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Danny

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284k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
197
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Danny

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

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From Daniel and Danielle, from Hebrew , and -y.

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Daniel.
  2. A diminutive of the female given names Danielle, Daniella and Daniela.

Danny was also found in the following language(s): Danish

Notable Persons Named Danny

Danny DeVito is an actor, producer, and director. He has had major accomplishments since 1970. Danny was given the name Daniel Michael DeVito on November 17th, 1944 in Neptune Township, New Jersey, U.S.

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Danny Trejo is an actor. He was most prominent from 1977 to present. Danny was born on May 16th, 1944 in Echo Park, Los Angeles.

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Danny was given the name Daniel Richard McBride on December 29th, 1976 in Statesboro, Georgia, U.S. Danny is also known as McBride and Daniel Richard.

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Danny Masterson is an actor, disc jockey, and businessman. His most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to present. Danny was given the name Daniel Peter Masterson on March 13th, 1976 in East Williston, New York.

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Danny Boyle is a director, producer, screenwriter, film director, and film producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to present. Danny was given the name Daniel Boyle on October 20th, 1956 in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, England.

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Danny Glover is an actor, director, and activist. He was most active from 1979 to present. Danny was given the name Daniel Lebern Glover on July 22nd, 1946 in San Francisco, California, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Danny

Danny is a soccer player for the FC Zenit Saint Petersburg, C.S. Marítimo, Sporting Clube de Portugal, FC Dynamo Moscow, Portugal national under-21 football team, and Portugal national football team. Danny was born on August 7th, 1983 in Caracas, Venezuela. Danny is also known as Alves Gomes and Daniel Miguel.

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Alfonso Danny is an athlete for the X-Beam F.C.

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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 39 0 39
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 1,031 9 1,022
1938 1,218 9 1,209
1939 1,279 9 1,270
1940 1,483 5 1,478
1941 1,656 12 1,644
1942 2,212 9 2,203
1943 2,912 13 2,899 #88 boy name
1944 3,524 12 3,512 #76 boy name
1945 4,196 20 4,176 #56 boy name
1946 6,667 17 6,650 #46 boy name
1947 8,085 21 8,064 #39 boy name
1948 8,026 21 8,005 #39 boy name
1949 8,045 25 8,020 #40 boy name
1950 8,164 16 8,148 #39 boy name
1951 8,206 26 8,180 #41 boy name
1952 8,856 37 8,819 #40 boy name
1953 8,645 26 8,619 #41 boy name
1954 9,116 23 9,093 #42 boy name
1955 8,731 27 8,704 #45 boy name
1956 8,579 29 8,550 #46 boy name
1957 8,854 35 8,819 #45 boy name
1958 8,971 33 8,938 #45 boy name
1959 8,769 42 8,727 #48 boy name
1960 8,633 28 8,605 #48 boy name
1961 8,236 36 8,200 #54 boy name
1962 7,679 38 7,641 #54 boy name
1963 7,124 28 7,096 #55 boy name
1964 6,505 26 6,479 #56 boy name
1965 5,701 30 5,671 #56 boy name
1966 4,742 20 4,722 #62 boy name
1967 4,337 25 4,312 #68 boy name
1968 4,008 27 3,981 #74 boy name
1969 4,055 42 4,013 #73 boy name
1970 3,795 31 3,764 #85 boy name
1971 3,642 28 3,614 #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 2,773 31 2,742 #94 boy name
1976 2,528 33 2,495
1977 2,457 20 2,437
1978 2,223 19 2,204
1979 2,277 16 2,261
1980 2,284 18 2,266
1981 2,109 15 2,094
1982 2,064 14 2,050
1983 2,039 22 2,017
1984 2,026 25 2,001
1985 2,036 20 2,016
1986 1,930 17 1,913
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 1,075 6 1,069
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 1,058 8 1,050
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 714 7 707
2015 723 9 714
2016 648 12 636

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Popularity of Danny as a first name

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Popularity of Danny as a last name

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Common last names for Danny

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Thomas
  • Martin
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • White
  • Harris
  • Jackson
  • Clark
  • Baker
  • Anderson
  • Walker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Danny U.S.
  White 54.82% 64.26%
  African American 9.64% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 13.20% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 11.17% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Danny

People with the last name Danny are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Danny

  • How Popular is the name Danny? Danny is the 255th most popular name of all time. As a last name Danny was the 93,125th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Danny have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 283,641 babies born with the first name Danny in the United States. That's more than enough people named Danny to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Danny? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Danny first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Danny is Wednesday, April 20th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Danny born? The highest recorded use of the first name Danny was in 1954 with a total of 9,093 babies. That's a lot of babies named Danny!
  • Random Danny Factoid: According to the 1964 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Danny ranks 60th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, 45 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1964.
  • Weird things about the name Danny: Your name in reverse order is Ynnad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ndnay. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Danny? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 197 people with the last name Danny.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Danny? Danny is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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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