Daniel: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Daniel

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.

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Related Names:

Dan, Danny, Danyel, Danial

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Comments and insights on the name Daniel: | Edit

I might name my baby this name if it's a boy :-)

I LOVE this name, I'm gonna name my child this for sure, I really wish it weren't so popular but oh well. :)

Personal experiences with the name Daniel: | Edit

I like the name Daniel, it's classic and masculine. My Uncle is named Daniel, but me and my sister call him Uncle Dan or Uncle Danny.
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My father, brother, and fiance are all Daniel's. I think it is the best possible name for a boy/man, but I am a bit biased. It gets a bit confusing at home, but that's okay. My father goes by Dad, my brother by Dan or D and we call my fiance Danny. They are all very smart, interesting, down to earth, and (frustratingly for me) naturally talented people. They have a strong sense of right versus wrong and are quick to forgive. I may name my son Daniel but I feel like there would end up being five Daniel's that way because I'm sure my brother will carry on the name! That may get a bit too excessive.

My father's name is Daniel. His friends call him Danny and my cousins call him Uncle Dan.

My little brother would have been named Daniel, but my mom was afraid that my grandfather would do nothing but sing "Danny Boy" all the time. Why that was the deciding factor, I don't know - that's a lovely song, though depressing - but they named him Mark instead.

A Mugenite named Daniel Gajardo Pulgar is a really funny guy that creates many characters such as himself

My close friend's son's name is Daniel. It is a rather well-known, popular name, I'd say. But it is very fitting for her wonderful little boy, and it is also very, very handsome and attractive. Even if it is wide-spread and common - it is a spectacular, exceptionally attractive title, and I love it for my friend's son! Absolutely, hands-down perfect. Awesome name, love you, Daniel!

Nicknames for Daniel: | Edit

Danny, Dan, Niel/Neil/Neel

Meanings and history of the name Daniel: | Edit

Is of Hebrew origin and means "God is my judge".

Famous real-life people named Daniel: | Edit

Daniel Sharman - British actor (Plays Isaac Lahey on MTV's Teen Wolf.)
Daniel "Skip" Sahyoune Australian entertainer from the Jansokians
Daniel "Dan" Beard, founder of the Boy Scouts of America
Daniel Boone, American pioneer
Daniel Bruhl, Spanish actor
Daniel Dae Kim, American actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, English actor
Daniel "Danny" DeVito, American actor
Daniel Craig, English actor
Daniel "Dan" DeCarlo, American cartoonist
Daniel Defoe, English writer
Daniel "Dan" Marino, former American football player
Daniel Patrick Moynihan, American politician
Daniel Radcliffe, English actor
Daniel "Dan" Stevens, English actor
Daniel Tosh, American comedian
Daniel Gillies, New Zealand actor
Daniel "Danny" O'Donoghue - Irish singer-songwriter. (The Script)

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