Main Menu | Contact | Surnames | Links

***

 

 

Male English Names

[ Suggest Names for this page ]  [ Go to Female English Names ]

[ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ] [ 6 ] [ 7 ] [ 8 ]
[ 9 ] [ 10 ] [ 11 ] [ 12 ] [ 13 ] [ 14 ] [ 15 ] [ 16 ] [ 17 ]

  1. DARYL: Variant spelling of English unisex Darryl, meaning "from Airelle."
  2. D'ARTAGNAN (pronounced dar-tan-yun): French habitational surname transferred to forename use, meaning "from Artagnan." This was the name of the hero of Alexandre Dumas' novel The Three Musketeers. The French form of the name is d'Artagnan; the English form is D'Artagnan (capital "D").
  3. DARWIN: English surname transferred to forename use, probably derived from a Middle English personal name composed of the Old English elements deor "dear" and wine "friend," hence "dear friend."
  4. DARYL: Unisex form of English Darrell, meaning "from Airelle."
  5. DASHIELL (pron. daSHEEL): Americanized form of the French surname De Chiel used as a personal name, composed of the French elements de "of" and chiel "heaven," hence "from heaven."
  6. DAVE: English short form of Hebrew David, meaning "beloved."
  7. DAVEN: Variant spelling of English Davin, meaning "little black one." Compare with another form of Daven.
  8. DAVEY: English pet form of Hebrew David, meaning "beloved." Compare with another form of Davey.
  9. DAVID (דָּוִד, דָּוִיד): Hebrew name meaning "beloved." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Jesse. David was the second king of Israel and father of King Solomon. As a youth he killed a giant named Goliath with his slingshot. 
  10. DAVIE: English pet form of Hebrew David, meaning "beloved." Compare with another form of Davie.
  11. DAVIN: Scottish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhín "descendant of Duibhín," hence "little black one."
  12. DAVIS: English surname transferred to forename use, from Hebrew David, meaning "beloved."
  13. DAVY: English pet form of Hebrew David, meaning "beloved." Compare with another form of Davy.
  14. DAW: English pet form of Hebrew David, meaning "beloved." Compare with another form of Daw.
  15. DAWSON: English surname, transferred to forename use, meaning "son of Daw (David)."
  16. DAX: American English form of German Dachs, meaning "badger." 
  17. DAYE: English surname transferred to forename use, possibly originally a nickname for Anglo-Saxon names containing the element d�g, meaning "day," such as Dægberht and Dægmund.
  18. DAYTON: English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements dic "ditch, dike" and tun "enclosure, settlement," hence "dike settlement."
  19. DEACON: English occupational surname transferred to forename use, from the Greek word diakonos, meaning "servant."
  20. DEAN: English occupational surname transferred to forename use, from the Latin word decanus, meaning "dean; ecclesiastical supervisor."
  21. DEANDRE: English elaborated form of French André, meaning "man, warrior." 
  22. DECLAN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Deaglán, meaning "fully good."
  23. DEE: English unisex short form of longer names beginning with the letter "D." In some cases, it may be of Scottish origin, associated with the River Dee, possibly meaning "dark water." Compare with strictly feminine Dee.
  24. DEEMER: English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Old English demere, meaning "judge."
  25. DEFOREST: English name derived from a Norman French surname, meaning "from the forest."
  26. DEFORREST: Variant spelling of English Deforest, meaning "from the forest."
  27. DELAIA: Variant spelling of English Delaiah, meaning "God has drawn."
  28. DELAIAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Delayah, meaning "God has drawn." Hebrew name meaning "God has drawn." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a descendant of Zerubbabel.
  29. DELANEY: Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhshláine "descendant of Dubhshláine," hence "black challenger."
  30. DELBERT: Probably a Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Æðelbert, meaning "bright nobility."
  31. DELL: English surname transferred to forename use, originally a byname for someone who "lives in a dell/hollow." 
  32. DELMAR: English name possibly derived from Spanish del mar, meaning "of the sea." Once popular among African Americans.
  33. DELROY: English name possibly derived from the Old French phrase del roy, meaning "son or servant of the king."
  34. DEMING: Alternate spelling of the English surname Deeming, meaning "act of judging." Compare with another form of Deming.
  35. DEN: English short form of longer names beginning with Den-.
