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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.

Associated with: judge


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:
(male) Darny, Deny, ..

(female) Dannai, Dannyi, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name history of Danny for boys. Danny entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its top rank of #44 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is presently at #429. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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 (#1564 a year ago), Dane (#625), Danial, Daniel (#10), Danilo (#1441) and Dannie. Other forms, like Danyel, are uncommon. These forms of Danny were favored by parents 34 years ago (average #703) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1152, down 61%), with forms like Daniel becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Danny, Dan, Dane, Danial, Daniel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Danilo, Dannie in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Danny is alike in pronunciation to Dana, Danie, Danno, Denney, Dennie, Denny, Dino, Donau, Donnie and Donny. Other recommended 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 (see Dunley), Dunn, Dunne, Gianny, Hany, Jonny, Karny (see Kearney), Kenny, Lanny, Lenny, Lonny, Manny, Renny, Ronny, Sonny, Sunny, Tenny and Vinny. These names tend to be less commonly used than Danny.