Dan Name Meaning & Origin

Dan

Pronunciation: DAN (key)

Origin of the name Daniel:

Derived from the Hebrew dāni’ēl (God is my judge). The name is borne in the Bible by a Hebrew prophet whose faith kept him from harm in a den of hungry lions. Short: Dan. Pet: Danny.

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Dan can't be shortened to a nickname, but it has been used as a nickname for longer titles: Daniel, Danielle, Danny, Danma, Dann, etc.

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Dan Rather, CBS television newscaster
Dan Castellaneta, voice of Homer Simpson form "The Simpsons".
Dan Aykroyd, actor
Dan Howell, Youtuber, tall lesbian. Meme. (Danisnotonfire). Now goes by 'Daniel Howell', the cheeky nerd.
Dan Flint, Drummer for You Me At Six

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Dan Humphrey - Gossip Girl series
Dan Covey - A character in Jenny Han's To All The Boys I've Loved Before book series

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