What does Dan mean?
Dan /dan/ as a boys' name is pronounced dan. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Dan is "judge; God is my judge".
Biblical: Dan was the fifth son of Jacob and founder of one of the 12 tribes of Israel. While Dan is an independent name, it's also used as a short form of Daniel. Actors Dan Ackroyd, Dan Blocker.
Dan▼ has 1 variant: Dann.more]
How popular is Dan?
Dan is a very prominent first name for males (#179 out of 1220, Top 15%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#12317 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name history of Dan for boys. Dan entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #105 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the history of Dan and associated names. Daniel (#10 last year), Danny (#429), Dane (#625), Dannie and Danial are the prominent related forms of Dan. Other forms, like Danko, are uncommon. These forms of Dan were popular as birth names 6 decades ago (median #299) and are now much less popular (#677, ▼54%). Daniel is a constant favorite, although Danny seems to be gaining favor too, while forms such as Dannie have become less popular.
Thinking of names?
Dan▼ is alike in pronunciation to Dajuan, Deane, Deen, Deion▼, Dejuan▼, Den, Deonn, Dewain, Dewuan, Deyn, Deyon, Dion▼, Doane, Don▼, Donn▼, Donne, Dowan, Duane▼, Duayne, Dunn, Dunne, Duwain, Dwain▼, Dwaine and Dwayne▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Ban, Da-, Dag, Dai, Dal, Dana▼, Dar, Daw, Dax▲, Day, Ean▼, Han, Ian▲, Jan▼, Man, Tan, Van▼, Xan and Zan. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dan.