Submitted Surnames Starting with D

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Dervishi Albanian
Albanian form of Darwish.
Derwent English
Originating from Derwent River in England.
Derwin English
Variant of Darwin.
De Sá Portuguese
Variant of .
Desai Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
From a feudal title derived from Sanskrit देश (desha) meaning "country, kingdom" and स्वामिन् (svamin) meaning "owner, master, lord".
Desailly French
Originally denoted a person who came from any of the various places in northern or eastern France called Sailly, which is possibly derived from Old French saillir, salir meaning "to spring", ultimately from Latin saliō... [more]
De Salvo Italian
Meaning of "De" is "From", or "Of", so probably "From Salvo".
De San Buenaventura Spanish (Archaic)
Means "of Saint Bonaventure" in Spanish.
Desanges French (Rare)
Means "from the angels", possibly connected to the French title of the Virgin Mary Notre Dame des Anges, meaning "Our Lady of the Angels". Bearers of this surname include Louis William Desanges (1822-1905), an English artist of French descent, and French historian Jehan Desanges (1929-).
De San Jose Spanish (Philippines, Rare)
Means "of Saint Joseph" in Spanish.
De Santa Italian (Tuscan)
The surname De Santa was first found in Lucca, a city and comune in Tuscany, capital of the province of Lucca and where Bascilican type churches abound. The history commences in 218 B.C., and passed through many hands in the intervening centuries... [more]
De Santana Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "of St. Anne 1" in Portuguese.
De Santo Italian, Spanish
Mean “Son of Santo”.
Desaulniers French (Quebec)
Topographic name denoting a property distinguished by a grove of alder trees, derived from Old French au(l)ne meaning "alder".
Descalzo Spanish
It means "barefoot"
Descatoire French
Alexandre Descatoire was a French sculptor (1874-1949)... [more]
Deschain French, Literature
Of French origin. This is the last name of the character of the Gunslinger Roland in Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series.
Deschanel French
Derived from French eschamel meaning "stepladder" or des chanels meaning "from the channels, from the little jugs". An occupational nickname for a trader, it supposedly originated in the Ain department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France... [more]
Deschene Navajo
From deeshchiiʼnii (clan designation, “red-streak people”).
Deschenes French
"Chenes" is French for "oak tree". In French, "Des" means more than one. "Des"+ "Chenes"= Deschenes meaning "Many oak trees."
Deshapriya Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit देश (desha) meaning "region, place, country" and प्रिय (priya) meaning "beloved, dear".
Deshima Japanese
Variant reading of Dejima.
Deshmukh Indian, Marathi
From the historical title देशमुख (deśmukh) meaning "district head", derived from Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning "country, district" combined with मुख (múkha) meaning "face".
Deshpande Indian, Marathi
Means "district accountant", derived from Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning "country, kingdom, province" combined with पण्डित (paṇḍitá) meaning "learned, wise man".
Desiderato Piedmontese
From the given name Desiderato
Desiderio Italian, Spanish
From the given name Desiderio.
De Silva Sinhalese, Filipino
Sinhalese and Filipino form of Da Silva.
De Simone Italian
Patronymic form of the given name Simone 2.
Deslauriers French (Quebec)
A topographic name for someone living among laurels, a combination of the fused preposition and plural definite article des ‘from the’ + the plural of Old French lorier ‘laurel’.
Desmarais French
Habitational name for someone from any of various places named with Old French mareis, maresc ‘marsh’, as for example Les Marets, in Seine-et-Marne, Centre, Nord, and Picardy.
Desmoulins French
A French surname meaning “of the windmills.” A famous bearer of this surname is Camille Desmoulins, a journalist and politician during the French Revolution who was guillotined.
Desnoyers French (Quebec)
Means "of the walnut trees", from French word "noyer", meaning walnut. "Des noyers" literally translates to "the walnuts".
Desogus Italian
Denotes someone from the town of Sogus, which may have taken its name from Sa bia de is Ogus, "the road of the eyes".
De Souza Portuguese
Means "of Sousa" in Portuguese, referring to the River Sousa flowing through northern Portugal. The word Sousa itself is derived from the Latin saxa, saxum meaning "stone, rock". The surname is more commonly used in Brazil and Portuguese-speaking African countries today.
De Soye French
Meaning "From Soye" in French.
Des Roches French
Either a topographic name for someone living among rocks or a habitational name from any of several places named with this word, meaning "from the rocks" in French.
Desrouleaux French, Haitian Creole
Means "of the scrolls" in French. It is a occupational name for a scribe, a person who serves as a professional copyist, especially one who made copies of manuscripts before the invention of automatic printing... [more]
Desruisseaux French, French (Quebec)
Topographic name for someone who lived in an area characterized by streams, from the fused preposition and plural definite article des meaning "from the" and ruisseaux (plural of ruisseau) meaning "stream".
Desser Jewish
Habitational name from the city of Dessau in Germany.
