Submitted Surnames Starting with D

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Means "stop, restrict", from the Sino-Vietnamese character . A famous bearer is Đỗ Cảnh Thạc, a warlord during the 12 Lords Rebellion.
DAAELiterature, Norwegian, Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Norwegian surname, originating in Trondheim in the 17th century. Also a variant of Daa, the name of a Danish noble family which originated in Southern Jutland in the 14th century. ... [more]
From a pet form of the personal name Daniel.
Variant of Dobb, a pet form of Robert.
D'ABBADIEFrench, English, Occitan
Means "of the Abbey" from the Occitan abadia. Variants Abadia, Abbadie, Abadie, Abada, and Badia mean "Abbey".
Means "of Abbeville" Abbeville is a commune in France. Takes its name from Latin Abbatis Villa meaning "Abbot's Village".
Origin is Italian
Anglicized form of MacDaibheid, meaning "son of David".
Variant of Deady.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Dad, in Fejér and Komárom counties, or Dada, in Somogy and Szabolcs counties.
DAGOHOYFilipino, Cebuano
From the Cebuano phrase dagon sa huyuhoy meaning "talisman of the breeze", which was a nom de guerre of Filipino rebel Francisco "Dagohoy" Sendrijas (1724-1800).
Combination of Swedish dal "valley" and berg "mountain".
DAHLBYSwedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish dal "valley" and by "village".
Combination of Swedish dal "valley" and the common surname suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius "descendant of".
Eastern German: from a pet form of the Slavic personal names Dalibor or Dalimir, which are both derived from dal- ‘present’, ‘gift’.
Derived from Swedish dal "valley" and ström "stream".
DAHMANIArabic (Maghrebi), Berber
From the given name Dahmane (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
DAHMERGerman, Danish
A northern German or Danish habitual name for someone from one of the many places named Dahme in Brandenburg, Holstein, Mecklenburg, or Silesia. A famous bearer of this name was Jeffrey Dahmer, serial killer (1960 - 1993).
A Chinese surname meaning to wear/wore.
Variant of the surname Days (see Day)
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Dálaigh meaning "descendant of DÁLACH".
Anglicized form of Ó Dálaigh, meaning "descendent of DÁLACH". The name has strong roots in the county Cork.
From a medieval nickname (roughly equivalent to "precious") applied to a dearly loved person (from Middle English deinteth "pleasure, titbit", from Old French deintiet).
Means "person from Daventry", Northamptonshire ("Dafa's tree"). The place-name is traditionally pronounced "daintry".
From a medieval nickname meaning "handsome, pleasant" (from Middle English deinte, from Old French deint(i)é). This was borne by Billy Dainty (1927-1986), a British comedian.
The origins of the name Dake are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the personal name David. Daw was a common diminutive of David in the Middle Ages. The surname is a compound of daw and kin, and literally means "the kin of David."
DALAISScottish Gaelic
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous village.
DALEIrish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic DALL.
DALENorwegian, Danish
Habitational name from any of the various farmsteads called Dale in Norway. Derived from Old Norse dalr "valley".
DALEIDENGerman, Dutch (Rare)
Habitational name from a place in the Rhineland called Daleiden.
Means "person from Dalgleish", near Selkirk ("green field").
Scottish habitational name from a place near Selkirk, first recorded in 1383 in the form Dalglas, from Celtic dol- ‘field’ + glas ‘green.’
Meant "person from Dalhousie", near Edinburgh (perhaps "field of slander").
Derived from Old Irish dall, a byname meaning "blind".
An English surname probably derived from the French de la mare, meaning "of the sea", though some contend that "mare" springs from the English word moor. This surname probably arose after the Norman conquest of Britain.
Meant "person from Dallaway", West Midlands (perhaps from a Norman personal name, "person from (de) Alluyes", northern France). A fictional bearer of the surname is Mrs Dalloway, central figure of the eponymous novel (1925) by Virginia Woolf.
Means "person from Dalyell", in the Clyde valley (probably "white field"). The name is standardly pronounced "dee-el". A fictional bearer is Detective Superintendent Andrew Dalziel, one half of the detective team of 'Dalziel and Pascoe' in the novels (1970-2009) of Reginald Hill.
Means "son of Adamantios, inspired by the name Adam and prefix -antiou.
Means "dam".