  36. DENE: Variant spelling of English Dean, meaning "dean, ecclesiastical supervisor."
  37. DENIS: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Donnchadh, meaning "brown warrior." Compare with another form of Denis.
  38. DENNIS: English form of Latin Dionysius, meaning "follower of Dionysos."
  39. DENNY: Pet form of English Dennis, meaning "follower of Dionysos."
  40. DENTON: English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements denu "valley" and tun "enclosure, settlement," hence "valley settlement."
  41. DENVER: English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements Dene "Dane" and fær "passage, crossing," hence "Dane crossing."
  42. DENYS: Variant spelling of English Dennis, meaning "follower of Dionysos."
  43. DEON: English variant spelling of French Dion, meaning "god, Zeus."
  44. DEONNE: English variant spelling of French Dion, meaning "god, Zeus."
  45. DEONTE: Modern English creation, possibly a blend of Deon "god, Zeus" and Dante "steadfast."
  46. DERBY: Variant spelling of English unisex Darby, meaning "deer farm."
  47. DEREK: English name derived from Dutch Diederik, meaning "first of the people; king of nations."
  48. DERICK: Variant spelling of English Derek, meaning "first of the people; king of nations."
  49. DERMOT: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Diarmaid, meaning "without envy."
  50. DERREN: Variant spelling of English Daren, meaning "from Araines."
  51. DERRICK: Variant spelling of English Derek, meaning "first of the people; king of nations."
  52. DERRY: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Dáire, meaning "fertile, fruitful."
  53. DERRYL: Variant spelling of English unisex Darryl, meaning "from Airelle."
  54. DERWIN: Probably a variant spelling of English Darwin, meaning "dear friend."
  55. DERYCK: Variant spelling of English Derek, meaning "first of the people; king of nations."
  56. DESHAUN: Variant spelling of English Deshawn, meaning "God is gracious."
  57. DESHAWN: Elaborated form of English Shawn, meaning "God is gracious."
  58. DESMOND: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Deas-Mhumhan, meaning "man from south Munster." 
  59. DEVAN: Variant spelling of English unisex Devon, meaning "worshiper of the god Dumnonos." 
  60. DEVEN: Variant spelling of English unisex Devon, meaning "worshiper of the god Dumnonos." 
  61. DEVEREUX: French surname transferred to English forename use, meaning "from Evreux." Evreux is a commune of Normandy, France which got its name from the Eburovices, the name of a gallic tribe, meaning "those which overcome by the yew." Yew wood was used to make weapons: bows, arrows, spears, etc.
  62. DEVIL: English form of Greek Diabolos, meaning "accuser, slanderer." In the bible, this is a title for Satan, the prince of demons and author of evil, who estranges men from God and entices them to sin. Figuratively, the devil is a man who, by opposing the cause of God, may be said to act the part of the devil or to side with him.
  63. DEVIN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, derived from the surname Devine, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Daimhín, "descendant of Daimhín," hence "little fawn."
  64. DEVON: English unisex name derived from the county name, from a British tribal name, meaning "worshiper of the god Dumnonos." 
  65. DEWAYNE: Elaborated form of English Dwayne, meaning "little black one."
  66. DEWEY: English form of Welsh Dewi, meaning "beloved."
  67. DEXTER: English surname transferred to forename use, originally denoting a female "dyer," but by the time it became a personal name it had already become strongly associated with Latin dexter "auspicious, right-handed," and was usually chosen as a name because of this.
  68. DEYE: Variant spelling of English Daye, meaning "day."
  69. DEZI: English variant spelling of Italian/Spanish Desi, meaning "longing."
  70. DHELWEARD: Middle English name derived from Anglo-Saxon Ædhelweard, meaning "noble guard."
  71. DIAMOND: English unisex name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "diamond" for girls and "bright protector" for boys. This is the birthstone for the month of April.
  72. DIBRI: Anglicized form of Hebrew Dibriy, meaning "my word" or "eloquent." In the bible, this is the name of a man whose daughter married an Egyptian.
  73. DICK: Short form of English Richard, meaning "powerful ruler." Compare with another form of Dick.
  74. DICKIE: Pet form of English Richard, meaning "powerful ruler."
  75. DICKY: Pet form of English Richard, meaning "powerful ruler."
