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, 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

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

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

Darnell

Darnell comes from an English surname, originating from the name of a type of plant called darnel that was believed to cause intoxication, also known as Lolium temulentum. It comes via Old French darnelle, possibly derived from a Proto-Germanic origin, *darjaną (to harm, injure). It's also possible that it may be composed of Old English elements dyrne (hidden; secret) and halh (corner, nook, recess). Origin:… Continue reading Darnell

D names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Dryope

Dryope is the name of several figures in Greek mythology, including the name of a princess, the daughter of Dryops of Oeta, and who was turned into a black poplar tree. It's made up from Ancient Greek elements drûs (tree; oak) and ops (eye, face), meaning "tree-faced" or "oak-eyed". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Dryops (Ancient Greek)  

D names, Female, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Greek mythology, Irish mythology, Mythology, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Delia

Delia is a female given name, derived from Greek Delos meaning "of Delos", referring to someone who came from the island of Delos. It's the name of an epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis who was born there. The name comes from Ancient Greek delos meaning "visible, clear; conspicuous; manifest" derived from PIE root word *dyew- (to be bright; sky, heaven).… Continue reading Delia