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Dante meaning and name origin
Dante \d(a)-nte, dan-te\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Dantae, Dantay, Dantel, Daunte, Dontae, Dontay and Donte.
For more information, see also related names Durand and Jonte.
Baby names that sound like Dante are Deante and Duante.
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Popularity of Dante
Dante is a somewhat popular first name for men (#691 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#36007 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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