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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 boy names Durand and Jonte.

There is 1 feminine form of Dante: Dantea.


Dante is a somewhat popular first name for males (#691 out of 1220, Top 57%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#36007 out of 88799, Top 41%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Dante for boys. Dante reached its highest rank of #200 in the U.S. in 1997. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Dante and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Dante (#314), Donte, Daunte and Dontae. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Dante is also pronounced similarly 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 commonly used than Dante.