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I like it better spelled Dayne. I also like this for a girl and spelled Daine. A character in a Tamora Pierce book is named Daine.
― Anonymous User  2/24/2006
Comedian Dane Cook bears this name.
FreedomsPaladin  4/30/2006
I don't care for this name. I think of the dog breed, Great Dane. It also seems rather feminine now with all of the little girl Delaney's running around.
Kitten  5/17/2006
I really like this name. It's very masculine and nice sounding.
― Anonymous User  2/12/2007
Actor Eric Dane has this as a surname. He plays Dr. Mark Sloane aka "McSteamy" on Grey's Anatomy.
― Anonymous User  2/12/2007
My little brother's name is Dane. We call him 'great Dane' sometimes to tease him, but he hates it. I think his name is really cute, and it fits him well. I keep telling him that when he has kids someday he needs to name a son Halden, which is Scandinavian and means Half-Danish.
sweet-and-shy  3/12/2007
I only know of 1 boy with this name but he spells it Dayne. It isn't a bad name but not one of my favorites.
― Anonymous User  4/2/2007
No offense for people who have or like this name, but it doesn't really make sense to have nationalities as given names (except for Scot). You would name your child Spaniard or Russian, would you?
CharlieRob  8/19/2007
Anyone who knows a person of Danish descent knows how much that heritage means to them, huh? There's no better way to brag about it then to name your child Dane. My only complaint is many people can't hear the pronunciation well.
My son gets called "Dan", "Dave", even "Nate" so we often say "His name is Dane, like from Denmark".
dmessersmith  8/23/2007
I have Irish heritage but I will not name my daughter Ireland. That's just my choice. I'm not saying that it's bad to name your son Dane, it's just not my cup of tea.
CharlieRob  8/25/2007
Well, I'm 3rd generation Danish and I just added this name to my favorites! So there! Nyah! Seriously though, "Éire" is a beautiful name for a girl and means "Ireland" and "Éirinn" means "from Ireland" in Irish, which is spelled, "Erin" in English. So maybe you WOULD consider naming a child of yours after your land of heritage after all, Charlie Rob. There are TONS of Erin's running around, so you can't exactly call it a strange and outrageous thing to do, right?
leananshae  12/9/2007
You are correct. It isn't really strange at all. I find the name plain-sounding, but it would be an excellent name if you have Danish blood or you just like the name. Dane can also can age very well with the person.
CharlieRob  10/4/2010
I think Dane Cook has managed to ruin this name for me for good. So, now the name just makes me think of morons.
slight night shiver  5/19/2008
A character from Lora Leigh's erotic breed series is named Dane Vanderale. He's a Lion Breed, and son to the first Lion Breed, Leo Vanderale. Dane is cocky, flirtatious, and he has been considered a "man-whore." But he is also very protective, strong, masculine, and passionate.
Angelsoft  8/15/2008
My name is Dane and I am a girl. My mother gave this to me after some character from a book named Princess Dana. She never thought of it as a boy's name until I told her a decade later. I hated the fact that it's a boy's name at first, but when I was 12 I started like it for the same reason.

Honestly, I'd feel bad when some female is also named "Dane." I don't want to be called "Dane #2." It's just bitter!
pusherwoman  12/29/2008
I really like this name. Mostly because it reminds me of Dane Cook, and I love that man!
Samdzz  2/2/2009
I guess it's not a bad name. It might be a good idea to name your child after your heritage. Another good thing about it is that it can't lead to discrimination or bullying. But in my opinion, it just sounds kind of plain.
CharlieRob  7/31/2009
I don't like this name. It sounds rather short and boring, and it makes me think of the irritating Dane Cook, who has really ruined this name.
bananarama  2/6/2010
Dane Rudhyar (1895-1985) was a humanist astrologer who was born in France and later moved to the United States. His works were influential to the hippie and New Age movements in California in the 1960s and 70s.

Dane Swan (b 1984)is an Australian Rules footballer who currently plays for Collingwood. He has been their Fairest and Best player since 2008.

Dane Carlaw (b 1980) is an Australian rugby league player who currently plays for the Brisbane Broncos. He won their Rookie of the Year award in 2000.

Dane O'Neill is a character in Colleen McCullough's popular 1977 novel "The Thorn Birds", which was made into a successful TV miniseries. Perhaps because of this the name has been commonly used in Australia.
keepitreal  1/14/2011
Another very uncommon alternate spelling is Dain which has been my name for almost 50 years.
― Anonymous User  2/7/2013
For those that feel the name Dane is boring or too short, certainly understood but alternatively if you love the classic simplicity of the name Jane for a girl this is a wonderful option for a boy - such is the reason I chose this name for my male child. He is 17 and loves his name or so he says when I've asked.
Grab1  5/19/2014
Also used in Croatia, but here it's a variant/short form of Daniel. It's pronounced DAH-neh.
goricar  3/17/2016
Ahaha! I'm Dane. My real name is Felice Nadane which means happy strong woman. Felice means happy and fortunate, Nadane means strong, adventurous. My mom got this Nadane name from a movie. An action movie.
― Anonymous User  4/28/2016
My first name is David and I like the name. However if I wasn't David I would want to be named Dane. Great choice for a male name, different and cool sounding.
Indigo ice dave  10/18/2016
The name Dane was given to 351 boys born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Dane are male.
― Anonymous User  6/8/2017
I think this name's OK. It's not really common or really rare. I own this name and I wish my name was a bit more, how you say, fancy. But other than that, this name's fine.
danegalasso  1/20/2018

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