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1.9m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Daniel

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is my Judge
  • #13 All Time
  • #10 in 2014
Girls
Boys
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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)
< 1k Danila (Russian)
< 1k Danniell (French)
< 1k Danele (Hebrew)
< 1k Danail (Bulgarian)

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18806430643#25 boy name
18815270527#29 boy name
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194612,8983312,865#21 boy name
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195425,3054425,261#18 boy name
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196822,12910322,026#18 boy name
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197023,64610123,545#19 boy name
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197222,24713222,115#15 boy name
197323,83814223,696#11 boy name
197423,99515323,842#11 boy name
197523,99516523,830#11 boy name
197624,89817224,726#10 boy name
197726,26919226,077#11 boy name
197826,62217726,445#11 boy name
197928,72320228,521#12 boy name
198030,10922029,889#11 boy name
198131,20421330,991#10 boy name
198232,90325532,648#10 boy name
198334,99725834,739#8 boy name
198436,78026936,511#6 boy name
198538,82329338,530#5 boy name
198636,84228836,554#6 boy name
198736,12226335,859#7 boy name
198834,96528234,683#8 boy name
198935,17418834,986#6 boy name
199033,95714833,809#5 boy name
199131,07516630,909#6 boy name
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199428,17913028,049#8 boy name
199526,80710526,702#9 boy name
199625,1717625,095#11 boy name
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200520,2515020,201#7 boy name
200620,0954720,048#6 boy name
200720,2613020,231#5 boy name
200819,0355018,985#5 boy name
200917,5614017,521#7 boy name
201015,8453015,815#8 boy name
201115,2742515,249#10 boy name
201214,2531914,234#11 boy name
201314,2482914,219#10 boy name
201413,8542513,829#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 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 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Daniel" ranks #55 in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 38 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1913. Across the entire United States a total of 1,885 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 dignity, no one disputes this trait!

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

I is for intense, your zest of living.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

L is for loyalty, that you show.

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

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 south west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Daniel

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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Past life for Daniel born Oct 6, 1932

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 Northern England approximately on 1600. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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

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