Dessi Italian
Denoting someone from Sini, Sardinia, formerly called Sinu or Sii.
Dessler German, Yiddish
Meaning Unknown. Known primarily in pop culture as the surname of a certain Michelle in the Fox tv hit 24 and of a certain villain called Albert in Space Battleship Yamato.
d'Estaing French
Derived from Estaing, a commune in the Aveyron department in southern France. A famous bearer was the French president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1926-2020).
De Stefano Italian
Means "son of Stefano".
Desteffani Romansh
Derived from the preposition de "of" and Steffani.
d'Estienne French
From the given name Estienne, a Medieval French form of Stephen.
Destine Haitian Creole, French (Rare)
From French Destiné, originally a nickname meaning "destined".
De Talleyrand French
A French noble surname. A cadet branch of the family of sovereign counts of Périgord, they took their name from the estate of Périgord owned by these counts, and date back to Boso I, count of la Marche... [more]
De Thomas French
Derived from the given name Thomas.
Dethomas Romansh
Derived from the preposition de "of" and the given name Thomas.
De Tiberio Italian
Ancient and noble family, originally from Lombardy propagated, over the centuries, in different regions of Italy where its members acquired the nobility and were welcomed in the important offices of the city where they lived... [more]
Detweiler German (Swiss)
From the name of a village in Switzerland or from one with a similar name (Dettweiler) in France.
Deulofeu Catalan
catalan , used in san feliu de guixols
Deutch German (Rare), Jewish (Rare)
"German". Used as a last name for those who had none in the 17-18th century. Continues to today, albeit rarely.
Deutsch German, English
Means "German" in German.
Deutschlander Dutch
Name given to a person from Germany.
Deutschmann German
Originally denoted a person from Germany.
Dev Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god" (see the given name Dev).
Deva Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit देव (devá) meaning "heavenly, divine" or "deity, god".
Devalcourt French (Cajun)
Habitational name from places in France named Valcourt.
De Valera Spanish
Originally indicated a person from one of the two towns named Valera in the provinces of Cuenca and Badajoz in Spain. This name was borne by American-born Irish president and prime minister Éamon de Valera (1882-1975; birth name George de Valero, also known as Edward de Valera), who was born to an Irish mother and a Cuban-Spanish father.
Devall French, English
Devall (also DeVall) is a surname of Norman origin with both English and French ties.Its meaning is derived from French the town of Deville, Ardennes. It was first recorded in England in the Domesday Book.In France, the surname is derived from 'de Val' meaning 'of the valley.'
Devalson English
Meaning, "son of Deval."
Devane Marathi
Someone descended from deva(god).Someone who is like a god
Devaney Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibheannaigh ‘descendant of Duibheannach’, a personal name of uncertain origin; the first element is dubh ‘black’, the second may be eanach ‘marshy place’... [more]
Devanney Irish
Irish: variant of Devaney.
Devasagayam Tamil
Means "God has Helped/ God's Help"
Deveaux French, Bahamian Creole
Means "of the valleys", derived from French val "valley".
Deveci Turkish
Means "cameleer, camel herder" in Turkish.
De Venecia Spanish (Philippines)
Denoted someone from the city of Venecia (Venice) in Italy.
De Vera Spanish (Philippines)
Referred to someone from the municipality of Vera in Spain.
Devera English (British)
English elaboration of Norman surname De Vere, literally meaning "from Ver," a settlement near Bayeaux.
Deveraux English, French
Variant spelling of Devereux.
Devereaux English
Variant form of Devereux, based on the common English mis-pronunciation "Devero".
De Vignerot French, French (Belgian)
The surname Vignerot was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region... [more]
De Vil Popular Culture
Cruella de Vil is fictional character appearing as the antagonist of the novel 'One Hundred and One Dalmatians' (1956) by Dodie Smith, as well as in the 1961 animated movie '101 Dalmatians' and the 1996 live-action movie with the same name... [more]
Devil French
Variant of De Ville.
Deville French
French surname meaning, 'The Village', from French De- 'the' and Ville- 'Village'.
Deville English
From Old English "devil, slanderer, enemy".
Devilly Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
One of the anglicized versions of Ó Duibhghiolla, and Ancient Irish name meaning "Of the Black Attendant"
De Visser Dutch
means "the fisherman" variant of Visser
Devitt Irish
Comes from McDevitt, means "son of David."
Devon Irish
Variant of Devin 1.
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".
De Waal Dutch, Walloon
Means "the Walloon" in Dutch, derived from Middle Dutch wale, originally indicating a person who came from Wallonia, a French-speaking region of southern Belgium. It could also possibly be a variant spelling of Van Der Walle and De Walle meaning "the wall"', though evidence for this is lacking... [more]
De Walle Dutch, Flemish
Variant spelling of Van Der Walle.
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.
Dewan Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Nepali
From a title for a high-ranking government official or minister, derived from Persian دیوان (divan) meaning "royal court, tribunal, ministry, assembly".
