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From Dabria to Dysthe and everything in between, hundreds of baby girl names starting with the letter D along with the meanings and origin of each name.
Baby Naming Tip – A first name that ends in a vowel flows less smoothly when matched up with a last name that starts with a vowel. Try to use baby girl names that end in a consonant if your last name begins with a vowel.
Most Popular Baby Girl Names Starting with D
First we’ll start with the most popular baby girl names from 2018. They were:
Delilah was the most popular baby girl name starting with D
in 2018. This should come as no surprise
as Delilah has been the most common baby girl name starting with D as far back
as 2009. What a run!
Here’s how the top three names have looked over the past decade:
Delilah wasn’t just popular for D girl names in 2018.
Overall it was the number 94 most popular name among all baby girl names in 2018.
Here’s how it looked when compared to all baby girls born in 2018.
While Delilah was a popular choice in 2018, you can see it
was only about 99% as popular a baby girl name as Josephine. Just for fun, let’s take a look at the most
popular baby girl names beginning with D throughout history.
Now let’s look into what girl’s names lost and gained popularity in 2018, again only for names starting with D.
As you can see, Dara jumped by 22 slots and Dixie was the
smallest gainer in 2018, gaining only 4 spots.
Unique Baby Girl Names Starting With D
While it’s fun to see what lots of other people are naming their babies, many people prefer to find baby names that are more uncommon. To that end, below is the some of the more unique baby girl names starting with D.
Overall, Danica was the 1008th most popular girl name in 2018 with 256 babies. That means there were 12x more Delilahs than Danicas last year. That makes it a very unique name!
If you don’t have your name in mind yet, don’t worry! Below we present a list of literally every baby girl name — including middle names — starting with D, the name’s meaning and origin. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Daba through Dallas
- Daba Hebrew — kind words, bee swarm
- Dabria Latin — name of an angel
- Dacey Gaelic — The southerner. A boy or girl’s name.
- Dacia Greek — A woman from Dacia, an ancient European country.
- Dacio French — from arcy
- Dade unknown
- Dae Korean — Greatness.
- Daffodil English from Greek — The asphodel. A flower name.
- Dagmar Old Norse — A maiden of the day, or glorious day.
- Dagna Old Norse — A new day.
- Dagny Norwegian — day, brightness, new day, Dane’s joy
- Dahlia English — From the flower, named after the Swedish botanist, Dahl.
- Dai Welsh/Japanese — Welsh: The beloved, the adored one. Japanese: Great. A boy or girl’s name.
- Daisy Old English — The day’s eye. A flower name. Also a nickname from Margaret.
- Dakin Danish — Danish
- Daksha Hindu
- Dale Teutonic/Old English — A valley dweller. A boy or girl’s name.
- Dalia — A branch, bough.
- Dalila Swahili — Gentle.
- Dallas Celtic — Skilled, or from the field of water. Also a city in Texas. A boy or girl’s name.
Damalis through Daphne
- Damalis Greek — one who gentles
- Damara Greek — gentle girl
- Damaris Greek — Gentle. A New Testament name.
- Dame German — lady
- Damiana Greek — Tame, domesticated. The feminine form of Damian/Damon.
- Damini Hindu — lightning
- Damita Spanish — The little noble lady.
- Damosel Old English — A damsel, or young unmarried woman.
- Dana Old English/Czech — Old English: From Denmark. Czech: God is my judge. A boy or girl’s name.
- Danae Greek — The mother of Perseus in Greek mythology.
- Dani — My judge.
- Danica Slavic — the morning star
- Daniela — God is my judge.
- Danielle Hebrew — God is my judge. The feminine form of Daniel.
- Danika Slavonic — The morning star.
- Danniell — God is my judge.
- Danu Gaelic — The goddess of fruitfulness.
- Danuta Polish — A little deer. Also see Dana.
- Daphne Greek — The laurel. In Greek mythology, the name of a nymph who was transformed into a Laurel tree.
Dara through Daya
- Dara Irish Gaelic/Hebrew — Irish: A son of oak. Hebrew: Compassion, wisdom. A boy or girl’s name.
- Daralis Old English — beloved
- Daray unknown — dark
- Darby Irish Gaelic/Middle English — Irish Gaelic: Free from envy. Middle English: The deer settlement. A boy or girl’s name.
- Darcie Old French — An old Norman family name.
- Daria Greek — Wealthy. The feminine form of Darius.
- Darinka Slowenian
- Darlene English from Old French — The little darling, the beloved one. Also see Darrelle.
- Darra Gaelic, Farsi — small great one, riches
- Darrelle Old French — The beloved one. The feminine form of Darrell. Also see Darlene.
