Submitted Surnames Starting with D

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Daae Literature, 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]
Daan Filipino, Cebuano
Means "old" in Cebuano.
Daane Dutch
From a pet form of the personal name Daniel.
Dabb English
Variant of Dobb, a pet form of Robert.
D'abbadie French, English, Occitan
Means "of the Abbey" from the Occitan abadia. Variants Abadia, Abbadie, Abadie, Abada, and Badia mean "Abbey".
Dabbagh Arabic, Persian
Means "tanner, currier" in Arabic.
D'abbeville French
Means "of Abbeville" Abbeville is a commune in France. Takes its name from Latin Abbatis Villa meaning "Abbot's Village".
Dabie Akan (Latinized, Modern)
Dabie was originally from the Bono people of Ghana and it is portrayed as a royal name amongst the people. Many individuals who have inherited this name are Chiefs. It's meaning is someone who's a Warrior.
D'abreo Italian
Origin is Italian
Dąbrowska f Polish
Feminine form of Dąbrowski.
Dąbrowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various locations named Dąbrowa or Dobrów, derived from Polish dąb meaning "oak".
D'Abruzzo Italian
Variant of Abruzzo. It is the real surname of the American actor Alan Alda (1936-), who was born Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo.
Dacanay Filipino, Ilocano
Meaning unknown.
Dachs German
German word meaning badger
Da Cruz Portuguese
A variant of Cruz, with the addition of the preposition 'da' (meaning 'of the' or 'from the').
Dacy English
Variant of Dacey.
Dad Punjabi
A name found in the Punjab region of Pakistan and India. The meaning of this name is 'the one who gives'. Similar to Ditta or Dutt.
Dadashev Dagestani, Kazakh
Variant transcription of Dadashov.
Dadashi Persian
Derived from Persian داداش (dadash) meaning "brother".
Dadaşov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Dadaş".
D'Addario Italian
From the given name Addario.
Dade Irish
Anglicized form of MacDaibheid, meaning "son of David".
Dadgar Persian
Means "just, fair" in Persian.
Dady Irish
Variant of Deady.
Dady Hungarian
Habitational name for someone from a place called Dad, in Fejér and Komárom counties, or Dada, in Somogy and Szabolcs counties.
Dae Korean
From Sino-Korean 大 meaning “great”.
Daffy Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Deabhthaigh. The modern spelling form is also Ó Deafaigh.
Daft English
This is an English surname which was especially associated with the Midland counties of the country. It derived from the Old English word of the pre-7th century "gedaeft" meaning "meek" or "mild", and as such it was a pre-Medieval personal name of some kind of popularity.
Dağ Turkish
Means "mountain" in Turkish.
Dagdag Filipino, Tagalog
Means "addition, increase" in Tagalog.
Dagdagan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "add, supplement, amplify" in Tagalog.
Dagen German
Variant of Degen.
Dagenais French (Quebec)
Denotes a person originally from the prefecture of Agen in southwestern France.
Daggett English
Derived from the Old French word "Dague", meaning knife or dagger, and as such was a Norman introduction into England after the 1066 Conquest. The name is a medieval metonymic for one who habitually carried a dagger, or who was a manufacturer of such weapons.
Dağlı Turkish
Means "mountaineer, highlander" in Turkish.
Dağlı Turkish
Means "mountaineer, highlander" in Turkish.
Dagohoy Filipino, Cebuano
From a shortened form of the Cebuano phrase dagon sa huyuhoy meaning "talisman of the breeze", which was the nom de guerre of Filipino rebel Francisco "Dagohoy" Sendrijas (1724-1800).
Dagot French
Derived from the Old French word "fagot", meaning "bundle of firewood". This was likely given as an occupational surname to a gatherer or seller of firewood.
Dahan Jewish
Occupational name for a painter or a seller of oils from Arabic دُهْن (duhn) meaning "grease, fat, oil".
Dahlby Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish dal "valley" and by "village".
Dahlén Swedish
Combination of Swedish dal "valley" and the common surname suffix -én.
