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Danny

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18k Danna (English)
8k Dani (English)
7k Dania (American)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1900 7 0 7
1901 8 0 8
1902 9 0 9
1903 5 0 5
1904 7 0 7
1905 5 0 5
1907 7 0 7
1908 8 0 8
1909 10 0 10
1910 10 0 10
1911 9 0 9
1912 14 0 14
1913 33 0 33
1914 28 0 28
1915 40 0 40
1916 43 0 43
1917 64 0 64
1918 77 5 72
1919 77 0 77
1920 90 0 90
1921 102 0 102
1922 108 0 108
1923 124 0 124
1924 126 0 126
1925 183 8 175
1926 232 8 224
1927 208 0 208
1928 288 11 277
1929 320 5 315
1930 395 5 390
1931 397 10 387
1932 422 0 422
1933 508 6 502
1934 610 6 604
1935 670 0 670
1936 763 6 757
1937 1,032 9 1,023
1938 1,217 9 1,208
1939 1,279 9 1,270
1940 1,483 5 1,478
1941 1,655 12 1,643
1942 2,212 9 2,203
1943 2,912 13 2,899 #88 boy name
1944 3,526 12 3,514 #76 boy name
1945 4,195 20 4,175 #56 boy name
1946 6,665 17 6,648 #46 boy name
1947 8,083 21 8,062 #39 boy name
1948 8,027 21 8,006 #39 boy name
1949 8,047 25 8,022 #40 boy name
1950 8,168 16 8,152 #39 boy name
1951 8,198 26 8,172 #41 boy name
1952 8,860 37 8,823 #40 boy name
1953 8,638 27 8,611 #41 boy name
1954 9,110 22 9,088 #42 boy name
1955 8,728 27 8,701 #45 boy name
1956 8,585 29 8,556 #46 boy name
1957 8,846 35 8,811 #45 boy name
1958 8,975 33 8,942 #45 boy name
1959 8,768 42 8,726 #48 boy name
1960 8,634 28 8,606 #48 boy name
1961 8,235 36 8,199 #54 boy name
1962 7,680 38 7,642 #54 boy name
1963 7,126 28 7,098 #55 boy name
1964 6,501 26 6,475 #56 boy name
1965 5,705 30 5,675 #56 boy name
1966 4,741 20 4,721 #62 boy name
1967 4,337 25 4,312 #68 boy name
1968 4,009 27 3,982 #74 boy name
1969 4,055 42 4,013 #73 boy name
1970 3,795 31 3,764 #85 boy name
1971 3,641 28 3,613 #82 boy name
1972 3,338 32 3,306 #87 boy name
1973 3,199 21 3,178 #83 boy name
1974 2,889 30 2,859 #91 boy name
1975 2,772 31 2,741 #94 boy name
1976 2,528 33 2,495
1977 2,458 20 2,438
1978 2,223 19 2,204
1979 2,276 16 2,260
1980 2,284 18 2,266
1981 2,108 15 2,093
1982 2,065 14 2,051
1983 2,038 22 2,016
1984 2,026 25 2,001
1985 2,035 20 2,015
1986 1,929 17 1,912
1987 1,861 16 1,845
1988 1,918 21 1,897
1989 1,928 16 1,912
1990 1,930 14 1,916
1991 1,863 17 1,846
1992 1,637 14 1,623
1993 1,437 15 1,422
1994 1,291 12 1,279
1995 1,270 12 1,258
1996 1,219 13 1,206
1997 1,152 13 1,139
1998 1,065 10 1,055
1999 1,074 6 1,068
2000 1,063 7 1,056
2001 1,017 0 1,017
2002 1,167 10 1,157
2003 1,088 6 1,082
2004 1,052 14 1,038
2005 1,057 8 1,049
2006 1,078 5 1,073
2007 1,073 10 1,063
2008 1,005 10 995
2009 1,019 17 1,002
2010 1,007 10 997
2011 867 5 862
2012 786 13 773
2013 770 11 759
2014 711 7 704
2015 723 9 714

Want to know about the popularity of the Danny baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 282,971 babies born with the name Danny in the United States. That's more than enough Dannies to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Danny" was in 1954 with a total of 9,088 babies. (That's a lot of baby Dannies)

According to the 1969 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Danny" ranks #87 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, 168 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1969. Across the entire United States a total of 4,055 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 "Danny" mean? The list below shows the origins of Danny as well as things modernly associated with the name Danny such as celebrities named Danny.

Origin and Meaning of Danny

The name "Danny" is of English origin, and it means "God is my Judge". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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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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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Danny Glover

Danny Glover is an actor, director, and activist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1979 to present. Danny was born in 1946 as Daniel Lebern Glover in San Francisco, California, U.S.

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Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman is a composer, singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1972 to present. Danny was born in 1953 as Daniel Robert Elfman in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Danny Thomas

Danny was born in 1914 as Amos Muzyad Yakhoob Kairouz (later anglicized to Amos Jacobs Kairouz) in Deerfield, Michigan, U.S.

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Danny Dyer

Danny Dyer is an actor and former football team chairman with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1993 to present. Danny was born in 1977 in Canning Town, East London, England.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Danny

Danny Brown
Danny Collins
Danny Espinosa
Danny Garcia
Danny Green
Danny Mcbride

Alternative Meanings

D is for dignity, no one disputes this trait!

A is for activities, for you have many.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Ynnad". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ynnda". 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 Danny born Sep 23, 1960

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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 Central Africa approximately on 825. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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