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    Would you like to learn more about the popularity, history and meaning of the name Daniel?

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    Popularity of the name Daniel

    According to the Social Security Administration, Daniel was the 16th most popular baby boy’s name in America in 2021 , the 14th in 2020, and 15th in 2017, 2018 and 2019. It held 13th place in 2016, and was in the 12th place in 2015! So, Daniel has definitely stayed at the top of the charts over the last few years, and this wonderful, classic name has really never gone out of style.

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    History and meaning of the name Daniel

    The name Daniel is of Hebrew origin and means “The Lord is My Judge”; “God is My Judge”; and “Loyal, Trusted Servant.” Daniel was a Hebrew prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. He lived during the Jewish captivity in Babylon, where he was a loyal servant in the court of the king, rising to prominence by interpreting the king’s dreams.

    The meaning of the name “Daniel” is consistent across several languages, countries and cultures, and LindseyBoo Creations strives for accuracy in researching the origins and meanings of names. If you have a special meaning for your Daniel, however, please let us know and we will custom-write it for you (at no additional charge)!

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    Famous People named Daniel

    Famous people named Daniel include the actor Daniel Craig of 007 fame; the amazing method actor Daniel Day Lewis; and comedic actor Dan Akroyd.

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    Your Daniel

    Does your Daniel exhibit loyalty and strength? I’m sure he does! I love to hear from our customers about how the meanings of their loved ones’ names really do match their names!

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    Thank you for reading my blog about Daniel! Have fun perusing our website, looking up the names of your family, friends and loved ones – and in the rare event we don’t have the name that you’re looking for, I am happy to write it for you at no extra charge!

    Frequently asked questions about the name Daniel (FAQ)

    What is special about the name Daniel?

    The name Daniel is a biblical name. Its earliest origins can be traced back to the Old Testament of the Bible, where it was defined as “God is my judge” in Hebrew. Daniel of the Old Testament is known for remaining loyal to the God of Israel despite persecution and danger.

    Is Daniel a classic name?

    Daniel is a classic given name and a surname of Hebrew origin. It means “God is my judge” (cf. Gabriel—”God is my strength”), and derives from two early biblical figures, primary among them Daniel from the Book of Daniel. It is a common given name for males, with the female version of Danielle, and it is also a surname.

    Is Daniel a common name?

    According to Social Security Administration data, Daniel has been extremely popular throughout the last century. It has remained in the top 20 names since the 1970s, and was at its peak popularity in 2007 and 2008 when it was the 5th most popular baby name for boys. Daniel has been in the top 20 since 2000.

    What is a Daniel nickname?

    There are many nicknames for “Daniel”: Dan, Danny, Dani (English) and Danya (Russia). For females, nicknames for Danielle include Dani, and Danitza (Russian).

    What does the name Daniel mean in English?

    When people hear the name Daniel, they perceive him as someone who is full of life, uplifting, inspiring, and even charming. He is the life of the party with his lively, intelligent, and witty personality. Others will find him as strikingly attractive and being the center of attention.

    Does Daniel mean a gift from God?

    In Biblical Names the meaning of the name Daniel is: Judgment of God; God my judge.

    Is Daniel a good name?

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    Daniel is a perennial favorite; it’s been in the Top 20 names for boys every year since 1972 and ranks first among all baby names starting with D. Daniel is one of only a handful of male names that sounds both classic and modern, strong yet approachable, and popular but not cliched.

    Is Daniel a rare name?

    In 2021, there were 9,066 baby boys and only 12 baby girls named Daniel. 1 out of every 205 baby boys and 1 out of every 148,291 baby girls born in 2021 are named Daniel.

    How popular is the name Daniel?

    According to Social Security Administration data, Daniel has been extremely popular throughout the last century. It has remained in the top 20 names since the 1970s, and was at its peak of popularity in 2007 and 2008, when it was the 5th most popular baby name for boys. Daniel has been in the top 20 since 2000.

    If you enjoy reading about the popularity and meanings of names, check out my in-depth article “What’s in a Name?”

    What’s in a name?

    Here is a short excerpt:

    “We believe all children are gifts to our world, and their beautiful, deeply thought-out names deserve to be memorialized in poetry, meant to not only capture the wonderful feelings the gift giver has for the recipient, but also the wonderful characteristics and attributes of the recipient.


    As King Solomon aptly stated, “A good name is rather to be chosen than riches.”

    Click here to read the full article.

    I’d love to hear from you! Please let me know if my poem for Daniel matches your sweet child, or someone you know.

    If you would like to learn more about how Sharon started writing these beautiful poems, please read Sharon’s story here.

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