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"DU" baby names beginning or starting with Du- are used more often as masculine names.

These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during 1980-1989 (adoption of 0.036%) and are almost as popular today (adoption 0.017%, 53.4%), but with names like Duncan, Durward, Dusty, Dudley and Duwayne becoming somewhat dated. Duke (#666) and Dustin (#434) are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns in this list, and there is a revival in baby name popularity for Duke. Durr (top 3%) and Duty (5%) are familiar Du- last names.

Here is the list of Du- names for girls.


pinDerland - Dunstan

Page 1/2 of 32 Du- grouped names.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Du- names: Duane, Dudley, Duke, Duncan, Duwayne

[Durland] Form of Derland 1 From Old English language. "Land with deer." Durlandda, Durlandday and Durlanddo are kreatif variations.

[Durwin, .. 7 more] Var. of Derwin 2 Based on Old English word. "Gifted friend; dear friend." Unusual, but Durwin is comparable to common last name Murwin (top 58%), which also ends with -win. See also Dorrin. ..

[Dugal, Dugald, Dugall, .. 2 more] Var. of Dougal 3 Root fr. Celtic element. "Dark stranger." Not Top 1000 names.

[Dugaid, .. 2 more] Var. of Douglas 4 Derivative of Scottish, Gaelic languages. "Black river." Outside Top 1000.

Duane [Duante, Duayne, Duwain, Duwaine, Duwayne, .. 5 more] 5 Derivative of Irish, Gaelic language. "Dark, swarthy." Duwaine and form were popular in the 1930s and have become less widespread, with Duane and Duwayne becoming less stylish.

Duarte [Duardo] 6 From Spanish, Old English words. "Wealthy guard." Outside Top 1000. ..

Dudley 7 Based on Old English. "People's field." Less widespread today. Dudley was last recorded in the 1960s in the Top 1000. See also Dunley.

Duff [Duffey, Duffie, Duffy] 8 Derivative of Gaelic element. "Swarthy." Duff, Duffie, etc. are unusual as boys' names.

Dugan [Duggan, .. 3 more] 9 Stems fr. Irish, Gaelic word. "Dark, swarthy." Rare, with the -gan ending for Dugan, Duggan, like Dargan.

Duke 10 Based on Latin. "Leader." Duke is a rarely occurring male name, appearing commonly (upper 1%) as a last name. See also Dace. ..

Dumont 11 Source fr. French language. "Of the mountain." Unique, with the androgynous -nt suffix, like Durrant. See also Damonte.

Dunbar 12 Source fr. Gaelic. "Castle headland." Rather uncommon as a baby name, Dunbar is found more commonly as a surname.

Duncan [Dunc, Dunn] 13 Root fr. Scottish, Gaelic. "Dark warrior; brown fighter." Duncan is in the Top 1000.

Dundee 14 Based on Gaelic language. "Fort on the Tay." Unique, with the -ee suffix, like Dorsee.

Dunham 15 Stems fr. Gaelic language. "Brown man." A rare birth name, Dunham occurs more frequently as a last name. See also Denham.

Dunley [Dunlea, Dunleigh, Dunlie, Dunly, Dunnleigh, Dunnlea, Dunnley] 16 Derived fr. Old English. "Meadow with the hill." Unique, with the androgynous -ley ending for Dunley, Dunnley, like Dailey.

Dunlop 17 From Scottish, Gaelic. "Muddy hill." Not in Top 1000.

Dunmore 18 Based on Scottish, Gaelic. "Big fortress on the hill." Not much used as a children's name, Dunmore occurs more commonly as a surname.

Dunn [Dunne] 19 From Gaelic word. "Brown." Rare as baby names, but Dunn and Dunne are comparable to the more conventional Dan. ..

Dunstan [Dunsten, Dunstin, Dunston] 20 Origin fr. Old English. "Brown stone; brown hill with stones." Unique, with the unconventional androgynous -stan suffix for Dunstan, like Drostan.



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Summary of names (grouped by variations) for Du- names for boys.

Derland - Dunstan
Derland [Durland], Derwin [Durwin], Dougal [Dugal, Dugald, Dugall], Douglas [Dugaid], Duane [Duante, Duayne, Duwain, Duwaine, Duwayne], Duarte [Duardo], Dudley, Duff [Duffy, Duffey, Duffie], Dugan [Duggan], Duke, Dumont, Dunbar, Duncan [Dunc, Dunn], Dundee, Dunham, Dunley [Dunly, Dunlea, Dunlie, Dunnley, Dunnlea, Dunleigh, Dunnleigh], Dunlop, Dunmore, Dunn [Dunne], Dunstan [Dunsten, Dunstin, Dunston]

Dunton - Marmaduke
Dunton, Durand [Duran, Durant, Durante, Durrant], Durbin, Dureau [Durell, Durrell], Durward, Durwin [Durwyn], Duryea, Dustin [Dusty, Dustan, Dusten, Duston, Dustyn], Duvall [Duval], Dwayne [Duane, Duwain, Duwayne], Edward [Duarte], Marmaduke [Duke]

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