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What does Danielle mean?

Danielle [da-ni-elle] 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.

Associated with: judge (righteous).


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.

Related girl names: Denelle, Janelle and Ranielle.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Dabnielle, Denielle, ..

(male) Daniet, Danivell, ..

How popular is Danielle?

Danielle is a very prominent first name for females (#150 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#53659 out of 150436, Top 36%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Charted below is the birth name history of Danielle for girls. Danielle entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest rank of #17 in the U.S. in 1991, and is at #264 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Prominent varying forms of Danielle (#264 in 2014) listed in the Top 2000 are Danelle, Danette, Dani (#1034 in 2014), Dania (#1160), Danica (#557), Daniel, Daniela (#225), Daniele, Daniella (#319), Danita, Danna (#544), Dannette, Dannielle, Danny, Danya, Danyell, Danyelle and Janelle (#450). Adoption of these forms of Danielle reached its peak 2 decades ago (usage of 1.4%) and has become much reduced since (usage 0.3%, 77% less), with forms like Danette becoming less fashionable. Dani and Daniella are two of the more fashionable baby names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Danielle, Danelle, Danette, Dani, Dania in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Danica, Daniel, Daniela, Daniele, Daniella in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Danita, Danna, Dannette, Dannielle, Danny in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Danya, Danyell, Danyelle, Janelle in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Danielle is alike in pronunciation to Danell, Danille, Dannell, Dannelle, Dawnelle, Dawnielle, Dawnyelle, Denell, Dinelle, Donell, Donelle, Donielle, Donnell and Donnelle. Other suggested similar names are Adrielle, Agnelle, Angelle, Arielle, Aurielle, Bazille, Brandelle, Brielle, Candelle, Carniella, Cathelle (see Catherine), Catrelle, Chanelle, Channelle, Daile, Damalla, Damienne, Dangela, Danise, Darcelle, Darelle, Dariele (see Daria), Darielle, Darrille (see Daryl), Diella, Donalie, Gavrielle, Hazelle, Jaelle, Jahnelle, Jamielee, Jamille, Janell, Janellie, Janiella, Jeanelle, Jeannelle, Jenelle, Katelle, Lachelle, Lanelle, Laniece, Lavelle, Mabelle, Maelle, Marelle, Maribelle, Merielle, Murielle, Narelle, Pashelle, Rainelle, Raziella, Renelle, Ronelle, Sabelle, Samelle, Samuelle, Sandrelle, Shanelle and Shantelle. These names tend to be less commonly used than Danielle.