Submitted Surnames Starting with D

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DEVITT Irish
Comes from MCDEVITT, means "son of DAVID."
DEVON Irish
Variant of DEVIN.
DEVON English
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.
DEVOOGHT Belgian
The origin of the surname DeVooght is unknown.... [more]
DEVORE French
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.
DEWDNEY English
From the Old French personal name DIEUDONNÉ, literally "gift of God".
DEWI Indonesian, Javanese, Indian, Hindi, Malay
Means "goddess, deity" in Malay and Indonesian, of Sanskrit origin. In India, it can also be a variant transcription of DEVI.
DEWOLF Dutch
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.
DEXHEIMER German
From the German village Dexheim (south of Mainz).
DEY Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Either a variant or Dev or DEVA 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
DHALIWAL Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Sikh name possibly from Daranagar, the name of an ancestral town in India.
DHAOUADI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; mainly found in Tunisia.
DHAR Indian, Bengali
Most likely from Bengali ধার (dhāra) meaning "credit"; ultimately from Sanskrit उद्धार (uddhara) "deliverance, salvation, release".
DHAR Indian, Urdu, Kashmiri
Kashmiri Brahmin surname of unknown meaning.
DHUNGANA Nepali
From the name of a village in Nepal called Dhungani.
DIAB Arabic
Derived from Arabic ذِئْب (ḏiʾb) meaning "wolf".
DIAKOS Greek
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.
DIAMANDIS Greek
"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.
DIAMANTOPOULOS Greek
Means "son of DIAMANTO" in Greek.
DIAMOND Jewish
Americanized form of a Jewish surname, spelled in various ways, derived from modern German Diamant, Demant "diamond", or Yiddish dimet or diment, from the Middle High German diemant (via Latin from Greek adamas ‘unconquerable’, genitive adamantos, a reference to the hardness of the stone)... [more]
DIAMOND Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Diamáin "descendant of Diamán", earlier Díomá or Déamán, a diminutive of Díoma, itself a pet form of DIARMAID.
DIAMOND English
English variant of Dayman (see DAY). Forms with the excrescent d are not found before the 17th century; they are at least in part the result of folk etymology.
DIAS Portuguese
means "son of DIOGO" in Portuguese. Also a variant of DIAZ
DIASAMIDZE Georgian
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 CESARE Italian
Means "son of CESARE".
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’.
DICKERMAN English, German, Jewish
Possibly derived from Middle High German dic(ke) "strong, thick" and Mann "man, male, husband".
DICKERSON English
English (mainly East Anglia): patronymic from a pet form of Dick
DICKIE Scottish, Northern Irish
From a pet form of Dick.
DICKSON English (American)
This surname means son of Dick and son of Richard.
DICKTER German
From dichter, the German word for "poet".
DIDONATO Italian
Combination of the prefix Di and the name DONATO.
DIDSCHUS German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German name meaning "tall; big", from Old Prussian didis (or Old Prussian didszullis "the tall one").
DIDUCH Ukrainian
meaning Spirit of Ancestors
DIEBOLD German
Derived from the Germanic given name THEUDOBALD.
DIECKMANN German
"one who lives on a dike"
DIEFENBAKER German
Anglicized form of DIEFENBACH.
DIEHL German
From the given name Diel, Tiel, 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".
DIỆP Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of YE.
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.
DIES Roman Mythology
From the given name: Dies. ... [more]
DIETERLIN German
From "Dieterlein", a diminuative of the given name DIETER
DIETZ German
From a short form of the personal name DIETRICH.
DIEULAFOY French
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]
DIFANO Italian
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.
DILABBIO Italian
A surname historically used in southern Italy, possibly derived from the Italian "dell avvio" meaning "of the beginning."
DILAG Filipino, Tagalog
Means "beauty, splendour, brilliancy" or "maiden" in Tagalog.
DILAN Filipino, Ilocano
Filipino from the filipine islands
DILEO Italian
Southern Italian Surname.
DILKE English
Means son of DILK.
DILL English
Nickname from Middle English dell, dill, dull "dull, foolish".
DILLIE German
Probably an altered spelling of Dilley or Dilly or possibly of German Dillier. A variant of Dilger.
DILLION Irish, English
Possibly a variant of DILLON.
DILLON Irish
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]
DILORENZO Italian
Derived from the given name LORENZO
DIM Croatian
Derived from dim, meaning "smoke".... [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 meaning "oppressed".
DIMABASA Filipino, Tagalog
Means "dry" from Tagalog di- meaning "no, not" and basa meaning "wet, watery".
DIMACUHA Filipino, Tagalog
Means "unobtainable" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and makuha meaning "to obtain, to get".
DIMACULANGAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be diminished" from Tagalog di- meaning "no, not" and kulangan meaning "reduce".
DIMADUKOT Filipino, Tagalog
Means "unobtainable" from Tagalog di- meaning "no, not" and dukot meaning "pull, draw out".
