Sikh Baby Names Beginning With D

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The Sikh baby names beginning with D listed here have spiritual meanings. Like most Indian names, Sikh names are meant to have spiritual meanings that relate somehow to the divine enlightener and supreme being Waheguru, the creator Ik Onkar, or the 10 Gurus. Most Sikhism names are chosen from the scripture of Guru Granth Sahib. Others are regional Punjabi names. Initiated Sikhs may choose the surname Khalsa.

Phonetic Pronunciation

English spelling of Sikh spiritual names is phonetic as it is derived from the Gurmukhi script. Different spellings may sound the same, or be simplistic spellings of Gurmukhi consonants represented by the English letter D, but which have distinctly different sounds:

  • D: tongue pressed against the back of the upper teeth
  • Dh: tongue pressed against the back of the upper teeth aspirated with a puff of air
  • Dd: tongue is curled back to touch the roof of the mouth behind the gum ridge
  • Ddh: tongue is curled back to touch the roof of the mouth behind the gum ridge aspirated with a puff of air

Adaptations

Spiritual names starting with D may be combined with other Sikh names. By adding a prefix or suffix it is possible to create unique baby names for males or females. Sikh names are generally suitable for either boys or girls. However, some names may naturally tend to be more masculine (m.) or feminine (f.). In Sikhism, all girl's names end with Kaur (princess) and all boy's names end with Singh (lion).

Sikh Names Beginning With D

Daad: Equity, gift, giving, justice

Daah: Ardor, burning, inflame, ignite, kindle, fire, flame

Daai: Attendant, bridesmaid, caretaker, giver, lady's maid, midwife, nursemaid

Daaia: Desire, determination, resolution, firmness, wish

Daaik: Giver, producer, producing, yielding

Daami: Hawk, tamed wild hawk

Daamodar: An epithet, name, or title given to God

Daan: Alms, charity, gift, grant

Daana (Daanaa): Prudent, sage, shrewd, wise

Daarood (Daarud): Blessings

Daas (m.): Dependent, disciple, follower, servant, slave, subject

Daasee (Daasi) (f.): Dependent, disciple, follower, servant, slave, subject

Daat: Bountiful, giving

Daata (Daataa) (m.): Benefactor, Creator, God, giver

Daatee (Daati) (f.): Benefactor, Creator, God, giver

Daayaa: Claim, determination, desire, plaint, purpose, nurse, resolution, wish

Dabau: Authority, influence, power, strength

Dabdaba (Dabdabah): Dignitary, magistrate, one with influence

Dad: Equity, gift, giving, justice

Dada: A family bard, minstrel, or priest

Daennaa (Daena): Administer, afford, allot, assign, confer, discharge, give charity, endow, impart, produce, yield

Daera: Guru's seat, monument, temple shrine

Dagdagat: Golden, gleaming, glowing, sparkling, shining, splendorous, twinkling, starlight

Dagga: Drumstick for beating drum or tambourine, ability to multitask

Daghdagh: Bright shiny face

Dah: Ardor, burning, inflame, ignite, kindle, fire, flame

Dai: Destiny, God

Dai: Attendant, bridesmaid, caretaker, giver, lady's maid, midwife, nursemaid

Daia: Compassion, favor, grace, kindness, mercy, pity, sympathy

Daia: Desire, determination, resolution, firmness, wish

Daik: Giver, producer, producing, yielding

Daim: Always, continually, perpetually

Dakhishina: Alms, charity, gift, money given for religious ceremony

Dakkh: Appearance, beautiful, taste, relish

Dakkhana: Alms, charity, gift, money given for religious ceremony

Dal: Army, forces, multitude, team, troupe

Dalasa: Comfort, encouragement, consolation, solace, soothing

Dalbinder: Army of God in heaven

Dalbinderjit: Victorious army of God in heaven

Dalbir: Heroic army

Dalel (Daler): Bold, brave, courageous, generous, liberal

Dalgeet: Rousing songs to inspire team

Dalhak: Glitter, shine, shimmer

Dalil: Attention, interest, love, reason, proof

Daljeet: Victorious army

Daljinder: Army of God in heaven

Daljit: Victorious army

Daljodh: Warrior of the army

Dalmeet: Friend of the multitude

Dalvinder (Dalwinder): Army of God in heaven

Dalraj: Army of the king

Dam: Breath, boasting, elasticity, instant, life, moment, pride, power, strength

Damak: Ardor, glitter, shine, splendor

Daman: Skirt of garment

Damandol: Forlorn wanderer

Damanjeet (Damanjit): Skirt of the victor

Damdama: Monument to Sikh Gurus, mound, raised battery of warfare

Dami: Hawk, tamed wild hawk

Damm: Money, price, riches

Dammh: Brand, burn, light, ignite, kindle

Damodar: An epithet, name, or title given to God

Damra: Gold, silver, wealth

Damsadhna: control the breath in religious exercise

Dan: Alms, charity, gift, grant

Dana (Danaa): Prudent, sage, shrewd, wise

Danai: Prudence, shrewdness, wisdom

Dang: Amazed, astonished, struck

Dangal: Audience, amphitheater, crowd, multitude, wrestling arena

Danna: Knowing, sage, wise; money pit

Danoo (Danu): Pomegranate

Dar: Door, rate, price

Dara: Passage

Darab: Money, property, wealth

Darad: compassion, pity, sympathy

Darais: Desire, need, want (the Divine)

