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  1. DACEY: Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Déiseach which was originally a name for a member of the Déise, "a tenant, a vassal," a word tracing back to Indo-European *dem-s ("house"). 
  2. DACIANA: Romanian name derived from Roman Dacia, the name for the region that is today Moldova and Romania. According to Strabo, the Dacians were originally known as the daoi, from Phrygian daos, meaning "wolf." It is interesting to note, too, that daoi is the Gaelic word for a "wicked man."
  3. DADA: African Yoruba name meaning "curly hair."
  4. DAFFODIL: English name derived from the flower name, from Latin asphodelus, from Greek asphodelos, meaning "asphodel flower." In Greek mythology, it is described as a pale yellow deathless kind of lily flower that overspreads the plains of Hades and is the favorite food of the dead. 
  5. DAFNE: Italian form of Greek Daphne, meaning "laurel."
  6. DAGANIA: Variant spelling of Hebrew Deganya, meaning "grain."
  7. DAGANYA: Variant spelling of Hebrew Deganya, meaning "grain."
  8. DAGMÁR: Danish form of Old Norse Dagmar, meaning "day-maid."
  9. DAGMAR: Old Norse name composed of the elements dagr "day" and mær "girl, maid," hence "day-maid."
  10. DAGNEY: Variant spelling of Scandinavian Dagny, meaning "new day."
  11. DAGNIJA: Latvian form of Scandinavian Dagny, meaning "new day."
  12. DAGNÝ: Old Norse name composed of the elements dagr "day" and "new," hence "new day."
  13. DAGNY: Scandinavian form of Old Norse Dagný, meaning "new day."
  14. DAGRÚN: Old Norse name composed of the elements dagr "day" and rún "secret lore," hence "day-rune."
  15. DAGRUN: Norwegian form of Old Norse Dagrún, meaning "day-rune."
  16. DAHLIA: English name derived from the flower name, from the surname of Swedish botanist Anders Dahl, meaning "valley," hence "dahlia flower" or "valley flower."
  17. DAINA: Lithuanian name meaning "song."
  18. DÁIRÍNE: Feminine form of Irish Dáire, meaning "fertile, fruitful." 
  19. DAISY: English name derived from the flower name, from Old English dægeseage, "day's eye." 
  20. DAIYU (岱輿): Chinese name meaning "black jade."
  21. DAKOTA: English unisex name derived from the name that the Sioux people call themselves, literally meaning "allies."
  22. DALAL (دلال): Arabic name meaning "like a coquette, seductive." A coquette is a woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men.
  23. DALE: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, meaning "dale, valley."
  24. DALEKA: Pet form of Czech Dalibora, meaning "distant battle."
  25. DALENA: Pet form of Czech Dalibora, meaning "distant battle."
  26. DALENKA: Pet form of Czech Dalibora, meaning "distant battle."
  27. DALIA: Variant spelling of English Dahlia, meaning "dahlia flower" or "valley flower."
  28. DALIBORA: Feminine form of Czech Dalibor, meaning "distant battle."
  29. DALILAH: Variant spelling of English Delilah, meaning "delicate, weak." 
  30. DALINDA: Variant spelling of English Delinda, meaning "noble serpent." 
  31. DALITA: Armenian name meaning "virgin."
  32. DALKA: Pet form of Czech Dalibora, meaning "distant battle."
  33. DALLAS: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from the Scottish place name Dalfhas, composed of the Gaelic elements dail "meadow" and fhas "stance," hence "meadow stance," i.e. a meadow used by cattle droves as an overnight dwelling.
  34. DALYA: Variant spelling of English Dahlia, meaning "dahlia flower."
  35. DAMALI: Abbreviated form of Greek Damalis, meaning "calf."
  36. DAMALIS (Δάμαλις): Greek name meaning "calf."
  37. DAMARIS (Δάμαρις): Greek name meaning "heifer." In the bible, this is the name of a woman Paul converted to Christianity. 
