occur primarily in popular culture and entertainment. They are not commonly
given to real people.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AANG m Popular Culture
Coined name apparently meant to be derived from Chinese 安 (ān)
meaning "calm, peaceful, tranquil" combined with 昂 (áng)
"to rise, to lift, to raise". This is the name of the main protagonist of the animated series, 'Avatar: The Last Airbender'.
AATXE m Basque Mythology, Popular Culture
Means "calf" or more specifically, "young bull" in Basque. In Basque mythology, Aatxe is either the androgynous deity Mari
embodied as a young cow or bull, or a lesser shapeshifting spirit that takes the form of a bull and occasionally a human; the latter emerges at night, especially in stormy weather, from his cave dwelling in the Basque mountains.
ABERAMA m Popular Culture
Possibly a form of ABRAHAM
, as it supposedly means "he who has many children" in Romani. It is the name of a character in the television show 'Peaky Blinders'.
ABRAXAS m Egyptian Mythology, Gnosticism, Popular Culture
From a word thought to have originated with the Gnostics or the Egyptians, found on many amulets during the last years of the Roman Empire. Abraxas was used by the Basilideans, a Gnostic sect of the 2nd century, to refer to the Supreme Being or god whom they worshipped; they believed it to be a name of power because it contained the seven Greek letters which, computed numerically, equal the number 365 (the number of days in the year)... [more]
ACNOLOGIA m Popular Culture
the name comes from a character in the popular manga/anime Fairy Tail. Acnologia was a dragon slayer wizard who wiped out nearly the entire dragon race and as consequence of overusing his powers became a dragon... [more]
ADDAM m Popular Culture
Addam Origo is referenced in Xenoblade Chronicles II. He was the Driver of the Aegis Mythra during the Aegis War that is referenced in the game and happened 500 years prior to the events in Xenoblade Chronicles II.
ADRIC m Popular Culture
An anagram of Dirac
, the surname of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Paul Dirac. This is the name of a character in the series 'Doctor Who', a companion of the fourth and fifth doctors.
AEGON m Literature, Popular Culture
Derived from the Germanic element ag
"edge of a sword" and the Greek word αγώνας (agónas
) "struggle". This is the name of multiple characters in George R. R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series, as well as the TV show based on the books 'Game of Thrones'.
AEMON m Literature, Popular Culture
Possibly derived from AMON
. This is the name of a character in George R. R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series, as well as the TV show based on the books 'Game of Thrones'.
ÆON f Popular Culture
Used by animator Peter Chung for his character Æon Flux, from the name of a type of spirit being in Gnosticism, an emanation from the Godhead, ultimately from a Proto-Indo-European base meaning "vital force, life, long life, eternity".... [more]
AERITH f Popular Culture
From a near-anagram of the English word earth
. This is the name of a character in 'Final Fantasy VII'.
AKATOSH m Popular Culture
In the popular video game series 'The Elder Scrolls', Akatosh is the chief deity of the Nine Divines (the pantheon of gods in the game). He is generally considered to be the first of the Gods to form in the Beginning Place; after his establishment, other spirits found the process of being easier and the various pantheons of the world emerged... [more]
AKIZA f Popular Culture
Name of a main character, Akiza Izinski, in the anime series 'Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D', known in Japan as Aki Izayoi (十六夜 アキ).
AKUMA f & m Popular Culture
Means "devil" or "demon" in Japanese This is the name of one of the antagonists in the fighting-game series 'Street Fighter'. In the original Japanese game his name is GOUKI
ALFARATA f Popular Culture
The name of a fictive native American girl in the song 'The Blue Juanita' by Marion Dix Sullivan (1844).
ALFENDI m Popular Culture
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the main protagonist of a video game, "Layton Brothers: Mystery Room".
ALLURA f Popular Culture
Apparently based on the English word allure
. This was the name of a princess in the 1980s anime television show 'Voltron'.
