in the U.S.
since 1880


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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

Want to know about the popularity of the Denali baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,414 babies born with the name Denali in the United States. That's more than enough Denalis to occupy the territory of Tokelau (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,411 (as of October 18, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1977 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Denali" was in 2013 with a total of 62 babies.

According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Denali" ranks #85 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 9 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 2001. Across the entire United States a total of 61 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Denali popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Denali" mean? The list below shows the origins of Denali as well as things modernly associated with the name Denali such as celebrities named Denali.

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)

Other Inspirations for the Name Denali

Denali Commission
Denali Dog
Denali Mountain
Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
Denali Suv
Denali Truck
Denali Rods
Denali National Park
Denali Weather

Alternative Meanings

D is for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

N is for nice, need I say more?

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

I is for ideals, no higher!

Your name in reverse order is "Ilaned". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Dnalie". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Denali born Dec 2, 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 Southern England 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. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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