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Names starting with De

Desidéria - Feminine form of Portuguese Desidério, meaning "longing."
Despoina - Variant spelling of Greek Despoine, meaning "mistress."
Despoine - Greek name meaning "mistress." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Poseidon and Demeter.
Désirée - Feminine form of French Désiré, meaning "desired." 
Degaré - From the medieval romance Sir Degaré, probably from the French word égaré, meaning "strayed, lost." 
Despina - English variant spelling of Latin Despoena, meaning "mistress."
Denisa - English variant spelling of French Denise, meaning "follower of Dionysos."
Deepak - Variant spelling of Hindi Dipak, meaning "little lamp."
Dee - 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."
Dennis - English form of Latin Dionysius, meaning "follower of Dionysos."
Destiny - English name derived from the vocabulary word, from Latin destinare, "to establish, make firm," hence "fate, fortune."
Dean -  English occupational surname transferred to forename use, from the Latin word decanus, meaning "dean; ecclesiastical supervisor."
Deepali - Variant spelling of Hindi Dipali, meaning "row of lamps."
Derick - Variant spelling of English Derek, meaning "first of the people; king of nations."
Dederick - Variant form of Old High German Diedrich, meaning "first of the people; king of nations."
Debra - Contracted form of English Deborah, meaning "bee."
Delphinius - Latin form of Greek Delphinios, meaning "of Delphi" or "of the Dolphins." In mythology, this is a title belonging to Apollo.
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. 
Denise - Feminine form French Denis, meaning "follower of Dionysos."
Debby - Variant spelling of English Debbie, meaning "bee."
Derwin - Probably a variant spelling of English Darwin, meaning "dear friend."
Dexter -  English surname transferred to forename use, originally denoting a female "dyer," but by the time it became a personal name it had already become strongly associated with Latin dexter "auspicious, right-handed," and was usually chosen as a name because of this.
Desirae - English form of French Désirée, meaning "desired."
Deoradhán - Old Gaelic name composed of the elements deòradh "exile, outlaw, pilgrim," and a diminutive suffix, hence "little exile" or "little pilgrim."
Devi - Hindi name derived from Sanskrit devi meaning "goddess."
Delilah - Anglicized form of Hebrew Deliylah, meaning "delicate, weak." In the bible, this is the name of the mistress of Samson.
Denver - English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements Dene "Dane" and fær "passage, crossing," hence "Dane crossing."
Desmond - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Deas-Mhumhan, meaning "man from south Munster." 
Desdemona - Literary namederived from the Greek word dysdaimon, meaning "ill-starred." 
Declan - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Deaglán, meaning "fully good."
Deaglán - Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements deagh "good" and lán "full," hence "fully good."
Deòiridh - Scottish Gaelic name meaning "pilgrim."
Dezsö - Hungarian form of Latin Desiderius, meaning "longing."
Deòrsa - Scottish Gaelic form of Greek Georgios, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
Delaya -  Variant spelling of Hebrew Delayah, meaning "God has drawn."
Dermot -  Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Diarmaid, meaning "without envy."
Dejan - Serbian name derived from the Slavic element deja, meaning "to take action."
Debdan - Variant spelling of Hindi Devdan, meaning "god-gift."
Demokritos - Greek name composed of the elements demou "of the people" and krites "judge," hence "judge of the people."
Demetrio -  Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Demetrius, meaning "loves the earth" or "follower of Demeter."
Derek - English name derived from Dutch Diederik, meaning "first of the people; king of nations."
Deganya - Hebrew name meaning "grain."
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."
Denny - Pet form of English Dennis, meaning "follower of Dionysos."
Deganiah - Variant spelling of Hebrew Deganya, meaning "grain."
Dearbháil - Irish name composed of the Gaelic elements der "daughter" and fáil "destiny," hence "daughter of destiny."
Demi - English short form of Latin Demetria, meaning "loves the earth" or "follower of Demeter." 
Devereux - French surname transferred to English forename use, meaning "from Evreux." Evreux is a commune of Normandy, France which got its name from the Eburovices, the name of a gallic tribe, meaning "those which overcome by the yew." Yew wood was used to make weapons: bows, arrows, spears, etc.
Deandre - English elaborated form of French André, meaning "man, warrior." 
Dessislava - Variant spelling of Bulgarian Desislava, possibly meaning "divided glory."
Devorgilla - Variant spelling of Scottish Diorbhail, meaning "true testimony."
Demelza - Cornish name derived from a place name in St. Columb Major, meaning "fort on a hill."
Delun - Chinese name meaning "virtuous order."
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."
Dedrick - Dutch form of Old High German Dedrich, meaning "first of the people; king of nations."