ALM m Popular Culture
Derived from Old Norse "álmr," which translates to "elm tree." "Alm" is also the Swedish word for "elm tree."... [more]
ALOMA f Popular Culture, Theatre
A pseudo-Hawaiian name invented by LeRoy Clemens and John B. Hymer for the title character of their 1925 Broadway play Aloma of the South Seas
, which was twice adapted to film, in 1926 and again in 1941... [more]
ALOUETTE f English, Popular Culture
From the French word for skylark, a small bird. It is also the name of a popular French Canadian children's song about plucking the feathers off a skylark.
ALPHYS f Popular Culture
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a character in the popular RPG game 'Undertale'.
ALUCARD m Popular Culture
The name DRACULA
spelled backwards. Though regularly featured in (animated) films, notably 'Son of Dracula' (1943), it is perhaps best known in more recent times from Kouta Hirano's 'Hellsing' manga and the 'Castlevania' video games.
AMANDLA m & f Popular Culture (?), African
Xhosa and Zulu word meaning "power". Mandla, which is derived from "amandla", is also a common first name in South Africa. Amandla Stenberg is an American teen actress, and her mother chose the name after being inspired by Miles Davis' 1989 album "Amandla".
AMBROSINUS m Literature, Popular Culture
This is the latinized name of MERLIN
in the novel "The Last Legion" written by Valerio Massimo Manfredi (b. 1943), but also in the 2007 film based on the book. In the novel, his full name is Meridius Ambrosinus
(while his original Gaelic name is MYRDDIN EMRYS
), but he is usually referred to as simply Ambrosinus.
AMITIE f Popular Culture
Derived from French amitié
, meaning "friendship". The most famous barer of this name is Puyo Puyo character Amitie.
ANTIMONY f Popular Culture
Used by Tom Siddell for his character Antimony Carver, the protagonist of his science-fantasy webcomic 'Gunnerkrigg Court' (2005-). The character's name is from that of a chemical element, which is of obscure origin... [more]
APAREKA m Georgian (Archaic), Popular Culture
Derived from Georgian აპარეკა (Apareka)
, which is the name of a famous folk song from Khevsureti, the mountain region of Georgia. In the song itself, Apareka is the name of a young man.
AQUATA f Popular Culture
One of the princesses in Disney's "The Little Mermaid." The name probably comes from aqua, water.
ARAGOG m Popular Culture
From J K Rowling's Harry Potter series, Aragog is the name of the giant spider that lives in the Forbidden Forest. He fears basilisks and is a great friend of Rubeus Hagrid, who rescued him when he was a child and cared for him... [more]
ARGINE f Popular Culture, French (Rare)
Argine is the name of the Queen of Clubs on French playing cards. While the names on other cards are recognisable figures from history or mythology, Argine is more obscure, it is explained as an anagram of the Latin word regina
ARIETTA f Popular Culture (Rare)
Either a diminutive of Aria
, or from the major antagonist and God-General in Tales of the Abyss. Given after the musical term for a small song, from the Italian word "arietta."
ARIODANTE m Popular Culture, Italian (Rare)
Possibly a combination of Italian aria
meaning "air, melody, tune" (which ultimately comes from Latin aer
"air") with the name DANTE
. This is the name of the main character in George Frideric Handel's opera seria Ariodante
(1735), which was based on the epic poem Orlando furioso
(1516) written by Ludovico Ariosto.... [more]
ARION m Ancient Greek, Greek, Greek Mythology, Popular Culture
In Greek mythology, Arion is the name of a divine immortal talking horse, who is the son of the gods Poseidon and Demeter. In real life, this name was borne by a Greek singer and poet of Methymna on Lesbos, skilled at the cithara and inventor of the dithyramb... [more]
ARMISTICE f & m Popular Culture, American (Rare)
From the English word armistice
meaning "truce, ceasefire", ultimately derived from Latin arma
"arms" and -stitium
"stoppage". This is the name of a character on the HBO series 'Westworld'.
ARVILLA f English (Rare), Popular Culture
Unknown, possibly related to ARVEL
. In the 2007 film "Bonneville" Jessica Lange played Arvilla Holden, a widow on a road trip to deliver her late husband's ashes to California.
