50 Best Baby Names That Start With D

So many great options.

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From Dallas to Daffodil, there aren't many baby names that begin with the letter "D" that you won't find on this list.

Finding a name that will be the forever name of your bundle of joy is a big decision. And to help you choose the best baby names, we've gone ahead and included the origin and meaning for each. These unique baby names are a great way to inspire you, and you'll know exactly what name your child will have for a lifetime.


1. Dael

Origin: Dutch and English

Meaning: Small valley, lives in valley

2. Dakota

Origin: Native American

Meaning: To be considered a friend, ally

3. Dallas

Origin: Celtic, Scottish

Meaning: From the field with the waterfall

4. Damien

Origin: French

Meaning: One who tames or subdues

5. Darby

Origin: Irish, Norse

Meaning: Free man, from the deer estate

6. Darcy

Origin: French and Irish

Meaning: From the Arcy, dark

7. Daryl

Origin: Greek


Meaning: Gift

8. Delaney

Origin: Irish

Meaning: Descendant of the challenger

9. Delmar

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Of the sea

10. Deniz

Origin: Turkish

Meaning: Sea

11. Derby

Origin: English and Norse

Meaning: Deertown, from Denmark

12. Desire

Origin: English, French

Meaning: Variant of Desiree

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13. Devin

Origin: English

Meaning: Poet, poetic

14. Dino

Origin: English and Italian

Meaning: From the dene, abbreviation of the name of Bernadino

15. Dominique

Origin: French and Latin

Meaning: Of the lord, belongs to God

16. Dorian

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Of the sea

17. Drew

Origin: Scottish

Meaning: Brave


18. Dusty

Origin: English

Meaning: Fighter

19. Daffodil

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Springtime yellow flower with a trumpet-shaped central crown

20. Dahna

Origin: English and Norse

Meaning: Lives in the dell or valley

21. Damara

Origin: Greek and Latin

Meaning: Gentle

22. Damita

Origin: Spanish

Meaning: Little noblewoman

23. Danae

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Mythological daughter of Acrisius who became the mother of Perseus when Zeus appeared to her as a shower of gold

24. Danee

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Form of Danae

25. Danica

Origin: Slavic

Meaning: Morning star

26. Daphne

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Bay tree or laurel tree

27. Daria

Origin: Latin, Persian

Meaning: Rich, feminine form of Darius


28. Darnetta

Origin: English

Meaning: Hidden

29. Dawn

Origin: English

Meaning: The first appearance of daylight

30. Decima

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Born tenth

31. Deka

Origin: African

Meaning: Pleasing (Somali)

32. Deliciae

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Delightful

33. Delfina

Origin: From Delphi

Meaning: Dolphin

34. Delight

Origin: English

Meaning: Variant of Latin Delicia, meaning gives pleasure

35. Delilah

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Desired, seductive

36. Delta

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Born fourth

37. Danylynn

Origin: English

Meaning: "God is my judge"

38. Daracha

Origin: Scottish

Meaning: From the oak

39. Darrah

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Wise

40. Debbie

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Bee, variant of Deborah who was the Biblical prophetess who summoned Barak to battle against an army of invaders


41. Dalyn

Origin: English

Meaning: Rhyming variant of Waylon

42. Dalziel

Origin: Scottish

Meaning: From the little field

43. Darrence

Origin: English

Meaning: Uncertain meaning or origin, perhaps a blend of Darryl and Clarence

44. Darroch

Origin: Gaelic and Irish

Meaning: Strong, oak-hearted

45. Darwin

Origin: English

Meaning: Friend of the deer

46. Davis

Origin: English and Scottish

Meaning: David's son, a surname

47. Dax

Origin: French

Meaning: Geographical name

48. Daxton

Origin: French

Meaning: Reference to the French town Dax

49. Deacon

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Servant

50. Dearg

Origin: Celtic and German

Meaning: Son of Daghda, Red-haired

In addition to these beautiful baby names starting with the letter D, we've also included the top 5 boys and girls names of 2018. And if these don't satisfy you or inspire you, here are the top 100 names of 2019, courtesy of Mom365.com:


Top 5 girls names for 2018

  1. Olivia
  2. Amelia
  3. Isla
  4. Emily
  5. Ava

Top 5 boys names for 2018

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Elijah
  4. Logan
  5. Mason

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Top 100 names of 2019

1. Emma

2. Liam

3. Noah

4. Olivia

5. Ava

6. Isabella

7. Sophia

8. Elijah

9. Logan

10. Mia

11. Mason

12. James

13. Aiden

14. Ethan

15. Lucas

16. Jacob

17. Michael

18. Matthew

19. Benjamin

20. Amelia

21. Charolette

22. Alexander

23. William

24. Daniel

25. Jayden

26. Oliver

27. Carter

28. Sebastian

29. Joseph

30. David

31. Abigail

32. Emily

33. Gabriel

34. Julian

35. Jackson

36. Anthony

37. Harper

38. Evelyn

39. Dylan

40. Wyatt

41. Madison

42. Grayson

43. Isaiah

44. Christopher

45. Joshua


46. Victoria

47. Christian

48. Samuel

49. Andrew

50. Mateo

51. Sofia

52. Jaxon


53. Josiah

54. John

55. Scarlett

56. Luke

57. Aria

58. Ryan

59. Elizabeth

60. Camila

61. Nathan

62. Layla

63. Isaac

64. Owen

65. Ella

66. Henry

67. Levi

68. Aaron

69. Caleb

70. Chloe

71. Zoey

72. Jeremiah

73. Lincoln

74. Landon

75. Adrian

76. Hunter

77. Eli

78. Penelope

79. Skylar

80. Jonathan

81. Thomas

82. Jack

83. Jordan

84. Connor

85. Brayden

86. Cameron

87. Grace

88. Bryce

89. Mila

90. Lillian

91. Aaliyah

92. Jose

93. Lily

94. Paisley

95. Xavier

96. Dominic

97. Bella

98. Nicholas

99. Brooklyn

100. Savannah

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