However, you can put the dumbbells on blocks to adjust the starting position. And the handles on the kettlebell make the starting height close to a barbell deadlift.
Another option is replicating the sumo deadlift by placing a single dumbbell on its end between your legs and standing with your feet significantly wider. This variation works the inner thighs more while taking some strain off your back.
12. Suitcase Deadlift
The suitcase deadlift is where you hold the weight in one hand on the side of your body. You can perform this variation with a barbell, dumbbell, or kettlebell.
The body position resembles that of a trap bar deadlift. So your back stays in a more upright position, and you use more leg drive on the lift. However, the load is only on one side, which forces you to stabilize.
Again, dumbbells have you starting lower to the floor. So use blocks or kettlebells to adjust the starting height if necessary.