ASGORE m Popular Culture
The name of a character from the RPG game ''Undertale''. In the game Asgore is the powerful king of the monsters, who plans to use seven human souls in order to destroy the barrier that imprisons all monsters underground.
ASRIEL m Popular Culture
This is the name of a character in the RPG Undertale. The name Asriel has several possible meanings or origins.... [more]
ASSOL f Russian, Popular Culture, Literature
From the book Scarlet Sails
written in 1923 by Alexander Grin, but more famous as a 1961 motion picture. It is either based on Russian "А соль?" (a sol?) - "Is salt?", or Spanish "el sol" - "the sun"... [more]
ASTERIX m Literature, Popular Culture
Derived from Greek asteriskos
"little star", through its latinized form asteriscus
. In literature, this is the name of the hero from Frenchmen René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo's comic book series of the same name... [more]
ASUTA m Popular Culture
from the character Asta from the anime/manga series Black Clover. it is turned into アスタ (asuta) in the japanese voiced version. see ASTA
ATOM m & f Popular Culture
In the case of film director Atom Egoyan (1960-), it is taken from atom bomb
(from Greek atomos
meaning "uncut, unhewn; indivisible", derived from Greek α, a negative prefix, combined with tomos
"a cutting", from temnein
"to cut"), given to him by his Armenian-Egyptian parents to mark the completion of Egypt's first nuclear reactor.
AVENANT m Popular Culture
Derived from the French surname, Avenant was the name of the main antagonist in the 1946 French film La Belle et la Bête
(Beauty and the Beast
). In the 1991 Disney movie, Avenant was replaced by the character Gaston.
AXONN m Popular Culture
Axonn was once an arbitrator long before the coming of the Toa, but later pledged to protect the Kanohi Ignika. (From the series BIONICLE by Greg Farshtey)
AYLEO m Popular Culture
A famous bearer of this name is Ayleo “Ayo” Bowles, member of music duo Ayo & Teo.
AZULA f Popular Culture, Spanish (Modern, Rare)
Fictional name meant to be derived from Portuguese, Galician, and Spanish azul
meaning "blue" (of Persian origin). This is the name of a main antagonist in the television series 'Avatar: The Last Airbender'.
AZULON m Popular Culture
Meant to be the original masculine form of AZULA
, from which that name is derived. Fire Lord Azulon is a character in the American television show Avatar: The Last Airbender
BALLINA f Popular Culture
Combination of "ball" and the popular suffix -ina. On the cartoon 'Rugrats' this is the name that Angelica gives to her imaginary twin sister. It also coincides with the name of towns in Ireland and Australia, though the towns' names originates from a different source.
BALOO m Popular Culture
Baloo is a main fictional character featured in Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book from 1894 and The Second Jungle Book from 1895.
BANZOU m Popular Culture
Means "accompaniment" in Mandarin. Name of the main antagonist in the Netflix movie "Duck Duck Goose" (2018).
BAPHOMET m Judeo-Christian Legend, Popular Culture
Probably from a medieval corruption of MAHOMET
. This appears in the Inquisition of the Knights Templar as the name of an alleged Muslim or pagan idol. In the 19th century it became associated with a Western occult symbol drawn by Eliphas Lévi, a "Sabbatic Goat" image depicting a demonic horned god.
BARDROY m Popular Culture
Meaning unknown. Manga author Yana Toboso used this name for a character in her popular manga serie 'Kuroshitsuji'.
BARTON m English, Popular Culture
Derived from the English surname Barton
. In popular culture, Barton Fink is the name of a playwright in the 1991 film "Barton Fink".
BATMAN m Javanese, Popular Culture
From a Jawi rendering of पत्मन् (patman
), meaning "path" in Sanskrit. A notable bearer of this name is Batman bin-SUPARMAN
, a Singaporean man imprisoned for drugs, who was rumored to be named after the DC comics superhero.... [more]
BELLDANDY f Popular Culture
Variant of VERDANDI
, representing an Anglicization of the name's Japanese transcription. This is the name of a major character in the manga series "Oh My Goddess!"
