50 Baby Girl Names That Start with D
Maybe your name starts with the same letter. Or perhaps you want to find a way to honor your aunt Donna who played a significant role in your life. No matter the reason, you and your partner know for certain that your baby girl’s name will start with the letter D. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best options—curated based on the Social Security Administration’s list of the most popular monikers for girls, but also, our own editor favorites. Let the browsing begin.
Taken from the French, this name means “desired” and “wished for.” Oh la la.
Royally inspired? Perhaps. It also means “divine” and has been trending upward over the past year.
Pronounced deh-ME, this name is making a comeback in Europe. (A nod to Demi Moore or Demi Lovato? You decide.)
There are a couple of spelling variations to consider (say, Deena or Dina), but this moniker means “avenged.”
It means “dark challenger” and it’s also popular in Ireland.
“Star.” “Leader.” “Shows compassion.” Those are just a few of the meanings behind this name. No pressure, baby.
It means “fate” and “fortune,” but better yet, this name has been in the top 50 for more than two decades.
Pronounced DAN-ih-kah, it means “morning star.”
In the ‘50s and ‘60s, this moniker paid homage to Donna Reed. Now, it’s associated more with Donna Karan. (It also means “lady.”)
You can’t go wrong with a name that means “darling.”
It means “little deer” and it’s surged 104 percent in popularity in recent weeks.
In Sanskrit, this name is a variation on “divine.” It’s also the perfect nod to the title character in Mindy Kaling’s Netflix series Never Have I Ever.
This Southern-inspired moniker pays tribute to the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet, but also the beauty of rivers.
Of Spanish origins, those with this name tend to be introspective and expert learners.
It’s a variation on Doris and a nod to the mythological daughter of Oceanus, the sea god.
The ‘90s TV show Frasier catapulted this name to fame, but it’s soothing meaning—“laurel tree” and “bay tree”—has kept it on the charts.
This gender-neutral name pays homage to quaint English farmlands.
“God is my judge” is the meaning of this moniker. And you can call her Dani for short.
This is currently one of the most popular Hebrew names for girls. It also means “delicate.”
Short and sweet, it means “bee.” To shorten the spelling, try Debra.
“Belonging to a lord.”
Often spelled Dana, it means “from Denmark.”
This poetic gender-neutral moniker means “son of the sea.”
Up 30 percent in popularity this year, this name pays tribute to that first shot of daylight.
“Gift of God.” It might be hard to compete with that.
This Hindi name means “to see, to perceive, to have vision.” There’s truly no greater life skill.
“Knowing” and “informed.” Ditto the above about life skills.
Love dolphins? This name pays homage to them. (It’s also French.)
It’s mainly used as a nickname for Di-shortened names, but this moniker totally stands on its own.
This name means “indestructible,” “immortal,” and “unconquerable.” Big shoes.
Irish in origin, this name is pronounced deer-drah and means “of the sorrows.”
Also spelled Devonna, it means “divine.”
Up 14 percent this year in popularity, this name also means “divine.”
A delightful nod to The Great Gatsby, this is also one of the original flower names.
It means “binding oath.”
This moniker evokes the idea of having good karma in life, but it actually means “truth” in Sanskrit.
Another name that means “divine.”
This name has Sioux origins and means “friendly one.”
Shout-out to Drew Barrymore, this name means “strong.” It’s also one that works for boys and girls.
This modern variation on Dale means “valley.”
A gender-neutral name with French origins, it means “open.”
It means “holds possessions well” and it’s been experiencing a recent popularity surge.
“Kingly.” (Or as we like to say, “queenly.”)
This name means “darling.”
Up 22 percent in popularity this year, it means “goddess of fertility.”
Old lady baby names strike again! This name is set to hit the top 500, but it also means “gift of God.”