Danica Name Meaning & Origin

Danica

Pronunciation: DA-ni-kə (key)

Origin of the name Danica:

A name common to the Eastern Europeans derived from an old Slavonic element meaning "morning star."

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Dani, Danika, Nika

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Comments and insights on the name Danica: | Edit

- Actually this name is pronounced with a soft C by the Slavs - so DA-nee-tsa, not DA-ni-ka. But of course you could do it either way in English.

- I have spelled my daughters name differently, Danyka, something to make her unique.

- I was told by a classmate from Slovakia that my name had a day that was celebrated like a birthday. I found a website that listed these days (http://www.iarelative.com/saints.htm). Danica (pronounced by her as "da-NEE-tsa") is celebrated April 16th.

Personal experiences with the name Danica: | Edit

This was my friends name Da ni-ca is how she said it and i also hand a friend Danika Dan-i-ka

Nicknames for Danica: | Edit

Dani, Nika, Dana, Niki

Meanings and history of the name Danica: | Edit

Danica is Hebrew or Slavic, depending on where you search, and means "morning star" or "first star of the morning."

From a Slavic word meaning morning star, Venus. Recently I found a web page (http://www.momjunction.com/name/danica/), that has information about the name DANICA.

Famous real-life people named Danica: | Edit

Danica Patrick, American race car driver
Danica McKellar, American actress and mathematician
Danica Stewart, American actress

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