BELVEDERE m Popular Culture
Means "a fair sight" from Italian bello
"beautiful" and vedere
"a view, sight". It first appears as a given name in United States historical records (for both Northern and Southern states) in the early 19th century — along with its feminine variant, BELVA
BERIC m English (British), Literature, Popular Culture
Variant of BERRICK
. Beric Dondarrian is a character in 'A Song of Ice and Fire', as well as it's TV counterpart 'Game of Thrones', known for leading the Brotherhood without Banners and being repeatedly resurrected, though in his case, the name is a variant of BARAK (1)
, as he is known as The Lightning Lord.
BERŽAS m Lithuanian, Folklore, Popular Culture
Derived from the Lithuanian noun beržas
meaning "birch tree". In Lithuanian folklore and popular culture, Beržas is the name of one of the three sons of the titular character of the folk tale Eglė žalčių karalienė
, which translates to English as Eglė, the Queen of Serpents
BIRDINA f Popular Culture
Name of a character in the 1955, MGM released 'The Glass Slipper,' their musical take on the famous Cinderalla story.
BIRDO f Popular Culture
Birdo, known in Japan as Catherine (キャサリン Kyasarin), is a recurring character in the Mario franchise. Her first appearance was as an enemy in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic, which was rebranded as Super Mario Bros... [more]
BIWAKO f Popular Culture
This name combines 琵琶 (biwa
), referring to the biwa or Japanese lute, or 枇杷 (biwa
), referring to the loquat, with 子 (shi, su, tsu, (-)ko
, -ne) meaning "child."... [more]
BLADE m English, Popular Culture
From the traditionally English occupational surname for a cutler, from Middle English blade
, meaning "cutting edge" or "sword." Also an English word of the same meaning.... [more]
BLANKET m & f Popular Culture
From the English word blanket. A famous bearer of this is Michael Jackson's son, whose nickname is Blanket Jackson.
BLINX m Popular Culture
A phonetic rendering of the English word "blinks". Used by the eponymous feline main character of the Xbox game 'Blinx: The Time Sweeper".
BLUEBELL f English, Popular Culture
From the name of the flower, used to some extent as a first name when flower names were in vogue at the end of the 19th century.
BOBA m Popular Culture
A diminutive or variation of BOB
. This is the name of Boba Fett who is a bounty hunter from Star Wars. Boba Fett is a sly reference to another hotshot jockey, BOB
Falfa, the drag racer played by none other than Mr... [more]
BOD m Popular Culture
Bod is a classic British children's TV and book series about a little boy named Bod.
BOLIN m Popular Culture
An earthbending character from the TV series "The Legend of Korra" bears this name.
BOLT m Popular Culture, Pet
An animated dog being the title hero in the movie 'Bolt' (2008). The name comes from a lightning bolt mark on his side.
BOMI m Popular Culture
The middle name of Freddie Mercury, whose given name was Farrokh Bomi Bulsara.
BONO m Popular Culture
Derives from 'Bono Vox', an altered form of bonavox
, which is Latin for "good voice". On its own, it could be seen as a variant of BONUS
BORAT m Popular Culture
Possibly an invented name, perhaps based on BORUT
. This is the name of the titular character in the film 'Borat' (2006).
BOWIE m English, Popular Culture
From the traditionally Scottish and Irish surname, derived from a nickname from the Gaelic buidhe
"yellow, fair-haired". Possibly an Anglicized form of Ó Buadhaigh
meaning "descendant of BUADHACH
BRANDINE f Popular Culture
Possibly a combination of BRANDY
and the popular suffix -ine
. Brandine Spuckler is Cletus's wife on the American animated series The Simpsons
BRICK m Popular Culture
Originally a nickname from the English word brick
(having the slang meaning "a good fellow" from 1840). It was used for a character in Tennessee Williams' play 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' (1955).
