• 221 Daily
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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meanings and Origins

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Dai"ly
Happening, or belonging to, each successive day; diurnal; as, daily labor; a daily bulletin.

Usage: Daily is Anglo-Saxon, and diurnal is Latin. The former is used in reference to the ordinary concerns of life; as, daily wants, daily cares, daily employments. The latter is appropriated chiefly by astronomers to what belongs to the astronomical day; as, the diurnal revolution of the earth.

Etymology: AS. dæglīc; dæg day + -līc like. See Day

noun Dai"ly
A publication which appears regularly every day; as, the morning dailies .
adverb Dai"ly
Every day; day by day; as, a thing happens daily .
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A newspaper that is published every day
  2. Appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions
  3. Of or belonging to or occurring every day ("daily routine" and "a daily paper")
  4. Every day; without missing a day ("he stops by daily")
  5. Gradually and progressively

From Middle English dayly, from Old English dæġlīċ, from Proto-Germanic *dagalīkaz (“daily”), equivalent to day +‎ -ly. Cognate with Scots dayly, daly (“daily”), German Low German dagelk, dagelik (“daily”), Dutch dagelijks (“daily”), German täglich (“daily”), Danish daglig (“daily”), Swedish daglig (“daily”), Icelandic daglegur (“daily”).

  1. a newspaper that is published every day.
  2. (Britain) a cleaner who comes in daily.
  3. (Britain, slang) a daily disposable.
  4. (video games) A quest in a massively multiplayer online game that can be repeated every day for cumulative rewards.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Daily

Elizabeth Daily is a voice actress, musician, and voice acting. She has had major accomplishments since 1979. Elizabeth was given the name Elizabeth Ann Guttman on September 11th, 1961 in Los Angeles.


Bill Daily is an actor and comedian. His ongoing career started in 1952. Bill was born on August 30th, 1927 in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.



Gretchen Daily is a in the fields of biology, conservation biology, ecology, and biogeography. Gretchen was born on October 19th, 1964 in Washington, D.C.


He was most active from 1990 to 2003. Thomas was born on September 23rd, 1927.


Hugh Daily is a baseball player. Hugh was born on July 17th, 1847. Hugh is also known as Daily, Hugh Ignatius; Daily, One Arm ;Criss, and Harry.


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Popularity of Daily as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Daily U.S.
  White 85.08% 64.26%
  African American 8.86% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.61% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Daily

People with the last name Daily are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Daily

  • How Popular is the name Daily? Daily is the 25,115th most popular name of all time. As a last name Daily was the 3,205th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Daily have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 221 babies born with the first name Daily in the United States. That's more than enough people named Daily to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Daily? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1910 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Daily first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Daily is Friday, September 9th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Daily born? The highest recorded use of the first name Daily was in 2007 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Random Daily Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Daily is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Daily: Your name in reverse order is Yliad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Daliy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Daily? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,276 people with the last name Daily.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Daily? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Daily as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.