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What does Danica mean?

Danica Pronunciation of Danica [dan-i-ca] 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.

Associated with: morning (dawn), star, royal (queen), flowers.


Danica has 6 variants: Danaca, Danika, Dannica, Dannika, Donika and Donnica.

Related girl names: Dana and Danielle.

Creative forms:
(female) Danca, Danida, ..

(male) Danak, Daniak, ..

Middle name pairings:
Danica Margaux (D.M.), ..

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)

Danica entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #306 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is currently at #707. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Dana (#851 from recent data), Danielle (#297) and Danika (#1010) are the prominent related forms of Danica (#707 from recent data). These relations of Danica were favored by parents 24 years ago (usage of 1.39%) and have become much less conventional since (usage 0.11%, 92% less), with forms like Danielle becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Danica, Dana, Danielle, Danika in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Danica, Danielle, Danika outside U.S.

Similar Names

Danica is pronounced similarly to Dawnika, Denica and Donica. Other recommended names are Anica, Annica, Dacia, Daeira, Daina, Daira, Dalia, Dalila, Daliya, Damia, Damita, Danessa, Dani, Dania, Danice, Danie, Daniela, Daniesha, Danila, Danique, Danira, Danise, Danisha, Danitza, Danna, Dantea, Dantina, Daria, Darice, Datia, Davia, Davita, Dawnita, Denice, Deniece, Denisa, Denissa, Denita, Derica, Doncia, Donia, Dusica, Fania, Hania, Hanina, Haniya, Jania, Janice, Janika, Jarica, Jenica, Kanicia, Katica, Lanika, Manika, Monica, Nania, Nanice, Nenica, Pania, Paniya, Ranice, Ranita, Tamica, Tania, Tanika, Tanita, Vania, Vanija, Vanisa, Wanita and Yanick. These names tend to be less commonly used than Danica.

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