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Dan meaning and name origin

Dan \dan\ as a boy's 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 form: Dann.

Dan is also pronounced similarly to Dain, Daine, Dane, 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, Dani, Danie, Danno, Danny, Danya, Dar, Daw, Dax, Day, Dino, Dom, Ean, Han, Ian, Jan, Man, Tan, Van, Xan and Zan.

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Popularity of Dan

Dan is a very popular first name for males (#179 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#10787 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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