Dambudzo means "that which causes suffering or trouble". #The Zimbabwean writer, Dambudzo Marechera is a famous bearer of this name".
DAMEFrench, English
From the old French dame, "lady" ultimately from Latin domina, "mistress".
Nickname for a foppish or effeminate young man, Old French dameron, a derivative of Latin dominus "lord", "master" plus two diminutive endings suggestive of weakness or childishness.
DAMIANFrench, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Slovak, Polish
From the medieval personal name Damian, Greek Damianos (from damazein "to subdue"). St. Damian was an early Christian saint martyred in Cilicia in ad 303 under the emperor Domitian, together with his brother Cosmas... [more]
Means "son of Damian".
Means "son of Damjan" in Serbian.
From a short form of a personal name containing the Old High German element thank "thanks", "reward".
DAMMGerman, Danish
Topographic name from Middle High German damm "dike".
DAMONEnglish, Scottish
From the personal name Damon, from a classical Greek name, a derivative of damān "to kill". Compare Damian.
DANRomanian, Vietnamese, English, Danish
Ethnic name in various European languages (including Danish and English) meaning ‘Dane’. ... [more]
Occupational name for someone who dances.
DANCYFrench, English
Denoted a person from Annecy, France.
Ethnic name for a Dane, or from the personal name Danese, which was introduced to and popularized in medieval Italy through French Carolingian literature, notably the epics Chanson de Roland and Ogier de Denemarche.
it may be a patronymic or plural form of Danese.
Probably a habitational name, perhaps from Darnford in Suffolk, Great Durnford in Wiltshire, or Dernford Farm in Sawston, Cambridgeshire, all named from Old English dierne ‘hidden’ + ford ‘ford’.
DANGALNepali (Modern)
The surname Dangal is supposed to be the shortened form of the demonym Dangali (pronounced DHAA-NGAA-LEE) for Dang (pronounced DHAA-NG), a district in Mid-Western Nepal. The surname is found to have been adopted by various communities, especially the Tiwaris (for the surname Tiwari), after they migrated to various regions of the countries and the locals in those regions referred to them as Dangalis (later shortened to Dangal) instead of their original surnames.
Meaning unknown.
DANGEREnglish (Rare), Pop Culture
This has been seen in records of the most uncommon American surnames. It has also been used in popular culture, in the show Henry Danger. Although, it's not the character's actual last name.
Habitational name, with fused preposition d(e), for someone from any of the various places in northern France called Angerville, from the Old Norse personal name Ásgeirr (from áss "god" and geirr "spear") and Old French ville "settlement, village"... [more]
Patronymic from the personal name Anger. Habitational name for someone from the city of Angers.
DANIGujarati, Sanskrit
Indian (Gujarat): Hindu Vania name, from the Sanskrit epithet dani ‘liberal in giving’.
DANIELIANArmenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Danielyan used by Armenians living outside Armenia.
Non-modern variant transcription of Daniilidis.
From the given name Danielle.
Means "son of Daniel".
Habitational name for someone from a place called Daniel or Daniele.
Means "son of Daniel".
From a given name Daniil.
Variant transcription of DANILOV.
Means "son of DANIIL".
Means "son of Danilo".
From the Polish given name Daniel, using a nickname of the name Danusz.
DANNYEnglish (New Zealand)
Idk it a name stupid
DANSERGerman, French, English
German: variant of Danzer. Altered spelling of English Dancer.... [more]
Derived from a given name, a short form of the name Tandulf, the origins of which are uncertain. (In some cases, however, this surname may have originated as a nickname denoting a person who liked to dance, from the Middle High German word tanz, danz "dance".)
The shortened stage-surname, from Iadanza, of American actor Tony Danza.... [more]
Occupational name for a professional acrobat or entertainer; variant of Tanzer.
Vietnamese form of Tao. This is also the Vietnamese word for peach.
DAOUDIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Dawud (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
D'Aoust, denotes someone from Aoust(e) in France. Aouste is situated in the Ardennes department (Champagne-Ardenne region) in the north-east of France at 29 km from Charleville-Mézières, the department capital... [more]
DARKashmiri, Pakistani, Indian
Variant of Dhar used by Kashmiris in Pakistan.
It means star.
D'ARCYEnglish, French, Norman
Originally a Norman French surname, meaning "from Arcy"... [more]
A habitation name in Northumberland of uncertain origin.
DAREGONigerian (Rare)
Meaning unknown.
