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    

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    

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…

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  

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…

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)    

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:…

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)  

Dominique

Dominique is a French unisex name, the French form of Dominic which comes from Late Latin Dominicus meaning “of the Lord” via Latin dominus (master, lord, ruler) derived from PIE *demh₂- (to tame, domesticate). Dominque is also a French surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Dominic (English) Domenic (English) Dominick (English) Dominicus (Late Latin, Dutch) Dominik (German, Czech, Slovak, Slovene,…

Dace

Dace is is the name of various small freshwater fish belonging to the family Cyprinidae, especially the common dace (Leuciscus leuciscus). The name comes from Middle English dace or darce via Old French dars, a nominative form of dart which is of Proto-Germanic origin *darothuz meaning “dart, spear”, derived from a PIE root word and used to refer to its swiftness…