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.
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. 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)
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 (usage of 0.701%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.3227%, down 54%), with the forms Dan, Danial and Dannie 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)
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.