Comes from Italian word "aria" (plural arie) meaning "air"; also a form of opera
Nickname for someone with dark hair or a dark complexion, from Middle English darke, Old English deorc "dark". In England, the surname is most frequent in the West Country.
Means "person from Darley", Derbyshire ("glade frequented by deer").
DARLINGLiterature, English, Scottish
English and Scottish: from Middle English derling, Old English deorling ‘darling’, ‘beloved one’, a derivative of deor ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ (see Dear). This was quite a common Old English byname, which remained current as a personal name into the 14th century... [more]
From Old English Dearthington believed to be the settlement of Deornoth's people (unclear root + ing a family group + ton an enclosed farm or homestead).
DAROUICHArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Darvish (chiefly Moroccan).
Anglicized form of Gaelic Dhubhdarach, a personal name meaning "black one of the oak tree".
Variant of DARRAGH.
D'ARTAGNANFrench, Literature
Surname given to a person from Artagnan, France. It is also used by Charles de Batz-Castelmore d'Artagnan, the captain of the Musketeers from the novel, "The Three Musketeers".
DA RÚAGalician
This indicates familial origin within the municipality of A Rúa.
DARUWALAIndian (Parsi)
Derived from Hindi दारू (dārū) meaning "liquor, wine, alcohol" (borrowing from Persian) combined with the suffix -वाला (-vālā) denoting an occupation. It was used to refer to someone who sold or brewed alcohol.
From a title denoting a Sufi ascetic, derived from the Persian word درویش (darviš) meaning "poor, needy".
Variant transcription of Darwish.
Lebanese spelling of Darwish.
Arabic variant of Darvish.
Derived from the word dārzs meaning "garden".
Combination of Das and Gupta.
Derived from Tibetan བཀྲ་ཤིས (bkra shis) meaning "good fortune, good luck".
DA SILVAPortuguese
Topographic name for someone who lived by a wood, from Latin silva meaning "wood". Famous bearers are Brazilian footballers Thiago Silva and Neymar.
Derived from German dato "date" or "day".
From Japanese 伊 (da) meaning "this" and 達 (te) meaning "achieve, arrive at, intelligent".
DATTABengali, Indian, Odia
Variant transcription of Dutta.
Danish name element gård "farmstead, yard" combined with prefix dau of unknown origin. ... [more]
DAUGHTRYEnglish, Norman
English (of Norman origin) habitational name, with fused French preposition d(e), for someone from Hauterive in Orne, France, named from Old French haute rive ‘high bank’ (Latin alta ripa).
DAUMGerman, Jewish
Nickname for a short person, from Middle High German doum "tap", "plug", or dume, German Daumen "thumb".
D'AUREVALLEFrench (Archaic)
This medieval surname literally means "from Aurevalle". Aurevalle can refer to any of the three French communes that are nowadays known by the more modern spelling Orival. All of them ultimately derive their name from Latin aurea vallis meaning "golden vale" or "golden valley".
Variant spelling of d'Aureville.
This surname literally means "from Aureville". Aureville is a commune in southwestern France, which was established in late medieval times. It derives its name from Latin aurea villa or villa aurea which literally means "golden country-house, golden farm" but of course later came to mean "golden village".
Variant form of d'Aureville. A known bearer of this name was the French novelist Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly (1808-1889).
Who knows Vedas that known as Dave
Habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Davenport, from the Dane river (apparently named with a Celtic cognate of Middle Welsh dafnu "to drop, to trickle") and Old English port "market town".
Patronymic from the personal name David.
Means "son of DAVID".
Means "son of Avigdor" (a Jewish personal name, from Hebrew avi-Gedor "father of Gedor").
Habitational name for someone from ÁVILA.
DAVINEIrish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Duibhín meaning "descendant of Duibhín" (Duibhín meaning "little black one") or Ó Daimhín meaning "descendant of Daimhín" (Daimhín: "fawn").
From the given name Davood, a form of the Arabic name Dawud.
From the given name DAVYD + the suffix enko.
Means "son of David".
DAWEnglish, Scottish
English and Scottish from a pet form of David. ... [more]
DAWIrish (Anglicized)
Irish anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh, ‘descendant of Deaghadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin. It may be composed of the elements deagh- ‘good’ + ádh ‘luck’, ‘fate’; some such association seems to lie behind its Anglicization as Goodwin.
