Baby Names: Names Starting with D

Baby Names Starting with D

DAG: Scandanavian for "day." Relatives: Dagmar, Dagney, Dagny, Dagget, Dailey, Daily, Daley, Day, Dayton, Daymond. Namesakes: Dag Hammarskjöld, Daley Thompson, Doris Day.

DAISY: Latin for "day's eye." Potential for a comeback; consider it. Relative: Daisey. Namesakes: "Daisy Mae," Princess Daisy, "Daisy Buchanan," "Daisy Miller."

DAKIN: A variant form of "Danish." A wonderful line of plush toys; your child will probably receive one for a baby present. Relatives: Dane, Daine. Namesake: Dane Iorg.

DALE: Old English for "valley." A very nice name that has not been used much since the fifties. Relatives: Dal, Dallan, Dallen, Dallas, Dallin, Dalton. Namesakes: Dale Evans, Dale Carnegie, "Chip and Dale."

DALIA: Hebrew for "branch." Pretty. Relative: Dahlia.

DALLAS: Scottish place name. The city in Texas was named for George Dallas, U.S. vice president under James K. Polk. Namesake: "Stella Dallas."

DAMIEN: From the Greek for "tamer." A favorite among writers of horror stories. Relatives: Damian, Damon, Daimen. Namesakes: Damon Runyon, Damon and Pythias, Father Damien, Damien II.

DANA: Variation of Daniel, but also androgynous. In Greek mythology Danae was the daughter of King Acrisius of Argos and the mother of Perseus. Relatives: Danna, Danae. Namesakes: Dana Ivey, Dana Andrews, Richard Henry Dana, Dana Carvey.

DANIEL: Hebrew for "God is my judge." Deservedly popular; a name with solid biblical roots and one that goes well with almost every surname. Relatives: Dan, Danny, Danni, Daniels, Danilo, Danil, Dana, Danna. Namesakes: Daniel Boone, Danny Sullivan, Dan Rather, Jack Daniels.

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