414 Girl Names That Start With D (With Meanings and Popularity)

414 Girl Names That Start With D (With Meanings and Popularity)

Girl names that start with D are led, the biblical bad girl name Delilah. That's a dramatic departure from the days when Debra and Diane made D the leading first initial for girl names.

Along with Delilah and the classic Diana, female names that start with D ranking among the US Top 500 for girls today include flower names Daisy and Dahlia and gender-neutral names Dakota and Delaney.

Along with Delilah and Daisy, Darcie makes the girls' Top 100 in England and Wales. Daniela is a Top 10 girls' name in Spain. D-starting Defne is one of the top girl names in Turkey.

Unique D names for girls we recommend range from the French Delphine to the sassy Dot to the biblical Dinah. Other trending girl names that start with D include the Bridgerton-influenced Daphne, the princess-y Diana, and the old-school favorites Dorothy and Dorothea.

Interestingly, invented name Daleyza has been among the most popular female D names in recent years.

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

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  1. Daphne
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

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

      Diminutive of Margaret or flower name, English
    • Meaning:

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

      French from Greek
    • Meaning:

      "of Delphi; womb"
  4. Delilah
    • Origin:

      Hebrew or Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "delicate"
  5. Dahlia
    • Origin:

      Flower name, from Swedish surname
    • Meaning:

      "Dahl's flower"
  6. Diana
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "divine"
  7. Darcy
    • Origin:

      Irish or French
    • Meaning:

      "dark one, or from Arcy, or from the fortress"
  8. Dorothy
    • Origin:

      English variation of Greek Dorothea
    • Meaning:

      "gift of God"
  9. Delaney
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "dark challenger"
  10. Delia
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "born on the island of Delos"
  11. Dove
    • Origin:

      Nature name
    • Meaning:

      "dove, a bird"
  12. Dorothea
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "gift of God"
  13. Della
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Adela
  14. Danielle
    • Origin:

      French feminine variation of Daniel, Hebrew,"God is my judge"
    • Meaning:

      "God is my judge"
  15. Denise
    • Origin:

      French, feminine variation of Denis
    • Meaning:

      "god of Nysa"
  16. Dawn
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "dawn, sunrise"
  17. Delphi
    • Origin:

      Greek place name
  18. Desdemona
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "ill-starred"
  19. Dalia
    • Origin:

      Hebrew, Spanish, or Swahili
    • Meaning:

      "branch; dahlia; gentle"
  20. Dottie
    • Origin:

      English, diminutive of Dorothy
    • Meaning:

      "gift of God"