Darak: Entrance, knowledge

Daralla: Heavy rain, shower of wealth, profuse distribution of wealth

Daras: Appearance, seeing, light

Darb: Money, property, wealth

Darbar: Royal court, hall, and audience

Dard: compassion, pity, sympathy

Dardband (Dardmand / Dardvand / Dardwand): Compassionate, Sympathetic

Dargah: Royal court, Royal presence, Object of pilgrimage and worship, Religious shrine

Dariafat (Dariaphat): Discovery, knowledge, understanding, wisdom

Darminder: Door of the God of heaven

Darirh (Darirhta): Consolation, firmness of mind, strength

Daristt: Sight, vision

Darja: Dignity, rank

Darkar: Required, necessity

Darmadar: Agreement, stipulation

Daroga (Darogah): Chief, headman, superintendent

Darohi: Appeal, oath, promise, vow

Darpan: Mirror, reflection (of the Divine)

Darro: Dignity, magistrate, office of state

Dars: Appearance, seeing, light

Darsan: Sight, vision

Darsani (Darsanik): Beautiful, comely, good looking, handsome worthy to be seen

Darsev: One who serves (at a doorway)

Darshan: Sight, vision

Darshanbir (Darshanveer / Darshanvir): Vision of heroic bravery

Darood (Darud): Blessings

Darust: Accurate, entire, fit, just, proper, right, true, sound

Darusti: Accuracy, amendment, arrangement, fitness, propriety, rectitude, reformation, soundness

Darvaja (Darwaja / Darwajja): Door

Darvesh (Darvish / Darwes / Darwesh): Humble being, religious beggar

Das (m.): Dependent, disciple, follower, servant, slave, subject

Dasi (f.): Dependent, disciple, follower, servant, slave, subject

Dastoor (Dastur): Code, custom, fashion, manner, mode, practice, rules

Dat: Bountiful, giving

Data: Benefactor, Creator, God, giver

Datee (Dati) (f.): Benefactor, Creator, God, giver

Datar (Datari ) (m.): A giver, munificent person, Title of God,

Datta: Athletic, robust, strong

Daul: Constitution, health, manner, method, mode, shape

Daula: Prospector of gold who washes away sand in a river

Daulat: Fortunes, money, riches, wealth

Daullaa (Daula): Careless, indifferent, simple (holy man)

Daura: Touring, traveling, traversing, walking about, wandering (in search of the Divine)

Daura (Dauraha / Daurra): Guide for travelers who goes on ahead to show the way, messenger (of the Divine)

Dava (Davaa / Davai / Dawa / Dawaa / Dawai): Cure, medicine, remedy

Daval: A giver

Davinder: Deity of heaven

Davinderpreet: Love of the Deity of heaven

Dawal: A giver

Davandol (Dawandol): Forlorn wanderer

Daya (Dayaa): Compassion, favor, grace, kindness, mercy

Dayal: Compassionate, gracious, merciful, kind

Dayak: A giver, giving, producing, yielding

Dayaman: Compassionate heart, mind, soul

Dayapreet: Lover of compassion

Dayaprem: Compassionate affection

Dayavanth (Dayawant): Entirely compassionate

Ddaenh: Daytime, sun

Ddeel: Body, stature

Ddhang: Behavior, conduct, manner, method, mode, way, mould

Ddehraa: Guru's seat, monument, temple shrine

Ddenh (Ddaenh): Daytime, sun

Ddhanhee (Ddhanhi): Assembly, crowd, multitude

Ddho: Chance, circumstance, event, incident, opportunity

Ddhoh: Support for resting; Approach

Ddhohee (Ddhohi / Dhohi): Access, admittance, approach, entrance

Ddhol (Dhol): Drum; Beloved (poetic)

Ddholchi (Dholchi / Ddholki / Dholki) (m.): Drummer

Ddholak (Ddholaki / Dholak / Dholaki): Small drum

Ddholan (Dholan)- Drummer; Beloved (poetic)

