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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 0.22%, 58.6% LESS), with names such as Dick becoming somewhat outmoded. 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.

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

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

Diarmuld, Diarmid3
Forms of Dermot. From Irish, Gaelic element. "Free man." Not in popularity charts.

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

Richard and variants

Dicky1, Dickie, Dick1
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.

Dick and variants

Dick2, var. Dixon, Dix, Dicky2, Dickson
Source fr. English, Old German. "Powerful leader." Dick, Dicky and Dixon are more commonplace as boys' names among these variations.

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.

Dizier, Didier1, Diderot
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 variants

Dietrich1, Dieter1, Diedrick, Diederick1
Forms of Dedrick. From Danish, Old German elements. "People's ruler." Diederick, Dieter, etc. are hardly found as masculine names.

James and variants

Diogo, Diego1
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 less trendy last year, dropping -5 rankings as a boys' name to reach #134. See also Diogo.

Dietbold, Dietbald
Var. of Theobald. Origin fr. Old German language. "Brave people." Dietbald and Dietbold were not among 2018's Top names.

Theodoric and variants

Dirk1, Dirck, Dietrich2, Dieter2
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 variants

Dietrich3, var. Dirk2, Diederick2
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 [Diondray, Diondrae, Diandray], Deangelo [Diangelo], Diarmid [Diarmi, Diarmait, Diarmaid], Jeremiah [Diarmid], Dermot [Diarmid, Diarmuld], Dice, Richard [Dick, Dicky, Dickie], Dick [Dix, Dixon, Dicky, Dickson], Dickinson, Desiderio [Dizier, Didier, Diderot], Didier, Dedrick [Dieter, Dietrich, Diedrick, Diederick], James [Diogo, Diego], Diego, Theobald [Dietbold, Dietbald], Theodoric [Dirk, Dirck, Dieter, Dietrich], Dieter, Dietrich [Dirk, Diederick]

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

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