  76. DIGBY: English surname transferred to forename use, from a place name composed of the Old Norse elements diki "ditch" and býr "settlement," hence "ditch-settlement."
  77. DIGGORY: English form of French Degaré, probably meaning "strayed, lost." 
  78. DIGORY: Cornish and English form of French Degaré, probably meaning "strayed, lost." 
  79. DIKLA: Variant spelling of English Diklah, meaning "palm grove." 
  80. DIKLAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Diqlah, meaning "palm grove." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Joktan.
  81. DILBERT: Variant spelling of English Delbert, meaning "bright nobility."
  82. DILLON: English form of Welsh Dylan, meaning "great sea."
  83. DINIS: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Donnchadh, meaning "brown warrior." Compare with another form of Dinis.
  84. DISHAN: Anglicized form of Hebrew Diyshan, meaning "a species of gazelle" or "a thresher." In the bible, this is the name of the fifth son of Seir.
  85. DISMAS: Anglicized form of Greek Dysmas, meaning "sunset." This name is not actually found in the bible but was given by Christians to the thief who was crucified beside Jesus.
  86. DOB: Medieval pet form of English Robert, meaning "bright fame."
  87. DODGE: Old pet form of English Rodger, meaning "famous spear."
  88. DOLPH: Short form of English Adolph, meaning "noble wolf."
  89. DOM: Short form of English Dominic, meaning "belongs to the lord."
  90. DOMENIC: Variant spelling of English Dominic, meaning "belongs to the lord."
  91. DOMINIC: English name derived from Latin Dominicus, meaning "belongs to the Lord." This is a name traditionally given to a child born on Sunday. 
  92. DOMINICK: Older spelling of English Dominic, meaning "belongs to the lord."
  93. DON: Short form of English Donald, meaning "world ruler."
  94. DONAGHY: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Donnchadh, meaning "brown warrior."
  95. DONAL: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Dónal, meaning "world ruler."
  96. DONALD: Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Domhnall, meaning "world ruler."
  97. DONALL: Variant spelling of English Donal, meaning "world ruler."
  98. DONNIE: Variant spelling of English Donny, meaning "world ruler."
  99. DONNY: Pet form of English Donald, meaning "world ruler."
  100. DONOGH: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Donnchadh, meaning "brown warrior."
  101. DONOUGH: Variant spelling of English Donogh, meaning "brown warrior."
  102. DONOVAN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Donndubháin, "descendant of Donndubhán," hence "little dark brown one."
  103. DORAN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deoradháin, "descendant of Deoradhán," hence "exile, wanderer." Compare with another form of Doran.
  104. DORE: Short form of English Isidore, meaning "gift of Isis."
  105. DORIAN: English name coined by Oscar Wilde for a character in his novel The Portrait of Dorian Gray, 1891. Probably derived from Latin Dorianus, meaning "of the Dorian tribe."
  106. DOUG: Short form of English Douglas, meaning "black stream."
  107. DOUGAL: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Dubhghall, meaning "black stranger." 
  108. DOUGIE
    1. Pet form of English Douglas, meaning "black stream."
    2. Pet form of English Dougal, meaning "black stranger." 
  109. DOUGLAS: Scottish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Dùbhghlas, meaning "black stream."
  110. DOYLE: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Dubhghall, meaning "black stranger." 
  111. DRAKE: English surname transferred to forename use, having several possible origins: 1) from the byname Draca, meaning "snake" or "dragon." 2) from Middle English drake, meaning "male duck." 3) from Old Norse Draki, meaning "snake" or "monster." 
  112. DRAVEN: English name possibly derived from the Old English word drǽfend, meaning "hunter." 
  113. DREW: Short form of English Andrew, meaning "man; warrior."
  114. DRISCOLL: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó h-Eidirsceóil "son of the messenger," from eidirsceól, composed of the elements eidir "between" and scéal "story, news," hence "go-between, intermediary, messenger, news bearer." 
  115. DRISKOLL: Variant spelling of English Driscoll, meaning "go-between, intermediary, messenger, news bearer." 
  116. DUANE: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Dubhán, originally a byname from a diminutive of Gaelic dubh, meaning "little black one."
  117. DUD: Short form of English Dudley, meaning "Dudda's meadow."
  118. DUDDA: Variant spelling of Old English Dudde, meaning "cloak, mantle."
