Baby Names Starting with D
Baby names starting with D are incredibly diverse, featuring names both traditional and modern from various origins. The most popular names for each gender, however, share a biblical provenance. Daniel is a true classic 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 it up the charts.
Along with Delilah, other girl names beginning with D in the US Top 300 include Daisy, Dakota, Delaney, Destiny, and Dallas. As well as Daniel, boy names starting with D in the US Top 300 include David, Dominic, Declan, Damian, and Diego.
Names with the D initial have been heavily influenced by pop culture. The popular 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.
Look here for our all-inclusive lineup of baby names starting with D. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 baby names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.