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Regional name for someone from the county of Devon. In origin, this is from an ancient British tribal name, Latin Dumnonii, perhaps meaning "worshipers of the god Dumnonos".
DEVON Jamaican Patois (Modern, Rare)
The name Devon is of English and Irish origin and means "Warrior of God". This name is also very common in the British West Indies, especially Jamaica.
French: variant of De Var
, a habitational name for someone from a place named Var, for example in Charente. Respelling of French Devors
, a habitational name, with the preposition de
, for someone from Vors in Aveyron.
DEWAN Indian, Pakistani
Status name for a treasurer or court official, from Arabic diwan
"royal court", "tribunal of justice", or "treasury". Under the Mughal administration in India the dewan was usually the highest official in a state.
A nickname for one identified with the animal or from a place noted for a sign showing a picture of a wolf. Signs with easily understood pictographs communicated the names of locations in preliterate Europe.
DEY Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Either a variant or Dev
meaning "deity, god" (from the Sanskrit देव (devá)
) or derived from the Sanskrit deya
meaning "suitable for a gift".
DE ZEEUW Dutch
Nickname for someone from the Dutch provence Zeeland
DHAR Indian, Bengali
Most likely from Bengali ধার (dhāra)
meaning "credit"; ultimately from Sanskrit उद्धार (uddhara)
"deliverance, salvation, release".
Derived from Arabic ذِئْب (ḏiʾb)
Meaning Deacon. Notable bearer of this name is Athanasios Diakos (1786–1821), a Greek military commander during the Greek War of Independence and a national hero.
DIALLO Western African
A common name throughout West Africa, it is the French transcription of a surname of Fula origin.
"Diamonds" in Greek. One notable bearer of the surname is Marina Lambrini Diamandis, A Welsh/Greek Songwriter and Singer who preforms under the stage name of "Marina and the Diamonds"
DIAMANT Hebrew, Jewish
Jewish surname derived from French and German diamant
meaning "diamond", used to denote a jeweler.
Americanized form of a Jewish surname, spelled in various ways, derived from modern German Diamant
"diamond", or Yiddish dimet
, from the Middle High German diemant
(via Latin from Greek adamas ‘unconquerable’, genitive adamantos, a reference to the hardness of the stone)... [more]
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Diamáin
"descendant of Diamán", earlier Díomá
, a diminutive of Díoma
, itself a pet form of DIARMAID
English variant of Dayman
). Forms with the excrescent d are not found before the 17th century; they are at least in part the result of folk etymology.
Means "son of Diasami
", from a Georgian given name of unknown meaning, perhaps meaning "master" or derived from Abkhaz дәаӡа (dwaʒa)
meaning "uncultivated land, virgin soil" (thus used to refer to someone who plowed land)... [more]
DI'BONARIA Sardinian (Rare)
(Our Lady of Bonaria) Also known as Blessed Virgin Mary located in Cagliari, Italy... Di meaning (of) and Bonaria meaning "Good Natured". Last name given to honor Our Lady of Bonaria.
DI CICCO Italian
Patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Francesco, from Latin Franciscus. The "Di" in the surname means the family of Cicco so about 100 before you had this name, it would be only Cicco.
DICKENSHEETS English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Dickenscheid, a habitational name from a place named Dickenschied in the Hunsrück region. The place name is from Middle High German dicke ‘thicket’, ‘woods’ + -scheid (often schied) ‘border area’ (i.e. ridge, watershed), ‘settler’s piece of cleared (wood)land’.
From the given name Diel
, from Thilo
, a diminutive of given names beginning with Diet-
, as such as DIETRICH
DIELMANN German (Modern)
It was once spelled as "Dielhmann" and sometimes with one "n". The meaning is unknown, but when I used Google's translator "dielh" means "the" and "mann" was "man".
DIERINGER German (Americanized)
Americanized form of German Thüringer, regional name for someone from Thuringia, This was also used as a medieval personal name. Americanized form of German Tieringer, habitational name for someone from Tieringen in Württemberg.
From Old French Dieu la foy
meaning "God the faith". Famous bearers were the married couple of French archeologists Marcel Dieulafoy (1844-1920) and Jane Dieulafoy (1951-1916). A medical condition of the stomach causing gastric bleeding called "Dieulafoy's lesion" was named after Dr... [more]
Rare Italian surname that comes from the city of Isola di Fano, Presaro e Urbino, Italy
DI FRANCESCO Italian
Literally means "of Francis," and therefore may also mean "son of Francis."