- Darrene English — The Great one. The feminine form of Darren.
- Darri Aboriginal — A track.
- Dasha Greek — gift of god
- Davan Irish — The beloved, the adored one. Feminine form of David.
- Davida — The beloved, the adored one. Feminine form of David.
- Davina Hebrew — The beloved one. The feminine form of David. Also see Vida.
- Davine Hebrew — the loved
- Dawa Tibetan/Sherpa — Born on a Monday. A boy or girl’s name.
- Dawn English — Daybreak, dawn.
- Daya Hebrew — bird
Dayla through Deiene
- Dayla Hebrew — to draw water, branch or bough
- Dayle — A valley dweller. A boy or girl’s name.
- Deana — The divine one. The goddess of hunting and the moon in Roman mythology. Also feminine forms of Dean.
- Deanna — The divine one. The goddess of hunting and the moon in Roman mythology. Also feminine forms of Dean.
- Deanne — The divine one. The goddess of hunting and the moon in Roman mythology. Also feminine forms of Dean.
- Debbie — The bee, an industrious woman.
- Debby — The bee, an industrious woman.
- Deborah Hebrew — The bee, an industrious woman. A biblical name.
- Debra — The bee, an industrious woman.
- Dechen Tibetan/Sherpa — Health and happiness.
- Decima Latin — The tenth.
- Dee — From the name Audrey, Deirdre, Delia, Diana. Audrey – Strong and noble, regal. Deirdre – Sorrow. Delia – A woman from the island of Delos. Diana – The divine one.
- Deena Hindu
- Deepali Hindu
- Deepika Hindu — a little light
- Deepti Hindu
- Deeta — The lost one.
- Deianira Greek — wife of heracles
- Deidra — Sorrowful, wanderer.
- Deiene Basque — religious holiday
Deion through Delwyn
- Deiondre — Valley.
- Deirdre Celtic — Sorrow. The name of a character from Irish legend.
- Deja French — before
- Delanna Italian — soft as wool
- Delbin Greek — dolphin, flower name
- Delcine — Sweet.
- Delfina — Dolphin.
- Delia Greek — A woman from the island of Delos. Also another name for Artemis, the Greek moon goddess. Also See Cordelia and Della.
- Delicia Latin — Delight.
- Delila — Hair or poor.
- Delilah Hebrew — The beautiful temptress. The lover of Samson in the Bible.
- Dell English — From the dell or hollow. A boy or girl’s name.
- Della English — A woman from the island of Delos. Probably derived from Delia or Delilah and Ella. Also a diminutive of Adele and Adelaide.
- Delma Spanish — Of the sea.
- Delphine Latin — A woman from Delphi or a flower name from delphinium.
- Delta Greek — The fourth, as in fourth child.
- Delvene — A woman from Delphi or a flower name from delphinium.
- Delvine — A woman from Delphi or a flower name from delphinium.
- Delwyn Old English/Welsh — Old English: A friend from the valley. Welsh: Neat and fair. A boy or girl’s name.
Delyth through Deva
- Delyth Welsh — Neat and pretty.
- Dembe Ugandan — peace
- Demelza Cornish — From a placename. The heroine of Winston Graham’s Poldark novels.
- Demetria Greek — From the goddess of fertility.
- Demi Latin — Half. Also see Demetria.
- Dena Old English — From the valley. Feminine form of Dean.
- Denise French from Greek — A lover of wine. The feminine form of Denis/Dennis.
- Dep Vietnamese — beautiful
- Derica — Beloved leader.
- Derryth Welsh — Of the Oak.
- Dervla Irish Gaelic — The daughter of the poet.
- Desana — Longed for.
- Desdemona Greek — Ill-fated. A Shakespearian character murdered by her husband Othello.
- Desiree Latin — The desired one.
- Desma Greek — A pledge.
- Despina Greek
- Desta Ethiopian — Happiness.
- Destinee French — destiny
- Destry French — war horse
- Deva — Celestial spirit.
Devaki through Diella
- Devaki Hindu — black, mother of Krishna
- Devi Breton/Sanskrit — Breton: The beloved, the adored one. Sanskrit: Godlike, a goddess. A boy or girl’s name.
- Devika Sanskrit — A little goddess.
- Devnet Swedish — home of the Danes
- Devona Old English — From the county of Devon.
- Devora Jewish — The bee, an industrious woman.
- Devorah Jewish — The bee, an industrious woman.
- Devore — The bee, an industrious woman.
- Dextra Latin — Skilful, dexterous. The feminine form of Dexter.
- Dharmista Hindu
- Diamanta French from Latin — Adamant, like a diamond.
