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106k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Dan

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How popular is the baby name Dan in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 140 0 140 #97 boy name
1881 148 0 148 #87 boy name
1882 150 0 150 #97 boy name
1883 120 0 120
1884 151 0 151 #101 boy name
1885 129 0 129
1886 154 0 154
1887 140 0 140
1888 154 0 154
1889 116 0 116
1890 160 0 160
1891 113 0 113
1892 156 0 156
1893 143 0 143
1894 114 0 114
1895 96 0 96
1896 133 0 133
1897 115 0 115
1898 125 0 125
1899 119 0 119
1900 192 0 192
1901 117 0 117
1902 124 0 124
1903 155 0 155
1904 156 0 156
1905 153 0 153
1906 133 5 128
1907 160 0 160
1908 152 0 152
1909 163 0 163
1910 188 0 188
1911 205 0 205
1912 298 0 298
1913 379 5 374
1914 447 0 447
1915 578 0 578
1916 602 8 594
1917 600 5 595
1918 719 8 711
1919 759 12 747
1920 771 7 764
1921 728 11 717
1922 812 8 804
1923 738 7 731
1924 811 11 800
1925 783 10 773
1926 892 13 879
1927 938 15 923
1928 925 18 907
1929 810 9 801
1930 907 9 898
1931 893 10 883
1932 930 8 922
1933 946 7 939
1934 948 8 940
1935 1,023 9 1,014
1936 974 10 964
1937 1,041 8 1,033
1938 1,046 7 1,039
1939 993 0 993
1940 1,103 6 1,097
1941 1,151 0 1,151
1942 1,344 0 1,344
1943 1,537 0 1,537
1944 1,495 5 1,490
1945 1,732 6 1,726
1946 2,202 11 2,191
1947 2,712 9 2,703
1948 2,497 7 2,490
1949 2,292 12 2,280
1950 2,097 10 2,087
1951 1,999 8 1,991
1952 2,310 0 2,310
1953 2,169 6 2,163
1954 2,167 7 2,160
1955 2,308 10 2,298
1956 2,443 5 2,438
1957 3,198 8 3,190
1958 3,703 10 3,693
1959 3,687 8 3,679
1960 3,698 0 3,698
1961 3,420 5 3,415
1962 3,122 6 3,116
1963 2,827 0 2,827
1964 2,371 6 2,365
1965 2,001 6 1,995
1966 1,541 0 1,541
1967 1,333 5 1,328
1968 1,280 9 1,271
1969 1,171 8 1,163
1970 1,029 8 1,021
1971 910 7 903
1972 682 6 676
1973 577 5 572
1974 485 6 479
1975 453 5 448
1976 401 0 401
1977 377 0 377
1978 353 11 342
1979 336 6 330
1980 341 7 334
1981 372 9 363
1982 320 8 312
1983 286 8 278
1984 266 0 266
1985 272 7 265
1986 276 8 268
1987 229 0 229
1988 260 10 250
1989 246 6 240
1990 233 0 233
1991 228 0 228
1992 217 8 209
1993 208 0 208
1994 177 0 177
1995 169 0 169
1996 174 0 174
1997 164 0 164
1998 148 0 148
1999 139 0 139
2000 162 0 162
2001 150 7 143
2002 152 0 152
2003 148 5 143
2004 142 7 135
2005 155 0 155
2006 134 0 134
2007 147 0 147
2008 135 0 135
2009 116 0 116
2010 116 0 116
2011 108 0 108
2012 106 0 106
2013 86 0 86
2014 101 0 101
2015 89 0 89

Want to know about the popularity of the Dan baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 106,150 babies born with the name Dan in the United States. That's more than enough Dans to occupy the country of Grenada with an estimated population of 105,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 140 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Dan" was in 1960 with a total of 3,698 babies. (That's a lot of baby Dans)

According to the 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Dan" ranks #85 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 43 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1950. Across the entire United States a total of 2,097 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Dan" mean? The list below shows the origins of Dan as well as things modernly associated with the name Dan such as celebrities named Dan.

Origin and Meaning of Dan

The name "Dan" is of English origin, and it means "Diminutive form of Daniel". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Dan Marino

Dan Marino is a NFL player. Dan was born in 1961 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Danny Trejo

Danny Trejo is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1977 to present. Danny was born in 1944 as Dan Trejo in Echo Park, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, and musician with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1974 to present. Dan was born in 1952 as Daniel Edward Aykroyd in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Dan Blocker

Dan Blocker is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1957 to 1972. Dan was born in 1928 as Bobby Dan Davis Blocker in DeKalb, TexasUnited States.

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Dan Cortese

Dan Cortese is an actor, director, and spokesperson with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1992 to present. Dan was born in 1967 as Daniel James Cortese in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta is an actor, voice actor, comedian, and writer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1985 to present. Dan was born in 1957 as Daniel Louis Castellaneta in Oak Park, Illinois, United States.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Dan

Dan Bilzerian
Dan Ryan Builders
Dan Uggla
Dan Brown
Dan Carlin
Dan Patrick
Dan Savage
Dan Schneider

Alternative Meanings

D is for dandy, a description of you!

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Your name in reverse order is "Nad". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nda". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Dan born Jul 20, 1980

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern China approximately on 1075. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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