What does Danny mean?
Danny [dan-ny] as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Danny) has its root in 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.
(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)
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 #426. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Shown below is a study of the history of the boy name Danny and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Danny (#426 a year ago) are Dan (#1723 a year ago), Dane (#626), Danial, Daniel (#12), Danilo (#1029) and Dannie. Other forms, like Danyel, are uncommon. These forms of Danny were favored by parents 35 years ago (average #703) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1116, down 62%), with forms like Daniel becoming less stylish. Daniel has generally been the top pick of parents, although Danilo seems to be becoming a favorite too.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.