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Meaning and Name Origin

Danny \d(an)-ny\ as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Danny) means "God is my judge". Danny is a variant of Daniel (Hebrew). Very popular given name. Name suitable for both sexes.


Variations

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.


Popularity

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 (#64751 out of 88799, Top 73%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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) ranked in the Top 1000 are Dan, Dane (#625 a year ago), Danial, Daniel (#10) and Dannie. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during 1950-1959 and have become significantly less widespread since, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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.

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