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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #13 most popular

Similar Names
365k Danielle (Hebrew)
54k Daniela (Spanish)
25k Daniella (Latin)
< 1k Danyale (American)
< 1k Denelle (American)
< 1k Dannell (American)
< 1k Danil (Slavic)
< 1k Danyl (Hebrew)
< 1k Danila (Russian)
< 1k Danniell (French)
< 1k Danele (Hebrew)
< 1k Danail (Bulgarian)

What does the name "Daniel" mean?

Daniel (Hebrew): God is my Judge

The name "Daniel" is of Hebrew origin and it means "God is my Judge". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 5 other names that are similar to this one.

D is for dandy, a description of you!

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

Your name in reverse order is "Leinad". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Dnilae". 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.

How popular is the name "Daniel" in the U.S.?


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 first appeared 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 1986 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Daniel" ranks #14 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, 430 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1986. Across the entire United States a total of 36,842 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Daniel popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Daniel in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Daniel

Daniel Radcliffe

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


Daniel Craig

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


Danny DeVito

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


Daniel Day-Lewis

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


Daniel Gillies

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


Dan Aykroyd

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


Past life for Daniel born Nov 22, 1971

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Thailand approximately on 900. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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