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meaning:From Paris, France
origin: Greek


Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: God is my Judge

Biblical classic…popular for decades…used all around the world…tons of variations…strong, solid long form…casual nicknames…yeah, Daniel’s in that camp. There’s actually an entire Old Testament book named after the biblical Daniel, telling of his life in Jewish captivity in Babylon and rise in the king’s court as a dream interpreter. He’s also the Daniel who was thrown into a lions’ den because of his refusal to stop praying to God but emerged unscathed thanks to an angel, hence the name’s meaning of “God is my judge.” That made him a pretty popular guy, so the name was well used in England during the Middle Ages. After fading around the fifteenth century, the name was revived after the Protestant Reformation and has been in the top 50 since at least the 1880s and in or close to the top 10 since 1973. We’ll go out on a limb and predict that good ole’ Danny will stick around the top of the charts for the next 20 years or so.

Current U.S. popularity rank: 2010: 5

Famous daniel

  • Daniel Radcliffe - actor
  • Daniel Baldwin - actor
  • Daniel Day-Lewis - actor
  • Daniel Boone - American pioneer
  • Daniel “Danny” DeVito - actor

Infamous daniel

  • Daniel Green - convicted murderer

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