Dewasinghe Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Dewasiri Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god" and श्री (shri) meaning "diffusing light, radiance, splendour, beauty".
Dewdney English
From the Old French personal name Dieudonné, literally "gift of God".
Dewey English
From the given name Dewey.
Dewi Indonesian
Derived from the given name Dewi 2.
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
De Zoysa Sinhalese
Uncertain, of Portuguese origin.
De Zoysa Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala ද සොයිසා (see De Soysa).
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.
Dhananjaya Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit धनंजय (dhananjaya) meaning "winning wealth".
Dhanapala Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit धन (dhana) meaning "wealth, riches, prize" and पाल (pala) meaning "guard, protector".
Dhanasekara Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit धन (dhana) meaning "wealth, riches, prize" and शेखर (shekhara) meaning "crest, peak, top".
Dhanushka Sinhalese
From the given name Dhanushka.
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.
Dharmadasa Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit धर्म (dharma) meaning "that which is established, law, duty, virtue" and दास (dasa) meaning "servant, slave".
Dharmann Malayalam
Alternate transcription of Dharman.
Dharmapala Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit धर्म (dharma) meaning "that which is established, law, duty, virtue" and पाल (pala) meaning "guard, protector".
Dharmapriya Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit धर्म (dharma) meaning "that which is established, law, duty, virtue" and प्रिय (priya) meaning "beloved, dear".
Dharmaratne Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit धर्म (dharma) meaning "that which is established, law, duty, virtue" and रत्न (ratna) meaning "jewel, treasure".
Dharmasena Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit धर्म (dharma) meaning "that which is established, law, duty, virtue" and सेना (sena) meaning "army".
Dharmasiri Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit धर्म (dharma) meaning "that which is established, law, duty, virtue" and श्री (shri) meaning "diffusing light, radiance, splendour, beauty".
Dharmawansa Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit धर्म (dharma) meaning "that which is established, law, duty, virtue" and वंश (vansa) meaning "lineage, clan, family".
Dharmawansha Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala ධර්මවංශ (see Dharmawansa).
Dharmawardana Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit धर्म (dharma) meaning "that which is established, law, duty, virtue" and वर्धन (vardhana) meaning "increasing, strengthening, growing".
Dharmawardane Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala ධර්මවර්ධන (see Dharmawardana).
Dharmawardena Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala ධර්මවර්ධන (see Dharmawardana).
Dharmawardene Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala ධර්මවර්ධන (see Dharmawardana).
Dharmawardhana Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala ධර්මවර්ධන (see Dharmawardana).
Dharmawardhane Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala ධර්මවර්ධන (see Dharmawardana).
Dhawan Indian, Punjabi, Hindi
Means "runner, messenger" from Sanskrit धाव् (dhav) meaning "to run".
Dheerasekara Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit धीर (dhira) meaning "steady, firm, courageous" and शेखर (shekhara) meaning "crest, peak, top".
Dheerasekera Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala ධීරසේකර (see Dheerasekara).
Dheerasinghe Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit धीर (dhira) meaning "steady, firm, courageous" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Dhillon Indian, Punjabi
Of unknown meaning.
Dhiman Indian, Punjabi
Meaning uncertain.
Dhungana Nepali
From the name of a village in Nepal called Dhungani.
Diab Arabic
Derived from Arabic ذِئْب (ḏiʾb) meaning "wolf".
Diaconu Romanian
From Romanian diacon meaning "deacon".
Di Agostino Italian
From the given name Agostino.
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, Fula
Derived from the Fula clan name Jallo of uncertain meaning. Diallo is a common name throughout West Africa.
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".
Diamantis Greek
Derived from the Byzantine Greek word διαμάντιν (diamántin), itself from the Italian diamante (Late Latin diamas), ultimately from the Ancient Greek word ἀδάμας (adámas) meaning "diamond".
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.
Diana Italian
From the female given name Diana.
Dianich Romanian
From Istrian Romanian.
Diao Chinese
From Chinese 刁 (diāo) referring to the ancient state of Diao, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Shaanxi province. It was adopted due to being homophonous with the character 雕, which was the actual name of the state.
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 Bernardo Italian
From the given name Bernardo. Means "Son of Bernardo".
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.
Di Ciuccio Italian
Ciuccio is a surname especially Campano and more precisely of the provinces of Naples and Salerno, should derive from the medieval name Ciuccio, one of the many apheretic hypochoristic forms of the name Francesco, of which a hypochoristic is Francescuccio, which by apheresis becomes Cuccio
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 1
Dickey Irish
Northern Irish: from a pet form of the personal name Dick 1.
Dickson English (American)
This surname means son of Dick and son of Richard.
Dickter German
From dichter, the German word for "poet".
Di Cola Italian
The surname Di Cola originates from the diminutive of the male name Nicola, widespread especially in the city of Bari, devoted to its patron saint.