Dane Name Meaning & Origin

Dane

Pronunciation: DAYN (key)

Origin of the name Dane:

Transferred use of the surname Dane (dweller in the valley), which is derived from the Old English denu (valley).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Dana, Dean

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ADEN, DANE, DEAN, DENA, EDNA, and NEDA are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

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Nicknames for Dane: | Edit

Great Dane,Danard,Daneraga,Daner,Sven,Dangerous, Daneage, Danerdoo, Doozer, Day

Meanings and history of the name Dane: | Edit

Of English origin, Dane means "Dweller in the Valley". Can also relate to the surname with the meaning of "from Denmark". It is more accurately associated with the meaning "God will Judge".

Famous real-life people named Dane: | Edit

Dane Lorg: Baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals)
Dane Cook: Stand-up comedian and actor
Dane DeHaan: Actor
Dane Reynolds: American professional surfer

Dane in song, story & screen: | Edit

Dane O'Neill from "The Thorn Birds" (1977 book by Colleen McCullough; 1983 U.S. television mini series)
Dane Whitman, secret identity of Black Knight in Marvel comics
Dane DeHaan, actor
Dane Thompson, Character in 2009 film 'The Hole'

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