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Daniel - Baby Name

The name Daniel comes from Hebrew and means "judgment of God." (Dan refers to judgment, and el -- just like in the names Michael, Gabriel and Nathaniel -- refers to God.)

Daniel has been a consistently popular baby name in the United States. It ranked among the top 50 names in the nation for most of the years of the 20th century. It's been in the top 20 since the early 1950s, and ranked 5th in 2008. The name is also popular in other countries, including the UK, Ireland, Spain, Romania, the Czech Republic and New Zealand.

Nicknames for Daniel include Dan and Danny, and two of the most common feminine forms are Daniela and Danielle. Versions of Daniel in languages besides English include Danail (Bulgarian), Daniele (Italian), Danielius (Lithuanian), Daniil (Russian), Danijel (Croatian), Deiniol (Welsh), Taneli (Finnish) and Taniel (Armenian).

Notable bearers of the name Daniel include:


Daniel, Daniels, and Danielson (and variants of these) are common surnames. One of the most recognizable examples is Jack Daniel, namesake of Jack Daniel's whiskey.

Daniel is also the name of a song by Elton John (released in 1973), a song by Bat for Lashes (released in 2009), a town in Utah and a town in Wyoming.


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