Delyth

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

Demetrius

Demetrius is the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Demetrios, itself the masculine form of Demeter, the name of the Greek goddess of agriculture and the mother of Persephone. Though the etymology behind the name is uncertain, the second element of the name is from Greek meter meaning “mother”. The first part of the name is a little tricky. It could be linked…

Duana

Duana (pr. doo-ah-na or doo-wain-a) is the feminine form of Duane, itself an anglicized form of Irish surname Ó Dubhan meaning “descendant of Dubhán”, Dubhán being a diminutive of Irish dubh meaning “black, dark”, so the name essentially means “little dark one”. Duana is also a Catalan word meaning “customs” which comes from Arabic dīwān (register; collection of poetry; account; council, court) via…

Dunstan

Dunstan comes from an Anglo-Saxon name meaning “dark stone” or “black stone”, made up from Old English elements dunn (brown; dark, bleak) and stan (stone). It’s also an English surname originating as a locational name for someone who came from a place called Dunstan. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Davis

Davis comes from an English surname, a patronymic name derived from the given name David, meaning “beloved” from Hebrew. Origin: Hebrew  

Davinia

Davinia is a variant of Davina which originated as a feminine form of David which means “beloved”. Nicknames: Davey, Vin, Vinny/Vinnie Origin: Hebrew Variants: Davina (English) Davena (English) Daveena (English) Davenia (English) Davida (English)   Male forms: David (English Hebrew, French, Scottish, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian Dávid…

Dorrity

Dorrity comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of O’Dochartairgh meaning “descendant of Dochartach”, the latter a male given name originally given as a nickname,  made up of do- (impossible; ill, evil) and cartach (not loving) essentially meaning “hurtful”, “obstructive”, or “stern”. Nicknames: Dorr, Dorie Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

Dirk

Dirk is a Low German and Dutch short form of Diederik, which is the Dutch form of Theodoric, a Germanic name meaning “ruler of the people” composed from Proto-Germanic elements *þeudō (people, nation) and *rīks (king, ruler) both of which derive from a PIE root word. Dirk is also the name of a type of dagger which originated with the Scots…

Dutch

Dutch comes from a surname, an anglicized spelling of Germanic Deutsch meaning “German”, an archaic term that was once used to refer to the German people as a whole; it’s now more commonly used to refer to the inhabitant of the Netherlands. Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

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…