Girl name origins & meanings
- Middle English : Female deer; Nickname for almost any “D”
Family name origins & meanings
- Welsh : nickname for a swarthy person, from Welsh du‘dark’, ‘black’.
- Irish : variant of Daw 3.
- English and Scottish : habitational name from a settlement on the banks of the river Dee in Cheshire or either of the rivers so named in Scotland. The origin of both of these is a Celtic word meaning ‘sacred’, ‘goddess’.