What does Danica mean?
Danica /dan-i-ca/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced DAN-i-kah. It is of Slavic and Latin origin, and the meaning of Danica is "morning star; from Denmark". There is a famous and expensive Royal Copenhagen china pattern known as "Flora Danica", or "Flowers of Denmark". Actress Danica McKellar.
How popular is Danica?
Danica is a very popular first name for women (#1915 out of 4276, Top 45%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Danica for girls. Danica entered the list in 1990 and reached its peak position of #306 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is currently at #557. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Dana (#789 last year), Danielle (#264) and Danika (#786) are the prominent related forms of Danica (#557 last year). These girl names reached the peak of their popularity in 2007 (usage of 0.6693%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.401%, down 40.1%), with the forms Dana and Danika becoming less trendy. Danica (#557) and Danielle (#264) are two of the more fashionable baby names in this list, with Danica enjoying a rebound in usage. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Danica and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Danica▲ is pronounced similarly to Dawnika, Denica and Donica. Other recommended similar baby names are Dania▼, Danice, Danila, Danira, Danise, Danisha, Danita▼, Denice▼, Denisa, Dinicia and Janica. These names tend to be less commonly used than Danica.