Unusual Male Names

Unique Boy Names Starting with D

Unusual Male Names Starting With D

A list of beautiful and unique boy names starting with the letter D (with full history of origin and meanings).

Last updated: March 26, 2022.

P.S. You may also like our list of 30 Oldest Irish Names or 30 Knights Templar Names

 

Dalius

Years of origin: circa 19th century.

Origin: Lithuanian.

Meaning: fortune, luck.

Dalius name variations: Dailus, Dallius, Darius.

 

Dallas

Years of origin: circa 15th century.

Origin: Scottish Gaelic.

Meaning: living on a clearing.

Dallas name variations: Dilys, Dillys, Dalas.

 

Dalton

Years of origin: circa 9th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: settlement, village.

Dalton name variations: Delton, Daxton, Doltan.

 

Damian

Years of origin: circa 4th century BC.

Origin: Greek.

Meaning: conquer, subduer, tamer.

History behind: name derived from the Greek word damianos (translated as to overcome or to tame).

Damian name variations: Damon, Damion, Damyan, Demyan.

 

Dante

Years of origin: circa 13th century.

Country of origin: Italy.

Meaning: steadfast, enduring.

Reference: Dante Alighieri, Italian poet and writer.

Dante name variations: Dannte, Daunte, Dontay.

 

Darko

Years of origin: circa 14th century.

Origin: Slavic.

Meaning: gift, present.

History behind: name derived from the Slavic root dar (translated as gift).

Darko name variations: Dark, Darken, Darky.

 

Darnel

Years of origin: circa 11th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: hidden.

Darnel name variations: Darniel, Darniell, Darnell.

 

Darrin

Years of origin: circa 9th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: splendid, great.

Darrin name variations: Darinn, Darin, Darren.

 

Darwin

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: dear friend.

History behind: name derived from Old English elements deor (translated as dear) and wine (translated as friend).

Darwin name variations: Tarwin, Teorwin, Darvin, Deorwine.

 

Daylon

Origin: English.

Meaning: road, way.

Daylon name variations: Dailon, Taylon, Tailon, Daylen.

 

Dayton

Years of origin: circa 19th century.

Origin: English.

Meaning: settlement, town.

History behind: derived from the village of Deighton in the county of Yorkshire.

Dayton name variations: Daeton, Deytone, Deighton.

 

Dean

Years of origin: circa 8th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: valley.

History behind: name derived from the Old English word denu (translated as valley).

Dean name variations: Deann, Deen, Dene, Denne.

 

Declan

Years of origin: circa 5th century.

Origin: Irish.

Meaning: man of prayer.

Reference: Declan of Ardmore, an early Irish saint.

Declan name variations: Deklan, Daeclan, Deaglan.

 

Deneberth

Name meaning: glaring, bright.

Origin: Old English.

Deneberth name variations: Denberth, Denbert, Denebert, Denberth, Danberth.

 

Dennis

Origin: Greek.

Meaning: follower of Dionysus.

History behind: name came from Dionysus, the Greek god of wine.

Dennis name variations: Dionis, Denis, Dionysius.

 

Denver

Years of origin: circa 9th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: from the Danes.

History behind: derived from the Old English phrase dena faer (translated as the passage of Danes).

Denver name variations: Tenver, Daenver, Deanver, Denwer, Danver, Denvy.

 

Denzel

Years of origin: circa 15th century.

Origin: English.

Meaning: from the high stronghold.

Reference: John Denzel, English landowner.

Denzel name variations: Tenzel, Denzell, Denzil, Denziel.

 

Deotrich

Years of origin: circa 10th century.

Origin: Old High German.

Meaning: leader, chief, powerful.

Etymology: name derived from Old German theud (translated as people) and ric (meaning power).

Deotrich name variations: Dietrich, Detrich, Deaglan.

 

Derek

Years of origin: circa 15th century.

Origin: German.

Meaning: ruler, governor.

Derek name variations: Derrek, Derick, Dereck, Dirk.

 

Dermot

Name meaning: unenvious.

First mention: circa 2nd century (as Diarmuid).

Origin: English and Old Irish.

Historical reference: Diarmuid of the Love Spot, warrior in Irish mythology.

Dermot name variations: Dermod, Dearmuid, Dermit, Dermid, Diarmaid, Diarmait, Dermody.

 

Desiderio

Name meaning: craving, ardent desire.

Origin: Italian and Roman.

Desiderio name variations: Desiderius, Desi, Derio, Dess, Desirio, Desidario.

 

Desmond

Years of origin: circa 12th century.

Origin: Irish.

Meaning: from South Munster, Ireland.

Desmond name variations: Dess, Dezz, Dezmond.

 

Devlin

Years of origin: circa 8th century.

Origin: Irish.

Meaning: raging valour.

Devlin name variations: Devlinn, Develon, Develin.

 

Dewey

Name meaning: beloved.

First mention: circa 12th century (as Dafydd), or 11th century BC (as David).

Origin: Hebrew and Welsh.

History behind: it is a Welsh form of the Hebrew name David.

References: Dafydd (Prince of Gwynedd) and David (King of Israel).

Dewey name variations: Dewi, Devid, David, Dewid, Dews, Devey.

 

Dexter

Years of origin: circa 10th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: dyer.

History behind: name derived from the Old English word deag (translated as dye). It is an occupational name, in this case fabric dyeing.

Dexter name variations: Dexx, Dexten, Dex, Dexton, Daxon.

 

Ditlef

Name meaning: successor, heir.

Origin: Old Norse.

Ditlef name variations: Detlef, Dietlef, Dietler, Ditler.

 

Dmytro

Name meaning: earth father (earth mother as Demetra).

Origin: Ukrainian and Greek.

Dmytro name variations: Dimitrius, Dima, Dmitrius, Demetra (female varsion).

 

Dominic

Years of origin: circa 10th century.

Origin: Roman or Spanish.

Meaning: magnanimous.

Reference: Saint Dominic of Silos.

Dominic name variations: Dominicus, Dominik, Dominick.

 

Domnall

Name meaning: ruler of the world.

Origin: Celtic.

First mention: circa 5th century (as Dumnagual or Dyfnwal).

Historical reference: Dumnagual the Old, King of Alt Clut.

Domnall name variations: Donald, Donnald, Domhnall, Donal, Donall, Donnell, Donellia and Donnelia (female forms).

 

Dorian

Years of origin: circa 5th century BC.

Origin: Greek.

Meaning: child of the sea, related to the sea.

Dorian name variations: Dorran, Darien, Darion, Darrian.

 

Douglas

Years of origin: circa 14th century.

Origin: Scottish.

Meaning: dark stream.

Douglas name variations: Daglass, Doug, Dougllas, Douglass, Duggie.

 

Drake

Origin: English.

Meaning: dragon.

Drake name variations: Drakus, Draco, Drakon, Dracon.

 

Draven

Years of origin: circa 7th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: hunter.

History behind: name derived from the Old English word draefend (translated as hunter).

Draven name variations: Dravien, Drave, Dreavyn, Dravenum, Dravium, Draen, Draeven.

 

Duarte

Name meaning: warden, guardian.

Origin: Spanish.

Earliest mention of the name: circa 17th century.

Historical reference: Duarte, Count of Oropesa and Deleytosa.

Duarte name variations: Darten, Darte, Duante, Duarthe, Darthe.

 

Duncan

Years of origin: circa 11th century.

Origin: Scottish.

Meaning: chieftain.

Reference: Duncan the first, King of Scotland from 1034 to 1040.

Duncan name variations: Dunkan, Dunc, Donnchad, Donagh.

 

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