DIKSHIT Indian, Hindi, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit दीक्षित (dīkṣita)
meaning "one who is initiated", ultimately from दीक्षा (dīkṣā)
"initiation, dedication". It was historically used to refer to teachers and scholars of the Brahmin caste.
A surname historically used in southern Italy, possibly derived from the Italian "dell avvio" meaning "of the beginning."
Nickname from Middle English dell
Dillon is a surname of Irish origin but with Breton-Norman roots. It is first recorded in Ireland with the arrival of Sir Henry de Leon (c.1176 – 1244), of a cadet branch of Viscounty of Léon, Brittany... [more]
DIMAANO Filipino, Tagalog
Means "not touched, not injured" from Tagalog di
meaning "no, not" and maano
meaning "have something happen" or ano
meaning "how, what".
DIMAAPI Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be oppressed" from Tagalog di-
meaning "no, not" and inaapi
DIMACUHA Filipino, Tagalog
Means "unobtainable" from Tagalog di
meaning "no, not" and makuha
meaning "to obtain, to get".
DI MAGGIO Italian
Came from a child who was born in the month of May. The surname Maggio is derived from the Italian word Maggio, which literally means the month of May.
DIMAGIBA Filipino, Tagalog
Means "indestructible" from Tagalog di
meaning "no, not" and giba
meaning "demolished, destroyed".
DIMAISIP Filipino, Tagalog
Means "unfathomable" from Tagalog di-
meaning "no, not" and isip
meaning "intellect, discernment".
DIMALANTA Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be withered" from Tagalog di-
meaning "no, not" and malanta
meaning "fade, wither, wilt".
DIMALIWAT Filipino, Tagalog
Means "firm, stubborn" from Tagalog di
meaning "no, not" and liwat
meaning "to transfer (liquid from one container to another)".
DIMAPILIS Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be dissuaded" (literally "cannot be twisted") from Tagalog di
meaning "no, not" and pili
meaning "twisted, contorted".
DIMARUCUT Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be caught" from Tagalog di
meaning "no, not" and dukot
meaning "draw out, pull".
DIMASUPIL Filipino, Tagalog
Means "unconquerable" from Tagalog di-
meaning "no, not" and supil
meaning "controlled, repressed, subdued".
DIMATULAC Filipino, Tagalog
Means "stubborn" (literally "cannot be shoved") from Tagalog di
meaning "no, not" and tulak
meaning "push, shove".
DIMAUNAHAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "champion" (literally "cannot be outdone") from Tagalog di
meaning "no, not" and unahan
meaning "front, head, first".
DIMAYACYAC Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be crushed (in a fight)" from Tagalog di
meaning "no, not" and yakyak
meaning "crushed, trampled".
DIMER German (Brazilian)
Brazilian adaptation of the German surname Diemer; altered for easier comprehension by the Portuguese-speaking population of Brazil.
DINEEN Irish (Anglicized)
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinnín
which meant "descendant of Duinnín". The byname Duinnín
was derived from a diminutive of Gaelic donn
meaning "brown" (i.e. "brown-haired man") or "chieftain".
DINGFELDER Medieval German (Rare, Archaic)
When surnames were finally adopted, family heads who originated from Thungfeld in the Steigerwald area of Mittelfranken, took the name of their traditional home area.
Dingli is a surname coming from the small village of Had-Dingli in Malta.
DINJER German (Rare)
Occupational surname that originated in the German dialect spoken in the Rhineland-Palatinate region. ... [more]
From a short form of the personal name Dinis, a variant of Dennis.
Means God in Italian. It was born as a stage name by Ronnie James Dio (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010), an American Heavy Metal Musician.
DIPASUPIL Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be suppressed" from Tagalog di-
meaning "no, not" and supil
meaning "subdued, suppressed".
DI PEGO Italian
the origin of di Pego is unknown, but translates to 'I caught', in Italian.... [more]
DISKIN Irish (Anglicized)
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Díscín "descendant of Díscín
", which may be derived from díosc
"barren". The place name Ballyeeskeen, now Ballydiscin, in County Sligo, is derived from the surname.
Means "hero of the country" or "leader of the country", derived from Sanskrit देश (deśá)
"region, place" or "country, kingdom" combined with नायक (nāyak)
DISTEL German, North German, Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived by a patch of ground overgrown with thistles, or perhaps a nickname for a "prickly" person, from Middle High German, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch distel
Topographic name for someone who lived in a place where thistles grew, from German Distel
"thistle" (see DISTEL
) and -er
, suffix denoting an inhabitant.
