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Dakota
Language of origin: Dakota
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: friend
Info about origin: use of the name of the Native American people 'Dakota' as a given name
 only quite recently used as a given name
 mostly used as a male name, less frequently as a female name
Words: dakota=the friend, the ally (Dakota)
Female form: Dakota
Variants: Dakota  English   (#357 in US 2015 popularity)

Dallas
Language of origin: Scottish
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: resting place (?)
Info about origin: from a family name deriving from a Scottish place name
 the meaning of the place name is disputed, maybe 'resting place'
Female form: Dallas
Variants: Dallas  English   (#255 in US 2015 popularity)

Dalton
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: town in the valley
Info about origin: from a family name which derives from a place name with the meaning 'town in the valley', 'valley town'
Words: dael=the dale, the valley (Old English) ; tun=the town, the settlement, the homestead (Old English)
Variants: Dalton  English   (#327 in US 2015 popularity)

Damarion
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Variants: Damarion  English
 Damari  English   (#895 in US 2015 popularity)

Damian
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: male
Info about origin: known from Saint Damian, physician and martyr, the patron saint of physicians (11th century AD)
Words: daman=to tame, to subdue (Old Greek)
Variants: Damian  German, English, Polish   (#116 in US 2015 popularity)
 Damiano  Italian
 Damien  French   (#254 in US 2015 popularity)
 Damon  English   (#427 in US 2015 popularity)

Dane
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the Dane
Info about origin: from a family name that originally denoted somebody from Denmark
 the 'den' in 'Denmark' probably goes back to an Indoeuropean root word 'dhen' (low, flat)
Words: dhen=low, flat (Indoeuropean)
Variants: Dane  English   (#626 in US 2015 popularity)

Dangelo
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Info about origin: maybe from a combination 'D'Angelo' (with the meaning 'from Angelo')
Variants: Dangelo  English   (#985 in US 2015 popularity)

Daniel
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: God is my judge
Info about origin: in the Bible Daniel is an important prophet
Words: dan=the judge (Hebrew) ; el=God, the powerful (Hebrew)
Female form: Daniela
Variants: Daniel  German, French, English, Polish, Czech, Scandinavian, Spanish, Portuguese   (#12 in US 2015 popularity)
 Daan  Dutch
 Dan  English
 Dani  Spanish
 Daniele  Italian
 Danilo  Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Tagalog, Slavic
 Danny  English   (#426 in US 2015 popularity)

Dante
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Info about origin: an Italian short form of a late Latin name 'Durante' which expressed the wish of the parents that the child might be enduring (e.g. enduring in faith)
 known from the medieval Italian poet Dante Alighieri who wrote 'The Divine Comedy' (13th/14th century AD)
Words: durare=to endure, to withstand (Latin)
Variants: Dante  German, Italian   (#322 in US 2015 popularity)

Darius
Language of origin: Old Persian
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: possessor of the good
Info about origin: known as the name of several Persian kings, most prominently Darius I, the Great (550 to 486 BC)
Words: daraya=to possess, hold, to maintain (Old Persian) ; vahu=good (Old Persian)
Variants: Darius  German, English, Lithuanian   (#500 in US 2015 popularity)
 Darian  English   (#787 in US 2015 popularity)
 Dario  Italian   (#914 in US 2015 popularity)

Darren
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Info about origin: meaning not known for certain
 the variant 'Darin' suddendly became very popular during the 1950's in the US, for unknown reasons
Variants: Darren  English   (#540 in US 2015 popularity)

Darwin
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: dear friend
Info about origin: from a family name that was itself derived from an Old English given name 'Deorwine' with the meaning 'dear friend'
 the family name is known from the scientist Charles Darwin
Words: deore=dear (Old English) ; wine=the friend (Old English)
Variants: Darwin  English   (#876 in US 2015 popularity)

Daryl
Language of origin: Old French
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: from Airelle
Info about origin: from a Norman-French family name 'd'Airelle' denoting somebody from Airelle in France
 in use as a given name since the end of the 19th century
 in modern French 'airelle' (or 'airelle rouge') means 'mountain cranberry'
Words: airelle=the mountain cranberry (French)
Variants: Daryl  English
 Dariel  English   (#855 in US 2015 popularity)
 Darrell  English   (#936 in US 2015 popularity)

Dash
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Variants: Dash  English   (#766 in US 2015 popularity)

Davian
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Info about origin: maybe recently coined as a combination of 'David' and 'Ian'
Variants: Davian  English   (#871 in US 2015 popularity)

David
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: beloved
Info about origin: in the Bible David is the second and greatest of the kings of Israel and given as an ancestor of Jesus
Words: dod=the beloved (Hebrew)
Female form: Davida
Variants: David  German, English, French, Czech   (#18 in US 2015 popularity)
 Dave  English
 Davide  French, Italian

Davion
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Variants: Davion  English   (#745 in US 2015 popularity)

Davis
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Info about origin: from a family name that itself derives from the given name 'David'
Variants: Davis  English   (#474 in US 2015 popularity)

Dawson
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: son of David
Info about origin: from a family name with the meaning 'son of David'
Words:  (English)
Variants: Dawson  English   (#239 in US 2015 popularity)

