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Dani (girl)

What does Dani mean?

Dani Pronunciation of Dani as a girls' name (also used less generally as boys' name Dani) is an Old English name, and Dani means "God is my Judge". Dani is an alternate spelling of Danielle (Hebrew, French): feminine variant spelling of Daniel. Dani is also a derivative of Danna (Old English).


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, judge (righteous)


VARIANTS Doneille, Danya, Dany, Danny, Dannia, Danni, Danney, Dannee, Dannah, Danie, Dania, Daney, Danee, Dana

RELATIONS VIA DANIELLE, DANNA Danele, Danica, Danice, Daniela, Daniele, Danila, Danise, Danit, Danita, Danitza, Dannon, Dantina



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How popular is Dani?

Dani is a very prominent first name for females (#2016 out of 4276, Top 47%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#42677 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Dani entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex position of #945 in the U.S. in 2018. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Dani (#945 FROM RECENT DATA) appearing in the Top 2000 are Daniela (#195), Danielle (#382), Danna (#525), Dana (#849), Danica (#1008), Dania (#1338), Daniele, Danita, Danny and Danya. Adoption of these forms of Dani reached its highest during the years 1980-1989 (USAGE OF 1.06%) and is now significantly lower (USAGE 0.24%, 77.7% LESS). Danielle has been the most popular choice, though Dani has gained in popularity over time, while forms like Danielle are now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dani, Dana, Dania, Danica, Daniela in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Daniele, Danielle, Danita, Danna, Danny, Danya in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Danica, Danielle outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dani is alike in pronunciation to Dagna, Dahna, Daina, Danae, Danah, Danaye, Danea, Deana, Deanna, Denah, Denia, Denna, Denny, Deona, Dhana, Dinah, Dinya, Diona, Donia, Donny, Donya, Duana, Duna, Dwana and Dyana. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Dai, Dama, Damia, Dane, Danne, Dari, Dawn, Dawne, Dayne, Deane, Deann, Demi, Dene, Dian, Diane, Diann, Duane, Dwan, Dyan, Dyane, Dyann, Kani, Lani, Nani, Rani and Tani. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dani.

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