Deidra - Variant spelling Celtic Deidre, possibly meaning "young girl."
Deimos - Greek name meaning "fear, terror." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Ares and Aphrodite.
Deniece - English variant spelling of French Denise, meaning "follower of Dionysos."
Den - English short form of longer names beginning with Den-.
Delice - Variant spelling of English Delicia, meaning "delight."
Deana - Feminine form of English Dean, meaning "dean, head, leader."
Déodat - French form of Roman Latin Deodatus, meaning "given to God."
Delia - Greek name meaning "of Delos." In mythology, this is a name borne by Artemis, referring to her place of birth.
Delicius - From the Latin word delicius, meaning"delight." 
Deryn - Welsh name, probably from the word aderyn, meaning"bird." 
Delroy - English name possibly derived from the Old French phrase del roy, meaning "son or servant of the king."
Dede - African Luo unisex name meaning "grasshopper, locust."
Deziree - English variant spelling of French Désirée, meaning "desired."
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.
Delma - Short form of English Fidelma, possibly meaning "hospitable."
Debowrah - 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.
Delight - English name derived from the vocabulary word, from Latin delectare, meaning "to allure, delight." 
Degania - Variant spelling of Hebrew Deganya, meaning "grain."
Devraj - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements deva "god" and raja "king," hence "god-king."
Devan - Variant spelling of English unisex Devon, meaning "worshiper of the god Dumnonos." 
Denton - English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements denu "valley" and tun "enclosure, settlement," hence "valley settlement."
Deepti - Variant spelling of Hindi Dipti, meaning "light."
Denys - Variant spelling of English Dennis, meaning "follower of Dionysos."
Dewi - Contracted form of Welsh Dewydd, meaning "beloved." 
Delaney - Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhshláine "descendant of Dubhshláine," hence "black challenger."
Denice - English variant spelling of French Denise, meaning "follower of Dionysos."
Deniz - Turkish unisex name meaning "sea."
Desi - Short form of Italian/Spanish Desiderio, meaning "longing." This name was borne by the Cuban actor Desi Arnaz, husband of Lucille Ball. 
Denzil - Variant spelling of Cornish Denzel, possibly meaning "sunny fort."
Desiderius - Latin name derived from the word desiderium, meaning "longing."
Deroc - Old Breton form of Latin Ferox, meaning "the arrogant one" or "the obstinate one."
Deodatus - Short form of Roman Latin Adeodatus, meaning "given to God." 
Deforest - English name derived from a Norman French surname, meaning "from the forest."
Demon - Ancient Greek name derived from the word demos, meaning "the people."
Derog - Welsh form of Latin Ferox, meaning "the arrogant one" or "the obstinate one."
Dene - Variant spelling of English Dean, meaning "dean, ecclesiastical supervisor."
Delphinios - Greek name meaning "of Delphi" or "of the Dolphins." In mythology, this is a title belonging to Apollo.
Debs - Pet form of English Deborah, meaning "bee."
Derby - Variant spelling of English unisex Darby, meaning "deer farm."
Debbi - Variant spelling of English Debbie, meaning "bee."
Deliylah - Hebrew name derived from the root dal, meaning "delicate, weak." In the bible, this is the name of the mistress of Samson.
Destinee - Variant spelling of English Destiny, meaning "fate, fortune."
Derryl - Variant spelling of English unisex Darryl, meaning "from Airelle."
Dezirinda - Esperanto name meaning "desirable."
Del - Pet form of English Adela, meaning "noble." Also used as a short form of other longer names beginning with Del-.
Dermid - Variant spelling of Scottish Gaelic Diarmad, meaning "without envy."
Deena - Variant spelling of English Deana, meaning "dean, head, leader."
Detta - Short form of Italian names ending with -detta.
Deloris - English variant spelling of Spanish Dolores, meaning "sorrows."
Delyth - Welsh name derived from the element del, meaning "pretty."
Deus - Latin form of Greek Zeus, meaning "god."
Delaiah - Anglicized form of Hebrew Delayah, meaning "God has drawn." Hebrew name meaning "God has drawn." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a descendant of Zerubbabel.
Dervla - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Dearbhla, meaning "truepoet."
Demyan - Russian form of Greek Damian, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." 
Deas-mhumhan - Irish Gaelic byname meaning "man from south Munster."
Devdas - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements deva "god" and dasa "servant," hence "god-servant."
Dearbhla - Irish Gaelic name meaning "true poet."
Dearbhfhorghaill - Variant spelling of Scottish Diorbhorguil, meaning "true testimony."
Delphinia - Feminine form of Greek Delphinios, meaning "of Delphi" or "of the Dolphins." In mythology, this is the surname of Artemis. 
