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Dante

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42k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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898
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Dante mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Dante

"Dante" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Everlasting". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. An Italian poet famous for writing the Divine Comedy that describes a journey through Hell and purgatory and paradise guided by Virgil and his idealized Beatrice (1265-1321)
Wiktionary

From Italian Dante.

  1. A male given name of Italian origin, presumably in honor of the poet.

Dante was also found in the following language(s): Hungarian, Italian, and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Dante

Dante Alighieri is a statesman, poet, language theorist, political theorist, politician, and political philosophy. Dante was born in Florence.

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Mos Def is a rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, activist, and activism. He was most active from 1993 to present. Mos was given the name Dante Terrell Smith on December 11th, 1973 in Brooklyn.

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Dante Basco is an actor, voice actor, dancer, voice acting, and dance. He was most active from 1988 to present. Dante was given the name Dante R. Basco on August 29th, 1975 in Pittsburg, California, US.

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Dante is a soccer player for the VfL Wolfsburg, Catuense Futebol, Galícia Esporte Clube, Capivariano Futebol Clube, Esporte Clube Juventude, Lille OSC, R. Charleroi S.C., Standard Liège, Borussia Mönchengladbach, FC Bayern Munich, and Brazil national football team. Dante was born on October 18th, 1983 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Dante is also known as Costa Santos and Dante Bonfim.

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti is a writer. Dante was born on May 12th, 1828 in London, England.

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Danny Bonaduce is an actor, radio/tv host, and radio personality. His ongoing career started in 1969. Danny was given the name Dante Daniel Bonaduce on August 13th, 1959 in Broomall, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dante

Dante is a soccer player for the VfL Wolfsburg, Catuense Futebol, Galícia Esporte Clube, Capivariano Futebol Clube, Esporte Clube Juventude, Lille OSC, R. Charleroi S.C., Standard Liège, Borussia Mönchengladbach, FC Bayern Munich, and Brazil national football team. Dante was born on October 18th, 1983 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Dante is also known as Costa Santos and Dante Bonfim.

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Joe Dante is a director, producer, and actor. He has been prominent since 1968. Joe was given the name Joseph James Dante, Jr. on November 28th, 1946 in Morristown, New Jersey, US.

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Silvio Dante is a fictional character. Silvio is also known as Sil.

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Peter Dante is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1994. Peter was given the name Peter Francis Dante on December 16th, 1968 in West Hartford, Connecticut.

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Ron Dante is a singer and singing. He was most prominent from 1960 to present. Ron was born on August 22nd, 1945 in Staten Island.

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Count Dante was a martial artist. Count was born on February 2nd, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois United States. He passed away on May 25th, 1975.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1908 7 0 7
1909 9 0 9
1910 13 0 13
1911 10 0 10
1912 34 0 34
1913 34 0 34
1914 55 0 55
1915 85 0 85
1916 72 0 72
1917 75 0 75
1918 61 0 61
1919 57 0 57
1920 66 0 66
1921 125 0 125
1922 106 0 106
1923 88 0 88
1924 76 0 76
1925 88 0 88
1926 51 0 51
1927 86 0 86
1928 81 0 81
1929 66 0 66
1930 53 0 53
1931 51 0 51
1932 39 0 39
1933 39 0 39
1934 36 0 36
1935 31 0 31
1936 24 0 24
1937 20 0 20
1938 22 0 22
1939 19 0 19
1940 21 0 21
1941 33 0 33
1942 25 0 25
1943 44 0 44
1944 29 0 29
1945 33 0 33
1946 35 0 35
1947 37 0 37
1948 38 0 38
1949 39 0 39
1950 39 0 39
1951 40 0 40
1952 45 0 45
1953 48 0 48
1954 51 0 51
1955 59 0 59
1956 61 0 61
1957 55 0 55
1958 72 0 72
1959 63 0 63
1960 75 0 75
1961 123 0 123
1962 103 0 103
1963 92 0 92
1964 121 0 121
1965 116 0 116
1966 137 0 137
1967 156 0 156
1968 153 6 147
1969 191 15 176
1970 228 6 222
1971 206 8 198
1972 266 12 254
1973 209 5 204
1974 268 13 255
1975 321 11 310
1976 305 7 298
1977 394 20 374
1978 376 9 367
1979 406 13 393
1980 397 11 386
1981 438 14 424
1982 442 11 431
1983 372 11 361
1984 409 11 398
1985 409 11 398
1986 459 15 444
1987 489 16 473
1988 517 9 508
1989 555 5 550
1990 649 10 639
1991 695 15 680
1992 667 8 659
1993 787 16 771
1994 798 12 786
1995 833 15 818
1996 988 10 978
1997 1,604 15 1,589
1998 1,694 24 1,670
1999 1,427 12 1,415
2000 1,360 8 1,352
2001 1,365 11 1,354
2002 1,276 9 1,267
2003 1,323 12 1,311
2004 1,209 0 1,209
2005 1,248 8 1,240
2006 1,182 0 1,182
2007 1,274 7 1,267
2008 1,145 0 1,145
2009 1,137 0 1,137
2010 1,343 6 1,337
2011 1,313 12 1,301
2012 1,255 5 1,250
2013 1,201 0 1,201
2014 1,105 0 1,105
2015 1,072 0 1,072
2016 1,010 6 1,004

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Popularity of Dante as a first name

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Popularity of Dante as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dante U.S.
  White 73.27% 64.26%
  African American 8.46% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.24% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.90% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.13% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dante

People with the last name Dante are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Dante

  • How Popular is the name Dante? Dante is the 1,101st most popular name of all time. As a last name Dante was the 27,002nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dante have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 42,239 babies born with the first name Dante in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dante to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dante? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1908 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Dante first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dante is Monday, November 23rd, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Dante born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dante was in 1998 with a total of 1,670 babies. That's a lot of babies named Dante!
  • Random Dante Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dante ranks 92nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 95 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Dante: Your name in reverse order is Etnad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dnaet. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dante? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 898 people with the last name Dante.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dante? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dante as their last name since less than 1 person in 333k 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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