This surname is derived from an occupation. 'the deye' or 'day,' a maid, a dairy-maid, whence 'dairy'
DAWICZYKPolish (?)
Last name of father,polish.
DAWKINSEnglish, Popular Culture
English patronymic from a pet form of Daw. ... [more]
DAWLATZAIPashto, Afghani
Means "descendants of Dawlat"; a combination of the given name Dawlat and Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Dawlatzai is a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Tanoli inhabiting eastern Afghanistan.
DAWLEYAnglo-French, Irish
"From the hedged glade" Originally, D'Awley (probably from D'Awleigh).... [more]
DAWOODUrdu, Arabic
From the given name Dawud.
"Son of David"
Either derived from the town of Dax in France or from the Old English given name Dæcca (of unknown meaning).
DAYALIndian, Hindi, Punjabi
Means "kind, compassionate", derived from Sanskrit दया (dayā) meaning "compassion, pity".
Means "judge" in Hebrew.
DAYEIrish, Scottish
Comes from Irish Ó Déa (m) or Ní Dhéa (f) ... [more]
Patronymic from the personal name Dai, a pet form of Dafydd, with the redundant addition of the English patronymic suffix -s.
This indicates familial origin within the commune of Bailleu.
D'COSTAIndian (Christian)
Form of Da Costa more common among Christians from India.
Irish: reduced form of O’Dea.
DE ACUTISMedieval Italian
acute, sharp, keen
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Déadaigh ‘descendant of Déadach’, a personal name apparently meaning ‘toothy’.
Uruguay name
Originated in Kent
Surname found in Ireland, it is the name of one of the Tribes of Galway.
DEAREnglish (Anglicized, Rare)
Possibly from a nickname meaning "dear".
Meant "person from Dearden", Lancashire ("valley frequented by wild animals"). It was borne by British film director Basil Dearden (original name Basil Dear; 1911-1971).
From a medieval nickname apparently based on Middle English derth "famine".
Nickname for a noisy or troublesome person, from Anglo-French de(s)rei ‘noise’, ‘trouble’, ‘turbulence’ (from Old French desroi). topographic for someone who lived by a deer enclosure, from Old English deor ‘deer’ + (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’.
DE ATHEnglish
Probably a deliberate respelling of Death (i), intended to distance the name from its original signification.
(i) "death" (perhaps from the figure of Death as personified in medieval pageants); (ii) "person who gathers or sells wood for fuel" (from Middle English dethe "fuel, tinder")
Name given to someone who lived near a cemetery on a ridge.
Spanish surname.
DE BEERAfrikaans
De Beer is a Dutch and Afrikaans surname, meaning "the bear"
DE BELLISItalian (Rare)
De Bellis (De+Abl. Lat.)... [more]
This surname is of French derivation and was introduced to Britain by the Normans. It has two possible derivations, the first from the Roman (Latin) 'debil-is', which means literally "poorly" or "weak", and may have been a metonymic for a doctor or healer, whilst the second possible origin is a nickname derivation from the old French 'Theodore' to Tibald and Tibble or Dibble, Deble.
DEBLOISFrench (Gallicized)
French surname meaning "From Blois", a town in Mid-Western France. The origins of the surname started back in the 1600s when a man named Grégoire Guérard traveled to Flanders (Now Belgium) and immigrated to New France (Now Canada) in 1658... [more]
DEBNATHIndian, Bengali, Assamese
Derived from Sanskrit देव (devá) meaning "deity, god" combined with नाथ (nāthá) meaning "possessor, owner".
Variant of BOER.
DE BOISArthurian Romance
Possible form of the French surname Dubois. This is the last name of Prince Arthur's mother Ygraine de Bois in the series Merlin.
Bont is a word to describe something with many colours, originally used for spotted cows. So the name means: The one with many colours. Figuratively speaking this would mean: The one who acts crazy.
DE BRUYNAfrikaans
"Bruyn" is an archaic spelling of "bruin", meaning "brown"
From the given name Debus, a variant of Thebs or Thebus, which was an altered short form of Mattheus. This was borne by American union leader Eugene V. Debs (1855-1926).
From the prefix De and the first name Carlo.
Means "of the bright hill" from the French de meaning "of" and clair, cler 'bright', 'clear' + mont 'hill'
Meaning uncertain. Probably a habitual surname for someone from Deaux in Gare.
