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Daniel

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is my Judge
  • #13 All Time
  • #10 in 2014
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365k Danielle (Hebrew)
54k Daniela (Spanish)
25k Daniella (Latin)
< 1k Danyale (American)
< 1k Denelle (American)
< 1k Dannell (American)
< 1k Danil (Slavic)
< 1k Danyl (Hebrew)
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How popular is the name "Daniel" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 643 0 643 #25 boy name
1881 527 0 527 #29 boy name
1882 594 0 594 #29 boy name
1883 615 0 615 #25 boy name
1884 573 0 573 #32 boy name
1885 535 0 535 #32 boy name
1886 555 0 555 #33 boy name
1887 557 0 557 #31 boy name
1888 566 0 566 #35 boy name
1889 515 0 515 #36 boy name
1890 505 0 505 #39 boy name
1891 505 0 505 #37 boy name
1892 533 0 533 #41 boy name
1893 522 0 522 #39 boy name
1894 515 0 515 #41 boy name
1895 516 0 516 #40 boy name
1896 561 0 561 #38 boy name
1897 520 0 520 #39 boy name
1898 523 0 523 #45 boy name
1899 485 0 485 #42 boy name
1900 605 7 598 #44 boy name
1901 416 0 416 #48 boy name
1902 501 0 501 #45 boy name
1903 432 0 432 #50 boy name
1904 472 0 472 #49 boy name
1905 489 5 484 #50 boy name
1906 506 0 506 #48 boy name
1907 528 0 528 #52 boy name
1908 530 0 530 #54 boy name
1909 569 0 569 #54 boy name
1910 692 0 692 #53 boy name
1911 795 0 795 #53 boy name
1912 1,530 6 1,524 #53 boy name
1913 1,885 7 1,878 #54 boy name
1914 2,338 14 2,324 #55 boy name
1915 3,011 9 3,002 #55 boy name
1916 3,162 11 3,151 #55 boy name
1917 3,371 12 3,359 #54 boy name
1918 3,745 19 3,726 #52 boy name
1919 3,537 10 3,527 #51 boy name
1920 3,914 18 3,896 #52 boy name
1921 4,106 16 4,090 #49 boy name
1922 4,305 21 4,284 #47 boy name
1923 4,279 13 4,266 #47 boy name
1924 4,429 29 4,400 #47 boy name
1925 4,576 25 4,551 #44 boy name
1926 4,546 31 4,515 #46 boy name
1927 4,650 35 4,615 #46 boy name
1928 4,470 34 4,436 #47 boy name
1929 4,402 35 4,367 #47 boy name
1930 4,488 23 4,465 #47 boy name
1931 4,384 26 4,358 #44 boy name
1932 4,467 19 4,448 #42 boy name
1933 4,326 16 4,310 #42 boy name
1934 4,522 22 4,500 #42 boy name
1935 4,607 17 4,590 #43 boy name
1936 4,833 18 4,815 #42 boy name
1937 5,142 16 5,126 #39 boy name
1938 5,607 27 5,580 #39 boy name
1939 5,821 23 5,798 #38 boy name
1940 6,242 23 6,219 #34 boy name
1941 7,081 31 7,050 #31 boy name
1942 8,534 28 8,506 #28 boy name
1943 9,202 34 9,168 #25 boy name
1944 9,342 27 9,315 #25 boy name
1945 9,739 32 9,707 #24 boy name
1946 12,898 33 12,865 #21 boy name
1947 15,227 36 15,191 #22 boy name
1948 16,560 48 16,512 #22 boy name
1949 18,284 47 18,237 #22 boy name
1950 19,228 44 19,184 #21 boy name
1951 21,133 33 21,100 #21 boy name
1952 23,461 32 23,429 #20 boy name
1953 23,514 42 23,472 #20 boy name
1954 25,305 44 25,261 #18 boy name
1955 26,479 47 26,432 #17 boy name
1956 26,685 56 26,629 #18 boy name
1957 27,362 57 27,305 #16 boy name
1958 25,673 66 25,607 #16 boy name
1959 25,210 76 25,134 #18 boy name
1960 26,048 78 25,970 #17 boy name
1961 25,949 65 25,884 #17 boy name
1962 25,653 100 25,553 #17 boy name
1963 24,917 83 24,834 #19 boy name
1964 24,430 76 24,354 #19 boy name
1965 24,962 100 24,862 #17 boy name
1966 23,348 75 23,273 #19 boy name
1967 22,310 91 22,219 #19 boy name
1968 22,129 103 22,026 #18 boy name
1969 23,295 98 23,197 #18 boy name
1970 23,646 101 23,545 #19 boy name
1971 21,900 116 21,784 #20 boy name
1972 22,247 132 22,115 #15 boy name
1973 23,838 142 23,696 #11 boy name
1974 23,995 153 23,842 #11 boy name
1975 23,995 165 23,830 #11 boy name
1976 24,898 172 24,726 #10 boy name
1977 26,269 192 26,077 #11 boy name
1978 26,622 177 26,445 #11 boy name
1979 28,723 202 28,521 #12 boy name
1980 30,109 220 29,889 #11 boy name
1981 31,204 213 30,991 #10 boy name
1982 32,903 255 32,648 #10 boy name
1983 34,997 258 34,739 #8 boy name
1984 36,780 269 36,511 #6 boy name
1985 38,823 293 38,530 #5 boy name
1986 36,842 288 36,554 #6 boy name
1987 36,122 263 35,859 #7 boy name
1988 34,965 282 34,683 #8 boy name
1989 35,174 188 34,986 #6 boy name
1990 33,957 148 33,809 #5 boy name
1991 31,075 166 30,909 #6 boy name
1992 29,287 146 29,141 #7 boy name
1993 28,800 130 28,670 #7 boy name
1994 28,179 130 28,049 #8 boy name
1995 26,807 105 26,702 #9 boy name
1996 25,171 76 25,095 #11 boy name
1997 24,004 80 23,924 #11 boy name
1998 23,209 74 23,135 #12 boy name
1999 22,735 64 22,671 #9 boy name
2000 22,370 63 22,307 #9 boy name
2001 21,033 61 20,972 #9 boy name
2002 21,341 38 21,303 #10 boy name
2003 21,083 53 21,030 #8 boy name
2004 21,047 76 20,971 #7 boy name
2005 20,251 50 20,201 #7 boy name
2006 20,095 47 20,048 #6 boy name
2007 20,261 30 20,231 #5 boy name
2008 19,035 50 18,985 #5 boy name
2009 17,561 40 17,521 #7 boy name
2010 15,845 30 15,815 #8 boy name
2011 15,274 25 15,249 #10 boy name
2012 14,253 19 14,234 #11 boy name
2013 14,248 29 14,219 #10 boy name
2014 13,854 25 13,829 #10 boy name

