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Daniel

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Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: God Judges

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A few facts about the boy's name Daniel:

  • Records indicate that 1,836,902 boys in the United States have been named Daniel since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1985, when 38,490 people in the U.S. were given the name Daniel. Those people are now 29 years old.

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      73 Positive Comments

  • "Ive been called Daniel since birth and its been great guns for me! Everyone just loves it, even the teachers at school think it awesome." May. 14, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Daniel is what everyone calls me. In my opinion it is the best name i could have ever possibly been given. Sometimes, people call me Dan of Danny, still, i think its the best name." Dec. 11, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Great name! It's different enough that it stands out a bit but not uncommon enough that it would warrant too much teasing by kids" Jun. 29, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is daniel john s. everyone calls me dan, and when close friends are drunk they call me dannyboy or sanny because my last name. I want to try danny because ive never went by that so maybe il give it a try!" May. 14, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Daniel has always been used in a formal application or when you were being yelled at by your parents. Dan was used by most friends and some siblings. The fun name was Danny. This was the name of a carefree kid with no concerns or worries." Apr. 14, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Danny here! I've found as 45 that I'm back to Danny! Seems more playful and fun! Called Danny when child and only Daniel when I did something wrong! Lol became Dan most junior, high school, and college! become Danny once again to bring the playful side of me back! I've been call also Danbo! Uncle "D" and do cases a "Di_k" from xwife! Lol Cheers Danny L. Salem Mass." Jan. 4, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Daniel. well at least my mother still calls me Daniel. I was always a Dan to friends but my grandparents always called me Danny. When they passed away I took on Danny as my name and have been a Danny ever since. I like Daniel, i like Danny or Dan. I think it is the best name I could have been given." Aug. 10, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Nice biblical name "Daniel"... How about second name Daniel Ethan !?" Apr. 3, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I want to name my son Daniel but I cant decide what name matches with it. Help I need a middle name for my son." Mar. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "'Daniel' is my name. No doubt it's a good name. I hate being called "Dan" instead." Jan. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "People usually call me Daniel or Dan but my family sometimes call me Danjo" Aug. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name. I had a huge crush on a guy named Daniel. He broke my heart and never saw him again. Although i still think of him everyday and been missing him like crazy for almost 2 years :-(" Jul. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've always wanted to name my kid Daniel cause Danny I think is a great name." Apr. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Daniel, and yes everyone wants to call me Dan, too. My family only calls me Daniel, but most all of my friends have started to call me Dan. I don't mind it too bad now, but Id much rather be called Daniel. I love the name and love what it means in hebrew." Mar. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Another Daniel here. I love the name. The only thing I hate is that most people keep calling me "Dan". My close friends and family call me Daniel at least. Luckily I've never been called "Danny". I was name Daniel after my grandfather, and I plan to name my future son Daniel as well. Aswesome name!" Mar. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Daniel and two of my grandsons have that name ... one has it for a first name and the other has it for his second name! No one calls Daniel, by the name, Danny, but as he's getting older, he's being called Dan ... and he suits it!!" Nov. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name, not only because it is in the Bible but it is my husband's name! I couldn't imagine him being named anything else." Feb. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Another Daniel here. One thing I've noticed is that people seem to always think my name is David. Some other Daniels I've met have encountered the same thing." Nov. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Daniel is my soulmate and the one I will spend the rest of my life with--Everyone I've ever met with this name has been awsome!!" Oct. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husbands name is Daniel but most often goes by Danny. He has the most amazing hazel eyes that change from blue-gold-green all depending on what he's wearing or whatever colors are around him. His name fits him perfectly. He is a child of God, His Momma's pride and joy, he's a lover...never a fighter, he's generous, kind and very affectionate." Sep. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandfathers name was Daniel. I am going to name my son after his great grandpa. So I love the name!" Aug. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well, my name is Daniel...and yes i gots me them baby blue eyes :)....I quite enjoy the name. But only people who have known me since grade school are allowed to call me danny." Aug. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well, my name is Daniel...and yes i gots me them baby blue eyes :)....I quite enjoy the name. But only people who have known me since grade school are allowed to call me danny." Aug. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "May name is Daniel........ I love this name very very much..... Yea God is My Judge......." Jul. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well, my name is Daniel too... and although i'm still in high school all of my friends call me Dan or Danny... I love having more than one name because it makes me feel like people are restricted to just calling me by one name!! i love my name!!!" May. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "When I contemplated names for our baby, I looked at others who had the same name. In our community there are several Daniels, about 10 so far, and I couldn't help but notice- Every Daniel I know has the most beautiful eyes! So deep blue you could swim in them, or chocolate brown, or speckles of blue and green and hazel, and many other lovely variations. My Daniel has gorgeous blue eyes with lashes "so long, you have to chase the birds away, so they don't come down and land on them," as an artist professor said to me when he first saw my baby. And his artist colleague said she "just HAD to paint his eyes." (She did a lovely job too.) Look at YOUR Daniel's eyes, I bet you'll find they are lovely also." May. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name daniel. daniel is the love of my lifes name. and it is the most beautifulest name for a boy, its sweet and can be sensative, but can change to dan if you wanna be different. i love this name. and Daniel, i love you with all my heart." May. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My hubbi's name is Daniel. I loved the name ever since I was a kid and had. 'Daniel' sounds soft and sweet and you can shorten it to 'Dan' and that sounds rough and tough or 'Danny' and that sound fun and free. Daniel means 'God is my Judge'" Apr. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am planning to give this name for my future baby-boy." Apr. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Daniel and actually ive only met 3 people with the same name! Love my name to bits!" Mar. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name... there is a boy in my class named Daniel and he is so cute." Mar. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "As a kid, name was Danny (grandma still calls me that!). Then Dan.....now some people want to call me Daniel. A tad formal. But the name has sooo much versatility. It is a great name!" Feb. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Daniel is a cool name. The only thing is it's tough to get people to call you Daniel - they all want to use the name Dan. I much prefer to be called Daniel." Jan. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love this name because it is my love name i love him to death and i think this is the best name in the whole wide world i love u daniel" Dec. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "daniel is my big brother the names great except rather common" Nov. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "One of my best friends is named Daniel. He is like an older brother, because he always looks out for me and makes sure I'm OK. Once when I fell and hurt myself really bad, he went all berserk at the guy who had hurt me. Then he hugged me and laughed about how I should be more careful." Nov. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a friend who once wrote my name as danyiyel" Oct. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names daniel and i love my name i have met so many others so that just proves my point" Sep. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "The boy I love is named Daniel and he is strong, handsome, kind, caring, and one of the most amazing people I have ever met. He is a very special friend." Aug. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My gorgeous son is Prince Daniel and I love him to bits. The name suits his personality and I pray he grows to be like Daniel in the good Book - The BIBLE! Fantastic guy he was! Bless - my daniel will surely be like him." Jun. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Daniel is my son's name. I have loved this name for a long time. It fits him well." Jun. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister and I have a close connection. She is pregnant with her third baby and with each pregnancy I have dreamt baby's sex. This time I dreamt a baby boy named Danny. I didnt really think the name in my dream was significant until recently she informed me that they have named baby Daniel! She felt a strong connection with this baby to Daniel and had also been dreaming about it. :)" Jun. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little brother's name is Daniel. I like the name Daniel. He personally doesn't like the name Dan, so we just call him Daniel. (When he was younger he called himself Nano Bay for Daniel Clay)" Jun. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little cousin's name was Daniel and we just adored each other... great kid. Wonderful personality and just an overall pleasure to be around. I said to myself at about age 10 that I was going to marry my own Daniel... and I did. Best thing I ever did for myself and I gotta say... EVERYBODY LOVES DAN THE MAN... cuz he has the plan and he's a fabulous guy!" Jun. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Daniel, however I've always called him Danny. So when he started school, and he was learning how to write his name the teacher wrote Daniel and my son promply brought the paper up to her and expained that his name is Danny not Daniel! :-) Gotta love kids!" May. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "A great name, considering who it represents. I love you Daniel Miller!" Feb. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My firstborn son's name is Daniel. My husband and I chose that name because of Daniel in the bible. The biblical Daniel did what was right in God's sight, even if it meant going against the king - and possible death. We wanted our son to grow up with that kind of faith. He's 11 now, and so far he is one awesome young man! Also, when he was born, I said no nicknames like Dan or Danny. His name was to be Daniel. However I ended up shortening it to Dee!" Jan. