Submitted Surnames Starting with D

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Dufresne French
Topographic name for someone who lived near a prominent ash tree from Old French fraisne fresne "ash" from Latin fraxinus "ash".
Dufva Swedish
From Swedish duva "dove, pigeon".
Dugal Indian
Based on the name of a Khatri clan. In India the name is more commonly spelled Duggal.
Duggan Scottish, Irish, English
Scottish and Irish variant spelling of Dugan. ... [more]
Dugmore Medieval English
This habitational name is chiefly found in the West Midlands region of England. The origin is certainly Old English pre 7th Century and may be Ancient British i.e. pre Roman 55 A.D. The origins are lost but are believed to develop from "Dubh" meaning "black" and "mor" a morass or swamp... [more]
Dugonja Bosnian
This surname is used at: Sarajevo, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Novi Pazar.
Dugopolski Polish (Anglicized)
To originate from Długopole, Poland.
Duguid Scottish
Probably "do good", from a Scottish nickname for a well-intentioned person or (ironically) a do-gooder.
Duhamel French
Topographic name for someone who lived in a hamlet, from Old French hamel, a diminutive of ham "homestead", with fused preposition and definite article du.
Duhaylungsod Filipino, Cebuano
Means "having two hometowns" from Cebuano duha meaning "two" and lungsod meaning "town."
Duisenov Kazakh
Alternate transcription of Duysenov.
Duisterwoud Dutch
Dutch equivalent of Düsterwald.
Dujardin French
Means "from the garden" in French.
Dukakis Greek
Dukakis means "son of the duke or little duke".
Dukakis Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Δουκάκης (see Doukakis). This name is borne by the American lawyer and politician Michael Dukakis (1933-), who served as Governor of Massachusetts twice... [more]
Dukelow English
This surname is of Old French origin. It was initially introduced into England by the Normans after the Conquest of 1066, and subsequently by French Huguenot refugees fleeing religious persecutions in their own country... [more]
Dul Khmer
Derived from Sanskrit डुल (dula) meaning "shake, tremble".
Du Lac Arthurian Cycle
In the series Merlin, this was the surname of Sir Lancelot: Lancelot du Lac. du Lac possibly means "of the lake."
Dulay Filipino, Tagalog
Occupational name for a picker of fruit or a gatherer of bird nests, from Tagalog dulay meaning "climbing a tree".
Dulcamara Italian
given to my great great grandfather who was left on the doorstep of a church in Chiavari Italy. The priest took inspiration from names of plants in the garden. This one came from the plant in English would mean 'bitter sweet nightshade'
Dulev Macedonian (Rare, Archaic)
The meaning and origin is still not known it is an Old Macedonian surname ... [more]
Dülger Turkish
Means "carpenter" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian درگر (dorgar).
Dulin French
The surname Dulin is most common in France and is an occupational name meaning "from flax". Pronounced "du LIN" in English; however, in French it is pronounced "du LON". Anglicized in some cases as Duling, Dowling, or Dulong (a more common French surname brought to England, Ireland and Scotland from French Normans and later Huguenots).
Dullea Irish
Variant of Dunleavy. A well-known bearer is American actor Keir Dullea (1936-).
Dulquer Arabic
Warrior, Expressive, Diplomatic
Dulquer Arabic
The name is derived from the Arabic word "Dhul-Qarnayn". Actor Dulquer Salmaan says it means Warrior. but another meaning is "Expressive, Diplomatic"
Dumagit Visayan
Literally "to swoop" or "to snatch" in Cebuano. Related to Dumaguete, capital of the province of Negros Oriental.
Duman Turkish
Means "smoke, haze, fog" in Turkish.
Dumdum Filipino, Cebuano
Means "remember, recall" in Cebuano.