BRONN m Literature, Popular Culture
Ser Bronn of the Blackwater is the name of a character from the Song of Ice and Fire books by GRR Martin and the TV show Game of Thrones based upon the former. ... [more]
BRÜNO m Popular Culture
Pseudo-German variant of BRUNO
used for the titular character of Sacha Baren Cohen's 2009 comedy film 'Brüno', about a flamboyantly gay Austrian fashion designer.... [more]
BUBBA m English, Popular Culture
From the nickname, a Southern U.S. corruption (nursery form?) of the word brother
. This is a derogatory slang term meaning "Southern white hick", originally used in the Southern states to indicate "brother".
BUGS m Popular Culture
Bugs Bunny is an animated cartoon character, created by the staff of Leon Schlesinger Productions (later Warner Bros. Cartoons).
BULL m Popular Culture
This is the name of a brawler in the videogame 'Brawl Stars'. He looks and acts like a bull, hence the name.
BULMA f Popular Culture
Used as the name of a main character off Dragon Ball Z,it is a play on the word 'Bloomers'.
BUMI m Popular Culture
Coined name meant to be derived from Sanskrit भूमि (bhū́mi)
meaning "earth, soil, ground". This is the name of two characters in the television series 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' and 'The Legend of Korra', respectively.
BURUUBA m Popular Culture
Buruuba is the name of Yoichiro Minami's feral Tarzan-inspired character in the eponymous shonen book series and the 1955 Japanese American film coproduction by Daiei (now Kadokawa) pictures.
BYAKUYA m Popular Culture
Means "white night" or "arctic night" in Japanese. It is the name of a character in the popular Japanese manga and anime, "Bleach"
CADMIUM f Popular Culture (Rare)
Name of the character Cadmium Casson for the Casson Family Series. The name was most likely taken from that of the element cadmium, which comes from the Latin cadmia
and Greek καδμεία
meaning "calamine", a mixture of minerals containing cadmium... [more]
CAELDORI f Popular Culture
Most likely intended as an anagram of CORDELIA
. This name was first used as the name of a character in Fire Emblem: Fates. She resembles Cordelia, a character from the previous game, Fire Emblem: Awakening.
CALAFIA f Literature, Popular Culture
This name was apparently invented by Spanish writer Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo, who probably based it on califa
, the Spanish form of Arabic khalifa
, an Islamic title meaning "successor" (see KHALIFA
CALIGO m English, Popular Culture
Possibly related to the name for the genus of the "owl butterfly" or the Latin word meaning "darkness, mist." Name of a faerie in the game 'Lovestruck.'
CARASYNTHIA f Popular Culture
Carasynthia "Cara" Dune is a Human female Alderaanian who served in the Rebel Alliance as a shock trooper, and who later became a mercenary in the Star Wars Disney+ series The Mandalorian.
CASHINA f Popular Culture
Combination of "cash" and the popular suffix -ina. This is the name of a one-off character on the cartoon 'SpongeBob SquarePants' - Cashina is a stack of cash (actually a robot controlled by Plankton) whom Mr... [more]
CASSIMA f Popular Culture
This name was created for a character in King's Quest
, a computer-based adventure game series developed by Sierra Entertainment.... [more]
CATANIA f Popular Culture
Derived from the Italian city of Catania and the Italian word katane
meaning "grater". It is used for the character of Princess Catania in the movie Barbie: Mariposa and the Fairy Princess
CATTI-BRIE f Popular Culture, Literature
Catti-brie (spelled Cattie-brie
in later publications) is the name of a character in the 'Forgotten Realms', a series of fantasy novels by American author R. A. Salvatore which serves as a setting for the role-playing game 'Dungeons & Dragons'... [more]
CHAKOTAY m Popular Culture
Means "man who walks the Earth but who only sees the sky" in the language of the fictional Anurabi tribe. Chakotay was the name of the first officer in 'Star Trek: Voyager'.
