Submitted Surnames Starting with D

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ĐỖ Vietnamese
Means "stop, restrict", from the Sino-Vietnamese character . A famous bearer is Đỗ Cảnh Thạc, a warlord during the 12 Lords Rebellion.
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]
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 "dyer" in Arabic.
Means "of Abbeville" Abbeville is a commune in France. Takes its name from Latin Abbatis Villa meaning "Abbot's Village".
D'ABREO Italian
Origin is Italian
DACANAY Filipino, Ilocano, Tagalog
Meaning uncertain, of Ilocano origin.
DA CRUZ Portuguese
A variant of CRUZ, with the addition of the preposition 'da' (meaning 'of the' or 'from the').
DA CUNHA Portuguese
A variant of CUNHA, with the addition of the preposition 'da' (meaning 'of the' or 'from the').
DADAŞOV Azerbaijani
Means "son of DADAŞ".
DADE Irish
Anglicized form of MacDaibheid, meaning "son of David".
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”.
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.
DAGOHOY Filipino, 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".
DAHLBY Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish dal "valley" and by "village".
DAHLÉN Swedish
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".
DAHMANI Arabic (Maghrebi), Berber
From the given name DAHMANE (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
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.
DAIES Literature
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.
DAIMON Japanese
From Japanese 大 (dai) meaning "big, great" and 門 (mon) meaning "gate, door".
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".
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
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."
DALAIS Scottish Gaelic
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous village.
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".
DALEIDEN German, 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.’
Derived from Gaelic "dail" (field) and "glaise" (brook).
Meant "person from Dalhousie", near Edinburgh (perhaps "field of slander").
DALIDIG Filipino, Maranao
Means "row" or "surround" in Maranao.
DALISAY Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Means "pure, chaste" in Tagalog and Cebuano.
DALL Irish
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.
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.
Means "son of ADAMANTIOS, inspired by the name ADAM and prefix -antiou.
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".
DAMBE Hausa, Western African
Given from a martial art from the Hausa people.
DAMBIS Latvian
Means "dam".
Denoting a person from Amboise, a commune located in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France.
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".
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.
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]
DAMIANOV Bulgarian
Means "son of DAMIAN".
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".
DAMON English, Scottish
From the personal name Damon, from a classical Greek name, a derivative of damān "to kill". Compare DAMIAN.
DAN Romanian, Vietnamese, English, Danish
Ethnic name in various European languages (including Danish and English) meaning ‘Dane’. ... [more]
DANCER English
Occupational name for someone who dances.
DANCY French, English
Denoted a person from Annecy, France.
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.
DANESI Italian
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’.
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.
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.
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.
DANI Gujarati, Sanskrit
Indian (Gujarat): Hindu Vania name, from the Sanskrit epithet dani ‘liberal in giving’.
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
DANIELIAN Armenian (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.
Means "Son of DANIEL/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.
DANSER German, French, English
German: variant of Danzer. Altered spelling of English Dancer.... [more]
DANVERS Irish, English
For someone from Anvers, which is the French name of a port called Antwerp, located in what is now Belgium.
DANZ German
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".)
DANZA Italian
The shortened stage-surname, from IADANZA, of American actor TONY DANZA.... [more]
Occupational name for a professional acrobat or entertainer; variant of TANZER.
DANZIG German, German (East Prussian)
Denoted a person who was from the city of Gdańsk, Poland (called Danzig in German).
ĐÀO Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of TAO. This is also the Vietnamese word for peach.
DAOUDI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name DAWUD (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
D'AOUST French
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]
DA PONTE Italian, Portuguese, Galician
A topographic name, which means "from the bridge".
DA PRA Italian
A topographic name for someone from a meadow, from the northern variant of "prato" (meadow).
DAR Kashmiri, Pakistani, Indian
Variant of DHAR used by Kashmiris in Pakistan.
DARA Khmer
It means star.
Daramad is a surname Iranian... [more]
D'ARCY English, French, Norman
Originally a Norman French surname, meaning "from Arcy"... [more]
DARCY English
Variant of D'ARCY.
