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Daniel

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366k Danielle (Hebrew)
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How popular is the baby 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 #42 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 #54 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 3,538 10 3,528 #51 boy name
1920 3,914 18 3,896 #52 boy name
1921 4,105 16 4,089 #49 boy name
1922 4,304 21 4,283 #47 boy name
1923 4,281 13 4,268 #47 boy name
1924 4,429 29 4,400 #47 boy name
1925 4,576 25 4,551 #44 boy name
1926 4,545 31 4,514 #46 boy name
1927 4,650 35 4,615 #46 boy name
1928 4,471 34 4,437 #47 boy name
1929 4,402 35 4,367 #47 boy name
1930 4,488 23 4,465 #47 boy name
1931 4,385 26 4,359 #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 4,606 17 4,589 #43 boy name
1936 4,834 18 4,816 #42 boy name
1937 5,141 16 5,125 #39 boy name
1938 5,608 27 5,581 #39 boy name
1939 5,820 23 5,797 #38 boy name
1940 6,243 23 6,220 #34 boy name
1941 7,080 31 7,049 #31 boy name
1942 8,534 28 8,506 #28 boy name
1943 9,201 34 9,167 #25 boy name
1944 9,342 27 9,315 #25 boy name
1945 9,739 32 9,707 #24 boy name
1946 12,900 33 12,867 #21 boy name
1947 15,227 36 15,191 #22 boy name
1948 16,559 48 16,511 #22 boy name
1949 18,280 46 18,234 #22 boy name
1950 19,245 44 19,201 #21 boy name
1951 21,138 33 21,105 #21 boy name
1952 23,461 32 23,429 #20 boy name
1953 23,521 42 23,479 #20 boy name
1954 25,306 44 25,262 #18 boy name
1955 26,484 47 26,437 #17 boy name
1956 26,682 56 26,626 #18 boy name
1957 27,364 57 27,307 #16 boy name
1958 25,676 66 25,610 #16 boy name
1959 25,211 76 25,135 #18 boy name
1960 26,051 78 25,973 #17 boy name
1961 25,947 65 25,882 #17 boy name
1962 25,654 100 25,554 #17 boy name
1963 24,913 83 24,830 #19 boy name
1964 24,432 76 24,356 #19 boy name
1965 24,960 100 24,860 #17 boy name
1966 23,351 75 23,276 #19 boy name
1967 22,303 91 22,212 #19 boy name
1968 22,127 103 22,024 #18 boy name
1969 23,292 98 23,194 #18 boy name
1970 23,644 101 23,543 #19 boy name
1971 21,902 116 21,786 #20 boy name
1972 22,244 132 22,112 #15 boy name
1973 23,841 142 23,699 #11 boy name
1974 23,998 153 23,845 #11 boy name
1975 23,996 165 23,831 #11 boy name
1976 24,893 172 24,721 #10 boy name
1977 26,272 192 26,080 #11 boy name
1978 26,620 177 26,443 #11 boy name
1979 28,724 202 28,522 #12 boy name
1980 30,112 220 29,892 #11 boy name
1981 31,203 213 30,990 #10 boy name
1982 32,905 255 32,650 #10 boy name
1983 35,001 258 34,743 #8 boy name
1984 36,784 269 36,515 #6 boy name
1985 38,823 293 38,530 #5 boy name
1986 36,848 288 36,560 #6 boy name
1987 36,120 263 35,857 #7 boy name
1988 34,967 282 34,685 #8 boy name
1989 35,180 188 34,992 #6 boy name
1990 33,957 148 33,809 #5 boy name
1991 31,079 166 30,913 #6 boy name
1992 29,291 147 29,144 #7 boy name
1993 28,804 130 28,674 #7 boy name
1994 28,186 130 28,056 #8 boy name
1995 26,814 105 26,709 #9 boy name
1996 25,178 76 25,102 #11 boy name
1997 24,010 80 23,930 #11 boy name
1998 23,217 74 23,143 #12 boy name
1999 22,738 64 22,674 #9 boy name
2000 22,373 63 22,310 #9 boy name
2001 21,033 61 20,972 #9 boy name
2002 21,343 38 21,305 #10 boy name
2003 21,085 53 21,032 #8 boy name
2004 21,046 76 20,970 #7 boy name
2005 20,253 50 20,203 #7 boy name
2006 20,098 47 20,051 #6 boy name
2007 20,269 30 20,239 #5 boy name
2008 19,043 50 18,993 #5 boy name
2009 17,567 40 17,527 #7 boy name
2010 15,849 30 15,819 #8 boy name
2011 15,283 25 15,258 #10 boy name
2012 14,270 19 14,251 #11 boy name
2013 14,280 29 14,251 #10 boy name
2014 13,912 25 13,887 #10 boy name
2015 13,426 18 13,408 #12 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Daniel baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,890,558 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 1931 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Daniel" ranks #40 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, 126 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 1931. Across the entire United States a total of 4,385 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.

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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Daniel Boone

Daniel was born in 1742 in Daniel Boone Homestead, Oley Valley, Berks County, Pennsylvania Colony.

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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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Other Inspirations for the Name Daniel

Daniel Bryan
Daniel Cormier
Daniel Day Lewis
Daniel Tosh
Daniel Wellington
Daniel Defense
Daniel Tiger

Alternative Meanings

D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

N is for nice, need I say more?

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

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

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Past life for Daniel born Sep 9, 1945

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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 Egypt approximately on 700. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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