Danae Name Meaning & Origin

Danae

Pronunciation: dah-NAY (key)

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Nicknames for Danae

Danchu, Dani, Dana, Danny, Nae or NaeNae

Meanings and history of the name Danae

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.

Famous real-life people named Danae

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

Danae in song, story & screen

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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