Daxton
Language of origin: Old French
Gender: male
Info about origin: from 'Dax', the name of a city in southern France
 the name of that city changed from Latin 'Aquae Tarbellicae' to 'Acqs', 'd'Acqs' and finally 'Dax'
Words: aqua=the water (Latin)
Variants: Daxton  English   (#380 in US 2015 popularity)
 Dax  English   (#548 in US 2015 popularity)

Dayton
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Info about origin: from a family name which derives from a place name, possibly with the meaning 'dairy town'
Words: tun=the town, the settlement, the homestead (Old English)
Variants: Dayton  English   (#766 in US 2015 popularity)

Deacon
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: deacon
Info about origin: from the common English word 'deacon' for a cleric of a Christian church
 the word itself has Greek roots
Words:  (German) ; diakonos=the servant (Old Greek)
Variants: Deacon  English   (#453 in US 2015 popularity)

Dean
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: valley; dean
Info about origin: first possible origin: from a family name for somebody living in a valley
 second possible origin: from the clerical job title 'dean'
Words: denu=the valley (Old English) ; (English)
Variants: Dean  German, English   (#204 in US 2015 popularity)

Deandre
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Info about origin: probably coined in recent times, as combination of the popular name element 'de' and the given name 'André'
Variants: Deandre  English   (#610 in US 2015 popularity)

Deangelo
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Info about origin: maybe a recently invented name, as combination of 'De' and 'Angelo'
Variants: Deangelo  English   (#971 in US 2015 popularity)

Declan
Language of origin: Old Irish
Gender: male
Info about origin: meaning and origin unknown
 known from Saint Declan, a missionary to Ireland (5th century AD)
 anglicized form of 'Deaglán'
Variants: Declan  English, Irish   (#112 in US 2015 popularity)

Dempsey
Language of origin: Old Irish
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: descendant of Diomasach
Info about origin: from a Gaelic family name 'O Diomasaigh' with the meaning 'descendant of Diomasach'
 the name 'Diomasach' means 'proud'
Words: diomasach=proud (Old Irish)
Variants: Dempsey  English

Dennis
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: dedicated to Dionysos
Info about origin: from the Greek name 'Dionysios' which means 'dedicated to Dionysos'
 in Greek mythology Dionysos is the god of wine, a son of Zeus and Semele
 the name of the god consists of 'dios' ('of Zeus') and 'nysa', the name of a legendary mountain
 known from Saint Dionysius (3rd century AD), one of the 14 Holy Helpers
 the French city of Saint Denis is named after this saint
Words: dios=of Zeus (Old Greek)
Female form: Denise
Variants: Dennis  German, English, French   (#496 in US 2015 popularity)
 Denis  English, French
 Denny  English

Denver
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: valley ferry (?)
Info about origin: from a family name who possibly meant 'valley ferry'
 today also the name of a city in Colorado, USA
Words: denu=the valley (Old English) ; ferian=to carry, to transport (Old English)
Variants: Denver  English   (#897 in US 2015 popularity)

Deri
Language of origin: Welsh
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: oaks
Words: dar=the oak (Welsh)
Variants: Deri  Welsh

Deshawn
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Info about origin: probably coined in recent times, as a combination of the common name element 'De' and the given name 'Shawn'
Variants: Deshawn  English   (#994 in US 2015 popularity)

Desmond
Language of origin: Old Irish
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: from south Munster
Info about origin: from a family name derived from Gaelic 'Deas-Mhumhan' meaning 'from south Munster'
 Munster is a province in Ireland
Variants: Desmond  English, Irish   (#351 in US 2015 popularity)

Devin
Language of origin: Old Irish
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the poet
Words: devin=the poet (Old Irish)
Variants: Devin  English, Irish   (#261 in US 2015 popularity)
 Davin  English   (#954 in US 2015 popularity)

Devon
Language of origin: Celtic
Gender: male
Info about origin: use of the county Devon in England as a given name
 the name of the county probably is of Celtic origin and derives from the name of a Celtic tribe, the Dumnonii
Variants: Devon  English   (#558 in US 2015 popularity)

Dexter
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: dyer, one who dyes
Info about origin: from a family name which derives from a job title for somebody who dyes cloth
Words: deag=the dye (Old English)
Variants: Dexter  English   (#411 in US 2015 popularity)

Diarmaid
Language of origin: Old Irish
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: freeman
Info about origin: name of a hero in Irish legend and also the name of several Irish kings
Words: diarmaid=the freeman (Old Irish)
Variants: Diarmaid  Irish
 Diarmid  Irish
 Diarmuid  Irish

Dietrich
Language of origin: Old High German
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: ruler of the people
Info about origin: old Germanic two-element name, with the meaning 'ruler of the people'
 this name corresponds with the Gothic name 'Theoderic'
Words: diot=the people (Old High German) ; rihhi=rich, powerful, the power, the ruler (Old High German)
Variants: Dietrich  German
 Dietreich  German
 Dirk  German, Low German, Dutch
 Thade  German, Frisian
 Derek  English, Dutch   (#210 in US 2015 popularity)
 Derk  Dutch
 Derrick  English   (#384 in US 2015 popularity)

