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pinWhat 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.

Dan has 16 more different relations via Daniel: Danal, Dane, Daneal, Danek, Danell, Dani, Danial, Danil, Danilo, Danko, Dannel, Dannie, Danny, Danya, Danyal and Danyel.

Kreatif forms: Dande, Dannu, Dedan. [more]

pinHow 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 Birth Names, 2014)

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

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

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 during the years 1950-1959 (median #299) and are now much less popular (#677, 54%). Daniel is a constant favorite, although Danny seems to be gaining favor too, while Dan, Danial and Dannie have become less popular.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dan, Dane, Danial, Daniel, Dannie, Danny in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Daniel, Danny outside U.S.

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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.