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I go by Daniel, Dano, Dannyboy, Daniel'son, but mostly just Dan. The occational Danielle? WHO CARES..... you're Dan The Man!" Jan. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name Daniel. For one, easy to spell, which is always a good thing. Plus my brother is called Daniel, and it suits him down to the ground. It's very difficult to take the micky out of his name because it's short. He always got called name because of the colour of his hair HEHE" Jan. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's so classic and the Biblical Daniel is worthy of naming a kid after. Carry Daniel with pride!" Dec. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 6 week old son is named Daniel. We've always wanted to name our boy Daniel. It's a strong name and it's a definite boys name (not like Stacey, mandy etc that have been used for boys names) . His grandpa calls him Danny boy and it suits him I'm sure as he gets older he'll consider himself "Dan the man" but if that's the worst they can throw at him then he'll be ok!" Dec. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my brother's name. I think the only think he does not like about it is that almost everywhere he's been, School, work, etc. there is another daniel. however he has alsways seemed to keep his full name. All the other daniels get dan, danny, or whatever else." Dec. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Daniel, it is my son's name. Right now he goes by Danny and it suits him. One day if he likes he can grow into the name, Dan and/or Daniel when he is older. It is a wonderful name. In a time where all parents are trying to "out-name" their kids.. Dec. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Daniel is my boyfriends name. So i guess i like it :)" Nov. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm glad that my parents named me Daniel although I'm surprised that 50% of Americans cannot spell this common name correctly. They keep misspelling it Danial or Danielle. At first I thought it was just Californians, but now I can confirm that people in Oregon also do not know how to spell Daniel." Oct. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother is called Daniel, and no-ones ever made fun of his name (I think!) It can be shortened to Dan/Danny as well. I think it's a great name!" Oct. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name and think that it is very strong and it's not wierd." Sep. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Daniel... and I really haven't met a lot of people with the name. I know it's pop... I guess I just live under a rock. I also like it because you can spell it like this ( D@n!eL ) and it just looks cool! :)" Sep. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names Daniel but since my dad is a french canadian its pronnounced 'Danielle' i was made fun of alot when i was in grade school so its a bit embarracing its mine and im comfortable with it in short....dont call your french baby daniel" Sep. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Daniel is a really nice name and suits good looking people" Aug. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names daniel and its great always properly spelled and great for monograms" Aug. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "though I know that there are a lot of people named Daniel (especially born in the 1980's like I was), I don't come across them all too often. As such, it's kinda cool to have a name which is well-known but not oft-assigned" Jul. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Daniel but I have gone by the name of Dan for 66 years. As I get older the name Daniel seems more responsible and gives me a sense of commitment to do and be better." Jul. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my name is Daniel and yes I remember when teachers use to read my name for attendence they said Danielle and I always found a way to turn it around on them and get everyone to laugh at the teacher. But the name is great because "Dan The Man" It cant get much better then that." Jul. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Daniel, too. I like it. I've been told it's a strong name with gentle undertones." Jun. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my boyfriends name is daniel john and mine is sarah jane its strange cause we both have very popular names! but over all i love it!" Jun. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its a conservative one though sweet suits my cousin anyway." Jun. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Some people say Danielle which I do not know why. I have had no problems with the name. "God is my Judge"" May. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my firstborn son Daniel. It's a wonderful , God given name." Feb. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello, my name is Daniel, and I must say I have had a terrible experience with the name. One day, I was walking down the road, when somebody (sob sob) shouted 'Oi you, whats your name?', to which I responded, 'Its Daniel'. They looked slightly bewildered for a moment, then shouted 'Are you a Spaniel?'. Upon hearing this malicious and viscous insult, I ran very quickly to the town hall to change my name. I now live a very happy life as 'Spaniel Daniels'. Thank you for your time, kind regards, and thought in my time of need. Best wishes, Doggy" Feb. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think it is a great name. Each time I was pregnant, it was my first choice for a boy's name; however, I have two girls so I never got to use it!" Jan. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Daniel is a classic, strong and great name. It is popular but never trendy." Aug. 11, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm called Daniel and I really like my name. It's never been spelled wrongly and it's never been made fun of." Jul. 18, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      4 Negative Comments

