Some 'D' Names on the Challenge!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

It's D-Day, well you know what I mean in terms of the A-Z Challenge.

Da'mariya (f) light of the sun, origin – Latin
Da-Xia (f)      big hero, origin – Chinese
Dakini (f)       Pronunciation: dah-KEE-ni, walking in the sky, origin - Sanskrit

Daa'im (m)  Continual, listing, origin - Muslim
Dabir (m)     Teacher, origin - Arabic
Daichi (m)    Pronunciation: DIE-chee, impressive, first son, origin - Japanese

Know any cool 'D' names? Do share and don't forget tomorrow is IWSG post day! Click here to sign up if you haven't already. 


  1. No, I can not help you with cool D names.
    But you did come up with some cool ones.
    And even ones I hadn't heard of.

  2. The female names sound very pretty.

  3. I love these! My favorite today is Daa'im. For some reason I'm drawn to names with extra vowels and apostrophes. May I ask where you are finding these?

  4. Great, unusual names. I like the name Daisy. As you would have noticed, my names are not particularly 'out there' but lovely, nevertheless :):)

  5. You have a natural knack for this theme Joy. Congrats.

  6. D names... I like 'em simple. David, Daniel, Deborah, Daphne

  7. A few years back, I taught sisters...their names were Dakshina and Denishta.
    Such pretty names...and they were well-mannered ladies...
    Writer In Transit

  8. Da'mariya does not sound very Latin to me... or did they mean as in Latin-America?

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary

  9. my husband's name is Darrell, but nowadays he'll get calls for D'arrell. It's all in the apostrophe

  10. I'm not sure, but as I recall, Daichi, if said with the wrong intonation can mean something kind of embarrassing. Very tricky name.

  11. I'm trying but all I can come up with is my husband's name, David, which is about as generic as you can get.

  12. I like Da-Xia. Reminds me of Jadzia, as in Jadzia Dax from Star Trek DS9.

  13. What about Damian and Demosthenes (some old Greek orator)? I especially like Dakini and Daphne. And I love your theme for A to Z!

  14. I like... Dude or Dudette! Very Nice Post... but you know that, that's why you posted it! Right!

    Welcome in the letter "D"... thank you!
    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2016]

    Stop over and find a free "SIX STRINGS: BLOGGING AtoZ CHALLENGE" Here:

    You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

  15. I think the Chinese pronunciation is Da-chee, but don't quote me. These are great names.

    Pioneer Women in Aviation A-Z

  16. Thanks to all for stopping in and sharing some very interesting names. I'll catch up with you at your blogs.

  17. J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge - where I am part of Arlee Bird's A to Z Ambassador Team.
    April is here and I'm excited about it. Best of luck to us both on meeting our goals of posting and hopping to other blogs.
    My blog has a giveaway. There's a bonus a to z challenge each day to encourage people to visit more stops.

    Fantastic! I love finding new names.


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