Want to know about the populiarty of Daniel? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,876,880 babies born with the name Daniel in the United States. That's more than enough Daniels to occupy the country of Gambia with an estimated population of 1,825,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 643 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Daniel" was in 1985 with a total of 38,530 babies. (That's a lot of baby Daniels)

According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Daniel" ranks #13 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 926 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1999. Across the entire United States a total of 22,735 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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Where is the name Daniel popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Daniel

The name "Daniel" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "God is my Judge". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1999 to present. Daniel was born in 1989 as Daniel Jacob Radcliffe in Fulham, London, England.

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Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1992 to present. Daniel was born in 1968 in Chester, Cheshire, England, U.K.

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Danny DeVito

Danny DeVito is an actor, producer, and director with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1970 to present. Danny was born in 1944 as Daniel Michael DeVito, Jr. in Neptune Township, New Jersey, U.S.

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Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1970 to 2012. Daniel was born in 1957 as Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis in London, England.

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Daniel Gillies

Daniel Gillies is an actor, screenwriter, director and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1997 to present. Daniel was born in 1976 as Daniel J. Gillies in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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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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Alternative Meanings

D is for dazzle, the sparkle of you.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

Your name in reverse order is "Leinad". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Landei". 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 Daniel born Jul 11, 1968

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 Ontario approximately on 1550. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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