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pinWhat does Dante mean?

Dante /dan-te/ as a boys' name is pronounced DAHN-tay. It is of Spanish, Italian and Latin origin, and the meaning of Dante is "lasting, enduring".

Historical: Dante Alighieri, considered one of the great poets of all time, wrote "The Divine Comedy", notable for the graphic description of the medieval version of Hell known as Dante's Inferno. Dante was actually his nickname; his full name was Durante. English artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti; football player Daunte Culpepper.


Dante has 7 variants: Dantae, Dantay, Dantel, Daunte, Dontae, Dontay and Donte.

Related boy names: Durand and Jonte.

Dante has 1 more different relation via Durante: Durant.

Dante has 1 feminine form: Dantea.

Kreatif forms: Dande, Dandio. [more]

pinHow popular is Dante?

Dante is a somewhat popular first name for men (#691 out of 1220, Top 57%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#28617 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Dante for boys. Dante was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its peak rank of #200 in the U.S. in 1997, and is currently at #314. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Prominent alternative forms of Dante (#314 last year) are Donte, Daunte and Dontae. Usage of these forms of Dante was widespread 17 (adoption of 0.4%) and is somewhat less today (adoption 0.17%, 57%), with forms like Donte falling out of style. Dante is the most contemporarily stylish baby name here, with this name going through a resurgence in popularity.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dante, Daunte, Dontae, Donte in U.S.

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

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Dante is alike in pronunciation to Deante, Deonte, Dionte and Duante. Other suggested similar baby names are Canute, Dabnee, Dabnie, Dace, Dade, Daile, Daine, Dale, Dalle, Dalten, Damonte, Dan, Dana, Danal, Danar, Danby, Dandie, Dandy, Dane, Danek, Dani, Danie, Daniel, Danil, Danko, Dann, Dannel, Dannie, Danno, Danny, Danon, Danton, Danube, Danya, Danyel, Dart, Dave, Davie, Dawe, Daye, Dayle, Dayne, Dayten, Deane, Dene, Devante, Doane, Donne, Dontey, Duane, Duarte, Dunne, Dwane, Harte, Monte, Nate, Sante, Tate, Tayte, Waite and Wayte. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dante.