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  1. DAMIANA: Feminine form of English Damian, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." 
  2. DANA: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, possibly meaning "from Denmark." Compare with other forms of Dana.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. DANI: English pet form of French Danielle, meaning "God is my judge."
  6. DANIELLE: French feminine form of Hebrew Daniyel, meaning "God is my judge." 
  7. DANNI: English pet form of French Danielle, meaning "God is my judge." Compare with masculine Danni.
  8. 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.
  9. DARA: Middle English name meaning "brave, daring." Compare with another form of Dara.
  10. 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." 
  11. DARCEY: Feminine form of English unisex Darcy, meaning "from Arcy."
  12. DARCIE: Variant spelling of English unisex Darcy, meaning "from Arcy."
  13. DARCY: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, meaning "from Arcy."
  14. DARIAN: English unisex name derived from Roman Latin Darius, meaning "possesses a lot, wealthy."
  15. DARIEN: Variant spelling of English unisex Darian, meaning "possesses a lot, wealthy."
  16. DARINA: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Dáiríne, meaning "fertile, fruitful."
  17. DARLA: Middle English name meaning "dear, darling."
  18. DARLEEN: Variant spelling of English Darlene, meaning "darling."
  19. DARLENE: Pet form of English Darla, meaning "dear, darling." 
  20. DARNELL: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, composed of the Old English elements derne "hidden, secret" and halh "nook," hence "hidden/secret nook."
  21. DARRYL: Unisex form of English Darrell, meaning "from Airelle."
  22. DARYL: Variant spelling of English unisex Darryl, meaning "from Airelle."
  23. DAVIDA (דָוִידָה): Feminine form of Hebrew David, meaning "beloved."
  24. DAVINA: Feminine form of English Davin, meaning "little black one." Compare with another form of Davina.
  25. DAVINIA: Elaborated form of Latin Davina, meaning "beloved."
  26. DAWN: English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "dawn."
  27. DAY
    1. English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "day."
    2. Feminine form of Middle English Daye, meaning "day."
  28. DAYNA: Variant spelling of Hebrew Dana, possibly meaning "judge." 
  29. DEANA: Feminine form of English Dean, meaning "dean, head, leader."
  30. DEANNA
    1. Variant spelling of English Deana, meaning "dean, head, leader."
    2. Variant spelling of English Dinah, meaning "judgment." 
  31. DEANNE: Variant spelling of English Dinah, meaning "judgment." 
  32. DEB: Short form of English Deborah, meaning "bee."
  33. DEBBI: Variant spelling of English Debbie, meaning "bee."
  34. DEBBIE: Pet form of English Deborah, meaning "bee."
  35. DEBBY: Variant spelling of English Debbie, meaning "bee."
  36. DEBI: Pet form of English Deborah, meaning "bee."
  37. 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
  38. DEBRA: Contracted form of English Deborah, meaning "bee."
  39. DEBS: Pet form of English Deborah, meaning "bee."
  40. DECIMA: Latin name meaning "tenth." In Roman mythology, the Decima are equated with the Greek Moirae.
  41. 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."
  42. DEEANN: English compound name composed of Dee (having various meanings), and Ann, "favor; grace."
  43. DEENA: Variant spelling of English Deana, meaning "dean, head, leader."
  44. 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."
  45. DEJA: English name derived from the French phrase deja vu "already seen," hence "already."
  46. DEL: Pet form of English Adela, meaning "noble." Also used as a short form of other longer names beginning with Del-.
  47. DELANEY: Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhshláine "descendant of Dubhshláine," hence "black challenger."
  48. DELIA (Δήλια): Greek name meaning "of Delos." In mythology, this is a name borne by Artemis, referring to her place of birth.
  49. DELICE: Variant spelling of English Delicia, meaning "delight."
  50. DELICIA: English feminine form of Latin Delicius, meaning "delight." 
  51. DELIGHT: English name derived from the vocabulary word, from Latin delectare, meaning "to allure, delight." 
  52. DELILA: Variant spelling of English Delilah, meaning "delicate, weak."
  53. DELILAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Deliylah, meaning "delicate, weak." In the bible, this is the name of the mistress of Samson.
