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45 Dreamy Girl Names Beginning with D

Nov 24, 2021

45 Dreamy Girl Names Beginning with D

AHEAD: The ultimate list of girl names starting with D.

If you’re looking for a beautiful girls’ name starting with the letter D, you’re in the right place!

Perhaps you’re planning to honor a family member whose name begins (or began) with the letter D.

Or you’ve got an “D” theme for your kids’ names.

Or maybe you just happen to like the letter D. (Totally valid, btw).

Below, I’ve rounded up every single D name that’s even the slightest bit modern and cool.

I’ve also included each name’s meaning and current popularity—which will hopefully help you narrow down your list of favorites.

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As I was putting together this list of D names, several things completely surprised me:

    1. There is one single D name ranking in the top 100—Delilah.
    2. There’s also only one D name ranking in the top 200—Daisy.
    3. After you consolidate spelling variations of names like Daniela and Denisse, there are only 28 D names ranking in the top 1000! That number is tiny compared to other letters like A.
    4. There are quite a few names that I think of as dated (such as Dorothy and Deborah) that are ranking in the top 1000.
    5. There are also a few names in the top 1000 that I’ve never seen or heard before, such as Daleyza.

Go check them out for yourself and see what you think!

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Gender neutral “D” names

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Gender neutral baby names are definitely “in” right now, and I’m all about this! Here are some cool options that start with the letter D…

Dallas

  • Name meaning: Skilled. Also a city in North Texas.
  • Popularity: This southern “D” name ranks #630 for girls and #271 for boys.

Dalton

  • Name meaning: Valley settlement.
  • Popularity: This name ranks #467 for boys but isn’t ranking for girls.

Darcy

  • Name meaning: Dark one.
  • Popularity: This baby name starting with “D” is not currently popular for either gender.

Daryl

  • Name meaning: Beloved.
  • Popularity: This “D” name is not ranking for either gender.
 

Denver

  • Name meaning: Place in Colorado meaning green valley.
  • Popularity: Denver ranks #894 for girls and #527 for boys.

Devon or Devyn

  • Name meaning: County in South West England.
  • Popularity: Devon ranks #672 for boys and hasn’t ranked for girls since 2005. Devyn last ranked for girls in 2013.

Drew

  • Name meaning: Strong and manly.
  • Popularity: This “D” baby name ranks #944 for girls and #530 for boys.

Dylan

  • Name meaning: Child of the sea.
  • Popularity: Dylan ranks #496 for girls and #43 for boys.

If you like these unisex D names, you might also like this list of edgy names.

Short “D” names for girls

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These baby names starting with D are just 4 or 5 letters long! Most of them are two syllables.

Dale

  • Name meaning: Valley.
  • Popularity: This “D” name is not currently popular for baby girls in the U.S.

Dana or Dayna

  • Name meaning: God is my judge.
  • Popularity: #948

Dani

  • Name meaning: God is my judge.
  • Popularity: #802
 

Danna

  • Name meaning: God is my judge.
  • Popularity: #488

Dara

  • Name meaning: Wisdom or divine gift.
  • Popularity: This girls’ name beginning with “D” is not currently popular for baby girls in the U.S.

Dawn

  • Name meaning: Daybreak.
  • Popularity: This “D” girls’ name hasn’t ranked since 2000.

Delia

  • Name meaning: Born on the island of Delos.
  • Popularity: This baby name that starts with the letter “D” is not currently popular for girls in the U.S.

Della

  • Name meaning: Noble.
  • Popularity: #916

Desi

  • Name meaning: Desired.
  • Popularity: This “D” name is not currently popular for baby girls in the U.S.

Dina or Deena

  • Name meaning: Judged.
  • Popularity: This girls’ name starting with “D” is not ranking in the top 1000 baby names.

Dior

  • Name meaning: Golden.
  • Popularity: #499

Dixie

  • Name meaning: Dixie Land is a nickname for the southern U.S.
  • Popularity: This girls’ “D” name hasn’t ranked since 2015.

Dori

  • Name meaning: Gift or beloved.
  • Popularity: This baby name that starts with the letter “D” is not currently popular for girls in the U.S.

If you like these short D names for girls, you might also like this list of names for rainbow babies.

Timeless “D” names for girls

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These timeless girls’ names beginning with D have stood the test of time. They don’t tend to evoke any particular decade.

