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What does Danae mean?

Danae [dan-ae] as a girls' name is pronounced DAN-ay, da-NAY. It is of Greek origin. Mythology: the mother of Perseus by Zeus.

Associated with: greek, mythology.


Danae has 11 variants: Danay, Danaye, Danea, Danee, Dee, Denae, Denay, Dene, Dinae, Dinay and Donnay.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Dande, Darae, ..

(male) Dande, Danke, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Danae for girls. Danae entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #912 in the U.S. in the year 1991, and is currently at #1962. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Danae name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Danae outside U.S.

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Danae and affiliated names. Denae and Dee are the prominent variation forms of Danae (#1962 from recent data). These relations of Danae reached the height of their popularity in the 1960s (usage of 0.02%) and have become significantly less popular since, with the form Dee falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Danae, Dee, Denae in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Danae and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Danae is pronounced similarly to Daena, Dahna, Danah, Dania, Dannah, Danni, Dannia, Deeana, Deena, Deney, Denna, Denny, Deona, Diahna, Diana, Digna, Dina, Donia, Donna, Donnie, Donny, Duena, Dwayna, Dyanna and Dynah. Other recommended names are Chanae, Dacee, Dada, Dafnee, Dafnie, Daile, Dajah, Dama, Danaca, Dane, Danele, Danet, Danfy, Danice, Danise, Danit, Danne, Dantea, Dara, Darnae, Dasie, Dawne, Daya, Dayah, Dayne, Deane, Deanne, Dejanae, Diane, Dianne, Duane, Dyane, Dyanne, Dzana, Genae, Hanae, Janae, Jeanae, Jenae, Jinae, Jonae, Kalae, Lanae, Larae, Lenae, Lynae, Ranae, Ronae, Shanae and Zhanae. These names tend to be less commonly used than Danae.