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Danica in a fairly popular name in Croatia. In Croatian it means "the morning star".
― Anonymous User  10/31/2005
My sister's name is Danica, but I recently discovered it has an association with the Devil. The quote came from

Lucifer is a Latin word meaning "light-bearer" (from lux, lucis, "light", and ferre, "to bear, bring"), a Roman astrological term for the "Morning Star", the planet Venus. The word Lucifer was the direct translation of the Greek eosphorus ("dawn-bearer"; cf. Greek phosphorus, "light-bearer") used by Jerome in the Vulgate, having mythologically the same meaning as Prometheus who brought fire to humanity.
Fleetwind  2/8/2007
'Zvijezda Danica' is a Slavic phrase for 'morning star'. Also, in Slavic mythology, Danica was the personification of the Morning star, the Slavic equivalent of Venus.
― Anonymous User  6/28/2010
A female name origination from ancient Slavic mythology. Before Christianity came to the Slavs of Eastern Europe, the deity Danica was prayed to in the early morning when she was said to appear in the dawn sky as the first star, or morning star. Danica was associated with the sun and was thought to be the sun's younger sister. With the expansion of monotheism "Danica" became less associated with the deity and came to become a common girl name, holding the literal translation-"morning star."
This meaning is connected with the name Danica properly pronounced Dah-nee-tza. Its original spelling was in Cyrillic, and is a popular name throughout Serbia, and countries of the former Yugoslavia.
― Anonymous User  5/3/2015

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