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80 Delightful Girls' Names Beginning With D

Are you trawling the internet for the perfect name for your baby girl?

There are thousands of great names for baby girls, however winding the search down can seem a huge endeavour, many parents state it can be a seriously overwhelming task. So, we have compiled the ultimate list of delightful baby girl names that start with the letter D, right here in one place.

Here’s the definitive list of delightful, darling and downright unique girl names beginning with D that will be the ideal match for your new baby. From the ancient to the original—let’s take a look at these lovely baby girls’ names beginning with D.

Biblical Girl Names That Start With D

For thousands of years the Bible has long been a popular source for baby names, but there’s no need to search through thousands of pages, as we have compiled girl names that start with a D here.

1)Damaris, (Greek origin) meaning “a little woman”. In the Bible, Damaris was one of the women who heard the apostle Paul speak in Athens and then converted to Christianity.

2)Daniella, (Hebrew origin) meaning “God is my judge”. Feminine form of Daniel, who was a prophet and wrote the Book of Daniel.

3)Delilah, (Hebrew origin) meaning “amorous temptress”. The mistress of Samsun, who famously cut his hair leading to his loss of strength and power.

4)Dorcas, (Greek origin) meaning “a female roe-deer” She was a disciple from Joppa who devoted her life to charity and was miraculously raised from the dead.

5)Deborah, (Hebrew origin) meaning “bee”. She was the leader of the Israelites, a renowned heroine and prophetess in the Book of Judges.

6)Dinah, (Hebrew origin) meaning “judgment". Dinah was the only daughter of Jacob and Leah, from the book of Genesis.

7)Drusilla, (Latin origin) meaning “dewey eyed or fruitful”. She was the daughter of Herod Agrippa who died in the famous Mount Vesuvius volcanic eruption in 79AD.

8)Dura, (Hebrew origin) meaning “generation, habitation”. It’s the name of an area of land which King Nebuchadnezzar, of Babylon, set up the great golden image.

Girl Names Starting With D, From Around The World

Let’s take a look at popular names from around the world beginning with D.

9)Dao-Ming, (Chinese origin) meaning “shining path”.

10)Dharma, (Sanskrit origin) meaning “truth”.

11)Dominika, (Latin origin) meaning “belonging to the Lord”, this girl name is particularly popular in Eastern European countries.

12)Doretta, (Greek origin) meaning “gift”.

13)Desiree, (French origin) meaning “desired, wished”.

14)Dagmar, (Norse origin) meaning “day, maid”, this name is popular in Scandinavian countries.

15)Dalila, (Swahili and Tanzanian origin) meaning “gentle”.

16)Daksha, (Sanskrit origin) meaning “able, talented”.

17)Dhara, (Hindi origin) meaning “earth”.

18)Dolores, (Spanish origin) meaning “sorrows” from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, Maria de Los Dolores- Mary of Sorrows. This girls name remains popular in Spain.

19)Dragomira, (Slavic origin) meaning “dear precious, much beloved”.

20)Dobrosława, (Slavic origin) meaning “good, glory”.

21)Danuta, (Hebrew origin) meaning “judge”. This girls' name is the Polish variant of Danielle.

22)Dietlind, (Old Germanic origin) meaning “folk, people”.

23)Dunya, (Russian origin) meaning “well regarded”.

24)Dögg, (Old Norse origin) meaning “dew”.

25)Disella, (Icelandic origin) a new combination of the popular Icelandic baby girl names Dis and Ell, on the approved baby name list of Iceland.

26)Dynja, (Old Norse origin) meaning “noise, the clattering of hooves”. This name is on the approved baby names list within Iceland.

27)Douceline, (French origin) meaning “gentle, sweet”.

Old-Fashioned And Classic Girls’ Names That Start With The Letter D

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If you are striving for a name that says classic and timeless, these traditional girl names that start with D should fulfil your search. For the last few years, “old” names have rapidly become the “new”.

28)Doris, (Greek origin) meaning “sea”.

29)Diana, (Latin origin) meaning “heavenly, divine”. Roman goddess of fertility and childbirth.

30)Dorothea, (Greek origin) meaning “God’s gift”. This was a name shared by two early Saints.

31)Dorothy, (Greek origin) meaning “God’s gift”, a variant of Dorothea.

32)Doreen, (Greek origin) meaning “beautiful, gift”.

33)Denise, (French origin) one of the female variants of Dennis meaning “devoted to Dionysos”.

34)Demelza, (Cornish origin) meaning “fort on the hill”.

35)Delia, (Greek origin) meaning “person from the island of Delos”, the Greek island where Apollo and Artemis are said to have been born.

Celebrity Baby Girls’ Names Beginning With D

Celebrities often inspire baby names culture, with their creative use of quirky girls names. Whether that’s in combination with another name, or something completely original, here are names that start with a D for girls.

36)Della Rose, Della is of Old English origin, meaning “noble and rose blooming at sunrise”. This baby girl name was chosen by Greenday frontman, Billy Joel for his daughter.

