Danae Name Meaning & Origin

Danae

Pronunciation: dah-NAY (key)

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Great name!

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This is my name, but it's spelt D'Nae. I've never met anyone with the name, but every so often somone in public will hear or see my name and respond with "oh that's my daughter's middle name!" My mom found the name in the obituary after a young girl died; her middle name was Danae. I've tried to pair it up with different names to see how it would as a middle name, but by me being use to hearing it as my first, it's kinda difficult!

My daughter's name is Danae. Wanted a variation of her father's name (Dannie). She was born very prematurely and is our miracle.

my name is danae, and i really like the name. never met ANYONE with the same name as me, but i don't mind too much. xxx

My daughters middle name is Danee' spelled this way. Her first name is Haila. Haila Danee'

Danae is becoming increasingly popular in Greece (ancient greek names are winning in popularity compared to christian names). It sounds really classy (it 's pronounces Thanae), but perhaps it 's getting too common!

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Danchu, Dani, Dana, Danny, Nae or NaeNae

Meanings and history of the name Danae: | Edit

Danaë was a figure of an Ancient Greek myth. She was the daughter of Eurydice, the king of Argos and was the mother of Perseus. (His father was Zeus who came to her disguised as a shower of gold.)

Pronounced: DAN-uh-ee or DA-nei(English), DAN-eyee (Latin) and da-NAH-ee (Modern Greek)
Hebrew meaning: God is my judge.

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Danai Gurira is the actress who plays Michonne in the third and fourth season of The Walking Dead.

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The myth of Danaë is a frequent subject of paintings, including masterpieces by Rembrandt and Klimt.
Danae Pyle, character in the comic strip "Non Sequitur", created by Wiley Miller.

Princess Danae of Elenia, in David Eddings' series The Tamuli. An incarnation of the Child Goddess Aphrael, and daughter of Queen Ehlana and Prince Sparhawk.

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