Dante: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Dante

Dante

Pronunciation: DAHN-tay (key)

Origin of the name Dante:

A contracted form of Durante (enduring, lasting, steadfast), which is from the Latin dūrans (enduring).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Deonte, Dontae, Donte, Durante, Daunte

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Comments and insights on the name Dante: | Edit

This is the ONLY name my husband and I agreed on for our son...and I LOVE IT!! It suits him!

Personal experiences with the name Dante: | Edit

when i heard the Dante i said i was going to name son that...

I did and it has been a wonderfull experience everyone loves to say the name
Teachers love it as well

he is a beautiful boy and a great hockey player... so yin yang!

A principle's son.

miss_mills says: As soon as we saw our little fella, we knew he was a Dante. The only problem with his beautiful name in our experience so far (he's nearly one) is that a LOT of people seem to think there's an "O" in Dante and mispronounce his name. I'm not sure where this came from but it's NOT the correct pronunciation, I feel like adding an 'H' after the 'A' so people get it! It really drives us nuts but slowly people seem to be learning that he is Dante and not Donte (which sounds awful).

Dante says: miss_mills is incorect, Dante is pronounced with a soft O sound (or rather a AH sound); it is like the name don but with a "tay" sound at the end. It is not like the name Dan (Danny) with a "tay" sound at the end. The tope of the page shows how it is to be pronounced; the A makes the same sound as in father. Dante with an A sound is one urban bastardization of the original Italian name Dante with an O or AH sound.

Nicknames for Dante: | Edit

Danny

Dae-dae...well, that is what he calls himself!

And in reply to the above comment, I'm sorry if that's how you pronounce the name, fine but I use the traditional italian for my son. (And I don't come from the US which may be why my "A" sounds different to yours. Here's how we say it...
http://www.forvo.com/word/dante_alighieri/

Meanings and history of the name Dante: | Edit

Dante means enduring or steadfast, an old 14th century roman italian name, sounds beautiful (dahn-tay)

Famous real-life people named Dante: | Edit

Dante Alighieri, 14th century Italian poet
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Pre-Raphaelite painter

Dante in song, story & screen: | Edit

Dante's Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso (Epic Poem)
Dante's Peak (Movie)
Dante Davis, character in the novel "She's Come Undone"
Dante Hicks-Main Character of the Movie Clerks
Dante, main character in the "Devil May Cry" video games

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