Neutral names starting with D
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An alphabetical list of neutral names starting with D, continued from the names page, which see for more information. These are neutral-gender names, otherwise known as unisex names. They are equally appropriate for girls, boys, and people of any gender. Nonbinary people don't have to have neutral names, and many notable nonbinary people have names that are usually either masculine or feminine. Neutral names can help make it safer for people to explore their gender expressions. In English-speaking countries, some of the most familiar gender-neutral names starting with D include Dale, Darby, Dominique, and Drew. However, there are many more unisex names from around the world that start with D, more than 150 of them, as listed below. Previous page: neutral names starting with C. Next page: neutral names starting with E.
Da. Chinese. 1. 达 (dá). Meaning "Achieve, arrive at, intelligent." Keywords: virtues. 2. 大 (dà). Meaning "big, great, vast, high." Keywords: physical appearance, size.
Dagmar. German, Danish, and Scandinavian. Meaning "Glorious day." Usually feminine.
Dahama. Dagbani. Meaning "Riches."
Dahl. Old Nordic. Meaning "valley."
Daliri. Dagbani. Meaning "good fortune."
Dalitso. Southern African, Chewa. Meaning "Blessing."
Dana. 1. English. Meaning "A person from Denmark." 2. Arabic (دانا). Meaning "wise." 3. (דָּנָה). Hebrew. A feminine form of the masculine name Dan, meaning "Judge." Notable nonbinary people with this name include activist Dana Zzyym.
Dancer. English. Occupational name for someone who dances. Keywords: arts.
Dandy. American, English. Meaning "Fancy." Keywords: beauty, clothing, modern, physical appearance, style.
Danelea. Danish. Meaning "Danish meadow."
Daniel (דָּנִיֵּאל). Hebrew. Meaning "God is my judge." Traditionally masculine, but sometimes used for girls in modern times.
Daniele. Italian. Form of Daniel
Danner. German. Meaning "people of the forest," or "dweller near the fig tree."
Danni. English. Diminutive of Daniell/Danielle, the French form of Daniel. Variants: Dannie, Danny, Dany.
Danon. French. Form of the Hebrew name Daniel, meaning "God is my judge."
Danor (דנאור, דן-אור). Hebrew. A modern combinatio of the name Dan ("he judges") and the name Or ("light").
Dante. Italian. Meaning "Lasting." Traditionally a masculine name, recently sometimes used for girls.
Dar (דַּר). Hebrew. Meaning "mother of pearl, nacre."
Dara. 1. Irish. From Mac Dara, meaning "oak tree." 2. Gaelic. Anglicized form of Dáire, meaning "fruitful, fertile." 3. Khmer (ដរា). Meaning "star.". 4. Persian (دارا). Meaning "wealthy." 3. Middle English. Feminine name meaning "Brave, darling."
Darra. Irish. Meaning "Fruitful, fertile."
Daruka. Indian. Meaning "Deodar tree." Generally a Hindu name.
Daryan. English. Meaning "Upholder of the good."
Daryl. English. Form of the name Darrell.
Daughtry. English. Derived from French d'Hauterive, denoting one from Hauterive, France. Hauterive in turn is from haute rive, meaning "high bank."
Daveigh. English. A neutral form of David.
Davide. Italian. Form of David.
Davignon. English. Derived from French d'Avignon, denoting one from Avignon, France.
Davin. English/Scottish. Form of David.
Daw. English. Meaning "A jackdaw bird," or a nickname for David.
Dawa (ཟླཝ). Tibetan. Meaning "Moon, month." Keywords: moon, sky, time.
Day. English. Denoting a time when "the sun is overhead." Originates in Proto-Indo-European dʰegʷʰ "to burn."
Dayton. English. Variation on Daytona.
December. English. Derived from the Latin decem, meaning "ten." It is the twelfth month on the Georgian calendar. Keywords: birth, time.
Dechen (བདེ་ཆེན). Tibetan. Meaning "Great happiness." Keywords: emotion.
Dede. Western African, Yoruba. Meaning "Grasshopper, locust." Keywords: animals, nature.
Deepal. Hindu. Meaning "light."
Dehateh. Native American, Seneca. Meaning "enlightened."
Dekedrian. American. A created name. Keywords: modern.
Del. English. Pet form of many names beginning with "Del."
Delaine. 1. English. Derived from French d'Laine, denoting one from Laine, France. 2. English. Derived from Old French Delaney, meaning "of the alder grove." 3. Gaelic. Meaning "offspring/descendent of the challenger," or "angel from heaven."
Delivery. Puritan. Meaning "Being delivered from evil."
Delmar. Spanish. Meaning :Of the sea."
Delshad (دلشاد). Persian. Alternative transcription of دلشاد (Dilshad) meaning "happy heart, cheerful."
Delwyn. Welsh. Meaning "Pretty and fair." Keywords: physical appearance.
Demi (Δημη). Greek. Alternative transcription of Δημη "Dimi", itself derived from the Ancient Greek Δημητηρ "Demeter", likely meaning "Earthmother." The name is shared with the goddess of Agriculture.
Denim. English. Meaning "A strong cloth." Keywords: clothing, colors, modern, physical appearance, style.
Dennet. English and French. After Saint Denys, whose name in turn meant "follower of the Greek god Dionysius." Keywords: two syllables.
Denny. English. Diminutive of Dennis, derived itself from the Greek Διονυσος "Dionysus," meaning "of Zeus." Nonbinary characters in fiction bearing this name include Denny in the film Under My Skin.
Deryn. Welsh. Possibly meaning "Blackbird."
