D names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Dexter

Dexter comes from an English surname, an occupational name originally used for a female dyer though it's been commonly used as a male given name. Dexter is also a Latin word meaning "right; on the right side" as well as meaning "skillful; adroit" via Latin dextera (right hand) deriving from PIE *deḱs- “right (opposite left) or essentially south”. Nicknames: Dex… Continue reading Dexter

D names, Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Destiny

Destiny comes from an English word meaning "destiny, fate", referring to something that is predetermined or inevitable, something that determines the course of events. The word comes from Old French destinee (fate; destiny) via Latin destinare (fasten; secure; make firm; establish) derived from a PIE root word. Although used overwhelmingly as a feminine name in the first… Continue reading Destiny

D names, Earth, Elements, Male, Nature, Place names, Sorbian, Surname names

Dresden

Dresden is the name of a city in Germany, the capital of Leipzig. The name comes from Old Sorbian drežd'any meaning either "people of the riverside forest" or "settlement of the forest people". I don't know which but I do know dręzga means "forest". Dresden is also a surname, originating as a locational name for someone… Continue reading Dresden

D names, Elements, Female, Male, Nature, Phoenician, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Delta

Delta is the name of the fourth letter in the Greek alphabet, shaped like a triangle Δ, borrowed from Phoenician 𐤃 daleth meaning "door". Delta is also used to refer to a piece of land shaped like a triangle, formed when a river splits into smaller rivers. Origin: Phoenician  

D names, Female, Proto-Germanic, Virtues/Attributes

Darla

Darla is an English female name, a variant of Darlene, made up from the English word darling meaning "beloved, favorite, cherished", which derives from a Proto-Germanic word of unknown etymology, combined with the -lene suffix. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Darlene (English) Darleen (English) Darlena (English) Darlina (English) Darlaine (English) Darlyne (English)    

D names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Sorrow, Virtues/Attributes

Dolores

Dolores is a Spanish female name meaning “sorrows”, taken from the Spanish title La Virgen María de los Dolores meaning “The Virgin Mary of Sorrows”. It comes from the Spanish word dolores (sorrows) which comes from Latin dolor (pain; anguish; sorrow) which derives from a PIE root word. Nicknames: Dolly, Lola Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Delores (English) Deloris (English) Delora (English) Dolors… Continue reading Dolores

Arabic, D names, Female, Hebrew, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Dar

Dar is a Hebrew unisex name meaning "nacre, mother-of-pearl", as well as also being a Hebrew surname originating from the given name. Dar دار  is also an Arabic word meaning "house", as well as a Russian word meaning "gift". It's also an Indian (Kashmiri) surname (also spelled Dhar) which may have originated as a title given to a village… Continue reading Dar

Animals, Color, D names, Gold, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Dior

Dior comes from a French surname, apparently a locational name for someone who came from a Diors, Indre, in France. The name could perhaps be related to French d'or meaning "golden". It's also possible that it may be related to Greek dios meaning “of Zeus”, though it could also be related to PIE *dyew" (sky, heaven, god; shining). Dior… Continue reading Dior

Berry, D names, Female, Food, Huckleberry, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex

Daryl

Daryl is a variant spelling of Darrell, an English locational name from a Norman French origin, d'Airelle, meaning "from Airelle", referring to someone who came from a place called Airelle. Airelle is a French word meaning "huckleberry". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Darryl (English) Darrell (English) Darell (English) Darrel (English) Derryl (English) Darren (English)    

Animals, Battle/War, D names, Dragon, Female, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Snake/Serpent, Virtues/Attributes

Delinda

Delinda is a female given name which seems to be a modern coinage, probably a combination of the prefix De- combined with Linda, originally a short form of Germanic element linde or lindi meaning “soft, tender” or “linden tree, lime tree” though it could also be associated with Germanic lind meaning “serpent, dragon, snake”. It's also possible that it rose up as a shortened… Continue reading Delinda