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  

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)    

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, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Hebrew, Love/Beloved, Male, Nickname names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Davey

Davey is a nickname for David or its feminine form, Davina/Davinia, meaning "beloved" from Hebrew. Davey is also an English surname which derives from the given name above. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Davy (English) Davie (English) Dave (English) Davee (English) Daveigh (English)  

D names, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Daedalus

Daedalus is the name of a brilliant inventor in Greek mythology, responsible for designing the labyrinth of the Minotaur for King Minos, as well as constructing an artificial cow so that Minos's wife, Pasiphae, could mate with it, resulting in the birth of the Minotaur. Later, in order to escape from King Minos, Daedalus created wings for… Continue reading Daedalus