Daniel Name Meaning & Origin

Daniel

Pronunciation: DAN-yəl (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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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This is my last name, and so many people mix up my first and last names--which, seeing as I'm a girl, is very strange.

I don't think there's anything particularly wrong with this name, but it's SO popular I just get sick of hearing it. I know at least a dozen different Daniels. I'd suggest naming your kid something more original.

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Dano
D-Man
Danny-boi
Danyul
Dane
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Danya
Simon is a nice boy
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Dani
Crush
Big Dan
Big Boi
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Daniel Jacob Scott, Big boi and absolute legend
Daniel Radcliffe, played Harry Potter in Harry Potter movie series
Daniel Day-Lewis, film actor
Daniel DeFoe, author
Daniel Craig, film actor
Daniel Webster, U.S. Representative
Daniel Tosh, comedian
Daniel White, Elf boy
Dan Aykroyd, Canadian-American actor
Dan Castellaneta, voice of Homer Simpson
Daniel Lim - Youtbe Star from channel DanPlan
Dan Jansen, American speed skater, Olympic gold medalist
Daniel Lissing - Australian actor, mostly recognised on the Hallmark series When Calls The Heart
Daniel D. Tompkins, 6th Vice President of the United States
Daniel Gilles, American actor known for The Vampire Diaries and The Originals
Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland (born 1973), Swedish prince
Danny Glover, American actor
Danny Kaye, American actor, dancer, singer
Daniel Howell, British Youtuber (danisnot on fire)
Daniel Sharman, British Actor (Known in Teen Wolf who plays Isaac Lahey)
Dan Reynolds, singer of American rock band Imagine Dragons
Daniel Wayne Sermon, guitarist of Imagine Dragons
Daniel Platzman, drummer of Imagine Dragons
Dan Smith, singer of British indie band Bastille
Daniel Sedin, professional ice hockey player (Vancouver Canucks)
Daniel Keem (Keemstar), infamous DramaAlert newsmaker/vlogger from YouTube.
Daniel Issam Stapp (b. 2010), son of American singer, songwriter, and musician Scott Stapp
Daniel seavey , singer in the band why don’t we
Daniel Murphy, professional baseball player (Chicago Cubs)
Danny Berg, Mega Cubs fan and Soon to be MLB athlete
Daniel Kang, South Korean lead rapper, main dancer, and sub-vocalist of South Korean pop boy group Wanna One

Daniel in song, story & screen: | Edit

Daniel Sims, character played by Chris Lilley in the popular Australian comedy series We Can Be Heroes and Angry Boys
"Daniel" by Elton John
"Danny Boy" famous Irish song
Famous biblical story of Daniel in the lions' den.
Danny Wheeler from TV show Baby Daddy
Daniel Robinson, character from TV soap opera Neighbours

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