Demetra - Variant spelling of Latin Demetria, meaning "loves the earth" or "follower of Demeter."
Delshad - Persian name meaning "happy heart."
Deryck - Variant spelling of English Derek, meaning "first of the people; king of nations."
Devora - Variant spelling of Hebrew Devorah, meaning "bee."
Delmar - English name possibly derived from Spanish del mar, meaning "of the sea." Once popular among African Americans.
Derya - Turkish unisex form of Persian Darya, meaning "ocean."
Deneb - From the name of a star in the constellation Cygnus, from Arabic dhanab, meaning "tail."
Demosthenes - Greek name composed of the elements demou "of the people" and sthenos "strength, vigor," hence "strength of the people."
Deon - English variant spelling of French Dion, meaning "god, Zeus."
Debbie - Pet form of English Deborah, meaning "bee."
Dena -   Variant spelling of English Deana, meaning "dean, head, leader."
Dénes - Hungarian form of Greek Dionysios, meaning "follower of Dionysos."
Delayah - Hebrew name meaning "God has drawn." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a descendant of Zerubbabel.
Deye - Variant spelling of English Daye, meaning "day."
Dedrich - Variant form of Old High German Diedrich, meaning "first of the people; king of nations."
Dei - From the Celtic word meaning "to shine."
Delwyn - Welsh unisex name composed of the elements del "pretty" and (g)wyn "fair, holy, white," hence "pretty and fair."
Devin - Irish surname transferred to forename use, derived from the surname Devine, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Daimhín, "descendant of Daimhín," hence "little fawn."
Devika - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements devi "goddess" and ka "little," hence "little goddess."
Devil - English form of  Greek Diabolos, meaning "accuser, slanderer." In the bible, this is a title for Satan, the prince of demons and author of evil, who estranges men from God and entices them to sin. Figuratively, the devil is a man who, by opposing the cause of God, may be said to act the part of the devil or to side with him.
Derrick - Variant spelling of English Derek, meaning "first of the people; king of nations."
Dea - From the Latin word for "goddess."
Demogorgon - Greek myth name of a god of the underworld, thought to be a name for Satan, possibly composed of the Greek elements daimon "demon, devil" and gorgos "grim," hence "grim demon."
Deven - Variant spelling of English unisex Devon, meaning "worshiper of the god Dumnonos." 
Deshawn - Elaborated form of English Shawn, meaning "God is gracious."
Delicia - English feminine form of Latin Delicius, meaning "delight." 
Deni - Pet form of French Denise, meaning "follower of Dionysos."
Defrim - Albanian name meaning "entertainment."
Delbert - Probably a Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Æðelbert, meaning "bright nobility."
Delores - English variant spelling of Spanish Dolores, meaning "sorrows."
Devdan - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements deva "god" and dana "gift," hence "god-gift."
Deniel - Breton form of Hebrew Daniyel, meaning "God is my judge."
Delinda - English name derived from German Adelinda, meaning "noble serpent." 
Deidre - Variant spelling Celtic Deidre, possibly meaning "young girl."
Degana - Variant spelling of Hebrew Deganya, meaning "grain."
Désiré - French name meaning "desired." 
Deonne - English variant spelling of French Dion, meaning "god, Zeus."
Deonte - Modern English creation, possibly a blend of Deon "god, Zeus" and Dante "steadfast."
Despoena - Latin form of Greek Despoine, meaning "mistress."
Demetrios - Greek name derived from the name of the goddess Demeter ("earth mother"), meaning "loves the earth" or "follower of Demeter."
Decebalus - Roman name of a Dacian king, composed of the Latin elements dece "ten" and balus "strong," hence "strong as ten."
Delora - English variant spelling of Spanish Dolores, meaning "sorrows."
Demetria - Feminine form of Latin Demetrius, meaning "loves the earth" or "follower of Demeter."
Deunoro - Basque name meaning "all saints."
Delphina - Latin name meaning "woman from Delphi," a city in Greece whose nameprobably means "dolphin." 
Deshaun - Variant spelling of English Deshawn, meaning "God is gracious."
Deucalion - Greek name possibly meaning "new wine sailor." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Prometheus, and a son of Minos.
Decebal - Romanian form of Roman Latin Decebalus, meaning "strong as ten."
Dejana - Feminine form of Serbian Dejan, meaning "to take action."
Dema - Variant spelling of Arabic Dima, meaning "downpour."
Devon - English unisex name derived from the county name, from a British tribal name meaning "worshiper of the god Dumnonos." 
Derry - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Dáire, meaning "fertile, fruitful."
Débora - Portuguese and Spanish form of Hebrew Debowrah, meaning "bee."
Denzel - Cornish surname transferred to forename use, possibly composed of the elements din "fort" and sul "sun," hence "sunny fort." 