Dumfries Scottish, Dutch, Dutch (Surinamese)
From the name of a market town in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, derived from Gaelic dùn meaning "fort" and preas meaning "thicket". This surname is found predominantly in Aruba, the Netherlands and Suriname... [more]
Dumlao Filipino, Ilocano
Likely a nickname for an attentive or perceptive person, derived from Ilocano dumlaw meaning "to notice".
Dümmer German (Rare)
From the name of a lake in Germany.
Dummer German, English
From Middle High German tump "simple".
Dummitt English
Habitational name from Dumart-en-Ponthieu in Somme, France.
Dumoulin French, Walloon
Variant with fused preposition and definite article du "from the" of Moulin meaning "from the mill" and This surname is also found in the Flemish part of Belgium and in the Netherlands.
Dumper English
Variant of Dummer.
Dumper English
Variant of Dummer.
Dumper English
Variant of Dummer.
Dumper English
Variant of Dummer.
Dumper English
Variant of Dummer.
Dunacre English (British)
From Scottish Gaelic dun or donn, meaning 'fort' or 'brown' respectively, and acre, as in a plot of land.
Dunaway English
Originally indicated someone who came from the village and civil parish of Dunwich in Suffolk, England, derived from Old English dun meaning "hill" (or possibly dune meaning "valley") and weg meaning "way"... [more]
Dunayevskaya Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Дунаевский (see Dunayevsky).
Dunayevsky Russian
Derived from the Danube, the second-longest river in Europe. Two famous bearers are Soviet film composer and conductor Isaak Dunayevsky (1900-1955), and his son, Russian film composer Maksim Dunayevsky (1945-).
Duncans Scottish
Means "son of Duncan".
Dundale English
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Dundas Scottish, Northern Irish
Scottish and northern Irish (Counties Leitrim and Fermanagh): habitational name from Dundas, a place near Edinburgh, Scotland, which is named from Gaelic dùn ‘hill’ + deas ‘south’.
Dundass Scottish
Variation of Dundas possibly miss spelled at imagination into Quebec (Lower Canada) late 18th Century
Dundee Scottish
From the name of the city of Dundee in Scotland, derived from Gaelic dùn meaning "fort" and meaning "fire".
Dundović Croatian
Patronymic of the Ragusan word dundo meaning "uncle" or "gentleman" and originating from the Latin word dominus (meaning "master" or "sir").
Dundreary English
This was a nickname for someone who had dundrearies, which were long sideburns.
Dunford English
Derived either from Dunford Bridge in Yorkshire (named after the River Don and the English word “Ford”), or from Dunford House in Yorkshire (named after “Dunn’s Ford”). One known bearer is US General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Dungog Filipino, Hiligaynon, Cebuano
Means "pride, honour" or "celebrity" in Hiligaynon.
Dunkinson English (British)
Derives from the Scottish surname of Duncanson with the same meaning of "son of Duncan". Likewise, it may derive further from the Gaelic male given name "Donnchad", related ultimately to "Donncatus", a Celtic personal name of great antiquity.
Dunleavy Irish, English
Anglicized form of Mac Duinnshléibhe meaning "son of Donn Sléibhe".
Dunmore English, Scottish
Habitational name from Dunmore Farm in Oxfordshire or from any of many places in Scotland named in Gaelic as Dún Môr 'great hill'.
Dunne Irish, English, Scottish
This surname means dark and was likely given to those with a dark complexion or with dark hair.
Dunsmuir Scottish
From the lands of Dundemore in Fife, Scotland.
Dunstan English
Either from the given name Dunstan or habitational name from Dunston (Derbyshire Lincolnshire Norfolk) from the Old English personal name Dunn and tun "settlement"... [more]
Dunwoody Scottish, Scottish Gaelic
It is said that the origin is pre 7th century Gaelic from ''dun'' or ''din'' meaning a wood or forest and ''gwydd'' which means much the same. Arguably the name means wood - wood, a result of language and dialect changing several times in the past 1500 years.
Đường Vietnamese
From 唐代 (Tàng Dài) which is the Chinese Tàng Dynasty.
