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)  


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  


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 …


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 …


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), …


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 …


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


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 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 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 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 …