What does Daniel mean?
Biblical: the prophet and writer of the book of Daniel was a teenager when he was taken to Babylon after the destruction of Jerusalem in 607 BC. He survived a politically motivated death sentence in a lions' den. Many prominent men have had the name since, among them statesman Daniel Webster and frontiersman Daniel Boone. Novelist Daniel Defoe; entertainers Danny Thomas, Danny Kaye; Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan; actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Danny DeVito, Danny Aiello, Daniel Radcliffe.
Related boy name: Dana.Kreatif forms:
(male) Daniello, Deanniel, ..
(female) Danielee, Danielli, ..
How popular is Daniel?
Daniel is a very popular first name for men (#12 out of 1220, Top 1%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#380 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name statistics of Daniel for boys. Daniel reached its highest rank of #5 in the U.S. in 2008, and is at #10 presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Dan (#1564 from current records), Dana, Dane (#625), Danial, Danilo (#1441), Dannie, Danny (#429) and Dantrell are the popular related forms of Daniel (#10 from current records) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Daniel was more pronounced among parents 34 years ago (median #812) and has become significantly less since (#1341, ▼61.4%), with forms such as Dannie becoming less stylish.
Daniel▼ is alike in pronunciation to Donal, Donell, Donnel and Donnell▼. Other suggested similar names are Chaniel, Dabnie (see Dabney), Dael, Dalziel, Damien▲, Dandie, Danie, Dante▲, Dantel, Darcel, Darel, Dariel▲, Dariell, Darien, Darnel, Darrel▼, Davie, Daviel, Davien, Davies, Denies, Denley, Denlie, Denzel▼, Denziel, Donzel, Doriel, Dunlea, Dunley, Dunlie (see Dunley), Gadiel, Haniel, Hanniel, Hansel, Hanyel, Hanzel, Jamiel, Kaniel, Lanier, Macniel, Mandel, Manoel, Mansel, Manuel▼, Manvel, Otniel, Pagiel, Rancel, Randel, Ranier, Raziel, Tanier and Thaniel. These names tend to be less frequently used than Daniel.