  38. DAMAYANTI (दमयंती): Hindi name meaning "subduing." In mythology, this is the name of a princess who fell in love with Nala (who was addicted to gambling) simply from hearing about his wonderful virtues and accomplishments.
  39. DAMBUDZO: African Zulu name given to a child born during troubled times, meaning "trouble."
  40. DAMHNAIT: Irish Gaelic name composed of the word damh "fawn" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little fawn."
  41. DAMIA: Feminine form of English Damian, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." 
  42. DAMIANA: Feminine form of English Damian, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." 
  43. DAMIJANA: Feminine form of Slovene Damijan, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." 
  44. DANA (Hebrew: דָּנָה): 
    1. English surname transferred to unisex forename use, possibly meaning "from Denmark."
    2. Feminine form of Hebrew Dan, meaning "judge."
    3. Short form of Slavic Bogdana, meaning "gift from God."
  45. DANAË (Δανάη): Greek name meaning "parched." In mythology, this is the name of the mother of Perseus.
  46. DANBRANN: Welsh Arthurian legend name of the sister of Percival, sometimes known as the "Grail heroine." She is a major character in many of the Holy Grail stories.
  47. DAN DAN (丹丹): Chinese name meaning "cinnabar (red)."
  48. DANDRANE: English form of Welsh Danbrann, the Arthurian legend name of the sister of Percival, sometimes known as the "Grail heroine." She is a major character in many of the Holy Grail stories.
  49. DANDRENOR: Later form of English Dandrane, the Arthurian legend name of the sister of Percival, sometimes known as the "Grail heroine." She is a major character in many of the Holy Grail stories.
  50. DANELE: Feminine form of Basque Danel, meaning "God is my judge."
  51. DANETTE: French feminine form of Hebrew Daniyel, meaning "God is my judge." 
  52. DANI: English pet form of French Danielle, meaning "God is my judge."
  53. DANIA: Variant spelling of Hebrew Danya, meaning "judge."
  54. DANIAH: Variant spelling of Hebrew Danya, meaning "judge."
  55. DANICA (Даница): Slavic name name meaning "morning star."
  56. DANIELA (דָּנִיּאֵלָה): 
    1. Feminine form of Hebrew Daniyel, meaning "God is my judge."
    2. Feminine form of Italian Daniele, meaning "God is my judge."
  57. DANIÈLE: French feminine form of Hebrew Daniyel, meaning "God is my judge." 
  58. DANIELLA: Variant spelling of Hebrew Daniela, meaning "God is my judge."
  59. DANIELLE: French feminine form of Hebrew Daniyel, meaning "God is my judge." 
  60. DANIJELA (Данијела): Feminine form of Serbian Danijel, meaning "God is my judge."
  61. DANIKA: Variant spelling of Slavic Danica, meaning "morning star."
  62. DANITA (דָּנִיתָה): Pet form of Hebrew Dana, "judge."
  63. DANIYA: Variant spelling of Hebrew Danya, meaning "judge."
  64. DANNI: English pet form of French Danielle, meaning "God is my judge." Compare with masculine Danni.
  65. DANUTA: Polish form of Hebrew Danya, meaning "God is my judge." 
  66. DANYA (דַּנְיָה): Feminine form of Hebrew Dan, meaning "judge."
  67. DAO: Thai name meaning "star."
  68. DAPHNE (Δάφνη): Greek name meaning "laurel." In mythology, this is the name of a nymph who was turned into a laurel tree by her father so that she might escape Apollo's unwanted attentions.
  69. DARA: Compare with strictly masculine forms of Dara.
    1. Cambodian Khmer unisex name meaning "star."
    2. Middle English name meaning "brave, daring."
  70. DARBY: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, possibly a corruption of Derby, a shire of England, so called from doire, meaning "a forest abounding in deer." 