Dương Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Yang, from Sino-Vietnamese 楊 (dương).
Duong Khmer
Means "disk, circle" or "dear, darling, beloved" in Khmer.
Duong Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Dương.
Dupain French
Means "of the bread" in French, probably used as an occupational name for a baker.
DuPaul French
From the given name Paul.
Dupin French
Means "of the pine tree" in French, referring to a person who lived near a pine tree or was from any of various locations named Le Pin.
Duplain French
topographic name from Old French plain an adjective meaning "flat" and a noun meaning "plain" with fused preposition and definite article du "from the".
du Plessis Afrikaans, French Creole, French (Cajun), French (Huguenot)
French topographic name for someone who lived by a quickset fence, Old French pleis (from Latin plexum past participle of plectere ‘plait’, ‘weave’), with fused preposition and definite article du ‘from the’... [more]
Dupouy French
Variant of Dupuy.
Dupré French
Means "of the meadow" in French.
Dupree English
Variant of Dupré.
Duque Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese cognate of Duke. from duque "duke" (from Latin dux genitive ducis "leader") an occupational name for someone who worked in the household of a duke or as a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and graces.
Durak Turkish
Means "stop, halt" in Turkish.
Duran Catalan
Catalan cognate of Durand.
Duranceau French
Derived from Durand or its variants, Duran or Durant.
Durani Pashto
Variant transcription of Durrani.
Durantez Spanish
From the given Italian name Durante.
Durbin French
Derived from the place called D'urban or D'urbin in Languedoc
Durden English
A different form of Dearden. A fictional bearer is Tyler Durden, a character from Chuck Palahniuk's 'Fight Club' (1996) and its subsequent film adaptation (1999).
Durdu Turkish
Means "stopped" in Turkish.
Duret French
Derived from French dur meaning "hard, tough".
Durga Indian, Odia, Telugu
From the given name Durga, the name of a Hindu warrior goddess.
Durgiai Romansh
Derived from the given name Durisch.
Durgun Turkish
Means "still, calm, stagnant" in Turkish.
Durham English
Denotes a person from either the town of Durham, or elsewhere in County Durham, in England. Durham is derived from the Old English element dun, meaning "hill," and the Old Norse holmr, meaning "island."
Durieux French
Derived from Old French riu meaning "river, stream", originally used to indicate someone who lived by a stream.
Durisch Romansh
Derived from the given name Durisch.
Durkin Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicised form of Mac Duarcáin meaning "son of Duarcán".
Durko Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Derived either from Russian дурной (durnoy) or Ukrainian дурний (durnyi) or Belarusian дурны (durny) all meaning "dump, foolish, stupid".
Durmaz Turkish
Derived from Turkish durmak meaning "to stop" or "to remain, to persist".
Durmuş Turkish
Means "run-down, aged" in Turkish.
Durning Irish
First found in County Antrim, Ireland, Durning is possibly an Anglicized form of O'Duirnin. The name is derived from "dorn", which means "fist".
Đurov Croatian
Means "Đuro's son" in Croatian.
Đurović Serbian
Derived from the forename Đuro.
Durrani Pashto
Derived from Persian در (dorr) meaning "pearl". It was historically used in the phrase padshah durr-i durran meaning "king pearl of the age", a title used by Ahmad Shah Durrani, the founder of the modern state of Afghanistan.
Durrenberger German
habitational name for someone from any of numerous places in Bavaria, Thuringia, Saxony, and Silesia named Dür(r)nberg or Dürrenberg
Dursley English (British)
Of English origin and is locational from a place so called in Gloucestershire, which was first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as 'Dersilege', in the Pipe Rolls of Gloucestershire in 1195 as 'Derseleie' and in the Fees of 1220 as 'Dursleg'... [more]
Dursun Turkish
Means "stop" or "alive" in Turkish.
Duru Turkish
Duru means 'clean, limpid' in Turkish.
Duru Turkish
Means "clear, pure, limpid" in Turkish.
