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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.
Baby names that sound like Dan are Dana, Dane, Dain, Dani, Dean, Den, Doan, Don and Tan.
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Popularity of Dan
Dan is a very popular first name for men (#179 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#10787 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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