  54. DELINDA: English name derived from German Adelinda, meaning "noble serpent." 
  55. DELLA: Feminine form of English Dell, meaning "lives in a dell/hollow."
  56. DELLMA: Variant spelling of English Delma, possibly meaning "hospitable."
  57. DELMA: Short form of English Fidelma, possibly meaning "hospitable."
  58. DELORA: English variant spelling of Spanish Dolores, meaning "sorrows."
  59. DELORES: English variant spelling of Spanish Dolores, meaning "sorrows."
  60. DELORIS: English variant spelling of Spanish Dolores, meaning "sorrows."
  61. DELPHIA: English name derived from Philadelphia, the name of a city in the state of Pennsylvania and a city in Asia Minor, composed of the Greek elements phileo "to love" and adelphos "born of the same womb," hence "sibling."
  62. DELPHINA: Latin name meaning "woman from Delphi," a city in Greece whose name probably means "dolphin." 
  63. DELPHINE: French form of Latin Delphina, meaning "woman from Delphi." Because of its association with the "delphinium," this name is sometimes given as a flower name.
  64. DELTA: English name derived from the "fourth" letter of the Greek alphabet.
  65. DEMETRIA: Feminine form of Latin Demetrius, meaning "loves the earth" or "follower of Demeter."
  66. DEMI: English short form of Latin Demetria, meaning "loves the earth" or "follower of Demeter." 
  67. DENA
    1. Variant spelling of English Deana, meaning "dean, head, leader."
    2. Variant spelling of English Dinah, meaning "judgment."
  68. DENI: Pet form of French Denise, meaning "follower of Dionysos."
  69. DENICE: English variant spelling of French Denise, meaning "follower of Dionysos."
  70. DENIECE: English variant spelling of French Denise, meaning "follower of Dionysos."
  71. DENISA: English variant spelling of French Denise, meaning "follower of Dionysos."
  72. DENISE: Feminine form French Denis, meaning "follower of Dionysos."
  73. DERBY: Variant spelling of English unisex Darby, meaning "deer farm."
  74. DERRYL: Variant spelling of English unisex Darryl, meaning "from Airelle."
  75. DERVILA: Variant spelling of English Dervla, meaning "true poet."
  76. DERVLA: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Dearbhla, meaning "true poet."
  77. DESDEMONA: Literary name derived from the Greek word dysdaimon, meaning "ill-starred." 
  78. DESIRAE: English form of French Désirée, meaning "desired."
  79. DESPINA: English variant spelling of Latin Despoena, meaning "mistress."
  80. DESTINEE: Variant spelling of English Destiny, meaning "fate, fortune."
  81. DESTINY: English name derived from the vocabulary word, from Latin destinare, "to establish, make firm," hence "fate, fortune."
  82. DEVAN: Variant spelling of English unisex Devon, meaning "worshiper of the god Dumnonos." 
  83. DEVEN: Variant spelling of English unisex Devon, meaning "worshiper of the god Dumnonos." 
  84. DEVNET: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Damhnait, meaning "little fawn."
  85. DEVON: English unisex name derived from the county name, from a British tribal name meaning "worshiper of the god Dumnonos."
  86. DEZIREE: English variant spelling of French Désirée, meaning "desired."
  87. DI: English short form of Latin Diana and French Diane, meaning "divine, heavenly."
  88. DIAMANDA: Feminine variant spelling of English unisex Diamond, meaning "diamond."
  89. DIAMOND: English unisex name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "diamond" for girls and "bright protector" for boys. This is the birthstone for the month of April.
  90. DIANA: Latin name meaning "divine, heavenly." In Roman mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the moon and hunting.
  91. DIANE: French form of Latin Diana, meaning "divine, heavenly."
  92. DIANN: English variant spelling of French Diane, meaning "divine, heavenly."
  93. DIANNA: Variant spelling of Latin Diana, meaning "divine, heavenly."
  94. DIANNE: Variant spelling of French Diane, meaning "divine, heavenly."
  95. DIDI: English short form of Latin Diana, meaning "divine, heavenly." Compare with masculine Didi.
  96. DIDO (Διδώ): Greek name meaning "wanderer." In mythology, this is the name of the founder and first queen of Carthage. She fell in love with Aeneas, and set herself on fire when he left her. 
  97. DINA: Variant spelling of English Dinah, meaning "judgment." Compare with another form of Dina.
  98. DINAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Diynah, meaning "judgment." In the bible, this is the name of a daughter of Jacob.
  99. DINDRAINE: Variant spelling of English Dindrane, 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.
  100. DINDRANE: Variant spelling 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. 
  101. DIOT: English pet form of Greek Dionysia, meaning "follower of Dionysos."
  102. DIVINA: English name based on the vocabulary word divine, meaning "goddess-like" or "from heaven."
  103. DIX: Short form of English Dixie, possibly meaning "tenth."
  104. DIXEE: Variant spelling of English Dixie, meaning "tenth."
  105. DIXIE: The origin of the American southern "Dixie" is uncertain; however, Louisiana dollars had the French word dix printed on them, meaning "tenth," and this may have been what inspired the song about "the land of dixies," and later the name itself.
