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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Danae

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Danae in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Danae:

  • Records indicate that 604 girls in the United States have been named Danae since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1991, when 211 people in the U.S. were given the name Danae. Those people are now 29 years old.

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      23 Positive Comments

  • "Dana? is my name and honestly I used to hate it when I was little because I could never find a mug or whatever with it on it but as I?ve gotten older I?ve been able to appreciate it a lot more! I haven?t met anyone with the same name, nor have a met someone that knew a Dana? themselves... and it shows when they don?t know how to spell it or pronounce it haha. But I don?t mind anymore, I think it?s a beautiful name and I?m glad to have it." May. 23, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Denae yeah that?s right with an E People call me a Lot of names like dna 🧬😂🤦🏻‍♀️Some teachers (yes I am 11 )just go to my last name because my name is to hard" Apr. 22, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello other fellow Danaes. I really like my name as in some ways it matches myself, not in the meaning. Many often mispronounce or even spell my name wrong. My family and I pronounce it as duh-nay. I haven?t exactly met another Danae. Only a duh-nay-a (sort of) and I forgot how they spell theirs. It?s not very common to meet another Danae or to have one at many schools. We need more Danaes. Bye fellow readers and maybe even fellow Danaes." May. 2, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi My name is Danae with two dots over the e. I'm always having to correct people ether it's the spelling or pronunciation. Anyways. those who do want to name their child or have the name. Go for it. It's a beautiful name and you can have some pretty unique nicknames." Jan. 30, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my middle name, after my Yaya (greek Grandma). Pronounced "dan-y" or "than-y" depending on whether Americans are saying it or Greeks. I love this name, it's so unique and beautiful to say and write (and some great pun opportunities). We need more Danaes!" Feb. 26, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is Danae the correct pronunciation is like saying Than I. Her dad is Greek and it is a named used a lot in Greece it is a unique name." Nov. 30, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im Danae (like chardonnay without the char!). I'm 25 and am always correcting people - especially at work when i answer the phone "hi danae speaking" and i get "oh hi janine/diane/renae" I knew another Danae at school who was a year younger than me. And my husband knew a Danay but hers was pronounced "darrrr-nay" I like having a unique name, and you get used to having to correct people on the spelling and pronunciation so it doesn't bother me at all!" Feb. 27, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is Danae. But people call me by first and my middle name the same way some people are called mary-anne. Anyways it's pronounced duh-nay and I think its beautiful. I've only met one person with that name and she spells it Danai (also pretty)" Nov. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names denae its pernoced duh-nay i have nevr meet another denae but i love the name just wanted to say heyy to all the other denaes out there" Aug. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name denae i have nevr met another denae i would love to love me name" Aug. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love this name. In Greek it is actually pronounced DAN-A-EE, but in English is usually pronounced Dan-ay or Da-nay. I have two little girls, hoping for a third who will be called Danae." Nov. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I live in the UK and my name is Danae. My family and I pronounce it as Da-nay. I love my name as it is always a talking point and ice breaker when I meet new people. It also makes me giggle when at the age of 21 my aunties still spell my name wrong on birthday cards! I really like unusual names and it makes me feel more of an individual as none of my friends have the same name." Oct. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Danae...I like it but i would like a nickname...Could someone help me please?" Jul. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i live in a small town in NJ and everyone knows everyone. There is a girl in my town in my year at school with this name and she is the only one in town. Its pronounced Da-nay" Feb. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Thats my name. Its ALWAYS pronounced wrong but I love it! And I know of people like my mom who spell it 'Denae'. Its the same name. Just a different spelling." Jan. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "thats my name and it so awesome i would never in my life time change it! and i would love to say hello to all the other danae's out there cause i have never met another danae!!" Sep. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i have this name. and love it. i have met a few people with it, but only a hand full" Dec. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My moms name is Danae, she is a very quite person... and easily manipulated...but lovable...-Miami,Fl" May. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Many people seem to have a real hard time pronouncing my name so I break my name into two syllables in order to have my name said the way I like it said Dar as in Darn and nae as in neigh of a horse...Darneigh = Danae. I have only met one other Danae in my life time and I have had a lamb and a friend of my parents' named their daughter after me. Danae is an awesome name and when I tell people the origin of my name they appear to be quite impressed...." Sep. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is mispronounced all the time but everyone comments how unique it is." Mar. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I looooooove the name danae its awsome but people always say her name wrong" Mar. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Even though my name is often mispronounced the first time, I love it. I like having a unique name and I get a lot of compliments on it and questions about the origin." Jul. 22, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "i pronouce it like dannii but with a ay at the end instead of a e sound! my real naem is danielle but i get called dannii or danae!" Jun. 30, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      23 Neutral Comments