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".
DIMAILIG Filipino, Tagalog
Means "unshakable" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and ilig meaning "shaking, mixing".
DIMAISIP Filipino, Tagalog
Means "unfathomable" from Tagalog di- meaning "no, not" and isip meaning "intellect, discernment".
DIMALALUAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "insurpassable" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and laluan meaning "surpass, exceed".
DIMALANTA Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be withered" from Tagalog di- meaning "no, not" and malanta meaning "fade, wither, wilt".
DIMALAPITAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "unapproachable" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and lapitan meaning "approach".
DIMALIWAT Filipino, Tagalog
Means "firm, stubborn" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and liwat meaning "to transfer (liquid from one container to another)".
DIMANTS Latvian
Means "diamond".
DIMAPILIS Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be dissuaded" (literally "cannot be twisted") from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and pili meaning "twisted, contorted".
DIMARCO Italian
means "son of MARCO" in italian
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".
DIMATATAC Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be marked" from di meaning "no, not" and tatak meaning "imprint, stamp, mark".
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".
DIMAYUGA Filipino, Tagalog
Means "unshakable" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and mauga meaning "shaky, wobbly".
DIMEGLIO Italian
First used in Venice, Italy
DIMER German (Brazilian)
Brazilian adaptation of the German surname Diemer; altered for easier comprehension by the Portuguese-speaking population of Brazil.
DIMERCURIO Italian
DiMercurio is an alternate spelling of Di Mercurio.
DIMICHELE Italian
Variant of Di Michele.
DIMITRENKO Russian, Ukrainian
From the given name DIMITRY.
DIMITRIADIS Greek
Means "son of DIMITRIS" in Greek.
DIMITROVSKI Macedonian
Means “son of DIMITAR” or “son of DIMITRIJ” in Macedonian.
DIMOND English, Irish
English and Irish variant of DIAMOND.
DI MOZE Italian
Means "son of MOZE" in Italian.
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".
DINESCU Romanian
Meaning unknown.
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 Maltese
Dingli is a surname coming from the small village of Had-Dingli in Malta.
ĐINH Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Ding, from Sino-Vietnamese 丁 (đinh).
DINJER German (Rare)
Occupational surname that originated in the German dialect spoken in the Rhineland-Palatinate region. ... [more]
DINN English
From a short form of the personal name Dinis, a variant of Dennis.
DINU Romanian
Derived from the nickname DINU.
DIO Italian
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.
DIOLA Spanish
Derived from the given masculine name Andrea
DIOP Western African, Wolof
Refers to the Diop, a Wolof clan whose symbol is the peacock.
DIPAOLO Italian
means "son of PAOLO" in Italian
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]
DIROMA Italian
From Rome or of Rome.
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.
DISON English
Son of Di
DISSANAYAKE Sinhalese
Means "hero of the country" or "leader of the country", derived from Sanskrit देश (deśá) "region, place" or "country, kingdom" combined with नायक (nāyak) "leader, hero".
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 "thistle".
DISTLER German
Topographic name for someone who lived in a place where thistles grew, from German Distel "thistle" (see DISTEL) and -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant.
DITH Khmer
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डित (paṇḍitá) meaning "scholar, teacher, learned man". It can also be considered a form of the Chinese surname DI.
DITTMAN German (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of German DITTMANN.
DITTMANN German
Variant of DITTMAR. In eastern Germany, this form has been used for Dittmar since the 15th century.
DIVATA Filipino (Rare, Archaic)
Is Visayan or Mindanao word which means "Guardian/Protector of the Nature"... [more]
DIVITA Italian
Derives from the word vita meaning "life".
DIVJAK Croatian, Serbian
From divjak meaning ''savage''.
DIZON Chinese (Filipino)
From Hokkien 二孫 (di-sun) or 二孙 (di-sun) meaning "second grandson".
DJABOU Arabic (Maghrebi), Central African
Meaning unknown. A bearer is ABDELMOUMENE Djabou (1987-), an Algerian footballer.
DJÄRV Swedish (Rare)
Means "bold, daring" in Swedish.
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.
DJOKOTO African
from Togo Lome, Vogan in west Africa from the djokoto family.
DJORDJEVIĆ Serbian
Alternate transcription of ĐORĐEVIĆ.
DJUKANOVIĆ Montenegrin
Alternate transcription of ĐUKANOVIĆ.
DLOUHÁ Czech
Means "Long".
DLOUHÝ Czech
Means "Long".
D'MELLO Indian (Christian)
Variant of MELLO more common among Christians from India.
DMITRIEV Russian
Means "son of DMITRY".
DMITRIYEV Russian
Variant transcription of DMITRYEV.
DMITRIYEVICH Russian
Derived from the Given Name DMITRY.
DMITRYEV Russian
Means "son of DMITRIY".