- Diana Latin — The divine one. The goddess of hunting and the moon in Roman mythology.
- Diane French — The divine one. .
- Dianne — The divine one. .
- Diantha Greek — A divine flower.
- Dianthe — Flower of the Gods.
- Diarria Greek — Didi
- Dido Greek — The name of a queen of Carthage.
- Didrika Teutonic — The people’s ruler.
- Diella Latin — worships god
Dierdre through Dixie
- Dierdre Celtic — young girl, one who rages, broken-hearted
- Dietlinde German
- Dieuwertje unknown
- Diki Tibetan/Sherpa — Healthy and wealthy.
- Dikranouhi Armenian — queen
- Dilek Turkish
- Dillian Latin — worshipped one
- Dilys Welsh — True, steadfast.
- Dimity Greek — From the cotton material.
- Dina Irish Gaelic — From the name Dean. Latin: A soldier. Tuetonic: Merciful.
- Dinah Hebrew — Judgment. A biblical name.
- Dione Greek — A lover of wine. From Dionysus, the mythological God of wine and drama. A boy or girl’s name.
- Dionne — The divine one. .
- Dionyza Latin — From Shakespeare’s play Pericles.
- Dirran Arabic
- Disa Greek — Double.
- Dita — The lost one.
- Diva Latin — A goddess.
- Divya Hindu — heavenly, brilliant
- Dixie French — The tenth. Also a girl from the American south.
Dobrila through Dora
- Dobrila Slavonic — Kind, good.
- Dodie Hebrew — Beloved. Also see Dorothy.
- Doe unknown — Dee Dee, Didi
- Dohna Tibetan/Sherpa — A female deity.
- Dolkar Tibetan/Sherpa — The name of a Buddhist Goddess.
- Dollie — The gift of God. Also see Dora and Theodora.
- Dolly — The gift of God. Also see Dora and Theodora.
- Dolores Spanish — Sorrow. Derived from the seven sorrows of the Virgin Mary.
- Dominga Spanish — Sunday
- Dominica Latin — Belonging to the lord. The feminine form of Dominic.
- Dominique — Of God.
- Donalda Scottish Gaelic — The ruler of the world. The feminine form of Donald.
- Donata Latin — Given by God, a gift.
- Donella — The ruler of the world. The feminine form of Donald.
- Donelle — The ruler of the world. The feminine form of Donald.
- Donla Irish Gaelic — The brown lady.
- Donna Italian — A lady. A short form of Madonna.
- Dooriya English — the sea
- Dora Greek — A gift. Originally a short form of Dorothy and Theodora, but now also used as an independent name.
Dorcas through Drusilla
- Dorcas Greek — A gazelle, a doe. Also see Tabitha.
- Dore French — Golden.
- Doreen — A gift. Originally a short form of Dorothy and Theodora, but now also used as an independent name.
- Doria Greek — place name
- Dorinda Greek — gift of god, beautiful one
- Doris Greek — A woman from Doria, or from the ocean. A Greek goddess of the sea.
- Dorota Greek, Spanish — God’s gift
- Dorothea Dutch — The gift of God. Also see Dora and Theodora.
- Dorothy Greek — The gift of God. Also see Dora and Theodora.
- Dot — The gift of God. Also see Dora and Theodora.
- Dotty — The gift of God. Also see Dora and Theodora.
- Douce French — Gentle, sweet.
- Dova Teutonic — Peace, a dove.
- Dreama Greek — joyous music
- Drew Celtic — Courageous. A boy or girl’s name.
- Drina Spanish — helper and defender of mankind
- Drisana Hindu — daughter of the sun
- Dristi Hindu — sight, a form of the Devi
- Druella Teutonic — An elfin vision.
- Drusilla Latin — From an old Roman family name.
Druti through Dysthe
- Druti Hindu
- Duana Irish Gaelic — A little dark maiden.
- Duena Spanish — A chaperone.
- Dulce — Sweet.
- Dulcea — Sweet.
- Dulcie Latin — Sweet.
- Dulcina — Rose.
- Dulcinea — Sweet.
- Durga Sanskrit — Unattainable. A mythological Hindu goddess.
- Dusana Czech — A spirit, a soul.
- Dusty — Warrior. Feminine form of Dustin.
- Dyan — The divine one. The goddess of hunting and the moon in Roman mythology.
- Dyana — The divine one. The goddess of hunting and the moon in Roman mythology.
- Dyani Native American — A deer.
- Dyanne — The divine one. .
- Dymphna Irish Gaelic — A fawn.
- Dyna Greek — Powerful. Also see Dinah.
- Dysis Greek — sunset
- Dysthe Greek
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