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881 Baby Names That Start With D (with Meanings and Popularity)

881 Baby Names That Start With D (with Meanings and Popularity)

Baby 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 names starting with the letter D include Darcy, Dashiell, Dorothea, and Delphi.

Here, our full selection of names that start with D, ordered by their current popularity on Nameberry.

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  1. DaphneHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "laurel tree, bay tree"
  2. DaisyHeart
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Margaret or flower name, English
    • Meaning:

      "day's eye"
  3. DominicHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "belonging to the lord"
  4. DelilahHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew or Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "delicate"
  5. DanteHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin diminutive of Durant
    • Meaning:

      "enduring"
  6. DelphineHeart
    • Origin:

      French from Greek
    • Meaning:

      "of Delphi; womb"
  7. DanielHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "God is my judge"
  8. DahliaHeart
    • Origin:

      Flower name, from Swedish surname
    • Meaning:

      "Dahl's flower"
  9. DiegoHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish variation of James
    • Meaning:

      "supplanter"
  10. DylanHeart
    • Origin:

      Welsh
    • Meaning:

      "son of the sea"
  11. DimitriHeart
    • Origin:

      Russian from Greek Demetrius
    • Meaning:

      "follower of Demeter"
  12. DariusHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin, Greek, Persian
    • Meaning:

      "possessing goodness"
  13. DionHeart
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Dionysius, Greek
    • Meaning:

      "child of heaven and earth"
  14. DianaHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "divine"
  15. DamianHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "to tame, subdue"
  16. DamienHeart
    • Origin:

      French from Greek
    • Meaning:

      "to tame, subdue"
  17. DeanHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "church official"
  18. DorianHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek, name of a tribe
  19. DeclanHeart
    • Origin:

      Irish, meaning unknown, possible "man of prayer"
    • Meaning:

      "man of prayer"
  20. DesmondHeart
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "one from south Munster"