DOAK Scots
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.
ĐOÀN Vietnamese
From the Sino-Vietnamese character , meaning "party, group, corps"
DOANE Irish
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]
DOBB English
From a nickname of Robert, a variant is Dobbs.
DOBBE English
From the medieval personal name Dobbe, one of several pet forms of ROBERT in which the initial letter was altered. Compare HOBBS.
DOBBS English
English Patronymic from an old nickname for ROBERT
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.
DOBILEIT German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) name meaning "clover; trefoil".
DOBRIK Slovak
From youtuber David Dobrik (1996-)
DOBROVOLNÝ Czech
Means "voluntary", "free".
DOBRZANKOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Dobrzankowo.
DOBSON English, Scottish
Patronymic from the personal name DOBBE. This is also established in Ireland, notably County Leitrim.
DOBY English
From a diminutive of the given name Dob or Dobbe, itself a medieval diminutive of ROBERT (one of several rhyming nicknames of Robert in which the initial letter was altered; compare HOBBS).
DOCHERTY Scottish
Scottish spelling of the Irish surname DOHERTY.
DOCILUS Ancient Roman
Don't know the source, which is why I put other.
DOCKER English
Docker is a locational surname from Docker, Westmoreland and Docker, Lancashire. May also refer to the occupation of dockers.
DODDS English
From dod, meaning "something rounded" in German.
DODGE English
Possibly a nickname from Middle English dogge "dog" (Old English docga, dogga).
DODGEN English
From a pet form of Dogge (see DODGE).
DODGSON English
Patronymic form of DODGE.
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.
DODSON English (British)
Means "son of Dodd" (see DUDDA).
DOE English
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.
DOEPNER German
Derived from Middle Low German top and dop "pot". This is an occupational surname originally given to a potter.
DOERFLINGER German
Habitational name for someone from any of several places in Bavaria named Dörfling.
DOĞAN Turkish
Means "hawk, falcon" in Turkish.
DOGG English
From the word dog this is the stage surname of American rapper Snoop Dogg born Calvin Broadus Jr. (b. 1971)
DOHMEN Medieval Dutch
Derived from dutch surname Damen
DOHRMANN Low German
North German topographic name for someone who lived by the gates of a town or city (see THOR).
DOI Japanese
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.
DOKGO Korean
Korean form of Dugu, from Sino-Korean 獨孤
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]
DOLF African
DOLF FAMILY OF CAPE TOWN
DOLL Upper German, German, English
South German: nickname from Middle High German tol, dol ‘foolish’, ‘mad’; also ‘strong’, ‘handsome’.... [more]
DOLLANGANGER English
The name of the family in the Dollanganger series by V.C. Andrews.
DOLLAR Scottish, English (American)
Scottish: habitational name from Dollar in Clackmannanshire.... [more]
DOLPHIN English, Irish
Derived from the Old Norse personal name DÓLGFINNR.
DOMAN Czech, Slovak, Polish
Derivative of the personal name TOMAS, or Slavic, Polish name formed with 'doma' meaning home or domestic such as DOMASŁAW or DOMARAD, also shortened from the surname DOMAŃSKI.
DOMAŃSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Domanice or Domaniew, or various places named with Doman.
DOMBROWSKI Polish
Reference to dabrowa “oak grove” and the common suffix “ski”, also “dobro,” meaning “good”
DOME English
Occupational name from the Old English root doma, dema ‘judge’, ‘arbiter’. Compare Dempster.
DOMÈNECH Catalan
A common Catalan surname, possibly derived from Dominic, Dominique or Domingo.
DOMINCZYK Polish
From the Polish from "Little Lord." The suffix, -czyk generally denotes the diminutiveness of the root word.
DOMINIAK Polish
Patronymic from the personal name DOMINIK.
DOMINIE Scottish
Occupational name for a church schoolmaster, from Latin domine, a vocative form of dominus, "lord" "master".
DOMINIKOVIĆ Croatian
Means "son of DOMINIK" in Croatian.
DON Scottish
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.
DONABEDIAN Armenian
Patronymic from classical Armenian tōnapet meaning ‘head of a festival’.
DONADIEU French
Meaning “given to God”, surname given to a child because they were given to a priest or monastery or either an orpan.
DONAGHY Irish
Irish: variant of DONAHUE.
DONATELLI Italian
Patronymic from a pet form of DONATO.
DONATO Italian
From the medieval personal name Donato (Latin Donatus, 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.
DONAVAN Irish
Meaning unknown. Possibly transferred use or Irish word for DON or Donald.
DONCEANU Romanian
Meaning unknown.
DONEGAN Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Ó Donnagáin. Diminutive of "donn" which means "brown," referring to hair color.
DONG Chinese
In Chinese, it means "east". An origin of Dong is the simplification of the surname Dongfang, which originates from Fu Xi.
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