What does Danae mean?
Danae /dan-ae/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced DAN-ay, da-NAY. It is of Greek origin. Mythology: the mother of Perseus by Zeus.
How popular is Danae?
Danae is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2806 out of 4276, Top 66%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Danae for girls. Danae entered the list in 1990 and reached its peak rank of #912 in the U.S. in the year 1991, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Danae and affiliated names. Dee is the only other prominent variation form of Danae. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.271%) and have become significantly less popular since, with the form Dee becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Danae is pronounced similarly to Daena, Dagna, Dahna, Daina, Dana▼, Danah, Daney, Dani, Dania▼, Danie, Danna▲, Dannah, Dannee, Danney, Danni, Danny, Dany, Danya, Dawna, Dayna▼, Deana▼, Dena▼, Denah, Dhana, Diana▲, Dina▼, Dinah▼, Dona▼, Duana, Duna, Dwana, Dyana, Dyna and Dynah. Other recommended similar baby names are Dama, Dane, Danne, Darnae, Dawne, Dayne, Deane, Deanne▼, Diane▼, Dianne▼, Duane, Dyane, Dyanne, Janae▼, Lanae and Ranae. These names tend to be less commonly used than Danae.