  71. DARCEY: Feminine form of English unisex Darcy, meaning "from Arcy."
  72. DARCIE: Variant spelling of English unisex Darcy, meaning "from Arcy."
  73. DARCY: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, meaning "from Arcy."
  74. DARDANA: Albanian name derived from the Illyrian tribe name Dardani, possibly from the word dardha, meaning "pear."
  75. DAREIA: Feminine form of Greek Dareios, meaning "possesses a lot, wealthy."
  76. DARIA: Feminine form of Latin Darius, meaning "possesses a lot, wealthy."
  77. DARIAN: English unisex name derived from Roman Latin Darius, meaning "possesses a lot, wealthy."
  78. DARIEA: Variant spelling of Greek Dareia, meaning "possesses a lot, wealthy."
  79. DARIEN: Variant spelling of English unisex Darian, meaning "possesses a lot, wealthy."
  80. DARINA: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Dáiríne, meaning "fertile, fruitful."
  81. DARINKA: Pet form of Slovene Darja, meaning "possesses a lot, wealthy."
  82. DARJA: Slovene form of Roman Latin Daria, meaning "possesses a lot, wealthy."
  83. DARLA: Middle English name meaning "dear, darling."
  84. DARLEEN: Variant spelling of English Darlene, meaning "dear, darling."
  85. DARLENE: Pet form of English Darla, meaning "dear, darling." 
  86. DARNELL: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, composed of the Old English elements derne "hidden, secret" and halh "nook," hence "hidden/secret nook."
  87. DARRYL: Unisex form of English Darrell, meaning "from Airelle."
  88. DARSHANA (दर्शना): Feminine form of Hindi Darshan, meaning "sight." 
  89. DARYA:
    1. Persian name meaning "ocean, river, sea."
    2. Russian form of Roman Latin Daria, meaning "possesses a lot, wealthy."
  90. DARYL: Variant spelling of English unisex Darryl, meaning "from Airelle."
  91. DARYNA (Дарина): Ukrainian form of Roman Latin Daria, meaning "possesses a lot, wealthy."
  92. DASHURIE: Albanian name meaning "intimacy; liaison; love."
  93. DASSAH: Short form of English Hadassa, meaning "myrtle tree."
  94. DAVENA: Variant spelling of Latin Davina, meaning "beloved."
  95. DAVIDA (דָוִידָה): Feminine form of Hebrew David, meaning "beloved."
  96. DAVINA
    1. Feminine form of English Davin, meaning "little black one."
    2. Latin feminine form of Hebrew David, meaning "beloved."
  97. DAVINIA: Elaborated form of Latin Davina, meaning "beloved."
  98. DAWN: English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "dawn."
  99. DAY
    1. English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "day."
    2. Feminine form of Middle English Daye, meaning "day."
  100. DAYNA: Variant spelling of Hebrew Dana, possibly meaning "judge." 
  101. DAYO: African Yoruba unisex name meaning "joy arrives."
  102. DEA: From the Latin word for "goddess."
  103. DEANA: Feminine form of English Dean, meaning "dean, head, leader."
  104. DEANNA
    1. Variant spelling of English Deana, meaning "dean, head, leader."
    2. Variant spelling of English Dinah, meaning "judgment." 
  105. DEANNE: Variant spelling of English Dinah, meaning "judgment." 
  106. DEARBHÁIL: Irish name composed of the Gaelic elements der "daughter" and fáil "destiny," hence "daughter of destiny."