Dahlgren Swedish
Combination of Swedish dal "valley" and gren "branch".
Dahlin Swedish
Combination of Swedish dal "valley" and the common surname suffix -in.
Dahlke German
Eastern German: from a pet form of the Slavic personal names Dalibor or Dalimir, which are both derived from dal- ‘present’, ‘gift’.
Dahlqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish dal "valley" and qvist "twig, branch".
Dahlström Swedish
Derived from Swedish dal "valley" and ström "stream".
Dahmani Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Dahmane.
Dahmen German
Derived from 'diamond'.
Dahmer German, 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).
Dai Chinese
A Chinese surname meaning to wear/wore.
Dai Chinese
From Chinese 戴 (dài) meaning "respect, esteem, support", also referring to the ancient state of Dai, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Henan province.
Daiber German
Derived from either Middle High German tiuber "pigeon breeder, pigeon fancier" or from Middle High German touber "wind musician, musician who plays a wind instrument".
Daice English
Of obscure origin and meaning.
Daies Literature
Variant of the surname Days (see Day)
Daikokuya Japanese (Rare)
Possibly from Japanese prefix 大 (dai) meaning "large" and 黒 (koku) meaning "black" and suffix 屋 (ya) meaning "shop".
Dailey Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Dálaigh meaning "descendant of DÁLACH".
Daily Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Dálaigh, meaning "descendent of DÁLACH". The name has strong roots in the county Cork.
Daiman Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 大 (dai) meaning "big; large" and 万 (man) meaning "10,000, various".
Daimes Dutch
Of Dutch origin, related to surnames Dames and Daïmes. Arrived in the United States in the 17th century, where it is most common.
Daimon Japanese
From Japanese 大 (dai) meaning "big, great" and 門 (mon) meaning "gate, door".
Daintith English
From a medieval nickname (roughly equivalent to "precious") applied to a dearly loved person (from Middle English deinteth "pleasure, titbit", from Old French deintiet).
Daintry English
Means "person from Daventry", Northamptonshire ("Dafa's tree"). The place-name is traditionally pronounced "daintry".
Dainty English
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.
Daisy English (American)
Taken from the given name Daisy
Daitol Filipino, Cebuano
Means "touch a small part (of something)" in Cebuano.
Dake English
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."
Dakurige Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 駄栗毛 (Dakurige) meaning "Dakurige", a division in the area of Sawane in the city of Sado in the prefecture of Niigata in Japan.
Dal Turkish
Means "branch" in Turkish.
Dalais Scottish Gaelic
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous village.
Dalawampu Filipino, Tagalog
Means "twenty" in Tagalog.
Dalbert Romansh
Derived from the preposition de "of" and the given name Albert.
Dalby English, Danish, Norwegian
From any of the locations call Dalby from the old Norse elements dalr "valley" and byr "farm, settlement" meaning "valley settlement". Used by one of the catholic martyrs of England Robert Dalby... [more]
Dale Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Dall.
Dale Norwegian, Danish
Habitational name from any of the various farmsteads called Dale in Norway. Derived from Old Norse dalr "valley".
Dalebout Dutch
From the griven german name Dalbaldus
Daleiden German, Dutch (Rare)
Habitational name from a place in the Rhineland called Daleiden.
D'Alessandro Italian
From the given name Alessandro.
D'Alfonso Italian
From the given name Alfonso.
Dalgıç Turkish
Means "diver" in Turkish.
Dalgleish Scottish
Means "person from Dalgleish", near Selkirk ("green field").
Dalgliesh Scottish
Scottish habitational name from a place near Selkirk, first recorded in 1383 in the form Dalglas, from Celtic dol- ‘field’ + glas ‘green.’
Dalglish Scottish
Derived from Gaelic dail meaning "field" and glaise meaning "brook".
Dalhousie Scottish
Meant "person from Dalhousie", near Edinburgh (perhaps "field of slander").
Dalidig Filipino, Maranao
Means "row" or "surround" in Maranao.
Daligdig Filipino, Cebuano
Means "ooze, trickle" in Cebuano.
