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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Dane

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Dane in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Dane:

  • Records indicate that 28,696 boys in the United States have been named Dane since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1986, when 1,067 people in the U.S. were given the name Dane. Those people are now 34 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      15 Positive Comments

  • "my name is Dane and I was named after my moms boyfriend when she was 20 and I am popular in my school because i'm named after so many things like celebrities to countries to peoples goats.I am 12 born in 2007 and is an awesome son." Aug. 17, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mom named me Dane after the comedian Dane Cook, ever since I was born I was a comedian, even in the womb! Where I mooned everyone and they instantly new I was a boy." Feb. 14, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Everybody I meet likes my name. They don't forget it because it is so rare. I named my son "Dane" because I wanted him to have a unique name." Jan. 26, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son name is Dane and I love the name. I don't know any other Dane's. He was born on the 12th of November 1992. The early years I had to keep correcting people he was called dan or dean but now not so much." Oct. 14, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Dane I love having that name. I was born in 2002. I am only 13 but not once have I ever heard that name on anybody else." Jul. 2, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dane, and I love it. I have yet to meet any other people named Dane out there, but I often have people tell me that they know someone named Dane. It is somewhat rare when I'm asked for my name for it to be understood the first time. When I repeat it, I usually just say, "Dane, like the Great Dane" :) I love my name!" Jul. 20, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love having the name Dane. I was born in 1975. Something crazy... in 5th grade, a family moved into the area, another boy named Dane! We graduated together!" Jul. 16, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Dane...born in 1997. We also have to repeat and always have people say Dean???" Jul. 5, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My father in laws middle name was Dane and I loved it. We named our 2nd child Dane. I've only heard it about 5 times since 1989 when Dane was born." Apr. 2, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Dane in 2006. I love his name, but people *do* have to have it repeated to them, even though it's a simple, one-syllable name which blows me away." Aug. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband's name is Dane. His pet peeve is when people assume it's 'Dana' and then the gender issue appears. I love the name - it's strong and steady." Jul. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi there. Dane is just a perfect name for a man :)) Not only because it is my baby boy's name(aged 1 1/2) I fell in love with this name when I was 10, I guess,well..., after reading the Thorn Birds, of course :) But I admired the character a lot. Living in Italy does not really help with accurate spelling not to mention the pronunciation, however, people just love it and my son learnt to say it when he was 1." Oct. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "When we neamed my son Dane in 2005 it was before I had heard of Dane Cook. We chose Dane because of my Danish heritage, we wanted something that sounded powerful and strong. I have yet to see anything customized with his name on it and we too often have to say his name 2 times or more and spell it despite the name is getting a little more popular and not so uncommon." Sep. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Dane (13 months) at the time of this posting. I absolutely love his name and knew I would name him this from the time I was in high school. When I first told my husband the name he instantly loved it too. We have never met another Dane which I like. Most people I have to repeat his name atleast once. Or I get oh like Dane Cook, which kinda annoys me." Sep. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Dane is my son's name, alot of people hear "Dave" when you say his name. I hate the name Dave. No offence to any Dave's out there!" Feb. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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  • "My name is Dane and my family is a Norwegian family so it works out well" Mar. 20, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Dane and he absolutely loves it! IWe've never heard of another Dane except the great dane dog and Dane Cook." Aug. 18, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Dane. I love this name not that common. I find people always say Dana no its Dane, I had a few people ask how do you spell that LOL. I have yet to meet another Dane." Mar. 20, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Dane in 1991. Every time I would tell people his name, they loved it and of course in 1991 no one on TV had the name. He went through school as the only kid with that name." Jun. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son is Dane people always get it wrong during introductions.He learned to spell it when he was two so people wouldnt call him the wrong name.Wehave met two other Danes.Ilike that its not popuular.The first thing I saw with his name on it was atiny 1/4 inch tall mug from Jamestown VA" May. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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