CHEVELLE f & m Popular Culture (Rare)
Invented by American car manufacturer Chevrolet in 1964 for a new mid-sized automobile. Chevelle is a combination of Chev
-, the first part of the company name, and the suffix -ELLE
CHEWBACCA m Popular Culture
This was the name of the Wookiee who was a warrior, smuggler and co-pilot of Han Solo's starship, which is the Millennium Falcon in the 'Star Wars' movies. He was known as Chewie by his friends. Per George Lucas, creator of the character, Chewbacca, the towering Wookiee, was a name inspired by Indiana, Mr... [more]
CHIBIUSA f Popular CultureUSAGI
/Sailor Moon and Mamoru/Tuxedo Mask's daughter from Sailor Moon, an extremely popular magical girl themed manga. Chibi means "small, little" and usa is abbreviation of usagi meaning "rabbit".
CHROM m & f Popular Culture (Rare)
Possibly derived from Greek chroma meaning "color". This is the name of one of the protagonists of the video game Fire Emblem: Awakening. Variant of CHROME
CILAN m Popular Culture
Shortened form of cilantro, the name of a herb also known as coriander. This name is borne by a character from the Pokemon games, most notable for being featured as one of Ash's traveling companions in the anime.
CIRNO f Popular Culture, English
The name is based on the English word "chill." A notable character with the name is Cirno, an ice fairy from the Touhou Project.
CLOUD m & f English, Popular Culture
Derived from the English word cloud
. In Popular Culture, this is the name of the main protagonist (Cloud Strife) in "Final Fantasy VII", who also makes an appearance in "Dissidia: Final Fantasy".
CLOW m Popular Culture
Clow is a major character in Cardcaptor Sakura; he was the ancient wizard who created the magical Clow cards, and the magical creatures Yue and Kero. He later turned up in Sakura's time in a reincarnated body, under a different name to help her.
CORAN m Popular Culture
This is the name of an Altean man who serves as Princess Allura's right-hand man in the 2016 series "Voltron: Legendary Defender."
CORINTHIAN m & f English (Rare), Popular Culture
Corinthian is the most ornate of the classical orders (columns) of Greek and Roman architecture, characterized by fluted columns and elaborate capitals with intricate carvings. It has taken on the meaning of "ornate, luxurious" because of the typical traits of the namesake order... [more]
CORTANA f English, Popular Culture
Variant of Curtana
, from the Latin curtus
, meaning "short", the name of the ceremonial sword used at the Coronation of British royalty. The name of an artificial intelligence creature in the Halo video game franchise, as well as Microsoft's virtual assistant, which was named for character in the game.
CORYPHEUS m Popular Culture
Derived from coryphaeus
, which is the latinized form of the Greek word κορυφαῖος (koryphaios)
meaning "head man, chief, leader". The word itself is ultimately derived from the Greek noun κορυφή (koruphe)
meaning "head, top"... [more]
CRASH m & f Popular Culture
Most notably the name for Video game character Crash Bandicoot, an orange bandicoot from his self titled platform game series created by Sony.... [more]
CRICKET m & f Popular Culture, English, American (South)
Simply from the name of the small insect known for its nocturnal chirping. It occurs briefly in Shakespeare's play 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' (1597) belonging to a fairy that makes certain the hearths are well-kept.
CRUELLA f Popular Culture
Derived from English cruel
, ultimately from Latin crūdēlis
"hard, severe, cruel". It is the name of the antagonist in '101 Dalmatians'.
CURLY m Popular Culture
From the English word, used by Jerome Lester Horwitz, a member of the Three Stooges comedy team, as a stage name.
CYANN f Popular Culture
From the name of a fictional character in a French comic book called The Cycle of Cyann
DAARIO m Literature, Popular Culture
Daario Naharis is the name of a sellsword character from the Song of Ice and Fire books by GRR Martin and the TV show Game of Thrones based upon the former. ... [more]
DAKEN m Popular Culture
In the Marvel comics universe, Daken is the son of WOLVERINE
and his wife Itsu. Logan thought he died in womb when Itsu was attacked one night while he was away, but he is removed and secretly left in the care of a local Japanese couple... [more]
DAMASK f Popular Culture
Usually a surname, presumably referring to one who sold damask (a material originally made in Damascus). Later came to denote a rich pink colour and was subsequently used as a nickname for one with a rosy complexion... [more]
DARKSEID m Popular Culture
Darkseid (pronounced "Darkside'') is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
DARNA f Filipino, Popular Culture
Darna is a fictional character and superheroine created by Filipinokomiks (Philippine colloquial term for comics) legend Mars Ravelo. In her more popular incarnations, she is a warrior from outer space manifesting herself through a girl from Earth, named NARDA
DAROACH m Popular Culture
From Kirby, an action-platformer video game series developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo.