Dalin Swedish
Variant of Dahlin.
Dalisay Filipino, Tagalog
Means "pure" in Tagalog.
Dall Irish
Derived from Old Irish dall, a byname meaning "blind".
Dallaire French (Quebec)
From the given name Allaire, an older form of Hilaire.
Dallimore English
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.
Dalloway English
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.
Dalmas French
Surname Dalmas was first found in Limousin. Literally means "of the sea."
D'Almeida Spanish, Portuguese, Indian (Christian)
Variant of Almeida more commonly used by Indian Christians.
Dalogdog Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano dalugdog meaning "thunder".
Dalrymple Scottish
Habitational name from Dalrymple, a village and civil parish in East Ayrshire, Scotland, said to be named from Gaelic dail chruim puill meaning "field of the crooked stream" or "dale of the crooked pool".
Da Lua Portuguese
Means "of the moon" in Portuguese.
Dalusong Filipino, Tagalog, Pampangan
Means "to attack upon an enemy coming from a higher place" in Tagalog, also a Kapampangan variant of Dalusung.
Dalusung Filipino, Pampangan
Means "go with force and agility" in Kapampangan.
Da Luz Portuguese
From a religious epithet meaning ‘of the light’, specifically the Marian name "Nuestra Señora da Luz" (which means "Our Lady of the Light").
Dalziel Scottish
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.
Đàm Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Tan, from Sino-Vietnamese 譚 (đàm).
Damanik Batak
Means "charismatic, noble, intelligent", derived from Simalungun Batak si mada meaning "possessor, owner" and manik meaning "enthusiasm, charisma, intelligence".
Damantiou Greek
Means "son of Adamantios, inspired by the name Adam and prefix -antiou.
Damar Turkish
Means "vein, vessel" in Turkish.
Damas French
French form of DAMASCUS. Famous bearer Léon-Gontran Damas (1912-1978) was a French poet and politican from French Guiana, cofounder of the Négritude Mouvement and author of the collection "Black Label".
Damask English
Presumably an occupational name for someone who sold damask a richly woven material of a kind originally made in Damascus.
Damaskinos Greek
Greek surname and first name that means “from Damascus”.
Damaskos Greek
Greek term for دمشق‎ (Dimašq) known in English as Damascus, the capital of Syria and one of the oldest capitals in the world.
Dambe Hausa, Western African
Given from a martial art from the Hausa people.
Dambis Latvian
Means "dam".
d'Amboise French
Denoted a person from Amboise, a commune located in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France.
Dambudzo Shona
Dambudzo means "that which causes suffering or trouble". #The Zimbabwean writer, Dambudzo Marechera is a famous bearer of this name".
Dame French, English
From the old French dame, "lady" ultimately from Latin domina, "mistress".
D'amelia Italian
Either from the given name Amelia or from the town of Amelia, in Umbria.
D'Amelio Italian
From the given name Amelio.
Dameron French
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.
Damgaard Danish
Danish name element gård "farmstead, yard" combined with prefix dam meaning "pond".
Damián Spanish, Czech, Slovak (Rare)
From the given name Damián.
Damian French, 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]
Damianakos Greek
Son of, or little Damianos.
Damiano Italian
From the given name Damiano.
Damianov Bulgarian
Means "son of Damian".
D'Amico Italian
Derived from Italian amico meaning "friend".
Damien French
From the given name Damien
Damm German
From a short form of a personal name containing the Old High German element thank "thanks", "reward".
Damm German, Danish
Topographic name from Middle High German damm "dike".
Damodaran Hinduism, Indian
One who has Lotus in his Stomach (Vishnu); Lord Shiva
Damon English, Scottish
From the personal name Damon, from a classical Greek name, a derivative of damān "to kill". Compare Damian.
D'Amour French
Patronymic from Amour, this name was a nickname for an amorous man or a love child.
Damour French
Variant of D'Amour.
Damur German (Swiss)
Germanized form of Damour.
