Girl name origins & meanings
- Middle English : Female deer; Nickname for almost any “D”
Family name origins & meanings
- English and Scottish : nickname for a mild and gentle man, from Middle English do ‘doe’ (Old English dā).
- English (of Norman origin) : habitational name (Old French d’Eu) for someone from Eu in Seine-Maritime, France. The place name is either a dramatic reduction of Latin Augusta ‘(city of) Augustus’, or else derives from the Germanic element auwa ‘water meadow’, ‘island’.