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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1977 5 5 0
1987 6 6 0
1988 6 6 0
1989 14 14 0
1990 7 7 0
1991 6 6 0
1992 20 20 0
1993 16 16 0
1994 28 23 5
1995 27 21 6
1996 18 18 0
1997 30 30 0
1998 26 19 7
1999 29 17 12
2000 48 40 8
2001 61 44 17
2002 79 50 29
2003 79 46 33
2004 87 56 31
2005 92 51 41
2006 88 57 31
2007 69 43 26
2008 77 55 22
2009 69 54 15
2010 62 42 20
2011 58 45 13
2012 69 48 21
2013 73 62 11
2014 75 55 20
2015 90 62 28

Fun Facts about the name Denali

  • How many people with the first name Denali have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,414 babies born with the first name Denali in the United States. That's more than enough people named Denali to occupy the territory of Tokelau (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,411 (as of October 18, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Denali? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1977 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Denali born? The highest recorded use of the first name Denali was in 2013 with a total of 62 babies.
  • Random Denali Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Denali ranks 85th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 9 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Denali: Your name in reverse order is Ilaned. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ealdni. How do you pronounce that?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Indian (Sanskrit)

Origin and Meaning of Denali

The name "Denali" is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin, and it means "Great One". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Denali
  1. The native name for Mount McKinley in Alaska, translated as the great one.
    synonyms: Mount McKinley.
  2. a national park in Alaska in which Mount McKinley is located.
    synonyms: Denali national park.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A mountain in south central Alaska; the highest peak in North America (20,300 feet high)

Borrowing from Koyukon Deenaalee (“the tall one; the high one; the great one”) (/dinæli/, variously rendered Dinale or Denali), from -naał- (“be long, tall”).

  1. The highest mountain peak in North America (the third most prominent peak after Mount Everest and Aconcagua), located in central Alaska.

What does the name Denali mean?

Dis for dependable, on you I can rely.

Eis for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

Nis for neighborly, friendly to all acquaintances

Ais for adorable, how precious

Lis for listen, one of your best traits.

Iis for impartial, a great arbiter

Past life for Denali born Dec 31, 1960

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Russia approximately on 1500. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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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). 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.

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