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Dane meaning and name origin
Dane \d(a)-ne\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Dane), is pronounced dayn. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Dane is "from Denmark". This surname might have indicated Danish ancestry, or if the person lived near the English River Dane. It is also possible that the name originated as an variant form of the male name Dean. Variants Daine and Dayne are English/French surnames occasionally used as given names. Actor Dane Clark.
Dane has 5 variant forms: Dain, Daine, Danon, Dayne and Dayner.
For more information, see also related names Dana and Daniel.
Baby names that sound like Dane are Dan, Dann, Danie, Dani, Dene, Deane, Doane, Duane and Dwane.
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Popularity of Dane
Dane is a somewhat popular first name for men (#621 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#12075 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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