Doyle

Doyle comes from an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Dubhghaill meaning "descendant of Dubhghall", Dubhgall (Dougal) meaning "dark stranger", composed of dubh (dark, black) and ghall (foreigner, stranger). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Dougal (Scottish, Irish) Dubhgall (Scottish Gaelic)  

Diona

Diona is a female given name, a variant of Dione, the name of a few figures in Greek mythology, including a Titaness who is, in some sources, listed as being the mother of Aphrodite by Zeus. The name is the feminine form of Dios meaning "of Zeus" derived from PIE root word *dyew- (to be bright; sky, heaven), so Dione would mean …

Deborah

Deborah comes from Hebrew dvorá meaning "bee", the name of two different women in the Bible. The first is the nurse of Rebecca while the other is a heroine and prophetess who led the Israelites in a successful war against the Canaanites. Nicknames: Deb, Debbie/Debby/Debi Origin: Hebrew Variants: Debra (English) Devorah (Hebrew) Devora (Hebrew) Dvora (Hebrew) Dvorah (Hebrew) …

Drury

Drury comes from an Anglo-Norman surname via Old French word druerie meaning "love". In Middle English, druerie was used to signify a token of love or affection between sweethearts. It seems to derive from a Germanic source. Origin: Germanic  

Despina

Despina is a Greek female name, the modern Greek form of Despoina which means "lady, mistress of the home" from *des-potnia "mistress of the house" (the feminine form of *déms pótis "master of the house") derived from PIE *dṓm (home; house) and *pót-nih (wife, mistress). In Greek mythology, Despoina is the daughter of Demeter and Zeus, goddess of the Arkadian cults; Despoina was also used as an epithet …

Dewey

Dewey is an English male name, possibly a variant spelling of Dewi, which is the Welsh form of David meaning "beloved" from Hebrew. As a surname, Dewey could be a variant of Douai, the name of a place in France; it's also possible that it could be derived from French du (of) and gué (ford) meaning "of the ford". It's also …

Diotima

Diotima is an Ancient Greek female name made up of Dio- meaning "of Zeus" combined with Ancient Greek timao τιμαω meaning “to honor, to esteem”, so the name essentially means "to honor Zeus" or "esteemed by Zeus". Diotima of Mantinea was an Ancient Greek priestess/prophetess who features in Plato's Symposium (380-385 BCE), in which Socrates tells of her ideas of platonic love. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Deotyma …

Devontae

Devontae is a modern English name (of primarily African-American use), an elaborated form of Devon, the name of a county in England which derives its name from a Celtic tribe who inhabited the area, known as the Dumnonii, made up from Proto-Celtic *dubno- meaning “deep” or “world” and *nanto meaning “stream” or “valley” so the name would mean “deep valley” or “deep …

Dahlia

Dahlia is the name of a genus of flowers native to Mexico, named after Swedish botanist Anders Dahl; Dahl is a Scandinavian surname which comes from Old Norse dalr meaning "valley" which derives from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Dalia (Spanish) Dalya (Hebrew)    

Désirée

Désirée is a French female name, the French form of Desiderata, a Late Roman name meaning "desired". It comes from Latin desiderare (to desire) via desidero (to desire, want, wish for) which seems to have originated from the phrase de sidere ('from the stars' or 'of the stars'), made up of Latin prefix de- (of, from) and sidus (star, constellation). Origin: Proto-Indo-European …

Delaware

Delaware is the name of a U.S. state as well as several other places in the U.S. as well as the name of a Native American tribe (also known as the Lenape). The name comes from Thomas West, the 3rd Baron of De La Warr. The name De La Warr is an English surname (of Norman origin), …

Delyth

Delyth is a Welsh female name, an elaborated form of del meaning "pretty". Origin: Welsh