Ddholee (Dholi / Dholee) (f.): Girl; Drummer

Ddholla (Dholla) (m.): Boy; Beloved (poetic)

Ddhoondd (Ddhundd / Ddhoondh / Ddhundh): Investigation, pursuit, search, seeking (the divine)

Ddundaou (Ddundaula): A seeker, or searcher (of the Divine)

Ddihraa: Guru's seat, monument, temple shrine

Ddistt: Sight, vision

Ddoongh (Ddoonghaa): Depth, deep

Ddoonghar: Path, road, way

Dduss: Beauty, dignity, glory, or form and shape

Deea: Lamp

Deed: Beholder, seer, visionary

Deedaar (Deedar): Appearance, aspect, Beholder of the Beloved, sight of the Beloved

Deekhiaa: Initiation of disciple by religious guide

Deen: Faith, humble, needy, poor religion

Deenabandhu: Friend to the poor (descriptive of God)

Deenadanist: Deliberately, intentionally, willfully

Deenanath: Supporter of the poor and needy (descriptive of God)

Deendaar: Faithful, pious, religious

Deendayal (Deendial): Merciful to the poor (descriptive of God)

Deenee: Relgious, spiritual

Deep: Lamp; continent, island, region

Deepak: Lamp; Evening hymn, or classic raag

Deepinder: Lamp of God of heaven

Deevaa (Deewaa): Lamp

Deg (Degh): Cauldron, pot, Sikh langar kitchen / sacred food, and prashad

Deh: Daytime; Body, village

Dehi: Body

Dehra: Guru's seat, monument, temple shrine

Dei (f.): Female deity, goddess

Dekh: Behold

Delraj: Ruler of the heart

Dena: Administer, afford, allot, assign, confer, discharge, give charity, endow, impart, produce, yield

Denh: Daytime, sun

Dera: Guru's seat, monument, temple shrine

Dev (Deva) (m.): Deity

Devatma: Deity incarnate

Devta: Deity

Devi (f.): Female deity, goddess

Devinder: Deity of heaven

Devmukh: From the mouth of God

Dewi (f.): Female deity, goddess

Dewta: Deity

Dhaadh: Firmness of mind

Dhaan: One Blessed with fortune, money, property, riches, wealth

Dhaarnaa: To adopt, ssume, bear, determine, have, hold, keep, resolve, take on, sustain

Dhadh: Firmness of mind

Dhaddha (m.): Firm, powerful, strong

Dhaddhi (f.) -Firm, powerful, strong

Dhaer: Abundance, gratuity, quantity

Dhanadh: Rich, wealthy

Dhanak: Rainbow

Dhanbir: Blessed with bravery

Dhanee: Rich, wealthy

Dhang Fame, glory, pomp, renown

Dhang: Behavior, conduct, manner, method, mode, way, mould

Dhanhee (Dhanhi / Dhani): Rich, wealthy

Dhani: Assembly, crowd, multitude

Dhanlaina: One who is blessed

Dhanman: Richly blessed heart, mind, and soul

Dhann: Blessing, thanks

Dhanna (Dhannaa): Blessed to be fortunate

Dhanvanth: Entirely blessed

Dhanveer (Dhanvir): Blessed with heroic bravery

Dhanwant: Entirely blessed

Dharaas: Hope

Dharam: Righteous

Dharambir: Bravely righteous

Dharamjot: Light of righteousness

Dharamleen: Absorbed in righteousness

Dharamsheel: Pious

Dharamveer (Dharamvir): Heroically righteous

Dharas: Hope

Dharm: Belief, conscientiousness, creed, duty, faith, honesty, justice, religion, righteousness, truth; Religious ceremonies, duties, merit, obligations, and observations

Dharma: Righteous

Dharmarth: Charitable grant, religious endowment

Dharmatma: Good man, holy person, pure spirit

Dharmautar: Incarnation of righteousness, holy, a holy man

Dharmraj: Kingdom of righteousness

Dharna: To adopt, assume, bear, determine, have, hold, keep, resolve, take on, sustain

Dharohar: A charge, deposit, something given, trust

Dhart (Dharti): The earth

Dhartimata: Mother earth

Dharwaan: A winner

Dharwaas: Hope, comfort, trust

Dhasnha: Dependence; Support

Dasna: Dependence; Support

Dhatam: Final order, ultimatum (of Sikh sovereignty)

Dhatta: Bull; Athletic, heavy, robust, strong

Dhaul: Mythical bull supporting the world on one horn or the other

Dhaular: Palace

Dhaunssa (m.): Kettle drum

Dhaunssi (f.): Kettle drum

Dhaunsya: One who beats the kettle drum

Dharvan: A winner

Dharvas: Hope, comfort, trust

Dharwan: A winner

Dharwas: Hope, comfort, trust

Dher: Abundance, gratuity, quantity

Dhiaan (Dhian): Advertency, attention, contemplation, consideration, meditation, reflection, thought

