Meaning: “much praised.”
The name is composed of the Lithuanian elements, daug- (daug), meaning “many, multi” and gir- (girti), meaning “praise.”
The name was borne by a 13th-century Lithuanian duke. His history appears in the Chronicle of Henry of Livonia.
Other forms of the name include:
- Daugerūts (Latvian)
- Dangerūts (Latvian)
- Daugėrutis (Lithuanian)
- Dangirutis (Lithuanian)
The feminine form is Daugirutė.
The designated name-day is April 5.
- Kiaupa, Zigmantas; Jūratė Kiaupienė, Albinas Kunevičius. The History of Lithuania Before 1795 (English ed.). Vilnius: Lithuanian Institute of History. (2000)  pp. 50–51.