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Meaning and Name Origin

Danielle \d(a)-nielle, dani(el)-le\ as a girls' name is pronounced dan-YELL. It is of Hebrew and French origin, and the meaning of Danielle is "God is my Judge". Feminine variant of Daniel. Novelist Danielle Steele.


Danielle has 36 variants: Daanelle, Danee, Danele, Danella, Danelle, Danelley, Danette, Daney, Dani, Dania, Danica, Danice, Danie, Daniela, Daniele, Daniella, Danijela, Danila, Danit, Danita, Danitza, Danna, Dannette, Danney, Danni, Danniella, Dannielle, Danny, Dannyce, Dany, Danya, Danyell, Danyella, Danyelle, Dhanielle and Doneille.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Denelle, Janelle and Ranielle.


Danielle is a very prominent first name for females (#150 out of 4276, Top 3%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#47782 out of 88799, Top 54%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Danielle for girls. Danielle entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its highest rank of #17 in the U.S. in 1991, and is at #264 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Danielle name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Danielle and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Danielle (#264 in 2014) listed in the Top 1000 are Danelle, Danette, Dania, Danica (#557 in 2014), Daniel, Daniela (#225), Daniella (#319), Danita, Danna (#544), Danyelle and Janelle (#450). Adoption of these girl names reached its peak in 2008 and is somewhat lower today, with the forms Danelle, Danette, Dania, Daniel and Danita falling out of fashion. The trendier birth names here are Daniela (#225), Daniella (#319), Danielle (#264), Danna (#544) and Janelle (#450), with Danna going through a revival in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Danelle, Danette, Dania, Danica, Daniel, Daniela, Daniella, Danielle, Danita, Danna in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Danyelle, Janelle in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Danielle is alike in pronunciation to Danell, Danille, Dannell, Dannelle, Dawnelle, Dawnielle, Dawnyelle, Dinelle, Donelle, Donielle and Donnelle. Other suggested similar baby names are Darielle and Janielle. These names tend to be less commonly used than Danielle.