feminine names beginning with d

a collection of girly names beginning with d! some would be more suited as middle names rather than first names.
  1. Dacia
    • Origin:

      Latin place-name
    • Description:

      Dacia is an ancient place-name -- it was in Eastern Europe -- as lacy as Dacey, but more substantial.
  2. Daffodil
    • Origin:

      Flower name, from Greek
    • Meaning:

      "asphodel"
    • Description:

      Yes, though it seems so extreme, girls were actually sometimes given this name a century ago; now it is so uncommon it would make a strong springtime statement. Biggest obstacle: the nickname Daffy.
  3. Daffy
    • Dahlia
      • Origin:

        Flower name, from Swedish surname
      • Meaning:

        "Dahl's flower"
      • Description:

        One of the flower names, used occasionally in Britain (where it's pronounced DAY-lee-a). It seems to have recovered from what was perceived as a slightly affected la-di-dah air. The flower was named in honor of the pioneering Swedish botanist Andreas Dahl, which means dale.
    • Daisy
      • Origin:

        Diminutive of Margaret or flower name, English
      • Meaning:

        "day's eye"
      • Description:

        Daisy, fresh, wholesome, and energetic, is one of the flower names that burst back into bloom after a century's hibernation. Originally a nickname for Margaret (the French Marguerite is the word for the flower), Daisy comes from the phrase "day's eye," because it opens its petals at daybreak.
    • Dallas
      • Origin:

        Place name, surnamed and Irish
      • Meaning:

        "skilled"
      • Description:

        A name with a bit of glamor but also cowgirl vibes, Dallas entered the US Top 1000 for girls in 1992. It fell out of style during noughties, but reappeared in 2012 when other gender neutral names like River, Sawyer, Rowan, and Blake were also climbing fast.
    • Dana
      • Origin:

        English, Slavic, Persian, Arabic
      • Meaning:

        "from Denmark, gift, or wise"
      • Description:

        This name found in both Celtic and Scandinavian mythology has gone from all-boy to almost all-girl, retaining a strong, unisex quality. However, it has dropped following its three-decade heyday from the 1960s to the 1990s.
    • Dani
      • Origin:

        Hebrew and Italian, diminutive of Daniella, Danielle, Danita
      • Description:

        Short form occasionally used on its own, with an open and friendly androgynous quality.
    • Danica
      • Origin:

        Slavic
      • Meaning:

        "morning star"
      • Description:

        While Danica may sound similar to Dana, Danielle, and Daniela, Danica is not a variation. Danica, a delicate and unique Slavic name meaning "Morning Star," is synonymous with Venus in many countries.
    • Daniela
      • Origin:

        Feminine form of Daniel used in various languages
      • Meaning:

        "God is my judge"
      • Description:

        Used across Europe, South America, and the US, Daniela is a popular feminine form of the Hebrew name Daniel. It has ranked in the US Top 300 since the early 90s and it's currently on trend in Spain, Portugal, Chile, Mexico, and Lativia.
    • Daniella
      • Origin:

        Italian, Polish, Czech, feminine variation of Daniel
      • Description:

        Daniella, Daniela, and Danielle were among the hottest names for twenty years, but now, though still popular, they can no longer be considered stylish options, lagging behind the newer Ella, Stella, Bella, Gabriella, and Isabella.
    • Danielle
      • Origin:

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

        "God is my judge"
      • Description:

        Along with Daniela, Michelle, Nicole, and Denise, Danielle was a big hit from the 1960s to the nineties, sitting comfortably in the Top 20 for several years. Parents then responded to its chic, sophisticated Gallic image, and though it has lost some of its sheen, it's still a widely used choice. Novelist Danielle Steele is its most well-known bearer; it's also the name of Elvis's granddaughter.
    • Danika
      • Origin:

        Eastern European
      • Meaning:

        "morning star"
      • Description:

        Spelling variation of Danica with a modern update.
    • Danna
      • Origin:

        Modern invented name
      • Description:

        This Dana-Donna variation has started to carve out its own place on popularity lists; an interesting alternative to Daniella as a namesake for a relative named Daniel.
    • Danni
      • Daphne
        • Origin:

          Greek
        • Meaning:

          "laurel tree, bay tree"
        • Description:

          In Greek mythology, Daphne was the nymph daughter of Peneus, a river god. Peneus saved Daphne from Apollo’s romantic obsessions by transforming her into a laurel tree. It is from this myth that the plant genus daphne, which contains the laurel species, gets its name.
      • Darcey
        • Darci
          • Darcie
            • Origin:

              Variation of Darcy, Irish or French
            • Meaning:

              "dark one; from Arcy; from the fortress"
            • Description:

              While the traditional Darcy spelling is solidly gender-neutral, the -ie ending of Darcie gives this name unabashedly feminine flair. Darcie is a Top 100 choice in England and Scotland, and briefly ranked in the US from 1967-1977, along with 1980 and 1984.
          • Darcy
            • Origin:

              Irish or French
            • Meaning:

              "dark one, or from Arcy, or from the fortress"
            • Description:

              Delicate ballerina name with grace, charm, and heft courtesy of Jane Austen's Mr.