DARYLANN f Popular Culture
A compound of the names DARYL
borne by a recurring character in 'Hill Street Blues' played by the actress Deborah Richter.
DARYUN m Popular Culture
Daryun is a main character from "The Heroic Legend of Arslan", which is a novel series and anime show.
DAUNTLESS m Theatre, Popular Culture
From the English word meaning "invulnerable to fear or intimidation", used for the hero of the comic stage musical Once Upon a Mattress
(1959), Prince Dauntless "the Drab".
DECAPRE f Popular Culture
Used on a video game character from the Street Fighter series. It is likely derived from дека́брь (dekábrʹ)
, the Russian word for DECEMBER
DEDEDE m Popular Culture
King Dedede is a fictional character and the primary antagonist in Nintendo's Kirby video game series.
DEJAH f Literature, Popular Culture, American
Dejah Thoris is the name of a fictional character and princess of the Martian city-state/empire of Helium on the planet Barsoom (Mars) in American author Edgar Rice Burroughs's series of Martian novels (the first of which was published in 1912)... [more]
DEMORA f Popular Culture
This is the name of Hikaru Sulu's daughter, Helmsman of the USS Enterprise-B in the 1994 film 'Star Trek: Generations'. Perhaps by coincidence, the word demora
means "delay" in both Spanish and Portuguese.
DESTRY m & f Popular Culture, English
English form of Destrier
, a French surname derived from the Anglo-Norman word destrer
meaning "warhorse". This name was popularized by the western novel 'Destry Rides Again' (1930, by Max Brand) and two subsequent identically-named film adaptations (1932 and 1939).
DIABLO m Popular Culture
Means "devil" in Spanish. Diablo Cody is the pen name of American writer Brook Busey (1978-).
DIN f Popular Culture
Name of the Goddess of Power, Fire and Earth in Zelda. Accociated with the colour Red.
DOMINO f Popular Culture, English (Rare)
Short form of DOMINIQUE
. It was used by author Ian Fleming in his James Bond novel 'Thunderball' (1961), where the nickname belongs to Bond's Italian love interest DOMINETTA
"Domino" Vitali (renamed Dominique "Domino" and simply Domino in the 1965 and 1983 film adaptations, respectively)... [more]
DONDER m Literature, Popular Culture
Derived from the Dutch word donder
meaning "thunder". Popularized by the reindeer in the story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
and the song Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer
, even though the reindeer was originally named Dunder.
DONDI m & f Popular Culture, English
From a comic strip first published in 1955. In this comicstrip, Dondi was an Italian orphan asking for his parents saying "dondi" all the time. In the comic strip this comes from people calling him dandy boy
DOVAHKIIN m Popular Culture
Means "dragonborn" in the fiction ancient Dragon Language of the dragons in Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls game series. The player-created protagonist of the fifth game in the series, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, goes by the epithet Dovahkiin... [more]
DRACULA m History, Literature, Popular Culture
Essentially means "son of Dracul" in Romanian, with Dracul
being the Romanian word for "dragon". It refers to the 15th-century Wallachian prince Vlad III the Impaler, whose father was named Vlad II Dracul and so Dracula was a nickname of sorts for Vlad III... [more]
DRAKUL m Popular Culture (Modern)
Variant of DRACULA
. From the epithet of Vlad II Dracul, father of Vlad the Impaler, which meant either "dragon" (alluding to his membership in the noble Order of the Dragon) or "the devil" from Romanian drac