Danica

  • Name meaning: Morning star.
  • Popularity: This girls’ “D” name hasn’t ranked since 2018.

Daniela or Daniella

  • Name meaning: God is judge.
  • Popularity: Daniela is quite popular at #229 and Daniella ranks #413.

Danielle

  • Name meaning: God is judge.
  • Popularity: #448
 

Deanna

  • Name meaning: Divine or fertile.
  • Popularity: This girls’ name beginning with D hasn’t ranked since 2013.

Deidra

  • Name meaning: Melancholy.
  • Popularity: This girls’ name starting with “D” is not ranking in the top 1000 baby names.

Desiree

  • Name meaning: Desired.
  • Popularity: This “D” name hasn’t ranked since 2017.

Destiny

  • Name meaning: Fate.
  • Popularity: #351

Dominique

  • Name meaning: Of God.
  • Popularity: This girls’ “D” name hasn’t ranked since 2010.

If you like these timeless girl names with D as the first letter, you might also like this list of Victorian girl names or these badass girl names.

Unique “D” names for girls

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Here are some baby names beginning with D that are uncommon and unique…

Dahlia

  • Name meaning: Flower.
  • Popularity: #352

Dalary

  • Name meaning: Of the air.
  • Popularity: #943

Daleyza

  • Name meaning: Invented name meaning delightful.
  • Popularity: #376
 

Davina

  • Name meaning: Beloved.
  • Popularity: #629

Dayana

  • Name meaning: Divine.
  • Popularity: #609

Delphina

  • Name meaning: Woman from Greek city, Delphi.
  • Popularity: This “D” name is not currently popular for baby girls in the U.S.

Dream

  • Name meaning: Thoughts and images during sleep. Aspiration and hope.
  • Popularity: #407

Dulce

  • Name meaning: Sweet.
  • Popularity: #735

If you like uncommon girl names with D as the first letter, you might also like this list of space names.

“D” names for girls that are ranking but sound outdated

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All of the following girl names beginning with D are ranking in the top 1000 baby names. However, in my personal opinion, they don’t sound very modern, which is why I’ve listed them separately.

Deborah

  • Name meaning: Bee.
  • Popularity: #907

Denisse or Denise

  • Name meaning: Devotee Of Dionysos, the ancient Greek god of wine, merriment, and theatre.
  • Popularity: Denisse ranks #854 and Denise ranks #872.

Diana

  • Name meaning: Divine.
  • Popularity: #244

Dorothy

  • Name meaning: Gift of God.
  • Popularity: #534

More baby names for girls

Before we get to middle name ideas, here are a few related articles that may be helpful if you’re still looking for the perfect name.

Middle name ideas for first names beginning with D

Here are some beautiful first + middle name combinations for a first name that starts with D.

 
Dahlia Paige
Daisy Abigail
Dakota Sage
Dalary Reese
Dale Magnolia
Daleyza Ivy
Dallas Harlow
Dalton Oakley
Dana Phoenix
Dani Mackenzie
Danica Hadley
Daniela Aubrey
Danielle Madelyn
Danna Blake
Dara Juliette
Darcy Hart
Daryl Hailey
Davina Violet
Dawn Sophia
Dayana Faye
Deanna Jade
Deborah Rose
Deidra Madison
Delaney Rylan
Delia Penelope
Delilah Piper
Della Juliana
Delphina Sophie
Demi Alexandra
Denisse Hannah
Denver Brooke
Desi Avery
Desiree Scarlett
Destiny Mia
Devon Olivia
Diana Belle
Dina Hazel
Dior Ariella
Dixie Palmer
Dominique Ella
Dori Reagan
Dorothy Blaire
Dream Isabella
Drew Blakely
Dulce Sierra
Dylan Lennox

Final thoughts on girl names starting with D

There you have it: a whole bunch of great D names to choose from!

As you can see, there aren’t a lot of super popular names that start with D, but don’t let that deter you from choosing one for your daughter.

Before you make any final decisions, make sure you’re comfortable with the name’s meaning and double check that your baby’s initials don’t spell anything undesirable.

Oh, and in case you want my 2 cents, my favorite D names are Demi and Denver.

Congratulations and good luck choosing the perfect girl name that starts with the letter D!

Girl Names Beginning with D