What does Dante mean?
Dante \d(a)-nte, 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 1 feminine form: Dantea.
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. Census)
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 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Prominent alternative forms of Dante (#314 last year) are Donte, Daunte and Dontae. Usage of these boy names was at its apex in 1997 (usage of 0.4028%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.1715%, down 57.4%), with the forms Donte and Dontae becoming less in vogue. Dante (#314) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name here, with this name going through a resurgence in popularity. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Dante and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Dante is alike in pronunciation to Deante, Deonte▼, Dionte and Duante. Other suggested similar baby names are Dandie, Dandy, Dane, Danie, Dontey and Sante. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dante.