55 Names That Start with D for Girls

This post may contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Read the full disclosure here.

Need some super cute girl name that start with D? Check out these 55 hand-picked D names for girls!

I’m a researcher with years of experience studying baby name trends. I love baby names and hope my name lists help you on your baby name search.

If you’re tired of other online names lists miles long and full of unusable names, then this list is for you. I curated the list so that the names are all wearable. You’ll find are girl D names coming from a variety of naming styles so that there is something for everyone.

Plus, the names include their meanings and origins to save you time. I sourced these from my own database of over 2000+ names, compiled from baby name books, forums and online sources.

Now, let’s find you a great D name for your baby girl!

a girl in a yellow flower field with a sun hat on and text that says 55 cute & unique baby girl names that start with the letter D

Unique D Names

We’ll start the list with unique girl D names. Each of these names are outside of the top 500 according to U.S Social Security Administration data. Most are even outside the top 1000.

Some of the names in this section may surprise you because they sound familiar. For example, Dawn sounds common because it was so popular from the 60s-80s but in fact the fell out of the top 1000 in 2000!

1. Dawn

  • Meaning: daybreak
  • Origin: English

2. Daya

  • Meaning: bird of prey
  • Origin: Hebrew

3. Delia

  • Meaning: from Delos
  • Origin: Greek

4. Delphi

  • Meaning: of Delphi
  • Origin: Greek

5. Delphine

  • Meaning: born of the water; dolphin
  • Origin: French; Greek

6. Desdemona

  • Meaning: ill-fated
  • Origin: Greek

7. Dia

  • Meaning: day
  • Origin: Spanish

8. Divine

  • Meaning: heavenly
  • Origin: Latin

9. Dorothea

  • Meaning: gift of God
  • Origin: Greek

10. Delta

  • Meaning: fourth letter
  • Origin: Greek

11. Denver

  • Meaning: green valley
  • Origin: English; French

12. Dexter

  • Meaning: right-handed
  • Origin: Latin

13. Diamond

  • Meaning: gemstone, indestructible
  • Origin: Greek
Girl on the beach with balloons with the color blown out and text that says unique baby names that start with d for girls

Cute D Names

Next on the list are cute girl names that start with D. These are friendly names that feel affable and soft. For girls, they often have a lot of soft vowels or “y” sound endings.

From the cute names below, I want to highlight Della and Dell. I love these names and think Della is a unique name that still has that chic grandma-feel that many people love (I unsuccessfully pitched Dell for one of my kids too).

14. Dani

  • Meaning: God is my judge
  • Origin: Hebrew

15. Danica

  • Meaning: morning star
  • Origin: Slavic

16. Daniela

  • Meaning: God is my judge
  • Origin: Hebrew

17. Della

  • Meaning: noble
  • Origin: German

18. Demi

  • Meaning: half
  • Origin: Greek

19. Dolly

  • Meaning: gift of God
  • Origin: Greek

20. Dottie

  • Meaning: gift of God
  • Origin: Greek

21. Dua

  • Meaning: love
  • Origin: Arabic

22. Dulce

  • Meaning: sweet
  • Origin: Latin

23. Dell

  • Meaning: small valley
  • Origin: English

24. Dal

  • Meaning: moon
  • Origin: Korean

25. Dixie

  • Meaning: tenth
  • Origin: English; French

Modern D names

This section highlights modern names. These are names that feel new and fresh to today’s parents, in the same way that Ashley once felt fresh to the previous generation. Modern names are a nice way to connect your child to their generation too.

I think Dove is a cool and unique answer to trendy bird names like Wren and Raven. If you like bird names, don’t miss my list of bird-themed baby names.

26. Dahlia

  • Meaning: flower
  • Origin: Scandinavian

27. Daleyza

  • Meaning: delightful
  • Origin: Constructed Name

28. Dayana

  • Meaning: divine
  • Origin: Arabic; Latin

29. Delaney

  • Meaning: dark challenger; of the alder grove
  • Origin: Irish; French

30. Destiny

  • Meaning: fate
  • Origin: Latin

31. Dream

  • Meaning: dream
  • Origin: American

32. Denali

  • Meaning: great one
  • Origin: Native American

33. Dove

  • Meaning: bird of peace
  • Origin: English

34. Dash

  • Meaning: move quickly
  • Origin: English

35. Dior

  • Meaning: golden
  • Origin: French
a child in a yellow dress running through a flower field and text that says cute names starting with d for girls

Classic D names

Our last set of feminine D names are all classics. Classic names have been around for generations, giving them a timeless quality. While these names have had some ebb and flow in popularity, they’ve stuck around enough to be familiar and well-established.

My favorite of the classic D names below is Dorothy. It fits in well with other grandma-style names that are loved today while offering many youthful nicknames like Dory and Dolly.

36. Daisy

  • Meaning: flower
  • Origin: English

37. Danielle

  • Meaning: God is my judge
  • Origin: Hebrew

38. Daphne

  • Meaning: laurel tree
  • Origin: Greek

39. Daria

  • Meaning: wealthy
  • Origin: Persian, Russian

40. Davina

  • Meaning: beloved; little deer
  • Origin: Hebrew; Scottish

41. Deborah

  • Meaning: bee
  • Origin: Hebrew

42. Delilah

  • Meaning: delicate
  • Origin: Hebrew

43. Diana

  • Meaning: divine
  • Origin: Greek; Latin

44. Dinah

  • Meaning: God judges
  • Origin: Hebrew

45. Dorothy

  • Meaning: gift of God
  • Origin: Greek

Unisex D Names

Finally, here are unisex D names that would be cute on a baby girl. Gender neutral names give your child future flexibility and are very on trend today.

I love both Darby and Darcy. Darby is more unique and unexpected but has the same easy style as Darcy.

46. Dawson

  • Meaning: son of David
  • Origin: English

47. Dakota

  • Meaning: friend
  • Origin: Native American

48. Dallas

  • Meaning: meadow dwelling
  • Origin: Irish; Scottish

49. Dana

  • Meaning: pearl, God will judge
  • Origin: Hebrew

50. Darby

  • Meaning: deer park
  • Origin: English

51. Darcy

  • Meaning: dark
  • Origin: French; Irish

52. Devin

  • Meaning: poet
  • Origin: Irish

53. Dillon

  • Meaning: like a lion
  • Origin: Irish

54. Drew

  • Meaning: strong
  • Origin: English; Greek

55. Dylan

  • Meaning: of the sea
  • Origin: Welsh

Read More:

Need more D names? Check out my list of D names for boys

A neutral and green themed nursery with text above that says 55 girl names starting with d that are too cute to miss

About the Author

Elizabeth Jon is a Ph.D. researcher whose work focuses on pregnancy and education. At Shoestring Baby, she uses her skills to research baby name trends, in-depth baby gear reviews & money savings ideas for parents.

Similar Posts