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What does Danny mean?

Danny \d(an)-ny\ as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Danny). Danny's root is Hebrew, and the name Danny means "God is my judge". Danny is a variant of Daniel (Hebrew).


Danny has 3 variants: Dani, Dannie and Danya.

Danny has 16 more different forms via Daniel: Dan, Danal, Dane, Daneal, Danek, Danell, Danial, Daniele, Danil, Danilo, Danko, Dannel, Dantrell, Danyal, Danyel and Deiniol.


Danny is a very popular first name for men (#101 out of 1220, Top 8%) and a slightly less popular last name for all people (#78838 out of 150436, Top 52%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Danny for boys. Danny entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its top rank of #44 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, and is presently at #429. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Danny and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Danny (#429 a year ago) are Dan, Dane (#625 a year ago), Danial, Daniel (#10) and Dannie. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.701%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.3227%, down 54%), with the forms Dan, Danial and Dannie becoming less stylish. Dane (#625) and Danny (#429) are two of the more trendy names for newborns in this compilation. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dan, Dane, Danial, Daniel, Dannie, Danny in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Danny is alike in pronunciation to Dana, Danie, Danno, Denney, Denny and Donny. Other recommended similar baby names are Dabny, Dagny, Dain, Daine, Danby, Dandy, Dann, Dayne, Donn, Donne, Dunn, Dunne, Lanny and Manny. These names tend to be less commonly used than Danny.