Submitted Surnames Starting with D

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Diddi Italian
Possibly a variant of Di Dio.
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 Theudebald.
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 ).
Diener German
Means "butler" in German.
Diệp Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Ye from Sino-Vietnamese 葉 (diệp).
Dier Jewish
the name allegedly means "dyer (of clothes)"
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.
Diesel German
From the pet form of Matthias or from any Germanic compound name beginning with diota 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.
Dieu French, Walloon
From French dieu "god" given as a nickname for someone who played Christ in medieval mysteries or for a presumptious or an overly religious person, or from a short for of the given name Dieudonné.
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]
Dieuleveut French
From French Dieu le veut, "God wills it".
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 býr "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.
Diggory English
Possibly an anglicized form of Degaré, which might come from the French word egare. It might mean "the lost one".
Di Giacomo Italian
Means "son of Jacob".
Di Giovanni Italian
From the given name Giovanni.
Digne French
From French digne "dignified, worthy" perhaps a nickname for a hardworking person.
D'ignoti Italian
Means "of the unknown", a descriptive term for foundlings of unknown parentage that evolved into a given name.
Dijkhuizen Dutch
Means "houses in the dike" in Dutch, derived from dijk meaning "dike, ditch, levee" and huizen meaning "houses, settlement", and so indicated a person who lived in a house close to a dyke or embankment.
Dikici Turkish
Means "tailor, sewer, stitcher" in Turkish.
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".
Dilawar Urdu
Derived from the given name Dilawar.
Dilek Turkish
Means "wish, desire" in Turkish.
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... [more]
Dillinger German
Denoted a person from Dillingen, a district in the region of Swabia in Bavaria, Germany. This name was borne by the infamous John Dillinger (1903-1934), an American gangster and bank robber during the Great Depression.
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]
Dilly English (British, Rare)
From the town illy in france
Di Lorenzo Italian
From the given name Lorenzo.
Dilustro Literature
Madame diLustro is described as a fine cook and an excellent detective. She often hosts dinner parties and flies into a rage if one of her guests arrives even five minutes late. Snicket has to dash off to one of her dinner parties while in the middle of writing The Reptile Room.
Dim Croatian
Derived from dim, meaning "smoke".... [more]
Dimaampao Filipino, Maranao
Possibly from the name of Dima'amapaw Kalinan, a character in the Darangen epic. The name itself may be derived from Maranao di' meaning "no, not" and ampaw meaning "detoured".
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".
Dimaporo Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao di' meaning "no, not" and maporo' meaning "tall, high".
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".
Dimas Spanish, Portuguese, Greek
Derived from the biblical name "Dimas".
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".
Di Matteo Italian
The surname Di Matteo comes from the personal names Matteo, of Jewish origin and popularized by the evangelist "Mattia" which have the meaning of "Gift of God".
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 (Portuguese-style)
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".
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.
Dimon Hebrew (Modern, Rare)
Derived from the place name Dimona, a city in the south of Israel.
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.
Di Nardo Italian (Tuscan)
Ancient and illustrious family, called Nardo, Nardi or De Nardi, originally from Tuscany, spread over the centuries in various regions of Italy.
Dinç Turkish
Means "energetic, vigorous, active" in Turkish.
Dinçer Turkish
From Turkish dinç meaning "vigorous, energetic, active" and er meaning "man, hero, brave".
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.
Ding Hui
From the Arabic surname al-Din.‎
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.
Dingle English
A name for someone who lives near a dingle, a small wooded dell or hollow.
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.
Dingzhen Tibetan
Typical name for Tibetan.
Đinh Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Ding, from Sino-Vietnamese 丁 (đinh).
Dinh Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Đinh.
Dinjer German (Rare)
Occupational surname that originated in the German dialect spoken in the Rhineland-Palatinate region. ... [more]
Dinklage German
Occupational name for a grain farmer or grain merchant, derived from an agent derivative of Middle High German dinkel meaning "spelt" (a variety of wheat). It could also be derived from Dinkelsbühl, a historic town in the state of Bavaria (formerly in central Franconia), or Dinklage, a town in the Vechta district, in Lower Saxony, Germany... [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.
Dioaiuti Italian
Means "may god help you", from dio "god" and aiutare "to help, assist". Most often given to foundlings and orphans.
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".
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.
Diosdado Spanish
From the given name Diosdado.
Diotallevi Italian
Means "god raise you", from Italian dio "god, deity" and allevi "to raise (children)". Often given to abandoned or orphaned children.
Diouf Western African, Serer
From the Serer clan name Joof or Juuf of uncertain meaning.
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]
Di Pietrantonio Italian
The surname Di Pietrantonio literally means "son of Pietro" and indicates in a reinforcing way the descent from the progenitor named Pietro.
Dirk Dutch, German
From the given name Dirk.
Diroma Italian
From Rome or of Rome.
Disanayaka Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala දිසානායක (see Dissanayake).
Disanayake Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala දිසානායක (see Dissanayake).
Disch Romansh
Contracted form of Durisch.
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.
Dishel Russian, Yiddish, Jewish, Hebrew
Meaning Unknown, likely Yiddish.
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
Disraeli Italian, Jewish
Originally denoted a person who came from Israel. This surname was borne by the British politician, statesman and novelist Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; he is also the only British prime minister to have been of Jewish origin.
Dissanaike Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala දිසානායක (see Dissanayake).
Dissanayaka Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Dissanayake.
Dissanayake Sinhalese
From Sanskrit देश (desha) meaning "region, country, kingdom" and नायक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
Dissanayke Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala දිසානායක (see Dissanayake).
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.
Di Taranto Italian
Habitational name for someone from the city of Taranto the provincial capital of Apulia. Variant of Taranto and Tarantino.
Dith Khmer
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डित (paṇḍitá) meaning "scholar, teacher, learned man". It can also be considered a form of the Chinese surname Di.
Ditta Urdu, Punjabi
Meaning uncertain.
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
Variant of Dicks.
Dixie English
From the given name Dick 1 or from the Latin word dixi "I have spoken".
Dixion Scottish
Son of Dick 1, a diminutive of Richard
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".
Dizznee Literature
Perhaps a variant of Disney, likely used by Shannon Messenger in her book series Keeper of the Lost Cities for this reason.
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 f Czech
Means "Long".
Dlouhý m Czech
Means "Long".