37)Dixie Pearl, Dixie is of French and English origin meaning “tenth, I have spoken”. This baby name was chosen by Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill and his Victoria’s Secret model wife, Lily Aldridge.

38)Doone Isla, Doone is of Scottish origin meaning “hill, fortification”. This is the baby name of renowned athlete and model Amanda Beard.

39)Dusty Rose, Dusty is of Old Norse origin, meaning “stone”. This baby girls name belongs to the daughter of Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and his supermodel wife, Behati Prinsloo.

Girls' Names Beginning with D From Popular Culture

Popular culture inspires our lifestyles in many ways, from baby names we love to those we want to avoid, here are some baby girl names starting with D.

40)Dakota, (Native American). This is the name of 50 Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson.

41)Darla, (English origin). This is the name of the popular American child actress, Darla Hood.

42)Dani, (English origin). This is the name of British reality TV star, Dani Dyer.

43)Dolly, (English origin). This baby name was made famous by iconic country and western singer, Dolly Parton.

44)Doja, (Australian origin). This is the stage name of American rapper, Doja Cat.

45)Donna, (English origin) translation of the Italian word for woman. Made famous by the singer Donna Summer, this baby girl name was particularly popular in the 80's.

46)Demi, (Latin origin). One of our favourite baby girl names that start with D, this name was made famous by both the actress Demi Moore and the chart-topping singer, Demi Lovato.

47)Dua, (Arabic origin). This girl name was made famous by British-Albanian singer, Dua Lipa

48)Darcy, (French origin). Made famous by the popular British ballerina and Strictly judge, Darcy Bussell.

49)Daryl, (Old English and French). This baby name was made famous by American actress Daryl Hannah.

50)Delta, (Greek origin). This name was made famous by Australian singer, Delta Goodrem and is now a popular baby girls' name.

51)Dido, (Greek origin). This baby name was made famous by the singer-songwriter, Dido whose real name is Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O’Malley Armstrong.

Baby Girl Names That Start With D From Nature

Whether you love the great outdoors or not, there’s just something so pretty about girls’ names inspired by nature, from those meaning laurel tree, to mythical flowers. Here are some girls' names beginning with D.

52)Daffodil, (Dutch origin), meaning “asphodel”.

53)Dahlia, (Swedish origin). This flower is named after Swedish botanist Anders Dahl and is now a popular baby girl name.

54)Daisy, (Old English) meaning “day’s eye”, a popular floral name for a baby girl.

55)Daphne, (Greek origin) meaning “laurel, from the laurel tree”.

56)Dawn, (Old English) meaning “first light, daybreak”.

57)Dianella, (Australian origin). This is the name of a commonly found flower in Australia and now a popular baby name.

58)Diantha, (Greek origin). This is the name of a mythical flower belonging to the God Zeus.

Irish Girls’ Names Beginning With D

Whether you have Irish roots, or just love the culture, Gaelic baby girls’ names starting with D are becoming more and more popular outside of the Emerald Isle.

59)Damhnait, meaning “befitted”, also the name of a Saint.

60)Dana, meaning “bold”, also the name of a Pagan goddess.

61)Darerca, this is the name of a popular Irish saint believed to be related to St Patrick.

62)Darina, meaning “fruitful, bountiful”.

63)Dechtire, meaning “tenth”, a baby name originating from an Irish legend.

64)Delaney, meaning “dark challenger”, originally a surname but now becoming increasingly popular as a first name.

65)Deirdre, meaning “fearsome”.

66)Dearbhail, meaning “true beauty”.

67)Doireanne, meaning “fruitful or fertile”.

68)Dubheasa, meaning “dark beauty”.

Modern Baby Names That Start With D For Girls

If you are looking to start a trend, or something a little out of the box, these baby girl names that start with D are brand new creations or variations of old classics.

69)Daleyza, this baby girl name was created by the Mexican American singer Larry Hernandez and saw a subsequent baby name boom in the states.

70)Dallas, with strong Celtic roots, this baby name is rapidly becoming more and more unisex and popular.

71)Danna, this baby name is a variant of popular name Danielle.

72)Darby, although originally an Irish surname, this baby name is becoming popular as a first name for a girl.

73)Dasha, this baby name is the feminine form of Darius, stemming from Latin roots.

74)Dashielle, this baby name means “page boy” and is of French origin, it’s also evolved from a French surname.

75)Delyth, this Welsh baby girl name means “attractive and neat”

76)Dyani, this Native American baby girl name means “dear”.

Fictional Girls' Names Beginning With D

From books, and plays, to our favourite films, here’s our round-up of delightful baby girl names starting with D, from the world of fiction.

77)Daenerys, a character in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire as well as the popular TV series, Game of Thrones.

78)Duchess, a female character in Disney’s animated film, The Aristocats.

79)Desdemona, a character in Shakespeare’s Othello.

80)Denver, a character name in the book “Beloved”, by Toni Morrison.

With such an assortment of 80 baby girl names that start with D for your new baby girl, we hope you have found a lovely baby name that’s caught your eye, and your heart as you start your journey together.

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Georgia Stone

<p>Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.</p>

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