Deja - English name derived from the French phrase deja vu "already seen," hence "already."
Deb - Short form of English Deborah, meaning "bee."
Desislav - Bulgarian name of uncertain derivation. The first element may be related to PIE *dis- "apart, divided." The second is Slavic slav, meaning "glory," hence possibly "divided glory." 
Deiniol - Welsh form of Hebrew Daniyel, meaning "God is my judge." 
Derren - Variant spelling of English Daren, meaning "from Araines."
Dervila - Variant spelling of English Dervla, meaning "true poet."
Deitra - Variant spelling of Celtic Deidre, possibly meaning "young girl."
Deasún - Contracted form of Irish Gaelic Deas-Mhumhan, meaning "man from south Munster."
Demetrius - Latin form of Greek Demetrios, meaning "loves the earth" or "follower of Demeter."
Delaia - Variant spelling of English Delaiah, meaning "God has drawn."
Della - Feminine form of English Dell, meaning "lives in a dell/hollow."
Deifilia - Spanish name meaning"daughter of God."
Dellma - Variant spelling of English Delma, possibly meaning "hospitable."
Devorah - Variant spelling of Hebrew Debowrah, meaning "bee." 
Debi - Pet form of English Deborah, meaning "bee."
Delayahu - Variant form of Hebrew Delayah, meaning "God has drawn."
Denis -   Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Donnchadh, meaning "brown warrior."
Dewey - English form of Welsh Dewi, meaning "beloved."
Deemer - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Old English demere, meaning "judge."
Deusdedit - Variant spelling of Roman Latin Deodatus, meaning "given to God." 
Dearbhorghil - Variant spelling of Scottish Dearbhfhorghaill, meaning "true testimony."
Desya - Pet form of Russian Modest, meaning "moderate, sober."
Dezi - English variant spelling of Italian/Spanish Desi, meaning "longing."
Desidério - Portuguese form of Latin Desiderius, meaning "longing." 
Dekel - Hebrew name meaning "date/palm tree."
Deline - Short form of French Adeline, meaning "noble." 
Deming -   Alternate spelling of the English surname Deeming, meaning "act of judging."
Deganiya - Variant form of Hebrew Deganya, meaning "grain."
Demonthin - Native American Ponca name meaning "talks as he walks."
Deganit - Variant form of Hebrew Deganya, meaning "grain."
Demeter - Greek myth name of a goddess of agriculture, derived from Doric Da-mater, meaning "earth mother." Compare with masculine Demeter.
Decima - Latin name meaning "tenth." In Roman mythology, the Decima are equated with the Greek Moirae.
Decimus - Roman name meaning "tenth."
Delta - English name derived from the "fourth" letter of the Greek alphabet.
Dewydd - Welsh form of Hebrew David, meaning "beloved." 
Deanna -   Variant spelling of English Deana, meaning "dean, head, leader."
Dewayne - Elaborated form of English Dwayne, meaning "little black one."
Deforrest - Variant spelling of English Deforest, meaning "from the forest."
Deacon - English occupational surname transferred to forename use, from the Greek word diakonos, meaning "servant."
Delfina - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Delphina, meaning "woman from Delphi." 
Devnet - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Damhnait, meaning "little fawn."
Desislava - Feminine form of Bulgarian Desislav, possibly meaning "divided glory."
Delila - Variant spelling of English Delilah, meaning "delicate, weak."
Dell - English surname transferred to forename use, originally a byname for someone who "lives in a dell/hollow." 
Desideria - Feminine form Italian/Spanish Desiderio, meaning "longing."
Delaney - Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhshláine "descendant of Dubhshláine," hence "black challenger."
Delwyn - Welsh unisex name composed of the elements del "pretty" and (g)wyn "fair, holy, white," hence "pretty and fair."
Demeter - Hungarian form of Latin Demetrius, meaning "loves the earth" or "follower of Demeter." 
Derby - Variant spelling of English unisex Darby, meaning "deer farm."
Derryl - Variant spelling of English unisex Darryl, meaning "from Airelle."
Derya - Turkish unisex form of Persian Darya, meaning "ocean."
Desiderio - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Desiderius, meaning "longing." 
Devan - Variant spelling of English unisex Devon, meaning "worshiper of the god Dumnonos." 
Deven - Variant spelling of English unisex Devon, meaning "worshiper of the god Dumnonos." 
Devon - English unisex name derived from the county name, from a British tribal name, meaning "worshiper of the god Dumnonos." 
Debora - Italian form of Hebrew Debowrah, meaning "bee."
Dede - African Luo unisex name meaning "grasshopper; locust."
Dee - 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." Compare with strictly feminine Dee.

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