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21 Baby Names That Begin With 'D' That Are Darling

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Getting ready for the arrival of your new baby has probably created a massive to-do list for you and your partner. Although nine months seems like a long time, it goes by in the blink of an eye when you're consumed with decorating a nursery and finding a perfectly pimped out stroller. And in the midst of all of that planning, you can't forget that your little one needs a name. If you're getting stuck on the first letter, however, you're in luck. Whether you're looking for something darling or daring, there are lots of baby names that begin with 'D'.

Choosing a name on this list will put your little one in some pretty great company. Beautiful flowers, talented musicians, and world-class athletes provided some of the inspiration for this list of names that begin with the letter 'D' that are sure to stand the test of time — or at least until next year's list of the most-popular baby names is revealed.

So if you're looking to take a break from creating your registry, put down that scanner and check out this list of darling 'D' names for baby and do your best to find one that works for your family.

1. Dahlia

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You can't go wrong with using flowers as inspiration for your little girl's name. Dahlia is the name of a beautiful flower.

2. Declan

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Declan is a popular Irish name for boys which means "man of prayer." It is also the real first name of singer, Elvis Costello.

3. Dylan

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The name Dylan means "son of the sea," and happens to be the name of my favorite bad boy from 90210. But the name can also totally work for a little girl.

4. Despina

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Despina means "lady," and is a beautifully unique girl's name.

5. Daphne

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Daphne means "laurel tree," and goes back to Greek mythology. But I can't help but think about that groovy gal from Scooby-Do0, Where Are You?

6. Dakota

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The name Dakota means "friendly one," and isn't that exactly how you want your little girl to be known?

7. Derek

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Derek means "the people's ruler," and there are way too many adorable Derek's to name in this post.

8. Delphine

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The name Delphine means "dolphin." And although you may not want to go around telling everyone that, you can't deny, this is one pretty adorable French name.  

9. Delaney

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Unisex names are great for parents who want to pick a name before finding out their baby's sex. The name Delaney means "dark challenger."

10. Devon

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Devon is an English place-name that also works well for both boys and girls.

11. Daisy

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Another adorable flower name, Daisy always brings a smile to my face.

13. Dustin

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Why not pay homage to the actor who played that cute little nerd from Saved By The Bell? The name Dustin means "Thor's stone"

14. Drake

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The name Drake means "dragon, or male duck," but I'd much rather think about the rapper.

15. Demi

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Demi means "half," but if your little girl takes after either of Hollywood's famous Demi's she'll be a whole lot of awesome.

16. Deborah

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If you're looking for a classic name for your little girl, try Deborah which means "bee."

17. Dominique

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If you have dreams of your little girl becoming a world-class gymnast, try giving her the name Dominique, which means "belonging to a lord." There are also two Americans and one Canadian gymnast who bear the name.  

18. Dalton

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Dalton means "the settlement in the valley," but I can't help but think about the prep school that gave us that adorable blue-blazered show choir, The Warblers on Glee.

19. Diana

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Diana means "divine," and is the first name of that gorgeous disco diva, Diana Ross.  

20. Dorothy

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The name Dorothy means "gift of God." It's also the name of a pretty hilarious, straight-shooting Golden Girl.  

21. Denzel

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The name Denzel means "from the high stronghold," and also belongs to a pretty great actor who manages to look even better with age.