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pinWhat 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.


Danny has 3 variants: Dani, Dannie and Danya.

Danny has 13 more different relations via Daniel: Dan, Danal, Dane, Daneal, Danek, Danell, Danial, Danil, Danilo, Danko, Dannel, Danyal and Danyel.

Kreatif forms: Danney, Darny, Deny. [more]

pinHow 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)

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 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.

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

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

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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.