Durward English, Scottish (?)
Means "guardian of the door, door-keeper" (cf. Durward). A fictional bearer of the surname is Quentin Durward, eponymous hero of the novel (1823) by Sir Walter Scott.
Dusch Romansh
Derived from the given name Dusch.
Duschek German
German cognate of Dušek.
Duschen Romansh
Diminutive of Dusch.
Duschletta Romansh
Derived from the given name Duscha.
Dushaj Albanian
It comes from serbian name ''dusha'' meaning soul.In serbian ''dusha moja'' means my sweatheart.Probably a nickname or name given to the patriarch of the dushaj family that got taken as a surname by his descendants later on,adding the popular albanian ending -aj.
Duska English (Rare)
Anglicized spelling of Duška.
Düsterwald German
Derived from Middle Low German düster "dark" combined with Old High German wald "forest".
Duszenko Polish
It appears Duza means soul, nickname for someone with a kind heart
Dut African
Dut is a surname among the Dinka people in South Sudan.
Dutcher Anglo-Saxon
The name Dutcher is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a worker who was a dike or ditch maker. The surname Dutcher was first found in East Sussex and either Upper Dicker or Lower Dicker, villages that date back to 1229 where they were listed as Diker... [more]
Duterte Filipino, Cebuano
Hispanicised spelling of the French surname Dutertre. A notable bearer is Rodrigo Duterte (1945-), the current president of the Philippines.
Dutertre French
Means "of the hillock, of the mound" in French.
Dutov Russian
From dutii, meaning "haughty".
Dutroux French, Belgian
Last name of Marc Dutroux, Belgian serial killer and child molester.
Dutt Punjabi, Indian, Hindi
Punjabi and Hindi form of Datta.
Dutton English
habitational name from any of the places called Dutton, especially those in Cheshire and Lancashire. The first of these is named from Old English dun ‘hill’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the second is from Old English personal name Dudd + Old English tun.
D'uva Italian
From Italian uva "grape", meaning "of the grapes". An occupational name for someone who produced grapes, or possibly a nickname.
Duvall French
Variant spelling of Duval.
Duvernay French
Means "from the alder grove," from Gaulish vern meaning "alder" combined with Latin -etum, whence Modern French -aie, forming names of orchards or places where trees/plants are grown)... [more]
Duvillard French
French surname, pronounced /dyvilaʁ/, whose bearers mainly live in Haute-Savoie. It means "from Le Villard", a village in the Rhône-Alpes region, whose name comes from the Latin 'villare' which means 'hamlet'... [more]
Dux German (Rare), Hungarian (Rare)
From Latin dux, meaning “duke”.
Duxbury English
Habitational name from a place in Lancashire, recorded in the early 13th century as D(e)ukesbiri, from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Deowuc or Duc(c) (both of uncertain origin) + Old English burh ‘fort’ (see Burke).
Duyck Dutch
Dutch nickname from Middle Dutch duuc ‘duck’; in some cases the name may be a derivative of Middle Dutch duken ‘to dive’ and cognate with Ducker... [more]
Duysenov Kazakh
Means "son of Duysen".
Düzgün Turkish
Means "smooth, orderly, correct" in Turkish.
Dvir Hebrew
Surname that also used as a first name, probably means "inner room" and related to The Holy of Holies. It is a term in the Hebrew Bible which refers to the inner sanctuary of the Tabernacle where God dwelt and later the Temple in Jerusalem where the Ark of the Covenant was kept during the First Temple, which could be entered only by the High Priest on Yom Kippur after sanctifying himself.
Dvoretskiy Russian
Means "butler" in Russian.
Dwamena Akan
Meaning unknown.
Dwiggins Irish
Anglicized form (with English genitive -s) of Gaelic Ó Dubhagáin (see Dugan) or, more likely, of Ó Duibhginn (see Deegan).Possibly a variant (by misdivision) of English Wiggins.
