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…

Dover

Dover comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who came from any place called Dover. An ancient place name recorded as Dubris, Dofras, and Doferum, the meaning behind the name is uncertain. The name comes from Latin Portus Dubrus meaning “Port Dubris”; Dubris could be derived from a Celtic origin, dubra meaning “water” though it’s also possible that…

Daiyu

Daiyu is a Chinese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the characters used: dai: 代 “to replace; generation; era; 黛 “blacken eyebrows; black” *used for girls only* 戴 “to wear on top; to put on; to support; to respect; to esteem, honor” yu: 玉 “jade; precious stone; gem; pure, beautiful”; Origin: Chinese…

Denver

Denver comes from an English surname made up from Old English Dene-fær meaning “Dane’s crossing” from Dene (Dane) which comes from Proto-Germanic *daniz (a Dane) of unknown etymology though it’s possible that it derives from PIE *dʰenh₂- (to set in motion, to flow); and fær (journey; crossing, passage) via Proto-Germanic*faraną (to go, to travel) also derived from a PIE root word. It…

Dara

Dara is a given name with a variety of meanings and origins: Dara is a male name in Irish which comes from dair meaning “oak” which comes from Proto-Celtic *daru deriving from a PIE root word. Dara is also an anglicized form of Dáire meaning “fruitful, fertile” and is the name of several figures in Irish mythology; it’s also a…

Dionis

Dionis is the Romanian male form of Dionysius, the Latinized form of Dionysus who is the Greek god of wine, revelry, fertility and madness. Although the etymology behind the name isn’t quite clear-cut, the first part of the name, Dio-, means “of Zeus” though it could also be related to Proto-Indo-European *dyews meaning “sky, heaven, god” and “shining”. The second part -nysus might be…

Darcy

Darcy is a unisex given name which comes from a surname with two origins and meanings. The first is that it’s derived from Norman French d’Arcy, a locational surname meaning “from Arcy”. Arcy is of uncertain meaning though it could be linked to Gaulish artio meaning “bear” with the locative suffix -acum (settlement) so the name means “bear settlement”. Darcy is…