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Boy Names Starting with Di-

Di- baby names and what they mean, with 40 results. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity a decade ago (adoption of 0.52%) and are now significantly less conventional (adoption 0.24%, 53.6% less), with names such as Dickie becoming somewhat outmoded. Dilan (#904) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name here, while Diandrea (top 53%) and Diakos (92%) are familiar Di- last names. Here is the list of Di- names for girls.

Di- names

Diakonos - Dietrich | Digby - Dixon

Diakonos - Dietrich

Form of Deacon. Root fr. Greek element. "Dusty one; servant; messenger." Unconventional. Compare Diakonos and popular last names Diakos (top 92%), Danos (11%), which also end with -os.

Stems fr. Old English word. "Bright guardian." Unisex name. Diamond is an unconventional given name, appearing regularly (top 1%) as a surname.

Diandray, Diondrae, Diondray
Forms of Deandre. Based on American. Modern name combining Andre with the .. Not in Top 2000.

Form of Deangelo. Modern name combining Angelo with the .. Diangelo is not frequently adopted as a baby name.

Diarmid1, var. Diarmaid, Diarmait, Diarmi
Origin fr. Irish, Gaelic language. "Free man." Diarmaid, Diarmi, etc. are seldom found as male names.

Diarmid2, Diarmuld
Forms of Dermot. From Irish, Gaelic element. "Free man." Not in popularity charts.

Var. of Jeremiah. Based on Hebrew element. "The Lord exalts." Dearmid and Dormid are creative variations. See also Diarmaid.

Derived fr. Middle English. "Dice." Rare as a baby name, but Dice is similar to the more familiar Dick. See also Dicky.

Dick and variantsDick1, var. Dickson, Dicky1, Dix, Dixon
Source fr. English, Old German. "Powerful leader." Dick is a commonly occurring (top 59%) men's name, whereas Dickson, Dicky, Dix and Dixon are uncommonly used.

Richard and variantsDick2, Dickie, Dicky2
Forms of Richard. Stems fr. Old German language. "Powerful leader." Adoption of Dickie and forms was more pronounced in the 1930s, but now, Dickie has become less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Di- names: Diamond, Dick, Dickie, Dicky, Diego

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Di- names: Dieter, Dietrich, Diogo, Dirk, Dixon

Origin fr. Old English word. "Son of Dick." Dickinson is uncommon as a first name, appearing commonly (upper 1%) as a last name.

Diderot, Didier1, Dizier
Var. of Desiderio. Derived fr. Latin word. "Desired." Diderot, Didier and Dizier are barely found as given names, and Didier is found often (upper 9%) as a surname.

Derivative of French, Latin. "Desired." Didier is an infrequently used first name, appearing frequently (top 9%) as a last name. See also Dizier.

Dedrick and variantsDiederick1, Diedrick, Dieter1, Dietrich1
Forms of Dedrick. From Danish, Old German elements. "People's ruler." Diederick, Dieter, etc. are hardly found as masculine names.

James and variantsDiego1, Diogo
Forms of James. Based on Hebrew language. "He who supplants." Diego (upper 5%) and Diogo (42%) are found commonly as last names.

Derivative of Spanish, Hebrew languages. "He who supplants." Diego became more trendy in 2015, gaining +5 rankings as a boys' name to reach #124. See also Diogo.

Dietbald, Dietbold
Var. of Theobald. Origin fr. Old German language. "Brave people." Dietbald and Dietbold were not among 2015's Top names.

Theodoric and variantsDieter2, Dietrich2, Dirck, Dirk1
Forms of Theodoric. Based on Old German word. "People's ruler." Dieter, Dietrich and Dirk are more common as children's names compared to Dirck.

Origin fr. Old German element. "Army of the people." Dieter was popular during 1960-1969. See also Pieter.

Dietrich and variantsDietrich3, var. Diederick2, Dirk2
Origin fr. Old German element. "People's ruler." Dietrich (upper 1%) and Dirk (27%) are found regularly as surnames.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Di- names for boys.

1. Diakonos - Dietrich
Deacon [Diakonos], Diamond, Deandre [Diandray, Diondrae, Diondray], Deangelo [Diangelo], Diarmid [Diarmi, Diarmaid, Diarmait], Dermot [Diarmid, Diarmuld], Jeremiah [Diarmid], Dice, Dick [Dix, Dixon, Dicky, Dickson], Richard [Dick, Dicky, Dickie], Dickinson, Desiderio [Dizier, Didier, Diderot], Didier, Dedrick [Dieter, Dietrich, Diedrick, Diederick], James [Diego, Diogo], Diego, Theobald [Dietbald, Dietbold], Theodoric [Dirk, Dirck, Dieter, Dietrich], Dieter, Dietrich [Dirk, Diederick]

Digby, Diggory [Digory, Diggery, Diggorey], Delbert [Dilbert], Dylan [Dillan, Dillon], Dillon [Dilon, Dilan, Dillen, Dillan], Demas [Dimas], Demetrius [Dimitri, Dimitry, Dimetre, Dimetrius, Dimitrios, Dimitrious], Dimitri [Dima], Demos [Dimos], Dinesh, Dingo, Dino, Dean [Dino], Dion [Dionte, Diandre, Diondre], Dennis [Diot, Dion, Dionisio, Dionysus, Dionysius], Dionysius [Dion, Dionio, Dioniso, Dionysos, Dionisio, Dionysus, Dionysios], Deepak [Dipak], Dirk [Dirck, Dieric, Dierck, Dierick], Derek [Dirk, Dirke], Dixon [Dix, Dickson]

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