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Meaning and name origin

Danny \d(an)-ny\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Danny), is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Danny is "God is my judge". Danny is a variant of Daniel (Hebrew); 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.


Danny has 3 variant forms: Dani, Dannie, Danya.


Danny is a very popular first name for males (#101 out of 1220, Top 8%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#64751 out of 88799, Top 73%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Danny for boys (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Danny and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Daniel (#10), Danny (#429) and Dannie. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Danny is also pronounced similarly to Dana, Danie, Danno, Denney, Denny and Donny. Other suggested similar baby names are Dabny, Dagny, Dain, Daine, Dan, Danby, Dandy, Dane, Dann, Dayne, Donn, Donne, Dunn, Dunne, Lanny and Manny. These names tend to be less commonly used than Danny.