Dhianleen: Absorbed in contemplation

Dhianni: Meditative one

Dhija (Dhijau): Dependence, reliance, trust

Dhima (Dhimaa) (m.): Gentle, mild, patient

Dhimee (Dhimi) (f.): Gentle, mild, patient

Dhir: Defence, help, protection

Dho: Chance, circumstance, event, incident, opportunity

Dhoh: Support for resting

Dhoond: Investigation, pursuit, search, seeking (the divine)

Dhoop: Incense, plant used for making incense

Dhoorh: Dust (of saints)

Dhootoo: Trumpet

Dhund: Investigation, pursuit, search, seeking (the divine)

Dundaou (Dundaula): A seeker, or searcher (of the Divine)

Dhundh: Investigation, pursuit, search, seeking (the divine)

Dhun (Dhunh): Absorbing thought, inclination, intention

Dhup: Incense, plant used fror making incense

Dhupp: Sun, sunlight, sunshine

Dhutu: Trumpet

Dhur: Dust (of saints)

Dia: Lamp

Diaal (Dial): Compassionate, gracious, merciful, kind

Did: Beholder, seer, visionary

Didaar (Didar): Appearance, aspect, Beholder of the Beloved, interview with Beloved, sight of the Beloved

Dikhau: Beautiful, comely, worthy to be seen

Dikhia (Diksha): Initiation of disciple by religious guide

Dil: Affection, conscience, heart, mind, soul

Dil: Body, stature

Dilasara (Dilassa): Comfort, consolation, encouragement, solace

Dilaaur (Dilaur / Dilawar): Brave, bold, courageous, daring, generous, liberal, stout hearted

Dilbar: Ravisher of the hear, sweetheart

Dilbaag: Heart Blossom

Dilbagh: Lionhearted (lit. tiger)

Dilchanann: Spiritual illumination of the heart

Dildar: Ravisher of the hear, sweetheart

Dilee (Dili): Belonging to the heart, cordial, hearty, sincere

Dileep: Ruler

Dilip: Ruler

Dill: Heart, mind, soul

Diljeet (Dilljit): Victorious heart

Diljot: Light of the heart

Dilneet: Ethical heart or moral soul

Dilpreet: Loving heart

Dilprem: affectionate heart

Dilraaj: Ruler of the heart

Dilsher: Lion heart

Dilvinder: Heart of God in heaven

Dihraa (Dihra): Guru's seat, monument, temple shrine

Din: Daytime

Din: Faith, humble, needy, poor religion

Dinabandhu: Friend to the poor (descriptive of God)

Dinadanist: Deliberately, intentionanally, willfully

Dinanath: Supporter of the poor and needy (descriptive of God)

Dindar: Faithful, pious, relgious

Dindial (Dindyal): Merciful to the poor (descriptive of God)

Dinh: Day

Dinh: Faith, humble, needy, poor religion

Dini: Relgious, spiritual

Dip: Continent, island, region; lamp

Dipak: Lamp; Evening hymn, or Raag of Gurbani

Dirh (Dirhta): Firm mind, permanence

Dirist (Diristt / Dist / Distt): Sight, vision

Disantar: Foreign country

Dissan: Appear, become visible

Distaant (Distant): Parable, precedent

Dit (Ditt): Gift

Divaa: Lamp

Dival: A giver

Divali: Sikh or Hindu festival of lamps

Divan: Court or audience, Royal court, Sikh religious assembly tribunal

Diwal: A giver

Diwala: Temple

Diwali: Sikh or Hindu festival of lamps

Diwan: Court or audience, Royal court, Sikh religious assembly tribunal

Diyal: Compassionate, gracious, merciful, kind

Dohra (Dohrhaa): A verse with two lines (of Gurbani)

Doohbadooh: Face to face (with Divine)

Doolaa (m.): Brave, good man

Dorau: Repetition, reiteration (in remembrance of Divine)

Drivnaynee: Angelic eyes

Dudhaar (Dudhar / Dudhara): Very sharp double edge sword

Duhai: Appeal, justice, mercy, oath, vow

Duhbaduh: Face to face (with Divine)

Dukh: Affliction, distress, pain, sorrow, suffering

Dukhnivarn (Dukhniwarn): Remover of sorrow and suffering

Dukkar (Dukkur): Tambourine

Dula (m.): Brave, good man

Dulaar (Dular / Dulara / Dulari): Affection, darling, dear, love

Dungh (Dungha): Depth, deep

Dunghar: Path, road, way

Duss: Beauty, dignity, glory, or form and shape

Dya: Compassion, kindness, mercy