What does Danny mean?
Danny /dan-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 form of Daniel (Hebrew) with the suffix -y.
How popular is Danny?
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 history of Danny for boys. Danny entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its top rank of #44 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is presently at #429. (Top Birth Names, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the history 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. Other forms, like Danilo, are uncommon. These forms of Danny were favored by parents during 1950-1959 (average #299) and have become significantly less widespread since (#677, down 54%), with the forms Dan, Danial and Dannie becoming less stylish. Daniel has generally been the top pick of parents, although Danny seems to be becoming a favorite too.
Thinking of names?
Danny▲ is alike in pronunciation to Dana▼, Danie, Danno, Denney, Dennie▼, Denny▼, Dino▼, Donau, Donnie▼ and Donny▼. Other recommended similar baby names are Barny, Benny▼, Carny, Dabney, Dabny, Dacey, Dacy, Daffy, Dagny, Dahey, Dahy, Daicy, Daily, Dain, Daine, Daley, Daly, Danar, Danby, Dandy, Dann, Danon, Dantay, Dante▲, Darby, Darcy, Darry, Darsy, Davey, Davy, Day, Dayne, Denby, Denly, Dennys, Donn▼, Donne, Dunly, Dunn, Dunne, Gianny, Hany, Jonny, Karny, Kenny▼, Lanny▼, Lenny▼, Lonny▼, Manny, Renny, Ronny▼, Sonny▼, Sunny, Tenny and Vinny. These names tend to be less commonly used than Danny.