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Dani (boy)

What does Dani mean?

Dani Pronunciation of Dani [dani] as a name for boys (also used more commonly as girls' name Dani) is a Hebrew name, and the name Dani means "God is my judge". Dani is an alternate form of Daniel (Hebrew).

Associated with: judge.


Dani has 3 variants: Dannie, Danny and Danya.

14 more alternative forms via Daniel: Dan, Danal, Dane, Daneal, Danek, Danell, Danial, Daniele, Danil, Danilo, Danko, Dannel, Danyal and Danyel.

Creative forms:
(male) Darni, Dieni, ..

(female) Dadi, Dasa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dani Toby (D.T.), ..

How popular is Dani?

Dani is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#42677 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Dan (#1723 via latest list), Dane (#626), Danial, Daniel (#12), Danilo (#1029), Dannie and Danny (#426) are the prominent variation forms of Dani (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Dani was well-received among parents 35 years ago (median #703) and is now significantly lower (#1116, down 61.8%). Daniel has been the most popular choice, although Danilo appears to be becoming a favorite too, while versions such as Dannie have become less contemporary. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dan, Dane, Danial, Daniel, Danilo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dannie, Danny in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dani is alike in pronunciation to Dana, Danie, Danno, Dennie, Denny, Dino, Dionio, Donau, Donnie and Donny. Other suggested similar names are Ani, Arni, Barni, Boni, Da-, Dabnie (see Dabney), Dabny, Dace, Dacio, Dack, Dacy, Daeg, Dael, Dag, Dagny, Dahy, Dai, Dain, Daine, Dal, Dale, Danar, Danby, Dandie, Dandy, Dann, Danon, Dante, Dar, Dard, Daric, Darin, Dario, Dart, Dave, Davi, Davie, Davin, Dawe, Dax, Daye, Dayne, Dean, Deane, Delani, Deli, Den, Dene, Denis, Deri, Desi, Dezi, Doan, Doane, Don, Donn, Duane, Dunc, Dunn, Dwane, Gafni, Hani, Imani, Shani and Yanni. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dani.

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