Submitted Surnames Starting with D

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Devilly Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
One of the anglicized versions of Ó Duibhghiolla, and Ancient Irish name meaning "Of the Black Attendant"
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.
Devoy English
Anglicized form of Gaelic surname Ó Dubhuidhe ‘descendant of Dubhuidhe’, a name probably derived from dubh "dark, black" and buidhe "sallow".
Dewalt Anglo-Saxon
It is derived from the baptismal name Theobald,which was an ancient personal name.
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".
De Winter Dutch
Nickname for a cold or gloomy man, from Middle Dutch winter 'winter' + the definite article de.
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
Derived either from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god" or देय (deya) meaning "fit or proper (for a gift)".
De Zeeuw Dutch
Nickname for someone from the Dutch provence Zeeland
Dezső Hungarian
From the given name Dezső.
Dhaliwal Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
From the name of the ancient city of Dharanagar (currently Dhar) in present-day Madhya Pradesh, India.
Dhaouadi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; mainly found in Tunisia.
Dhar Indian, Bengali
Derived from Sanskrit उद्धार (uddhara) meaning "credit, deliverance, redemption".
Dhar Indian, Kashmiri
Meaning uncertain, possibly from an honourific title given to a village head, a strongman or a warlord.
Dhawan Indian, Punjabi, Hindi
Means "runner, messenger" from Sanskrit धाव् (dhav) meaning "to run".
Dhillon Indian, Punjabi
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 Jewish
Derived from Yiddish דימענט (diment) meaning "diamond".
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.
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 Benedetto Italian
From the given name Benedetto.
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 Carlo Italian
From the given name Carlo.
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’.
Dicker English
Either an occupational name for a digger of ditches or a builder of dikes, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a ditch or dike, derived from Middle English dike or dik meaning "dyke.
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
Dickey Irish
Northern Irish: from a pet form of the personal name Dick 1.
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".
Di Dio Italian
Means "of God" in Italian.
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"
Diede Dutch
From the given name Diede.
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".
Diem German
German: from a reduced form of the personal name Dietmar ( see Dittmar ).
Diệp Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Ye from Sino-Vietnamese 葉 (diệp).
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]
Diesel German
From the pet form of Matthias or from any Germanic compound name beginning with theud meaning "people"
Diestro Spanish, Filipino
Means "right-handed" in Spanish.
Dieterlin German
From "Dieterlein", a diminuative of the given name Dieter
Diethelm German
From the given name Diethelm.
Dietmar German
From the given name Dietmar.
Dietz German
From a short form of the personal name Dietrich.
Dieudonné French
From the given name Dieudonné.
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."
Digby English
Derived from the name of an English town, itself derived from a combination of Old English dic "dyke, ditch" and Old Norse byr "farm, town".
Diggins Norman
Diggins came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066; from the Norman baptismal name which means the son of Diccon, a diminution of the parent name, Richard.
Di Giacomo Italian
Means "son of Jacob".
Di Giovanni Italian
From the given name Giovanni.
Dikshit Indian, Hindi, Odia
From Sanskrit दीक्षित (dikshita) meaning "one who is initiated", ultimately from दीक्षा (diksha) meaning "initiation, dedication". The term 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
Đilas Serbian
Derived from đilas (ђилас), a rare word meaning "jumper, runner".
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.
Dillinger German
Denoted a person from Dillingen, a district in the region of Swabia in Bavaria, Germany.
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]
Dills English (American)
1 Variant spelling of Dutch Dils .... [more]
Di Lorenzo Italian
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
Di Martino Italian
From the given name Martino.
Dimarucut Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be caught" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and dukot meaning "draw out, pull".
Dimashov Kazakh
Means "son of Dimash".
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".
Di Mauro Italian
From the given name Mauro.
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.
Dimitrenko Russian, Ukrainian
From the given name Dimitry.
Dimitriadis Greek
Means "son of Dimitris" in Greek.
Dimitrijević Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Dimitrije".
Dimitrin Russian
From the given name Dimitry.
Dimitrovski Macedonian
Means “son of Dimitar” or “son of Dimitrij” in Macedonian.
Dimond English, Irish
English and Irish variant of Diamond.
Dimondstein German
This is a German name which translates into English as diamond stone. It most likely belongs to a miner who mined diamonds or perhaps a jeweler.
Di Moze Italian
Means "son of Moze" in Italian.
Din Filipino, Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Lin primarily used in the Philippines.
Din Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Means "religion, faith, belief" in Arabic.
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.
Dinger English
Means "one who rings the bell," which is most likely a butler
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.
Dingwall English
From the city of Dingwall in Scotland.
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.
Diodato Italian
From the given name Diodato.
Diogene Italian
From the given name Diogene
Diogo Portuguese
From the given name Diogo.
Diola Spanish
Derived from the given masculine name Andrea
Dion French
Meaning uncertain. It may be a habitational name from any of various locations called Dion or Dionne, derived from the Gaulish element divon- meaning "(sacred) spring" or Celtic dēwos meaning "god, deity"... [more]
Dionicio Spanish
From the given name Dionicio.
Dionysiou Greek
Means "son of Dionysios". A famous brearer is the Greek singer Stratos Dionysiou (1935-1990)
Diop Western African, Wolof
From Joob, the name of a Wolof clan, derived from a totemic word meaning "black craned swan" or "peacock".
Dios Spanish (European)
Means "God" in Spanish.
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".
Dipatuan Filipino, Maranao
From a Malay word meaning "master, sir, ruler".
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.
Discipulo Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish discípulo meaning "disciple."
Disharoon French (Americanized)
Americanized form of an unidentified French name, possibly de Charente. This name was established in MD by the end of the 17th century.
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
Dissanayaka Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Dissanayake.
Dissanayake Sinhalese
From Sanskrit देश (desha) meaning "region, country, kingdom" and नायक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
Di Stasio Italian
Means "son of Stasio", Stasio being a short form of Anastasio.
Distel German, Low 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]
Divina Spanish (Philippines)
From Spanish divina meaning "divine, godlike".
Divinagracia Spanish (Philippines)
Means "Divine Grace" in Spanish.
Divita Italian
Derives from the word vita meaning "life".
Divjak Croatian, Serbian
From divjak meaning ''savage''.
Dix English
From the given name Dick.
Dixie English
From the given name Dick or from the Latin word dixi "I have spoken".
Dixit Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Odia
Alternate transcription of Dikshit.
Dizon 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.
Djerf Swedish
Variant of Djärv.
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.
Djurović Montenegrin, Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Djuro".
D'Kabral Indian (Christian), Marathi
Form of Cabral more common among Marathi Christians.
Dlouhá Czech
Means "Long".