DARDEN English
A habitation name in Northumberland of uncertain origin.
DARE English
This interesting surname has two possible derivations. Firstly, it may derive from the Olde English pre-7th Century personal name "Deora", Middle English "Dere", which is in part a short form of various compound names with the first element "deor", dear, and in part a byname meaning "Beloved"... [more]
DAREGO Nigerian (Rare)
Meaning unknown.
D'ARIES Italian
Comes from Italian word "aria" (plural arie) meaning "air"; also a form of opera
DARK English
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.
DARLEY English
Means "person from Darley", Derbyshire ("glade frequented by deer").
DARLING Literature, English, Scottish
English and Scottish: from Middle English derling, Old English deorling ‘darling’, ‘beloved one’, a derivative of deor ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ (see DEAR)... [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).
DA ROCHA Portuguese, Galician
A common topographic name which means ‘from the rock' (rocha).
DA ROSA Portuguese
Literally means "of the rose" in Portuguese. It is generally a component of personal names; among women, it is a Marian name; among men, it is of uncertain application.
DAROUICH Arabic (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.
Last name of Adam "Nergal" Darski of the blackened death metal band Behemoth.
D'ARTAGNAN French, 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 RÚA Galician
This indicates familial origin within the municipality of A Rúa.
DARUWALA Indian (Parsi)
Means "wine maker" or "wine seller" from Hindi दारू (dārū) meaning "liquor, wine, alcohol" and the suffix -वाला (-vālā) denoting an occupation.
DARUWALLA Indian (Parsi)
Alternate transcription of DARUWALA.
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 form of DARVISH.
Derived from the word dārzs meaning "garden".
DASALAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "place of prayer" from Tagalog dasal "prayer".
Combination of DAS and GUPTA.
Derived from Tibetan བཀྲ་ཤིས (bkra shis) meaning "good fortune, good luck".
DASIG Filipino, Cebuano
Means "fast, quick" or "vivacious" in Cebuano.
DA SILVA Portuguese
Topographic name for someone who lived by a wood, from Latin silva meaning "wood". Famous bearers are Brazilian footballers Thiago Silva and Neymar.
Comes from the Greek root word of "Daskalalos" (Δάσκαλος) that means "teacher", with the adittion of the ending "akis" (ακης) that usually shows a connection with the island of Crete
DASS Indian, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu
Alternate transcription of DAS.
DATA Polish
Derived from German dato "date" or "day".
DATE Japanese
From Japanese 伊 (da) meaning "this" and 達 (te) meaning "achieve, arrive at, intelligent".
DATSYUK Ukrainian, Russian
Believed to mean “to give or provide with a service.” The prefix -uk is a diminutive.
DATTA Bengali, Indian, Odia
Variant transcription of DUTTA.
DATUIMAM Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao datoʼ meaning "chieftain, leader" combined with Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām) meaning "leader". It is used as a title for religious leaders.
DATUMANONG Filipino, Maranao
From Datomanong, the name of a character in the Maranao epic Darangen. The name itself means "two-headed lizard" in Maranao.
DATUMOLOK Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao datoʼ meaning "chieftain, leader" and molok meaning "own, possess", used as a title of nobility.
Not available.
Danish name element gård "farmstead, yard" combined with prefix dau of unknown origin. ... [more]
DAUGHTRY English, 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).
Means "son of DAULET".
DAUM German, Jewish
Nickname for a short person, from Middle High German doum "tap", "plug", or dume, German Daumen "thumb".
D'AUREVALLE French (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).
DAVE Indian, Gujarati
Derived from Sanskrit द्विवेदिन् (dvivedin) meaning "familiar with the two Vedas".
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".
DAVEY English, Welsh
Derived from the given name DAVID. Alternately, it may be a variant spelling of Welsh DAVIES or DAVIS, which could be patronymic forms of DAVID, or corrupted forms of Dyfed, an older Welsh surname and the name of a county in Wales.