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डित (paṇḍitá)
meaning "scholar, teacher, learned man". It can also be considered a form of the Chinese surname DI
Variant of DITTMAR
. In eastern Germany, this form has been used for Dittmar since the 15th century.
DJAZAIRI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic الجزائر (al-Jazā’ir)
meaning "the islands", referring to the country of Algeria or referring to an Algerian person. This surname could be used to refer to someone from the city of Algiers, or just a general Algerian person.
from Togo Lome, Vogan in west Africa from the djokoto family.
A Scots Gaelic name said to be either an Anglicized version of Dabhóc
that is a pet form of the given name David or a pet form of the given name Caradoc.
From the Sino-Vietnamese character 段
, meaning "party, group, corps"
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó DUBHÁIN
‘descendant of Dubhán
’, meaning ‘the little black one’, a common name in the 16th century in southern Ireland, or Ó DAMHÁIN
‘descendant of Damhán
’ meaning ‘fawn’, ‘little stag’, a rare Ulster name... [more]
From a nickname of Robert, a variant is Dobbs.
From the medieval personal name Dobbe
, one of several pet forms of ROBERT
in which the initial letter was altered. Compare HOBBS
DOBELL English (Australian)
Sir William. 1899–1970, Australian portrait and landscape painter. Awarded the Archibald prize (1943) for his famous painting of Joshua Smith which resulted in a heated clash between the conservatives and the moderns and led to a lawsuit.
From a diminutive of the given name Dob
, itself a medieval diminutive of ROBERT
(one of several rhyming nicknames of Robert in which the initial letter was altered; compare HOBBS
Docker is a locational surname from Docker, Westmoreland and Docker, Lancashire. May also refer to the occupation of dockers.
, meaning "something rounded" in German.
Possibly a nickname from Middle English dogge
"dog" (Old English docga
DODIE Scottish (Modern)
Dodie is a Scottish shortening of the name "Dorothy" it is quite rare and one of the only famous people with this name is the singer/songwrite Dodie Clark.
An English nickname for a gentle person from the word for a female deer. Originally a female first name transferred to use as a surname. Well known in American law as a hypothetical surname for a person unnamed in legal proceedings, as in Jane Doe or John Doe.
Derived from Middle Low German top
"pot". This is an occupational surname originally given to a potter.
Habitational name for someone from any of several places in Bavaria named Dörfling.
From the word dog this is the stage surname of American rapper Snoop Dogg born Calvin Broadus Jr. (b. 1971)
DOHRMANN Low German
North German topographic name for someone who lived by the gates of a town or city (see THOR
Do ("Earth") + I ("Habitation") or ("Well, Mineshaft") in a different region. "Earth Well" is used mainly in the west and in Shikoku, the "Earth Habitation" kanji is used in eastern Japan. This name isn't rare and considered out of the ordinary, but it's uncommon to the ears.
DOLE English, Irish (Anglicized)
English: from Middle English dole ‘portion of land’ (Old English dal ‘share’, ‘portion’). The term could denote land within the common field, a boundary mark, or a unit of area; so the name may be of topographic origin or a status name... [more]
Habitational name for someone from Domanice or Domaniew, or various places named with Doman.
Reference to dabrowa “oak grove” and the common suffix “ski”, also “dobro,” meaning “good”
Occupational name from the Old English root doma, dema ‘judge’, ‘arbiter’. Compare Dempster.
From the Polish from "Little Lord." The suffix, -czyk generally denotes the diminutiveness of the root word.
Occupational name for a church schoolmaster, from Latin domine
, a vocative form of dominus
, "lord" "master".
Don derives from the Old Gaelic "donn", brown, or the Old English pre 7th Century "dunn", brown, or the Old English pre 7th Century "dunn", dull brown or dark, and was originally given as a distinguishing nickname to someone with dark hair or a swarthy complexion.
Patronymic from classical Armenian tōnapet meaning ‘head of a festival’.
Meaning “given to God”, surname given to a child because they were given to a priest or monastery or either an orpan.
From the medieval personal name Donato
, past participle of donare
, frequentative of dare
"to give"). It was the name of a 4th-century Italian bishop martyred in c. 350 under Julian the Apostate, as well as various other early saints, and a 4th-century grammarian and commentator on Virgil, widely respected in the Middle Ages as a figure of great learning.
Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Ó Donnagáin. Diminutive of "donn" which means "brown," referring to hair color.
In Chinese, it means "east". An origin of Dong is the simplification of the surname Dongfang, which originates from Fu Xi.