  • "My Daughter, who is now 2, is called Dana?. I have Cypriot heritage so we say the name as Dan-I or Than-I. Most people can't read it properly or pronounce it properly and so far we haven't found an abbreviation for her but I think the name is so beautiful and hope she loves it as much as I do as she grows older. She is a fierce little girl with bucket loads of character, very loving, caring and sweet." Sep. 23, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Danae. She's now 26. I read Greek mythology as a uni student and loved the name. I didn't know anyone called Danae at that time, however, in the past 20 years I've shared an office with a Danae and met 3 others." Sep. 15, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey. my name is Danae but i'm only14. i don't no anyone with the first name Danae. i think it's an interesting name. besides the greek definition it comes from Daniel which means "God is my judge"" May. 28, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dine pronounced Duh-nay. This is the French version. I love my name but it gets mispronounced a lot. I do get many compliments on it also." Mar. 23, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Danae and I love it. One time, a teacher called me De'Loni but the teacher apologized for getting my name mixed up with another kid." Oct. 26, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dana? pronounced da-nay. I know another danae spelt fanatic" Dec. 24, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name Danae but my family pronounces it like Danny ever since I was born ." Aug. 27, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I sooo looove the name Danae, one day maybe ill name my daughter Danae even though I always said I wouldn't name my kids hard names being that people always say or misspell my name which is Domenica ( doh meh n? kah)but starting to change my mind you can never have a more unique name it's actually kinda cool." Jan. 10, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Danae. Alot of people say it's french, because my mother is french, but that's not true. It's a greek name of a greek princess. I don't really like my name, because it's weird, no one can pronounce it or wright it correctly. Maybe that will change, because i'm only thirteen and i'm sorry for the ortograph: i'm from belgium" Aug. 4, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Danae is the greek translation of Danielle and the like. I lived in greece for 3 yrs and was christened this name. the correct pronunciation is THA-NAY aka "the neigh" said quickly :-)" Jul. 19, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Danae Chantel. Danae was a maiden from Greek Mythology. She was the mother of Perseus and was loved by the God Zeus. He made love to her in a shower of gold. Her Father was angered by her being impregnated since he did not know it was the child of a God and he had Danae and her Son cast into the sea into a coffin. The coffin of course, split open on an island and I am not sure what happened to Danae, her son became famous and rode the winged horse named Pegasus and saved a fair Maid and a city from the Kracken. The first "Clash of the Titans" tells this story. I do not really like my name . . .I am called everything from "Danny, Diane, Dana, Diona, Janae, to even Danielle. People also think the name is French. It is not, it is Greek and they pronounce it entirely different as in the movie it is pronounced "Dan ai"" May. 8, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im Danae (duh- nay). When i was younger no one could pronounce it right. And when i get subs they either know how to say it or butcher it. I have gotten Dana, Ranae, Diane, Daniel, Danielle, danee. I have never met another danae but i want to! I like that my name is unique but i wish people would get how to say it and spell it. Especially starbucks" Apr. 21, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ive been told that my name is people in navajo so when people say whats your name i say people hehe" Apr. 3, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi I'm Danee(duh-nay) too! There's supposed to be an accent over the second e but people call me Danny, Denee all kinds of things! I've met few Danae's and usually it's a middle name. I think we should start a club!! I love my name and keep tryin to get people to name their kid after me!!" May. 11, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names danae and i know of another danae and hers is spelt denae" Sep. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love love LOVE the pronounciation DAN-A-EE. I would love to name a future daughter this name, it's so beautiful. I Hate it pronounced as duh-nay though. It sounds ghetto for some reason..." Sep. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Danae was the name of my wedding gown as the designer I chose named all her designs after famous ladies in history. Danae was the famous Greek princess of Argos in Greek mythology. When I first heard it I thought it was so beautiful as did my husband therefore we always said if ever we were lucky enough 2 have a little girl that's what we would call her. I gave birth to my beautiful little girl 7 weeks ago today and we named her Danae!! Dreams really do come true!! We live in the UK and I don't know of any others but we don't mind at all it makes it more special & unique if anything." Jul. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Danae, but the only people who actually know how to pronounce it are family and friends. Ive been called Danny, Danielle, Daniel, Dana, Diane and even Janae. I hate always having to repeat my name to people but i love how im the only danae i know! :)" Apr. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is danae, people always pronounce and spell it wrong, it is pronounced "duh-nay", i have heard of two or three others with the same name. i kinda like my name..." Sep. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "danae is the name of perseus's mum in greek legends!" Aug. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Donae. My Mom says she made it up. My best friend named her daughter Donae. So now there are two of us!" May. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in 1968 and grew up the only Danae most ever knew. Once in a GREAT while I'd meet someone who knew another Danae, but they were always younger than I. MANY people ignore the *e* and pronounce it Dana, I've also been called Diane, Danielle (don't know how they managed THAT), Deanna, everything but Danae. Danae is the mother of Perseus from Greek Mythology and I LOVE my name. Every other Danae I've met (maybe 5 in my lifetime) has been a unique soul, usually creative, often opinionated and outspoken, always an individual. I've always speculated that unique names breed unique people. :)" Oct. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My step duaghter's name is Denae, spelled different, pronounced the same...she's very quiet, easily influenced and manipulated, a follower, not a leader, and she's also kind-hearted and loving." Aug. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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