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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dayan

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  • According to a user from Texas, United States, the name Dayan is of Unknown origin and means "Good".
  • A submission from Iran says the name Dayan means "The judge" and is of Hebrew origin.
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  1. Israeli general and statesman (1915-1981)

Notable Persons Named Dayan

Dayan Khan is royalty. He holds the title Khagan of the Mongols, Great Yuan, and Khaganof theMongolsorGreat Yuan. He was most prominent from 1479 to 1517. Dayan was born in Mongolia.


Dayán Viciedo is an athlete for the Chunichi Dragons. Dayán was born on March 10th, 1989 in Remedios, Cuba.


Dayan Jayatilleka is a diplomat, political science, and author. Dayan was born in Colombo.


Dayan van der Westhuizen is a rugby player. Dayan was born on April 5th, 1994 in Wellington, South Africa.


Dayan Rajapakse is a physician, educator, businessman, teacher, businessperson, and educatorandbusinessman. Dayan was born on October 8th, 1972 in Narammala, Kurunegala. Dayan is also known as Chaminda.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Dayan

Moshe Dayan was a 5th Minister of Foreign Affairs, 4th Minister of Defense, 7th Minister of Agriculture, and 4th Chief of General Staff. Moshe was born on May 20th, 1915 in Degania Alef. He left this life on October 16th, 1981.


Assi Dayan was a director, actor, and screenwriter. Assi was born on November 23rd, 1945 in Nahalal. Assi is also known as Assi. He left this life on May 1st, 2014.


Dani Dayan is a diplomat. Dani was born in 1955 in Buenos Aires.


Ruth was born on March 7th, 1917.


Uzi was born in 1948.


Josée Dayan is a director, producer, and writer. She has had major accomplishments since 1964. Josée was born on October 6th, 1947 in Toulouse, France.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1968 5 0 5
1969 11 5 6
1971 7 0 7
1973 7 0 7
1974 10 5 5
1977 5 0 5
1979 5 0 5
1980 5 5 0
1981 5 0 5
1992 5 0 5
1994 6 6 0
1995 9 0 9
1996 7 0 7
1998 20 9 11
1999 15 7 8
2000 19 9 10
2001 24 14 10
2002 20 10 10
2003 26 13 13
2004 34 12 22
2005 35 18 17
2006 35 21 14
2007 18 8 10
2008 30 5 25
2009 20 8 12
2010 19 9 10
2011 18 10 8
2012 27 6 21
2013 9 0 9
2014 21 5 16
2015 25 7 18
2016 27 7 20
2017 14 0 14

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Popularity of Dayan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dayan U.S.
  White 83.09% 64.26%
  African American 2.05% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.07% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.73% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dayan

People with the last name Dayan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Dayan

  • How Popular is the name Dayan? Dayan is the 15,487th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dayan was the 28,746th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dayan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 543 babies born with the first name Dayan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dayan 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 Dayan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1968 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dayan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dayan is Saturday, May 19th, 1923.
  • What year had the most people named Dayan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dayan was in 2008 with a total of 25 babies.
  • Random Dayan Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dayan is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Dayan: Your name in reverse order is Nayad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Anyda. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dayan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 828 people with the last name Dayan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dayan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dayan as their last name since less than 1 person in 357k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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