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489 Boy Names That Start With D (with Meanings and Popularity)

489 Boy Names That Start With D (with Meanings and Popularity)

Boy names that start with D don't have to be "dad names." Along with longtime favorites Daniel and David, D names for boys in the US Top 200 include Dylan, Declan, Dean, and Diego.

Darragh and Donnacha are D names on Ireland's Top 100 for boys. Iceland's top D name for boys is Dagur. And one of the most popular boy names in The Netherlands starts with the letter D: Daan.

D had a good run back in the 1950s and 60s, when D was the third most popular initial for boys thanks to D-starting names David, Donald, Daniel, Dennis and Douglas.

(D was a popular first initial for baby names for girls a half-century ago too, led by the super-popular Debbie with Donna, Diane, and Denise on her heels.)

Unique D male names on our recommended list include Dashiell, Deveraux, Dune, and Drummer.

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

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  1. DanteHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin diminutive of Durant
    • Meaning:

      "enduring"
  2. DanielHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "God is my judge"
  3. DexterHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "dyer, right-handed"
  4. DylanHeart
    • Origin:

      Welsh
    • Meaning:

      "son of the sea"
  5. DeclanHeart
    • Origin:

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

      "man of prayer"
  6. DominicHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "belonging to the lord"
  7. DashiellHeart
    • Origin:

      Anglicization of French surname de Chiel, meaning unknown
  8. DariusHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin, Greek, Persian
    • Meaning:

      "possessing goodness"
  9. DorianHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek, name of a tribe
  10. DamianHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "to tame, subdue"
  11. DavidHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "beloved"
  12. DionHeart
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Dionysius, Greek
    • Meaning:

      "child of heaven and earth"
  13. DimitriHeart
    • Origin:

      Russian from Greek Demetrius
    • Meaning:

      "follower of Demeter"
  14. DeanHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "church official"
  15. DamonHeart
    • Origin:

      English variation of Damian
  16. DiegoHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish variation of James
    • Meaning:

      "supplanter"
  17. DuncanHeart
    • Origin:

      Scottish
    • Meaning:

      "dark warrior"
  18. DesmondHeart
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "one from south Munster"
  19. DamienHeart
    • Origin:

      French from Greek
    • Meaning:

      "to tame, subdue"
  20. DraganHeart
    • Origin:

      Slavic
    • Meaning:

      "dear, beloved"