Names That Start With D
Names starting with D are incredibly diverse, featuring names both traditional and modern from various origins. The most popular D names for each gender, however, share a biblical provenance.
Daniel is a true classic name beginning with D and has been one of the most popular names ever since records were kept. For years Delilah was off-limits due to her biblical bad-girl persona, but modern parents have embraced its badass image, propelling Delilah up the charts.
Along with Delilah and Daniel, other baby names beginning with D in the US Top 300 include Daisy, Dakota, Delaney, Diana, Dallas, David, Dominic, Declan, Damian, and Diego.
Names with the D initial have been heavily influenced by pop culture. The popular D name Daleyza was invented by Mexican American reality TV star Larry Hernandez for his daughter and became the fastest-rising girl name in the years following her birth. Daenerys, created by George R. R. Martin for Game of Thrones, is a unique name that rose in popularity when the TV show was on the air.
Other unique choices starting with D include Darcy, Dashiell, Dorothea, and Delphi.
Here, our full selection of names that start with D, ordered by their current popularity on Nameberry. You also might want to check out our lists of Girl Names That Start With D, Boy Names That Start With D, or Unisex Names That Start With D.
Meaning:"laurel tree, bay tree"
Origin:Diminutive of Margaret or flower name, English
Origin:Hebrew or Arabic
Meaning:"son of the sea"
Meaning:"belonging to the lord"
Meaning:"God is my judge"
Origin:Latin diminutive of Durant
Origin:French from Greek
Meaning:"of Delphi; womb"
Origin:Irish, meaning unknown, possible "man of prayer"
Meaning:"man of prayer"
Origin:Russian from Greek Demetrius
Meaning:"follower of Demeter"
Origin:Flower name, from Swedish surname
Origin:Diminutive of Dionysius, Greek
Meaning:"child of heaven and earth"
Origin:Spanish variation of James
Origin:Greek, name of a tribe
Origin:English variation of Damian
Origin:American word name
Origin:Latin, Greek, Persian