  106. DIXY: Variant spelling of English Dixie, meaning "tenth."
  107. DLILA: Variant spelling of English Delila, meaning "delicate, weak."
  108. DODI: Pet form of English Dorothy, meaning "gift of God." Compare with another form of Dodi.
  109. DODIE: Pet form of English Dorothy, meaning "gift of God." Compare with another form of Dodie.
  110. DOLANNA: Variant form of English Donalda, meaning "world ruler."
  111. DOLENA: Variant form of English Donalda, meaning "world ruler."
  112. DOLINA: Variant form of English Donalda, meaning "world ruler."
  113. DOLLEE: Variant spelling of English Dolly, meaning "gift of God."
  114. DOLLEY: Variant spelling of English Dolly, meaning "gift of God."
  115. DOLLIE: Variant spelling of English Dolly, meaning "gift of God."
  116. DOLLY: Pet form of English Dorothy, meaning "gift of God."
  117. DOLORES: Spanish name derived from a title of the Virgin Mary, Maria de los Dolores ("Mary of Sorrows"), hence "sorrows."
  118. DOMINICA: Feminine form of Latin Dominicus, meaning "belongs to the lord." This is a name traditionally given to a child born on Sunday. 
  119. DOMINIQUE: French unisex form of Latin Dominicus, meaning "belongs to the lord."
  120. DONALDA: Feminine form of English Donald, meaning "world ruler."
  121. DONALDINA: Elaborated form of English Donalda, meaning "world ruler."
  122. DONELLA: Variant form of English Donalda, meaning "world ruler."
  123. DONELLE: Feminine form of Irish Anglicized Donal, meaning "world ruler."
  124. DONNA
    1. English name derived from the Italian word donna, meaning "lady."
    2. Short form of English Donalda, meaning "world ruler."
  125. DORA: Pet form of English Dorothy, meaning "gift of God." Compare with another form of Dora.
  126. DORCIA: English name derived from the Italian place name Val d'Orcia (or Valdorcia) of Tuscany, meaning "valley or life (or nature)," hence "life, nature." 
  127. DOREAN: Variant spelling of English Doreen, meaning "gift." 
  128. DOREEN
    1. Anglicized form of Gaelic Doireann, meaning "sullen." 
    2. Variant form of English Dora, meaning "gift."  
  129. DORETTA: Diminutive form of English Dora, meaning "little gift."
  130. DORIANE: French feminine form of English Dorian, meaning "of the Dorian tribe."
  131. DORINDA: 18th century elaborated form of English Dora, meaning "gift."
  132. DORINE: Variant spelling of English Doreen, meaning "gift." 
  133. DORIS (Δωρίς): Greek name meaning "bounty" and "unmixed, pure." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the sea, consort of Nereus and mother of the Nereids (sea nymphs). 
  134. DOROTHEA
    1. Feminine form of Greek Dorotheos, meaning "gift of God."
    2. Feminine form of Latin Dorotheus, meaning "gift of God." 
  135. DOROTHY: English form of Latin Dorothea, meaning "gift of God."
  136. DORRIS: Variant spelling of Greek Doris, meaning "bounty" and "unmixed, pure."
  137. DORTHY: Variant spelling of English Dorothy, meaning "gift of God."
  138. DORY: Pet form of English Dora, meaning "gift."
  139. DOT: Pet form of English Dorothy, meaning "gift of God."
  140. DOTTIE: Pet form of English Dorothy, meaning "gift of God."
  141. DOTTY: Variant spelling of English Dottie, meaning "gift of God."
  142. DREDA: Short form of Middle English Eldreda, meaning "old advisor."
  143. DREW: Feminine adopted use of masculine English Drew, meaning "man; warrior."
  144. DRUSILLA: Feminine diminutive form of Roman Latin Drusus, possibly meaning "oak; strong." 
  145. DUANA: Feminine form of English Duane, meaning "little black one."
  146. DULCIBELLA: English compound name composed of Dulcie "sweet" and the Italian word Bella, "beautiful," hence "sweet beauty."
  147. DULCIE: English form of Latin Dulcia, meaning "sweet."
  148. DYAN: English variant spelling of French Dianne, meaning "divine, heavenly."
  149. DYMPHNA: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Damhnait, meaning "little fawn."
  150. DYMPNA: Variant spelling of English Dymphna, meaning "little fawn."

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