Dan Romanian, Vietnamese, English, Danish
Ethnic name in various European languages (including Danish and English) meaning ‘Dane’. ... [more]
Danao Filipino, Tagalog
Topographic name for someone who lived near a body of water, derived from Tagalog danaw meaning "lagoon, lake".
Danbury English
Habitational name for someone from Danbury in Essex.
Dancer English
Occupational name for someone who dances.
Dancy French, English
Denoted a person from Annecy, France.
Dandan Uyghur
A family name originates from the Hotan area
Danese Italian
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.
Danesh Persian
Means "knowledge, learning" in Persian.
Danesi Italian
it may be a patronymic or plural form of Danese.
Danesi Edo
Danforth English
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’.
Dang Vietnamese, Khmer
Meaning Unknown. The Vietnamese Hán Nôm Character is 党 meaning "party" or "society".
Dang Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Đặng.
Dangal Nepali (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.
Dangarembga Shona
Meaning unknown.
Danger English (Rare), Popular 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.
Dangerfield English
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 and Old French ville "settlement, village"... [more]
Dangers German
Patronymic from the personal name Anger. Habitational name for someone from the city of Angers.
Dáni Hungarian
Derived from the Hungarian given name Dáni.
Dani Gujarati, Sanskrit
Indian (Gujarat): Hindu Vania name, from the Sanskrit epithet dani ‘liberal in giving’.
Dániel Hungarian
From the given name Dániel.
Daniël Dutch
From the given name Daniël.
Daniela Various
Derived from the given name Daniela or a variant of Daniel.
Daniele Italian
my mother Eugenia Daniele born Oct 29 1899 lived in casamarciano till 1921, before emigrating to Long Island City in New York .he died at 103 in 2004
Daniele Italian
Derived from the given name Daniele.
Danieli Italian
Patronymic form of Daniele.
Danielian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Danielyan.
Danielides Greek
Non-modern variant transcription of Daniilidis.
Danielle American
From the given name Danielle.
Danielopoulos Greek
Means "son of Daniel".
Daníelsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Daníel" in Icelandic.
Danielski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Daniel or Daniele.
Daníelsson Icelandic
Means "son of Daníel" in Icelandic.
Danielyan Armenian
Means "son of Daniel".
Daniil Greek
From a given name Daniil.
Daniilidis Greek
Means "Son of Daniil".
Daniilov Russian
Variant transcription of Danilov.
Danilov Russian
Means "son of Daniil".
Danilova Russian
Feminine form of Danilov.
Danilović Serbian
Means "son of Danilo".
Danioko Manding
Meaning unknown.
Danish Danish
Denoting someone from Denmark.
Danish Urdu
Derived from the given name Danish.
Daniyal Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name Daniyal.
Dankiewicz Polish
From the Polish given name Daniel, using a nickname of the name Danusz.
Dankworth German (Anglicized)
Formed from the German forename Tancred, which mutated to a hard D in English, combined with Old English Worth "a farmstead."
Danneberg Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic): possibly a habitational name from any of various places in Germany named Dannenberg.
D'annunzio Italian
Patronymical form of Annunzio, Italian form of the Latin given name Annuntius. A famous bearer of this surname is Italian poet Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863-1938).
Dano French
Perhaps an altered spelling of French Danot or Danon, from pet forms of Jourdain or Daniel.
Dano Slovak, Bulgarian
Derived from the given names Daniel, Jordan or Danail.
Danó Hungarian
From a pet form of the given name Dániel.
Danser German, French, English
German: variant of Danzer. Altered spelling of English Dancer.... [more]
Danson English
Means "son of Dan".
Dantschler Jewish Legend
Swiss Austrian Jewish name for acrobats, dancers, and minstrels
Dantzscher Jewish
Swiss Austrian Jewish origin ... [more]
Danuser Romansh
Derived from the place name Danusa, an old hill-top settlement on the Calanda mountain... [more]
Danvers Irish, English
For someone from Anvers, which is the French name of a port called Antwerp, located in what is now Belgium.
Danyal Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Turkish
From the given name Danyal.