Dan Name Meaning & Origin
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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- Comments and insights on the name Dan
Mop man, Moop Man, Elf Boy, Baby Daddy, Gilbert, Rapunzel, Dan White, Rat Boy, Marty the Zebra, Broccoli Dan, Sister Mathilde's ex-husband, Milkman, Snoopy, Oh Daniel!, Roald Dahl, Rohl Danhl, Milk Man
- Personal experiences with the name Dan
Dan is my best friend he just doesn't know it yet. But he called me rude words but his still my best friend for life and he's a bit ugly but that's ok and he's got a weird haircut
- Nicknames for Dan
Dan can't be shortened to a nickname, but it has been used as a nickname for longer titles: Daniel, Danielle, Danny, Danma, Dan White, Dann, etc. The only thing it can be shortened to is 'The D' ;)
- Meanings and history of the name Dan
- Famous real-life people named Dan
Dan Rather, CBS television newscaster
Dan Castellaneta, voice of Homer Simpson form "The Simpsons".
Dan Aykroyd, actor
Dan Howell, Youtuber, tall lesbian. Meme. (Danisnotonfire). Now goes by 'Daniel Howell', the cheeky nerd.
Dan Flint, Drummer for You Me At Six
Dan White, Famous Elf Boy from the magical land of Alton
- Dan in song, story & screen
Dan Humphrey - Gossip Girl series
Dan Covey - A character in Jenny Han's To All The Boys I've Loved Before book series