Tuesday, February 25, 2014

D-Dun-Dun-Dun-Duuuuunn

Did you know there're no D-names for girls in the Top 100? Destiny is the highest-ranked, at #113, followed by Delilah, Daniela, Daisy, & Delaney also in the Top 250.
In the past, a few different D-names have been common for girls (several currently are for boys!), but I guess most must be 'unstylish' right now.

  • Daciana (dah-chee-AH-nah, Romanian)
  • Dagny (DAHG-nee, Norwegian; DAHNG-nee, Swedish; DAG-nee, English)--from Old Norse, "new day". Latvian form is Dagnija (DAHG-nee-yah).
  • Dahlia (DAH-lee-ah or DAY-lee-ah, English)--Spanish form is Dalia (DAHL-yah)
  • Daina (DAY-nah, Lithuanian; DYE-nah, Latvian)--"song"
  • Dáiríne (DAH-rin-yeh, Irish)--Anglicized as Darina
  • Damaris (DAM-ah-ris, English; DAH-mah-ris, German; dah-MAH-rees, Spanish)
  • Damhnait (DAV-nat, DOW-nat, Irish)--"fawn". Anglicized as Devnet or Dymphna (DIMF-nah)
  • Damiana (dah-mee-AH-nah, Italian)--feminine of Damian
  • Danaë (dah-NAH-ee, Greek)
  • Danica (DAN-ik-ah, English; DAH-nee-kah, Slavic)--"morning star"
  • Daniyah (DAN-ee-ah, Arabic)
  • Daphne (DAF-nee, English; DAHF-neh, Dutch & German)--from Greek, "laurel". Other forms include Dafna (Hebrew), Dafne (Italian), & Dafina (Albanian & Macedonian)
  • Dara (DAH-rah, Slavic)--"gift". Other forms include DarinkaDarina & Daryna.  [masculine in other languages/origins]
  • Darcy (DAR-see, English)
  • Daria (DAH-ree-ah, Italian, Polish)--feminine of Darius. Other forms include Dareia (Greek), Darija (Croatian, Serbian), Darja (Czech), and Darya (Russian)
  • Darya (dahr-YAH, Persian)--"sea"
  • Davina (dah-VEE-nah, English)--feminine of David
  • Deirdre (DEER-dreh, English; DEHR-dreh, Irish)
  • Delphine (del-FEEN, French)--other forms include Delphina (Latin), Delfina (Italian, Spanish), & Delphia (English)
  • Delwen (DEL-wen, Welsh)--"pretty & blessed"
  • Delyth (DEL-ith, Welsh)--"pretty"
  • Demeter (deh-MEE-ter, English; deh-MEH-tehr, Greek)--"earth mother"
  • Demetria (deh-MEE-tree-ah, English; deh-MEH-tree-ah, Greek, Italian)
  • Denica (deh-NEETZ-ah, Macedonian, Bulgarian)--"day, morning"
  • Despina (DES-pee-nah, Greek, Russian, Macedonian)
  • Desta (DEH-stah, Amharic)--"joy"
  • Devi (DEV-ee, Hindi)--"goddess"
  • Devika (DEV-ee-kah, Hindi)--"little goddess"
  • Diantha (dee-AHN-thah, Dutch, English)--from Greek, "heavenly flower"
  • Dilan (dee-LAHN, Turkish)--"love"
  • Dinah (DYE-nah, English; dee-NAH, Hebrew)
  • Dionisia (dee-oh-NEE-see-ah, English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian)--form of Denise
  • Doina (DOH-ee-nah, Romanian)--"folk song"
  • Domenica (doh-MEH-nee-kah, Italian)--feminine of Dominic. Other forms include Dominga (Spanish), Dominica (Latin), Dominika (Czech, Russian, Polish, Slovak), and Domnika (Macedonian)
  • Donata (doh-NAH-tah, Italian)
  • Dorothea (doh-roh-THEE-ah, English; doh-roh-TE-ah, German)--other forms include Dorete (doh-REH-teh, Danish, Swedish), Dorotea (doh-roh-TEH-ah, Italian, Spanish, Croatian) & Dorit (DOHR-it, Scandinavian). 
  • Drusa (DROO-sah, Latin)--another (Latin) form is Druscilla.
  • Dua (DOO-ah, Arabic)--"prayer"
  • Dulcinea (dool-sin-EH-ah, Spanish, English)
  • Dunja (DOON-yah, Slavic)
  • Dušana (doo-SHAH-nah, Slavic)--"soul"