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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Danish

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  • According to a user from India, the name Danish is of English origin and means "Gift".
  • A submission from Massachusetts, United States says the name Danish means "Baby".
  • According to a user from India, the name Danish means "Clever".
  • A user from Saudi Arabia says the name Danish is of Arabic origin and means "The one Loved & Protected by God, Gifted with Knowledge, wise".
  • A submission from India says the name Danish means "Clever" and is of Arabic origin.

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Dan"ish
Belonging to the Danes, or to their language or country.

Etymology: See Dane

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A Scandinavian language that is the official language of Denmark
  2. Light sweet yeast-raised roll usually filled with fruits or cheese
  3. Of or relating to or characteristic of Denmark or the Danes or their language ("Danish furniture")

Alteration of Middle English Denish (under the influence of Dan — compare Dane), from Old English Denisc (“Danish”).

  1. The language of Denmark.
  2. A native of Denmark; a Dane.

Notable Persons Named Danish

Danish Kaneria is a cricketer. Danish was born on December 16th, 1980 in Karachi.


Danish Taimoor is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 2005. Danish was born Danish Taimoor on February 16th, 1983 in Karachi.


Danish Aslam is a film director. He was most prominent from 2004 to present. Danish was born in Mumbai.


Danish Ali is an observational comedy, politics, and news comedian.


Danish was born on April 24th, 1989 in Shurat,Kulgam, Jammu and Kashmir, India.


Danish Nawaz is a television director, actor, comedian, and director. Danish was born on August 4th, 1978 in Karachi.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Danish

Mohammad Sarwar Danish is a Governor of Daykundi, Vice President of Afghanistan, Minister of Higher Education, Minister of Justice, GovernorofDaykundi, Ministry of Higher Education (Afghanistan), and Ministry of Justice (Afghanistan). Mohammad was given the name Mohammad Sarwar in 1961 in Daykundi Province.


Ehsan Danish was a poetry, prose, and linguistics writer. Ehsan was given the name Ehsan-ul-Haq in Kandhla. He breathed his last breath on March 22nd, 1982.


Noor Mohammed Danish is a ghazal urdu poetry. Noor was given the name Noor Mohammed in 1958 in Karachi.



Tyler Danish is a baseball player for the Chicago White Sox. Tyler was born on September 12th, 1994 in Valrico, Florida.


Mark was born on February 15th, 1954 in New York City.


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Popularity of Danish as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Danish U.S.
  White 77.57% 64.26%
  African American 2.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 14.86% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.86% 16.26%

Of Last Name Danish

People with the last name Danish are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Danish

  • How Popular is the name Danish? Danish is the 19,661st most popular name of all time. As a last name Danish was the 32,792nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Danish have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 363 babies born with the first name Danish in the United States. That's more than enough people named Danish 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 Danish? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1983 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Danish first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Danish is Tuesday, October 20th, 1896.
  • What year had the most people named Danish born? The highest recorded use of the first name Danish was in 2003 with a total of 20 babies.
  • Random Danish Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Danish is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1994.
  • Weird things about the name Danish: Your name in reverse order is Hsinad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ahsdni. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Danish? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 700 people with the last name Danish.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Danish? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Danish as their last name since less than 1 person in 417k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
  • 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.