What does Danny mean?
Danny /dan-ny/ [2 sylls.] 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 popularity 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 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
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. Forms like Dannel are uncommon. 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)
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.