepali, Telugu
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 Slovak, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from Slavic dusha meaning "soul, spirit".
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, Slovene
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, with the spelling altered due to the influence of Wayne.
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).
Dyan f English
Variant of Diane.
Dye f Medieval English
Medieval short form of Dionysia.
Dylan m Welsh, English, Welsh Mythology
From the Welsh prefix dy meaning "to, toward" and llanw meaning "tide, flow". According to the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi, Dylan was a son of Arianrhod and the twin brother of Lleu Llaw Gyffes. Immediately after he was baptized he took to the sea, where he could swim as well as a fish. He was slain accidentally by his uncle Gofannon. According to some theories the character might be rooted in an earlier and otherwise unattested Celtic god of the sea.... [more]
Dylis f Welsh
Variant of Dilys.
Dymphna f History (Ecclesiastical), Irish
Form of Damhnait. According to legend, Saint Dymphna was a young 7th-century woman from Ireland who was martyred by her father in the Belgian town of Geel. She is the patron saint of the mentally ill.
Dyson m English (Rare)
From an English surname that meant "son of Dye". As a given name it is likely inspired by similar-sounding names such as Bryson and Tyson.
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.