  107. DEARBHFHORGHAILL: Variant spelling of Scottish Diorbhorguil, meaning "true testimony."
  108. DEARBHLA: Irish Gaelic name meaning "true poet."
  109. DEARBHORGHIL: Variant spelling of Scottish Dearbhfhorghaill, meaning "true testimony."
  110. DEB: Short form of English Deborah, meaning "bee."
  111. DEBBI: Variant spelling of English Debbie, meaning "bee."
  112. DEBBIE: Pet form of English Deborah, meaning "bee."
  113. DEBBY: Variant spelling of English Debbie, meaning "bee."
  114. DEBI: Pet form of English Deborah, meaning "bee."
  115. DÉBORA: Portuguese and Spanish form of Hebrew Debowrah, meaning "bee."
  116. DEBORA: Italian form of Hebrew Debowrah, meaning "bee."
  117. DEBORAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Debowrah, meaning "bee." In the bible, this is the name of the nurse of Rebecca, and the prophetess-judge and wife of Lapidoth
  118. DEBOWRAH (דְּבוֹרָה): Hebrew name meaning "bee." In the bible, this is the name of the nurse of Rebecca, and the prophetess-judge and wife of Lapidoth. Also spelled Devorah.
  119. DEBRA: Contracted form of English Deborah, meaning "bee."
  120. DEBS: Pet form of English Deborah, meaning "bee."
  121. DECIMA: Latin name meaning "tenth." In Roman mythology, the Decima are equated with the Greek Moirae.
  122. DEDE: African Luo unisex name meaning "grasshopper, locust."
  123. DEE:
    1. English unisex short form of longer names beginning with the letter "D." In some cases, it may be of Scottish origin, associated with the River Dee, possibly meaning "dark water."
    2. Short form of English Deena, meaning "dean, head, leader."
  124. DEEANN: English compound name composed of Dee (having various meanings), and Ann, "favor; grace."
  125. DEENA: Variant spelling of English Deana, meaning "dean, head, leader."
  126. DEEPALI (दीपाली): Variant spelling of Hindi Dipali, meaning "row of lamps."
  127. DEEPTI (दीप्ति): Variant spelling of Hindi Dipti, meaning "light."
  128. DEGANA (דְּגָנָה): Variant spelling of Hebrew Deganya, meaning "grain."
  129. DEGANIA: Variant spelling of Hebrew Deganya, meaning "grain."
  130. DEGANIAH: Variant spelling of Hebrew Deganya, meaning "grain."
  131. DEGANIT (דְּגָנִית): Variant form of Hebrew Deganya, meaning "grain."
  132. DEGANIYA (דְּגָנִיָּה): Variant form of Hebrew Deganya, meaning "grain."
  133. DEGANYA (דְגַנְיָה): Hebrew name meaning "grain."
  134. DEIDRA: Variant spelling Celtic Deidre, possibly meaning "young girl."
  135. DEIDRE: Variant spelling Celtic Deidre, possibly meaning "young girl."
  136. DEIFILIA: Spanish name meaning "daughter of God."
  137. DEIRBHILE: Gaelic name composed of the elements der "daughter" and file "poet," hence "poet's daughter."
  138. DEIRDRE: Celtic legend name of a tragic heroine who committed suicide after the murder of her lover. She is sometimes referred to as Deirdre of the Sorrows. The name is of uncertain derivation. Some sources give the meaning "young girl."
  139. DEITRA: Variant spelling of Celtic Deidre, possibly meaning "young girl."
  140. DEJA: English name derived from the French phrase deja vu "already seen," hence "already."
  141. DEJANA (Дејана): Feminine form of Serbian Dejan, meaning "to take action."
  142. DEL: Pet form of English Adela, meaning "noble." Also used as a short form of other longer names beginning with Del-.
  143. DELANEY: Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhshláine "descendant of Dubhshláine," hence "black challenger."
  144. DELFINA: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Delphina, meaning "woman from Delphi." 
  145. DELIA (Δήλια): Greek name meaning "of Delos." In mythology, this is a name borne by Artemis, referring to her place of birth.
  146. DELICE: Variant spelling of English Delicia, meaning "delight."
  147. DELICIA: English feminine form of Latin Delicius, meaning "delight." 
  148. DELIGHT: English name derived from the vocabulary word, from Latin delectare, meaning "to allure, delight." 
  149. DELILA: Variant spelling of English Delilah, meaning "delicate, weak."
  150. DELILAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Deliylah, meaning "delicate, weak." In the bible, this is the name of the mistress of Samson.

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