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.Kreatif forms:
(male) Darn, Denn, ..
(female) Dando, Dant, ..
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, and is currently at #1564. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the history of Dan and associated names. Daniel (#10 last year), Danny (#429), Dane (#625), Danilo (#1441), Danial, Dann and Dannie are the prominent related forms of Dan (#1564 last year). Other forms, like Danil, are uncommon. These forms of Dan were popular as birth names 3 decades ago (median #865) and are now much less popular (#1258, ▼61%).
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 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.