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What does Dante mean?

Dante Pronunciation of Dante 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. Also form of Durand.

ASSOCIATED WITH Dan-, great, medieval


VARIANTS Dantae, Dantay, Dantel, Daunte, Dontae, Dontay, Donte




(male) Dande, ..

(female) Danda, ..

Dante Oziel (D.O.), ..

How 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)

Dante was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its peak rank of #200 in the U.S. in 1997, and is currently at #322. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dante name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Dante (#322 LAST YEAR) are Donte (#1188), Dontae (#1641), Jonte, Durand, Dontay and Daunte. Usage of these forms of Dante was widespread 18 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.1%) and is somewhat less today (ADOPTION 0.1%, 48%), with the form Donte going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dante, Daunte, Dontae, Dontay, Donte in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Durand, Jonte in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dante is alike in pronunciation to Deante, Deonte, Dionte and Duante. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Canute, Dabnee (see Dabney), Dabnie (see Dabney), 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.