Danae

First Name
7k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Danae

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  • A user from Greece says the name Danae is of Greek origin and means "The mother of Perseus by Zeus. She was kind and wise.".
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  1. (Greek mythology) The mother of Perseus by Zeus.
  2. (astronomy) Short for 61 Danaë, a main belt asteroid.
  3. A female given name.

Danae was also found in the following language(s): Italian and Latin

Notable Persons Named Danae

She holds the title Miss Dallas 2012, Miss Texas 2012, and Miss Texas2012. DaNae was given the name DaNae Elizabeth Couch on August 6th, 1988 in Coppell, Texas.

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Danae was born on July 27th, 1953 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Danae was born on February 3rd, 1967 in St George, Queensland.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1947 5 5 0
1948 6 6 0
1949 5 5 0
1950 7 7 0
1951 6 6 0
1952 5 5 0
1953 10 10 0
1954 10 10 0
1955 16 16 0
1956 19 19 0
1957 23 23 0
1958 5 5 0
1959 21 21 0
1960 15 15 0
1961 19 19 0
1962 14 14 0
1963 16 16 0
1964 22 22 0
1965 25 25 0
1966 34 34 0
1967 29 29 0
1968 45 45 0
1969 50 50 0
1970 38 38 0
1971 46 46 0
1972 47 47 0
1973 44 44 0
1974 36 36 0
1975 55 55 0
1976 44 44 0
1977 64 64 0
1978 96 96 0
1979 78 78 0
1980 77 77 0
1981 108 108 0
1982 122 122 0
1983 107 107 0
1984 119 119 0
1985 124 124 0
1986 153 153 0
1987 157 157 0
1988 162 162 0
1989 164 164 0
1990 197 191 6
1991 211 211 0
1992 202 202 0
1993 151 151 0
1994 172 172 0
1995 163 163 0
1996 155 155 0
1997 157 157 0
1998 144 144 0
1999 153 153 0
2000 171 171 0
2001 212 212 0
2002 201 201 0
2003 196 196 0
2004 200 200 0
2005 181 181 0
2006 182 182 0
2007 160 160 0
2008 163 163 0
2009 148 148 0
2010 132 132 0
2011 121 121 0
2012 97 97 0
2013 106 106 0
2014 102 102 0
2015 86 86 0
2016 58 58 0
2017 85 85 0

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Popularity of Danae as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Danae

  • How Popular is the name Danae? Danae is the 3,201st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Danae have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,554 babies born with the first name Danae in the United States. That's more than enough people named Danae to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Danae? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1947 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Danae first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Danae is Thursday, July 14th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Danae born? The highest recorded use of the first name Danae was in 2001 with a total of 212 babies.
  • Random Danae Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Danae is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Danae: Your name in reverse order is Eanad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ndaea. How do you pronounce that?

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  • 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).
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