Dwivedi Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit द्विवेदी (dvivedi) meaning "one who has studied two Vedas", from द्वि (dvi) meaning "two" and वेद (veda) meaning "Veda".
Dworkin Jewish
From a pet-form of the Yiddish female personal name Dvoyre, from Hebrew Devorah (source of English Deborah), literally "bee"... [more]
Dy Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Li 1 primarily used in the Philippines.
Dyatlov Russian
From Russian дятел (dyatel) meaning "woodpecker".
Dyatlova Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Дятлов (see Dyatlov).
Dybala Polish
nickname from dybac, meaning 'to lurk' or 'to watch for somebody'.
Dyck Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived by a dike, Dutch dijk. Compare Dyke.
Dye English, Welsh
English: from a pet form of the personal name Dennis. In Britain the surname is most common in Norfolk, but frequent also in Yorkshire. Welsh is also suggested, but 1881 and UK both show this as an East Anglian name - very few in Wales.
Dykema Dutch
Derived from DYK, a Dutch form of Dyke.
Dylan English
From the given name Dylan.
Dymek Polish
Diminutive of Polish dym meaning "smoke".
Dymock English
From the parish of Dymock in Gloucestershire, England. The name comes from Old English Dimóc meaning "dim/shady oak".
Dymytryenko Ukrainian
Variant transcription of Dimitrienko.
Dynamite Popular Culture
Dynamite is a explosive. This name is borne by Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Dyne English
Derived from the Olde English pre 7th Century "dence", the Middle English "dene", meaning a valley.
Dytko Polish, Silesian, Czech, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian
Meaning unknown. Likely a variant of Ditko.
Dzagoev Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of the Ossetian surname Зæгъойты (Zægoyty), which came from the nickname Dzagoy. The name was probably from Ossetian дзаг (dzag) meaning "full, complete", ultimately derived from Persian چاق (čâq) meaning "fat".
Džambas Romani
Meaning "herdsman, horse trader", from Persian ganbas, which translates as "herdsman". In the Turkish language, this term has the same meaning as... [more]
Dzata Ewe, Western African
From Ewe meaning "warrior".
Đženanić Bosnian
That Means "Son Of Jenan" In Bosnian
Dzhabrailova Chechen
Feminine transcription of Chechen Джабраилов (see Dzhabrailov).
Dzhamalov Chechen
Means "son of Dzhamal".
Dzhamalova Chechen
Feminine transcription of Chechen Джамалов (see Dzhamalov).
Dzharimov Circassian (Russified)
Russified form of a Circassian name possibly from Adyghe джары (ǯ̍ārə) meaning "that is" combined with мэ (mă) meaning "this" or "smell". A notable bearer is Aslan Dzharimov (1936-), the former President of the Adyghe Republic from 1992-2002.
Dzhioty Ossetian
Most likely related to Sanskrit उज्ज्वल (ujjvala) meaning "bright, radiant, luminous".
Dzhokharov Chechen
Means "son of Dzhokhar".
Dzhokharova Chechen
Feminine transcription of Chechen Джохаров (see Dzhokharov).
Dzhopua Abkhaz
Abkhaz family name of unknown meaning.
Dziadzienka Belarusian
Derived from Belarusian дзед (dzied) meaning "grandfather, old man".
Działo Polish
Derived from Polish działo "cannon" or "gun" as an occupational name metonymically. It can also be a nickname from Polish działać "to work", "to do", "to influence", etc.
Działoszyński Polish
Habitational name for a person from a town named Działoszyn.
Działyński Polish
This indicates familial origin within Działyń, Gmina Zbójno.
Dziamidčyk Belarusian
Derived from a diminutive form of the given name Dziamid.
Dziekan Polish
Occupational name for "dean" from Polish dziekan.
Dziemidzienka Belarusian
Derived from the given name Dziamid.
Dziencielsky Polish
It is the surname of Chaya, a character in the movie Defiance played by Mia Wasikowska.