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SOURCE: Nickname, Other & Location
OTHER SCRIPTS: 狄 (Chinese: Dí), 李 (Chinese: Li)
OTHER FORMS: Di, Daw
Meaning & History
Welsh: nickname for a swarthy person, from Welsh du ‘dark’, ‘black’.
Irish: variant of Daw
English and Scottish: habitational name from a settlement on the banks of the river Dee in Cheshire or either of the rivers so named in Scotland. The origin of both of these is a Celtic word meaning ‘sacred’, ‘goddess’
Chinese: Romanization of several Chinese surnames, such as Di
, and Hokkien pronunciations of Li