  • "I'm not keen on this name. Also, there are so many Daniels everywhere, it has to be one of the most common names at the moment!" Mar. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Boring name,every guy I've met for the last six months without regard to their age: young, old, or in between had some form of it. Come up with something different! Dan-you-alls!" Jan. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "No i am a daniel it is dull dry and boring. Gaelic names are the best" Sep. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was thinking about naming my son Daniel, but I have my doubts. I think that the name has a lot of drawbacks, such as Danielle, Dannyboy, Dano, Dan the man, and Daniel Boone. My name is Tiffany so I know alot about ugly nicknames that come with certain names." Nov. 25, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      25 Neutral Comments

  • "My Parents named me Daniel but Daniel I certainly am not. I'm a Dan through and through and even considering changing my name legally. Can't stand when I tell my mum not to call me Daniel she says its my name and its on my birth certificate." Jan. 29, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "my brothers name is daniel and everybody calls him daniel his middle name is michiel and is last name is galal" Jul. 24, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know a daniel and once I was talking and someone and they thought I said danielle and i didn't! but that's how simlar it sounds. and i love my daniel!" Jul. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born a Daniel, went by Danny until I was sixteen, then I dropped the ny and haven't looked back. Daniel or Danny makes you sound like a six year old, no matter how old you are." Sep. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Daniel my dad's name is Daniel and my dad's uncle name was Daniel and we all share the same birthday, so one day I'm going to name my son Daniel too." Jun. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "well my names Daniel. Its good but everyone wants to call me Dan and i dont like Dan" Oct. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Daniel, its a perfect name with a great meaning. Who cares if its common, there's only one you. I DO NOT like dan or danny, if that case u shouldn't use the name Daniel." Sep. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My father's middle name & my brother's middle name. Also my uncle's first name, but he's not blood-related, so it's just conincidence. It's a nice name. I plan to have kids some day & one of them will definitely have Daniel somewhere in their name. If I only have girls, I'll make it Danielle. =]" Sep. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is daniel this is the blessed name because one who had lived with holy in presence of jesus christ" Jul. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I hate the name "Dan" or "Danny". I much prefere to be called Daniel." Feb. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "There are too many Daniels. In fact, it gets confusing." Dec. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my name is Daniel James so I appreciate you calling it the most beautiful name ever." Sep. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wee brother is called Daniel James,thats what Im going to call my first son, its the most beautiful name ever" Aug. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "The boy i like is named Daniel and since his sweet i just really like that name because it matches his personality, i love this name if i have a son im gonna name him Daniel" Apr. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • ""i like it but it is quite popular," says Daniel. Im sorry but Daniel's a tad indecisive and cant decide exactly how he feels about his name... so he would also like to add the follwoing, "i meant to say, i like my name but its... i like the D in Daniel." Ahhh, all is explained." Mar. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my bro is called dan even though i love him 2 bits i think it just so commom and neraly everyone has it sorry bro i think it turning in2 a boring name no offences all 2 u dans out there im sure ur all beautiful ppl" Mar. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I AM LOOKING FOR AMAN NAMED DANIEL BRAHAM,WHO IS BETWEEN THE AGE OF 28 AND 32.UNMARRIED WHITE OR iNDIAN" Mar. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Daniel is the most beutiful name ever! My boyfriend's name is Daniel Jacob and I love his name! It is a really sweet name... you can have the nickname Dan or Danny which are sooo cute! My boyfriend is the most gentle, respectful, sweet, hot, smart, talented, cute, charming, loving, caring, sensitive and perfect boy in the world!! And it is not because of my boyfriend that I like this name... I really do!! By the way... I love you my Dan! Love: Your girl Yessy ^^!" Sep. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "people make fun of me all the time by calling my name as a gil" Aug. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think Daniel is a really nice name. My cousins name is Daniel, and I have always liked it. It's one of my favorite boys names." Jul. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Daniel is definitely a name that I am proud of being called. I truly cherish the meaning of it, "God is my judge". Only He knows my heart and my true thoughts and feelings." Jun. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is daniel an I've had maybe 3 people mispronounce my name." May. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Daniel and I don't really like it. I don't like having it, rather. I'd prefer a more unique and meaningful name. People don't name their children Daniel because of its meaning, but rather because of its popularity and tradition. Oh well." Dec. 10, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its to hard when theres a danny and a danie together!! Other then thats its ok1!!" Dec. 5, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Daniel is my name. I don't really like it because people make fun of it a lot. Like, for example, people, mostly enemys though, call me Danielle. Also, I've had many people mispronounse it: Daniel looks a 'lil like Danielle and... well you figure it out." May. 29, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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