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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 boy names Dana and Daniel.


Dane is a somewhat popular first name for males (#621 out of 1220, Top 51%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#12075 out of 88799, Top 14%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Dane for boys (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dane name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dane outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Dane and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Daniel (#10), Dean (#221), Dane (#625), Dayne and Dana. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Daniel, Dean, Dane, Dayne, Dana in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Daniel, Dean, Dane outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dane is also pronounced similarly to Dan, Dann, Deane, Den, Dene, Doan, Doane, Don, Donn, Donne, Duane, Duayne, Dunn, Dunne, Dwaine, Dwane and Dwayne. Other suggested similar baby names are Bane, Dace, Dade, Dale, Danek, Dani, Danie, Dannie, Danno, Danny, Dante, Danya, Dave, Dawe, Daye, Dino, Fane, Kane, Lane, Rane, Vane and Zane. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dane.