  119. DUDDE: From Old English dudde "cloak, mantle," which later produced the word duds "ragged clothing" and dud which became a byname for a person "dressed raggedly."
  120. DUDLEY
    1. Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Dara "oak," Dubhdara "black oak," and Dubhaltach "black-haired." 
    2. English habitational surname transferred to forename use, meaning "Dudda's meadow."
  121. DUFF: Short form of English Duffy, meaning "black peace." Compare with another form of Duff.
  122. DUFFY: Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac Dhuibhshíthe "son of Duibhshíth," hence "black peace."
  123. DUGAL: Variant spelling of English Dougal, meaning "black stranger." 
  124. DUKE
    1. English name derived from the vocabulary word duke, from Latin dux, meaning "commander, leader."
    2. Short form of English Marmaduke, meaning "devotee of Maedóc." 
  125. DUNCAN: Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Donnchadh, meaning "brown warrior."
  126. DUNKY: Pet form of English Duncan, meaning "brown warrior."
  127. DUNN
    1. Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Duinn "descendant of Donn," hence "brown."
    2. English surname transferred to forename use, originally a byname for someone with dark hair or a swarthy complexion, from the Middle English element dunn, meaning "dark-colored."
  128. DURWARD: Old English occupational name meaning "doorkeeper, warder at the gate."
  129. DUSTIN: English surname transferred to forename use, probably ultimately from Old Norse Thorsteinn, meaning "Thor's stone."
  130. DUSTY: Pet form of English Dustin, probably meaning "Thor's stone."
  131. DWANE: Variant spelling of English Dwayne, meaning "little black one."
  132. DWAYNE: Variant spelling of English Duane, meaning "little black one."
  133. DWIGHT: English surname transferred to forename use, from the feminine personal name Diot, a pet form of Dionysia, meaning "follower of Dionysos." 
  134. DYE: Pet form of English Dennis, meaning "follower of Dionysos."
  135. DYL: Short form of Welsh Dylan, meaning "great sea."
  136. DYLAN: Welsh name composed of the elements dy "great" and llanw "sea," hence "great sea." In mythology, this is the name of a sea god, son of Aranrhod, and twin brother to Lleu Llaw Gyffes.
  137. DYSON: English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "son of Dye." 
  138. EADE: Middle English pet form of Hebrew Adam, meaning "earth" or "red."
  139. EARL: Aristocratic title transferred to byname and finally to forename, from Old English eorl, meaning "nobleman, prince, warrior."
  140. EARLE: Variant spelling of English Earl, meaning "nobleman, prince, warrior."
  141. EAMON: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Éamon, meaning "protector of prosperity."
  142. EARNEST: Variant spelling of English Ernest, meaning "battle (to the death), serious business."
  143. EASON: English patronymic surname transferred to forename use, meaning "son of Eade." 
  144. EASTER: English unisex name derived from the holiday name "Easter," which is related to Old English Eosturmónaþ/Eastermónaþ, meaning "April."
  145. EB: English short form of longer names beginning with Eb-.
  146. EBBIE: Pet form of English Ebenezer, meaning "stone of help."
  147. EBBY: Variant spelling of English Ebbie, meaning "stone of help."
  148. EBENEZER: Anglicized form of Hebrew Eben-haezer, meaning "foundation stone, stone of help." In the bible, this is the name of the place where the Israelites were defeated by the Philistines. It is also the name of a memorial stone set up by Samuel after the Israelites got their revenge. Ebenezer was first used as a forename by 17th century Puritans.
  149. EBER: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Éibhear, meaning "bow warrior." Compare with other forms of Eber.
  150. ED: Short form of English Edward, meaning "guardian of prosperity." Used also as a short form of other longer names beginning with Ed-.

[ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ] [ 6 ] [ 7 ] [ 8 ]
[ 9 ] [ 10 ] [ 11 ] [ 12 ] [ 13 ] [ 14 ] [ 15 ] [ 16 ] [ 17 ]

***


***

A-Z Baby Names

Girl Names
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
 
Boy Names
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z


***

Pet Names
Names for your pets. Grouped by species.
 
Naming Tips & Quips

Miscellany
a2z Menu

Books consulted

Privacy & Contact Info

Site Map


***
Special Categories
Butterfly Names, Dragon Names, Dream Names,
Evil Names,
Flower Names,
Funny Names, Rainbow Names, Secret Names, Shadow Names, Warrior Names, Weapon/Armor Names,
Weekday Names, Wolf Names & much more.



  

 

not indexed yet

Online since 1999.

Web Design Copyrighted � 20knames.com