Des. English. Diminutive of Desmond. Originates from Irish Deasmhumhain meaning "South Munster," denoting one from the area.
Deseronto. Native American, Mohawk. Meaning "lightning has struck."
Desirus or Desirous. English. Meaning "Desiring, wanting."
Desta (ደስታ). African. Amharic word meaning "joy."
Deva (देव). Hindu. Meaning "deity."
Deveraux. French. From the surname, meaning "From Evreux, France." Keywords: places.
Devereaux (pronounced DEH-veh-roe). French. From the surname, meaning "From the Eure river." Keywords: three syllables, places.
Devo. English. From the name of a popular 70's band, meaning "De-evolution." Keywords: inauspicious, modern, music, science.
Dharma (धर्म). Hindu. Meaning "law, duty, virtue" in Sanskrit.
Dian. Indonesian. Meaning "Candle."
Diara. Latin. Meaning "Gift."
Didi. 1. English. Feminine form of the Latin name Diana, meaning "Divine." 2. German. Masculine pet form of the name Dieter, meaning "Warrior of the people."
Didier. Fernch. Meaning "The desired one."
Diede. Dutch. Pet form of Diederik, from Germanic name Theodoric, meaning "Ruler of the people."
Diem. Latin. Meaning "Day."
Dikla (דִּקְלָה). Hebrew. Possibly meaning "Palm grove." Variant: Diklah. Keywords: Biblical, nature, trees.
Diligence. Puritan. Meaning "Persistent effort." Keywords: personality, virtue.
Dillian. American. A created name, from a combination of the names Dillon and Gillian. Keywords: modern.
Dilshad (دلشاد). Persian. Meaning "A happy heart; cheerful." Variant: Delshad. Keywords: emotions, virtues.
Dimi (Δημη). Greek. Pet form of the feminine name Dimitra and masculine name Dimitrios, both of which come from the name of the Greek goddess Demeter, meaning "Earth mother." Keywords: earth, elements, femininity, mythology.
Dimity. English. Meaning "A type of cloth." Keywords: clothing.
Dion. Greek. From the name of the god of wine and revelry.
Disco. American, English. A modern name meaning "A dance style; a discotheque, a dance club." Keywords: arts, modern, playful.
Disney. English. From the English surname, from the French surname, meaning "From Isigny, France." Keywords: arts, playful.
Disgleirio. Welsh. Meaning "Glittering, illuminated." Keywords: beauty, style.
Dix. 1. French. Meaning "Ten," or "tenth." Keywords: birth, number. 2. English. Meaning "Son of Richard."
Dixie. American, English. Meaning "Hardy," or "From the southern USA."
Dobie. American. A modern name meaning "Clay marble." Keywords: modern.
Doc. American. A nickname or modern name meaning "Doctor." Keywords: occupation.
Domani. Italian. Meaning "Tomorrow." Keywords: time.
Dominique. French. Meaning "Of the Lord." Notable nonbinary characters in fiction with this name include the protagonist of the computer games Dominique Pamplemousse in "It's All Over Once The Fat Lady Sings!" and the sequel Dominique Pamplemousse in "Combinatorial Explosion!"
Donaver. American. From the Irish masculine name Donovan, meaning "Brown black." Keywords: colors, modern.
Donier. American. A created name. Keywords: modern.
Dorian. English, modern. A name invented by Oscar Wilde for his novel, The Portrait of Dorian Gray (1891). Thought to be derived from the name of the Greek tribe, the Dorians, meaning "From the sea," or from the Irish surname Doran, meaning "Exile, wanderer." Keywords: inauspicious meanings, literary, modern, queer Notable nonbinary people with this name include the American singer-songwriter Dorian Electra (b. 1992).
Dorji (རྡོ་རྗེ). Tibetan. Meaning "Diamond."
Dresden. English. From the name of a German city, meaning "Riverside forest."
Drew. English. Pet form of the masculine name Andrew, meaning "Manly," or the Latin feminine name Drusilla, possibly meaning "Strong." Variant: Dru. Keywords: masculinity, strength, virtue.
Drummer. English. Meaning "One who drums." Keywords: music, occupation, playful.
Drury. English. Meaning "Love, friendship."
Dublin. English, modern. From the name of the capital city of Ireland. Not a given name in Ireland. Keywords: modern, places.
Duff. Irish. Meaning "Dark." Keywords: one syllable.
Duffy. Irish. From the Irish surname, meaning "Descendant of Dubhthach." Keywords: two syllables.
Dunixi. Form of the Greek name Dionysius.
Dunne. English. Meaning "Brown." Keywords: colors, one syllable, physical appearance.
Durable. English. Meaning "Lasting." Keywords: strength, three syllables, virtue.
Duri (두리). Korean. Meaning "Two." Keywords: numbers, two syllables.
Duru. Turkish. Meaning "Clear, lucid."
Dustin. English and German. Meaning "Brave warrior." Traditionally masculine, but recently sometimes used for girls. Keywords: courage, two syllables, virtues.
Dusty. English. Meaning "Covered in dust," or a pet form of the name Dustin. 
Dwi. Indonesian. Meaning "Two," or "Second." Keywords: birth, numbers.
Dwyn. Welsh. Meaning "To steal" (?).
Dwyryd. Welsh. Meaning "Two ford."
Dylan. Welsh. Meaning "Great tide, flow." The name of a hero in Welsh mythology. Traditionally masculine, but recently sometimes used for girls. Keywords: mythology, water. Variants: Dillan, Dillon.
Dyre. Scandinavian. Meaning "Dear heart." Keywords: affection.
Dzaghig. Armenian. Meaning "Flower." Keywords: nature, plants.
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