Dilan
Language of origin: Kurdish
Gender: male
Variants: Dilan  Kurdish   (#904 in US 2015 popularity)

Dimitri
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: dedicated to Demeter
Info about origin: from 'Demetrius', the Latin variant of the Greek name 'Demetrios' derived from the name of Demeter
 in Greek mythology Demeter is the goddess of agriculture
Words: de=the earth (Old Greek) ; meter=the mother (Old Greek)
Female form: Demetria
Variants: Dimitri  Russian   (#905 in US 2015 popularity)
 Demetrius  English   (#676 in US 2015 popularity)
 Dimitrij  Russian
 Dmitri  Russian
 Mitar  Slavic

Dominic
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: belonging to the lord
Info about origin: known from Saint Dominic, the founder of the Dominican order of friars (13th century AD)
 traditionally used for children born on a Sunday
Words: dominicus=belonging to the Lord (Latin) ; dominus=the lord, the master (Latin)
Variants: Dominic  English   (#68 in US 2015 popularity)
 Dominik  German, Czech   (#645 in US 2015 popularity)
 Domenic  Italian
 Domenico  Italian
 Domingo  Spanish
 Dominick  English   (#318 in US 2015 popularity)
 Dominique  French   (#909 in US 2015 popularity)

Donald
Language of origin: Celtic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: ruler of the world
Info about origin: Anglicised form of the Scottish-Gaelic name 'Domhnall'
 known from the powerful Scottish clan of the Macdonalds
Words: dubno=the world (Celtic) ; val=to rule (Celtic)
Variants: Donald  English, Scottish   (#440 in US 2015 popularity)

Donovan
Language of origin: Old Irish
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: descendant of Donndubhán
Info about origin: from an Irish family name 'Ó Donnabhain' which means 'descendant of Donndubhán'
 the given name 'Donndubhán' can be interpreted as 'the little dark-brown one'
Words: donn=brown (Old Irish) ; dubh=dark, black (Old Irish)
Variants: Donovan  English, Irish   (#282 in US 2015 popularity)

Dorian
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Info about origin: probably invented by Oscar Wilde for his novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' (1891)
 maybe he took the name from 'Dorians', the name of an ancient Greek tribe or from the late Roman name 'Dorianus' derived from the name of the tribe
Variants: Dorian  German, English   (#563 in US 2015 popularity)

Douglas
Language of origin: Scottish
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: dark river, blood river
Info about origin: from a Scottish family name that derives from the name of a river, the site of a particularly bloody battle
 the family name is known from a powerful line of Scottish earls
Words: dubh=dark, black (Old Irish) ; glais=the water, the river (Old Irish)
Variants: Douglas  English, Scottish   (#617 in US 2015 popularity)

Drake
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: dragon
Info about origin: from an Old-English name with the meaning 'dragon'
Words: dragon=the dragon (Old English) ; Dragon=the dragon (Old French) ; draco=the dragon (Latin)
Variants: Drake  English   (#399 in US 2015 popularity)

Draven
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Info about origin: maybe came into use as a given name because of Eric Draven, the name of the lead character in the film 'The Crow' (1994)
Variants: Draven  English   (#861 in US 2015 popularity)

Duane
Language of origin: Old Irish
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the little dark one
Info about origin: Anglicized form of an Old Irish/Gaelic name 'Dubhan'
Words: dubh=dark, black (Old Irish)
Variants: Duane  English, Irish
 Dwayne  English, Irish   (#794 in US 2015 popularity)

Duke
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the duke
Info about origin: use of the common word/noble title 'duke' as a given name
 the title itself has Latin roots
Words:  (English) ; dux=the leader (Latin)
Variants: Duke  English   (#602 in US 2015 popularity)

Duncan
Language of origin: Old Irish
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: brown(haired) warrior
Info about origin: Anglicized form of the Gaelic name 'Donnchadh'
Words: donn=brown (Old Irish) ; chadh=the warrior (Old Irish)
Variants: Duncan  English   (#792 in US 2015 popularity)

Dunstan
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: dark-colored stone
Info about origin: known from Saint Dunstan, archbishop of Canterbury in England (10th century AD)
Words: dunn=dark-colored (Old English) ; stan=the stone (Old English)
Variants: Dunstan  English

Dustin
Language of origin: Old Norse
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: Thor's stone
Info about origin: from an English family name now used as a given name
 the family name is probably a Norman form of the Old Norse given name 'Dorsteinn' which means 'Thor's stone' (a variant of 'Thorsten')
Words: thorr=the thunder, the thunder god (Old Norse) ; steinn=the stone (Old Norse)
Variants: Dustin  German, English   (#505 in US 2015 popularity)

Dylan
Language of origin: Welsh
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: sea
Info about origin: in Welsh mythology Dylan is the god of the sea ('Dylan Eli Ton', 'Sea, Son of the Wave')
Words: dylan=the sea (Welsh)
Female form: Dylan
Variants: Dylan  German, English, Welsh   (#27 in US 2015 popularity)
 Dillon  English   (#448 in US 2015 popularity)