DÁVID Hungarian, Slovak
From the given name DÁVID.
Patronymic from the personal name DAVID.
Means "son of DAVID".
Means "son of DAVID".
Means "son of DAVID".
Means "son of AVIGDOR" (a Jewish personal name, from Hebrew avi-Gedor "father of Gedor").
DA VILA Portuguese, Galician
A topographic name for someone from a village (vila).
DAVILA Spanish
Habitational name for someone from ÁVILA.
DA VINCI Italian
Means, "son of Vinci (1)". A famous bearer was Italian inventor and artist Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519).
DAVINE Irish (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".
DAW English, Scottish
English and Scottish from a pet form of DAVID. ... [more]
DAW Irish (Anglicized)
Irish anglicized form of Gaelic Ó DEAGHAIDH, ‘descendant of DEAGHADH’, a personal name of uncertain origin... [more]
DAW Burmese
This surname is derived from an occupation. 'the deye' or 'day,' a maid, a dairy-maid, whence 'dairy'
The surname Dawes means ‘Irish Guard’
DAWICZYK Polish (?)
Last name of father,polish.
DAWKINS English, Popular Culture
English patronymic from a pet form of DAW. ... [more]
Means "son of Dawlat" in Pashto.
DAWLEY English, French, Irish
"From the hedged glade" Originally, D'Awley (probably from D'Awleigh).... [more]
DAWOOD Arabic, Urdu
From the given name DAWUD.
DAWS English
"Son of David"
DAX English
Either derived from the town of Dax in France or from the Old English given name Dæcca (of unknown meaning).
DAYAL Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Means "kind, compassionate", derived from Sanskrit दया (dayā) meaning "compassion, pity".
DAYAN Hebrew
Means "judge" in Hebrew.
DAYANGHIRANG Filipino, Tagalog
Means "chosen lady", derived from Tagalog dayang meaning "lady, princess, girl" and hirang "choice, selection".
DAYE Irish, Scottish
Comes from Irish Ó Déa (m) or Ní Dhéa (f) ... [more]
DAYS Welsh
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'COSTA Indian (Christian)
Form of DA COSTA more common among Christians from India.
D'CUNHA Indian (Christian)
Variant of CUNHA more commonly used by Indian Christians.
DE Chinese
From the Chinese element de, meaning "ethics, moral, virtue".
DEA Irish
Irish: reduced form of O’Dea.
DEACON English
Originally for someone who worked as a deacon or was the son of one.
DE ACUTIS Medieval Italian
acute, sharp, keen
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Déadaigh ‘descendant of Déadach’, a personal name apparently meaning ‘toothy’.
Uruguay name
DEALE English
Originated in Kent
Surname found in Ireland, it is the name of one of the Tribes of Galway.
DEAR English (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).
DEARTH English
From a medieval nickname apparently based on Middle English derth "famine".
DEARY English
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 ATH English
Probably a deliberate respelling of DEATH (i), intended to distance the name from its original signification.
DEATH English
(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.
Parisianized form of D’BAILLEU.
DEBAIN Spanish
Spanish surname.
DE BEER Afrikaans
De Beer is a Dutch and Afrikaans surname, meaning "the bear"
Likely from the Spanish word Belén, which refers to the nativity scene.
DE BELLIS Italian (Rare)
De Bellis (De+Abl. Lat.)... [more]
Denoted someone from Beauvais, a city and commune in northern France.
DEBLE English
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.
DEBLOIS French (French)
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]
DEBNATH Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Derived from Sanskrit देव (devá) meaning "deity, god" combined with नाथ (nāthá) meaning "possessor, owner".
Variant of BOER.
DE BOIS Arthurian 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.
DE BONO Italian
Derives from the Latin word bonus, meaning "good".
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 BRÚN Irish, French
Derived from Brun, meaning brown in French
DE BRUYN Afrikaans
"Bruyn" is an archaic spelling of "bruin", meaning "brown"
DEBS French
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).
DE CARLO Italian
From the prefix De and the first name CARLO.
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