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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.


Variations

Dan has 1 variant: Dann.

Dan has 19 more different forms via Daniel: Danal, Dane, Daneal, Danek, Danell, Dani, Danial, Daniele, Danil, Danilo, Danko, Dannel, Dannie, Danny, Dantrell, Danya, Danyal, Danyel and Deiniol.


Popularity

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 (#10787 out of 88799, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Dan for boys. Dan reached its peak rank of #105 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 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 usage of Dan and associated names. Daniel (#10 last year), Danny (#429), Dane (#625), Dannie and Danial are the prominent related forms of Dan. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 and are now much less popular, with the forms Dannie, Danial and Dan becoming less in vogue. Danny (#429) and Dane (#625) are two of the more chic birth names in this compilation. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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.


Similar Names

Dan is alike in pronunciation to Dain, Daine, Dayne, Dean, Deane, Deen, Den, Dene, Deon, Deyn, Dion, Doan, Doane, Don, Donn, Dowan, Duane, Dunn, Dwain and Dwane. Other suggested similar baby names are Ban, Da-, Dag, Dai, Dal, Dana, Danie, Danno, Dar, Daw, Dax, Day, Dino, Dom, Ean, Han, Ian, Jan, Man, Tan, Van, Xan and Zan. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dan.

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