Danica Name Meaning & Origin
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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- 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 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.
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Danica Patrick, American race car driver
Danica McKellar, American actress and mathematician
Danica Stewart, American actress
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