DE DRUMONMedieval Scottish
This name appears carved on the tomb of "Jonnes de Drumon". This is said to be the earliest known written example of the Scottish surname Drummond. We believe that de Drumon could have been costal French or Belgium... [more]
DEEWelsh, Irish, English, Scottish, Chinese (Latinized)
Welsh: nickname for a swarthy person, from Welsh du ‘dark’, ‘black’. ... [more]
DEENEnglish (American)
The History of the Name Deen Derives from England, over time spelling variations have existed. The name Deen is used by mostly American English people.
DEERYIrish (Anglicized)
Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Daighre ‘descendant of Daighre’, a byname meaning ‘fiery’.
The surname Dees refers to the grandson of Deaghadh (good luck); dweller near the Dee River; one with a dark or swarthy complexion. Also considered of Welsh origin.
DEETZEnglish (American)
Surname of the characters, Delia, Charles and gothic daughter, Lydia from the movie and TV series, Beetlejuice.
This surname is well known in popular culture as the surname of Ronald Defeo who murdered his family in the 1970s while they lived in Amittyville, NY. The surname may mean “Of Ugly”.
The Italian surname De Filippo is a patronymic name created from the first name of a male ancestor. As a first name, it is derived from the Latin "Philippus,". This name is composed of the element "philos" which means "friend," and "hippos," meaning "horse.
Variant of Dufort meaning "son of the strong" from French de-, "of" and fort, "strong". Notable namesake is author Frank Deford.
This is a surname of French origins. Introduced into England after the famous Invasion and Conquest of 1066, it is residential, but also possibly occupational. It is a surname which in its different forms is widely recorded heraldically, and particularly in the French regions of Brittany and Normandy... [more]
Variant of FRAIN combined with the French de "from".... [more]
DE GEERDutch, Swedish
The name is possibly derived from the town of Geer near Liège, Belgium. The town lies along the course of the river Jeker, which is called Geer in French.
DEGELOSJewish/French (Rare)
Most probable origin - Jewish adapting French sounding names... [more]
DEGRAFFENRIEDGerman, German (Swiss)
Derived from a place in Switzerland. ... [more]
DE GREYEnglish
Variant of Grey.
This surname is used as 出口 or 出久地 with 出 (shuu, sui, i.dasu, i.deru,,, -de, meaning "come out, exit, go out, leave, protrude, put out", 口 (ku, kou, kuchi) meaning "mouth", 久 (kyuu, ku, hisa.shii) meaning "long time, old story" and 地 (ji, chi) meaning "earth, ground."
Occupational name for a person who sold tar; from the Lithuanian word degutas meaning "tar".
Feminine form for an unmarried woman or widow of the surname Degutis.
Means "of Guzmán" in Spanish.
DE GUZMANFilipino, Tagalog, Ilocano
Form of de Guzmán used in the Philippines.
Means "farmer, peasant" in Persian.
Derived from Persian دهقان (dehqân) meaning "farmer, peasant" (transmitted into English as the term dehqan).
the Germanic ethnic name for someone from Denmark
Italian surname meaning "Of Gold" or "From Gold"
A combination beetween the popular prefix "de" with the given name Jesus.
DE KOCKAfrikaans
Means "The Cook"
Literally means "the cook" in Dutch.
This indicates familial origin within the Bourgignon commune of La Boulaye.
This indicates familial origin within the Arvernian commune of Ais de la Faieta.
Habitational name for someone from Lagardelle, a place in Haute Garonne.
Means “of the church” in Spanish.
DE LA MUERTESpanish (Rare)
Means "of death" in Spanish. Name given to a person who worked as a graveyard worker.
Means "of the rose" in Spanish.
Family name of owners of the old Larrinaga Shipping Company that had it's base in Liverpool. Original owner of the Palacio de Larrinaga was Ramon de Larrinaga.
This indicates familial origin within the Arvernian commune of La Tor d’Auvèrnhe.
Topographic name "from (de) the tower (la torre)", i.e. someone who lived by a watchtower, "from (de) the tower (la torre)".
Metronymic from the female personal name Laura (a derivative of Latin laurus "laurel").
Means "of the meadow", "of the valley" in Spanish.
Found in the North Brabant region of the Netherlands
Means "Lion of Vienna" in Dutch.
DELEURANFrench (Huguenot), Danish
Huguenot surname of unknown origin. This family emigrated to Denmark in the 16th century, and now most members of the family are Danish