Lists starting with D

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  • Da & De Names

  • Dad Names

    Dad Names were the coolest names of the 1980s and 1990s, so they're now synonymous with men in their 20s, 30s and 40s: new dads. They include the start of trends that are still hot today: there are occupational names like Taylor and Tyler, and cowboy names like Austin and Casey. They also have their own unique style with a love for names starting with D, and -ell endings. Many are still appealing today, but trends have moved on and they're no longer the cutting edge of cool they once were.

  • Dance Names

    Dance-related names for girls and boys might be right for parents in the dance field or who love dancing or babies you hope will be dancers or who dance before they're born! Many of the dance names here are the names of famous dances or dancers or characters in ballet or other dance pieces. There are a handful of baby names that mean dance and names related to music and movement might also be considered dance names. Our dance names for baby girls and boys include the following.

  • Day Names

    The ancient tradition of day-naming—choosing a name from the day of the week, the month, the season or holiday, or even a time of day—feels fresh again now. Names inspired by your child’s birthday can be obvious or subtle. Day names include word names like Tuesday and Early, as well as names that connote time in their meanings, like Danica and Kwame. Here, examples of day names that could work as modern baby names.

  • December Baby Names

    December baby names are often equated with Christmas names or possibly names associated with Hanukkah or Kwanzaa. But there are names for December babies beyond holiday names.

    December baby names might be names relating to winter, the season that begins on December 21. December 21 is also the date of the Winter Solstice, another source of December baby names, which may include names that mean light….or dark.

    And then there may be baby names related to snow, to the number 12, to the end of the year, to important namesakes connected to the month of December, or to the astrological signs Sagittarius or Capricorn. December baby names might also relate to December's birthstone, turquoise, or its flower, holly or narcissus.

    Scarlett , as in the color of Santa's hat, is the top girl name for December babies. Along with Scarlett, December girl names in the US Top 500 include Natalie, Olive, Stella, Christina, Eve, Faith, and the classic Mary.

    The classic Joseph is still the top December name for boys. Along with Joseph, December boy names that rank in the US Top 500 include Gabriel, Angel, Christian, Nicholas, Jasper, and of course Jesus.

    Unique December baby names on our recommended list include Dancer and Drummer, Abner and Leora, Holiday and December itself.

    If you’re expecting a December baby or perhaps naming a child conceived in December or one with another important December connection, consider these names for December babies.

  • Delicious Thanksgiving Names

    If you're expecting a baby around the Thanksgiving holiday or simply love the idea of expressing gratitude in your child's name, you might want to consider these Thanksgiving-themed baby names.

    Grace, an element of gratitude or the prayer we say before the big holiday meal, is the top Thanksgiving name for girls. Along with Grace, other Thanksgiving girl names ranking in the US Top 1000 include Autumn, Hope, Faith, and Mercy. Unique Thanksgiving girl names to consider include Junia, Marigold, Remember, and Susanna.

    Elias is the top boy name with a Thanksgiving theme. Along with Elias, other Thanksgiving boy names ranking in the Top 1000 include Jasper, Jayden, Myles, Moses, and Sage. Unique Thanksgiving boy names on our favorites list include Alden, Truman, and Oceanus, the name of the baby born on the Mayflower.

    Thanksgiving name can reference the harvest or the sumptuous Thanksgiving meal, the Pilgrims or the fall season. Here's a collection of Thanksgiving names for boys and girls.

  • Designer Baby Names

    These designer baby names are drawn from the adorable brand names of kids' clothing lines—names that would be equally stylish baby names on your own little boy or girl. Designer baby names inspired by children’s clothing companies fall into a variety of styles, from old-fashioned revivals like Gus and Bonnie, to modern favorites such as Kingsley and Hudson. Here's a selection of some of the best designer baby names from Agatha to Zella.

  • Disney Baby Names

    Baby names from Disney films can summon up positive memories. For some of us, watching The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and Lady and the Tramp shaped our childhoods. If you were inspired by Disney movies growing up, you might consider the name of a Disney character for your child. These Disney character baby names come from classic films as well as more recent movies. Some names, like Mowgli or Vanellope, have strong ties to their Disney character, while others are less likely to have an immediate association.

    For more Disney-related baby names, check out our lists of Pixar baby names and Disney Channel baby names.

  • Disney Channel Baby Names

    Disney channel baby names are appearing not only on television but on birth certificates. These names have become more popular since the Disney Channel's debut in 1983. Disney Channel has been credited with increasing the usage of such names as Harper, Miley, and Phineas. Disney Channel baby names range from the familiar and well-used, like Emma and Sam, to the more unusual, such as Zuzo and Topanga. Baby names inspired by Disney Channel characters include:

    Take a look at our list of Disney baby names for more.

  • Dutch Baby Names for Boys

    Popular baby names for boys in The Netherlands range from familiar English nicknames such as Tom and Nick to Latinate choices like Guido and Adrianus to fashionably short European baby names like these.

  • Dutch Baby Names for Girls

    Popular girl baby names in the Netherlands range from the familiar (to an English speaker) like Lisa and Kim through exotic baby names like Anouk to the intriguingly unusual. A sampling of baby names frequently heard in The Netherlands for girls: