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Famous bearer: Daniel Alan Radcliffe (Born July 23rd 1989). Actor who plays Harry Potter in the films.
-- monie  2/3/2005
Daniel Radcliffe's middle name isn't Alan, it's Jacob. And I think it fits him well :) Both of his names are Biblical. Also, The Russian spelling of Daniel is Daniil "Dan-Yill".
-- Anonymous User  6/27/2005
The literal translation of the name Daniel is "Judged of God" (Judged by God).
The pronunciation of Daniel in Hebrew is "dan-ee-EL" - closely matching the root name. Shortened to dan-YEL in Romance languages, this pronunciation carries a feminine connotation in English.
-- Anonymous User  3/7/2005
This name has a somewhat funny meaning. It means something along the lines of "God is my judge". The funny thing about it is that my step-dad's friend has this name and he has no problem about going around swearing and such.
-- AmericanIdiot112  5/15/2005
Famous bearer: Daniel Deronda, the protagonist of George Eliot's novel of the same name.
-- reservoirdoll1987  6/19/2005
Famous bearer is Daniel O'Connell, who fought for Irish rights in the 18-19th century.
-- Anonymous User  8/5/2005
An Arabic version of the name is Danyal.
-- Akeel  9/29/2005
Daniel Handler is Mr. Le~~ny Sn~~~et, please.
-- IAmGuntherPlease  11/22/2005
Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, is a bestselling author. Under the name Lemony Snicket, he wrote the book series "A Series of Unfortunate Events".
-- Kerules  5/29/2009
This is my father's name. I really like it, and I would even if it wasn't his name.
-- Anonymous User  1/6/2006
Daniel is a very, very hot name.
-- mashed potatoes  3/3/2006
Daniel of the Bible, American runner Daniel Lau, orator Daniel Webster.
-- bluerhino  3/29/2006
Daniel Craig is the new James Bond.
-- breakofday  5/15/2006
Daniel Powter is a famous bearer.
-- kelsey_m  6/9/2006
I like this name, but when I see it I associate it with one of my favorite authors, a gay man named Dan Savage who wrote a few memoirs and writes a weekly sex advice column called 'Savage Love'. You won't find it in your family friendly newspaper either. Of course, associating it with my favorite author, that just makes the name have more appeal.
-- BrendanMcC.  6/23/2006
Daniel Quinn, author of "Ishmael," is a famous bearer of this name.
-- Anonymous User  7/4/2006
I love this name, and its female counterpart, Danielle. And the meaning is glorious--'God is my judge!'.
-- Anonymous User  8/9/2006
There is an actor named Daniel Clark.
-- Anonymous User  8/23/2006
'Daniel Jackson' is a famous bearer of this name! In the 4th season, episode 3, he even says "I'm Daniel... It means 'God is my judge'. Does no one watch scifi anymore?
-- Anonymous User  10/12/2006
"Daniel Jackson" is a character on the sci-fi TV show "Stargate SG-1". Just if anyone wonders about who that fellow is. He is played by actor Michael Shanks.
-- Charlie1977  1/16/2009
I am yet to meet a person with the name "Daniel" who is not a good person. It's a good sounding name as well.
-- Anonymous User  10/13/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Daniel here:
-- _satu_  10/24/2006
Daniel Smith was Anna Nicole Smith's son who died recently. :(
-- lindamaree  10/26/2006
I have also heard Daniel to mean 'judged/loved by God'. Well, I'm no god[ess], but Daniel is still loved.
-- Anonymous User  11/11/2006
Meh, Daniel's a nice name, strong(ish). A bit nerdy though.
-- thoby123  12/2/2006
Daniel's a hot name.
-- 7up  1/1/2007
Daniel reminds me of a bald headed French man, happily surveying the world as he drinks his vin rouge (red wine). My dad.
-- Butterfly86  1/4/2007
This isn't my favourite name, but I don't mind it. It's really strong. It reminds me of one of my favourite Bible stories, about Daniel in the lion's den.
-- scarletquillraven  2/13/2007
A famous bearer is British actor Danny John-Jules ("Red Dwarf", Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, "M. I. High").
-- Maggie_Simpson  2/27/2007
It sounds to me like a quiet person.
-- gym4god  3/4/2007
I really like the meaning of the name Daniel - "God is my judge."
-- Anonymous User  5/1/2007
Pronounced dah-nee-EHL. [noted -ed]
-- Inbal  5/1/2007
I think this name is very nice and strong, even though it's extremely common. I understand why, though.
-- CharlieRob  5/5/2007
In Portuguese it's pronounced dan-YEL.
-- earthnut  6/2/2007
I like this name a lot but I'm not a huge fan of the nickname Dan. I think Danny is very cute but it doesn't transition to adulthood very well.
-- Anonymous User  6/8/2007
Danny Elfman, composer and friend of Tim Burton, is a famous bearer of this name.
-- The Lilac Pilgrim  6/29/2007
This biblical name is one of my favorites, and it has such wonderful spiritual significance. The meaning of the name is "God is my Judge". This name also holds a very special place in my heart.
-- Anonymous User  7/3/2007
Also used in Slovenia, but not as popular as Danijel.
-- earthnut  7/3/2007
I like the name Daniel but it wouldn't be my first pick. If I had ten children, the tenth would be Daniel.
-- Anonymous User  7/11/2007
I love the name Daniel, I think it's strong and rolls off the tongue nicely. I quite like the abbreviation Dan as well.
-- Hehehe  9/30/2007
I don't think that the meaning of Daniel is "funny". Rather, I think it sounds both defiant - I don't care if people falsely condemn me, only God is my judge - and humble, God is up there judging me, I will try to be good. I prefer the Hebrew pronunciation, "DAH-nee-EL" or "Dah-NEE-el".
-- Luanna  1/15/2008
"Daniel" is a great song by Elton John.
-- Mel_13  2/24/2008
One famous bearer of this name was Daniel Cosío Villegas, a very famous Mexican historian.
-- Mr Cosio  2/26/2008
A famous bearer is British-born actor Daniel Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957). He is well known for his award-winning film roles, as Christy Brown in "My Left Foot" (1989), for which he won an Academy and BAFTA Award, Bill the Butcher in "Gangs of New York" (2002), for which he won BAFTA and SAG Awards, and Daniel Plainview in "There Will Be Blood" (2007), for which he won BAFTA, SAG, and Academy Awards, as well as award nominated roles in "The Last of the Mohicans" (1992), "In the Name of the Father" (1993), and "The Boxer" (1997).
-- AndrewJKD  3/16/2008
The name of the Messiah will be Daniel.
-- Anonymous User  3/25/2008
Daniel Molloy - "Reporter Boy" turned "Devil's Minion" in Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles; he is Armand's only fledging.
-- bellehime  4/26/2008
Daniel Fenton, aka Danny Phantom, is the title character of the Nickelodeon cartoon Danny Phantom.
-- meganmichele  6/24/2008
It is strong yet gentle. I have a younger brother with this name, it is still working for him! (HA HA)
It is I think nice for the person with this name when they get older because they can start going by Danny, or Dan - which sounds a bit more grown up.
-- Anonymous User  6/27/2008
Number 7 for boys in 2005.
-- Patricia Underwood  7/10/2008
I like this name very much, and I'd consider using it in the future, if it wasn't so overused. I mean- I'm probably not the first person to notice the beautiful sound and meaning of this name. That's probably why they're EVERYWHERE (I mean the Daniels)!
-- Evelyn---  8/1/2008
It's a bit too common I think.
-- GoGoFanFan  8/8/2008
Daniel is also a hero in Ancient Phoenician mythology.
-- Lady Seashell  8/22/2008
Daniel Califf, footballer, 17th March 1980 in Montclair, California.
-- Emilie007  9/3/2008
Daniel is my 1st born's name. I named him after his dad. There was no doubt in my mind that my 1st born son would be named Daniel, Jr. Because this name is so beautiful, it's strong, and it's biblical. I love the meaning of it as well. "God is my Judge".
-- carolina812r  1/6/2009
Daniel Černý ("chur-nee"), actor, writer, director. He was born 11th December 1981, Los Angeles, California.
-- MaggieSimpson  3/4/2009
Daniel Dreiberg (the second "Nite Owl") is a character in the "Watchmen" graphic novel and movie.
-- FMRadio  3/13/2009
Um, hello? Daniel Faraday, the (slightly crazy) physicist from LOST. He even has his own online fanclub- appropriately named 'ADORKABLE'.
-- Ayla  5/8/2009
I'm not too fond of calling a person "Daniel," but I absolutely love "Danny." So, I would most likely name my son Daniel and then call him Danny. Because Danny as a given name is kind of silly.
-- meggsxx3  5/11/2009
I think Danny is great as a full first name as I have known lots of people with this name (not short for anything and it really suits them. Don't feel forced to name your son Daniel just because Daniel is a more used form than Danny, especially if you are not fond of calling your son Daniel. This advice is for a lot of people as people ask me the same things with other names. Also I think the name Danny transitions very well into adulthood.
-- Anonymous User  4/6/2016
Daniel Albrecht is a Swiss skier.
-- enchy  8/26/2009
This name just sounds like sexy! Hot name!
-- Anonymous User  9/28/2009
Used in Croatia as a variant of Danijel. [noted -ed]
-- goricar  12/11/2009
I do not like this name. The first syllable just doesn't sound nice to me. I like Daniela and Danielle even less.
-- Anonymous User  12/28/2009
I hate to say this, but I don't really like this name. It's overused, and I hate the babyish nickname Danny. I don't mind Dan, though. Daniel just sounds boring and bland after hearing it so many times.
-- bananarama  2/10/2010
I know a lot of guys named Daniel they all have different personalities they aren't all the same. Some quiet, some funny, some athletic. I like this name a lot though. I like the nickname Danny or Dan.
-- GrapeGirl93  5/5/2010
When naming a son 'Daniel' parents must be aware of the insane popularity and, in some cases, negative opinions and results by some of this name. It is an otherwise very nice name, though. Danny/Dannie is a marvelous diminutive, in my opinion, as it is a nickname that one would be able to withhold even in adulthood being that it is not over-the-top childish.

Overall, it is a wonderful name as I said before.
-- Francesca  6/12/2010
"Niel" could be an acceptable nickname.
-- Francesca  8/5/2010
Daniel Boone (born 1734 - died 1820) was a famous American pioneer, frontiersman, and explorer from Pennsylvania. He is considered to be one of the first folk heroes of the United States.
-- IrishKisses  9/11/2010
Daniel Tosh, host of Tosh.O on Comedy Central.
-- Petra2014  11/4/2010
Even though it's overused I still think it's a wonderful, gentle name.
-- Chrila96  11/16/2010
This may be my all-time favorite boy's name. It's beautiful, and strong, and gentle. This is what I want to name my future son. :)
-- GirlWithN0Name  2/3/2011
Swedish singer, rapper and fashion designer Daniel Adams-Ray is a famous bearer.
-- StrangeFate  2/5/2011
Nice name in meaning and sound. Danny is a nicer diminutive and it's my favorite.
-- Anonymous User  5/25/2011
Adorable is one word to describe this name. I like the meaning as well, Yes, God is the only judge :)
-- Hebrews_and_Shebrews  8/8/2011
I like the name, but I doubt I would ever use it. I've known so many guys named Daniel so I feel that it has been overused.
-- GibsonGirl  10/28/2011
Daniel Nikolaus Chodowiecki (1726-1801) was a German painter, illustrator and printmaker of Polish ancestry.
-- Anonymous User  12/6/2011
Currently my #1 favourite boys name. So classic and ages well, especially with many nickname possibilities.
-- Amanda_M87  2/24/2012
Daniel Roche (born 1999) is a British child actor, best known for playing Ben Brockman in the series 'Outnumbered' alongside Tyger Drew-Honey and Ramona Marquez.
-- AnastasiaE  9/26/2012
Daniel Larusso is the main character of the Karate Kid movies. He is played by actor Ralph Macchio.
-- Buneary  10/21/2012
In england it is pronounced dan-yul and nicknamed dan. It is a nice name but way too common. In my class there are 4 daniels/dans.
-- sdalton.12  1/19/2013

So much can be done to this name.
Shortened. Made youthful.

Then brought back to it's original state of simply "Daniel"



Daniel the name of a boy.

Daniel the name of a man.

Daniel is honest.
Daniel is pure.
Daniel is kind.

Daniel sounds like a wonderful name for a boy.

What this boy becomes however is entirely up to him. Not just the name he was given.
-- Anonymous User  2/7/2013
Daniel Mayfair, the protagonist from the horror game "Amnesia: The Dark Descent."
-- Anonymous User  3/12/2013
The name Daniel is also used in Georgia.

In Georgian, Daniel is written as: დანიელ. [noted -ed]
-- Lucille  6/5/2013
Prince Daniel is the husband of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and the father of Princess Estelle.
-- Erme Ioainna  6/12/2013
Name of the Day: June 12, 2013.
-- dwayne1996  6/12/2013
The lead singer of the band Imagine Dragons is named Daniel, nicknamed "Dan".
-- Anonymous User  6/12/2013
My brother-in-law is named Daniel. He refuses to go by anything but Daniel, and I have to agree, the name sounds better without nicknames (although Danny is pretty cute for a little boy). He refused to let my sister name their son after him, because he felt the name was way too common and overused. It is a nice strong, classic name, but very, very common. I'd suggest maybe using it as a middle name if you really love it.
-- Isabel Price  8/12/2013
This name can fit any age. My 2 year old brother-in-law is named this and is so adorable with this name.
-- m_lee345  12/9/2013
ዳንኤል (Ethiopian languages - Ge'ez, Amharic, Guragigna, Tigrigna).
-- ethionames  4/17/2014
A lovely name for a boy. Has a pleasant meaning also and sounds great which is a bonus!
-- Anonymous User  4/20/2014
Daniel "Dan" Kuso is the main protagonist of the anime series, Bakugan Battle Brawlers.
-- Anonymous User  4/20/2014
Daniel Purvis, a gymnast who took part in the Glasgow 2014: Commonwealth Games.
-- Anonymous User  7/30/2014
Alternate translation, "Judge from God".
-- Sabertooth  8/3/2014
In Mandarin Chinese, the name is transliterated to Danni'er (DAN NEE ar), written as 丹尼尔.
-- likefood  8/26/2014
Dear Daniel is Hello Kitty's childhood friend.
-- Anonymous User  9/30/2014
The Turkish form of this name is Danyal. [noted -ed]
-- Shibbeh  10/7/2014
This name is the sweetest name, it has always been my favorite. I know someone by this name, he is kind, smart, loving, caring, creative and makes me laugh. I like the nickname Dan, I don't like Danny as much.
-- _0TophasNails_1  11/4/2014
A famous bearer would be Australian 90s Rock singer/guitarist Daniel Johns.
-- Anonymous User  3/12/2015
A timeless name, really. It's been popular for ages.
-- Anonymous User  5/10/2015
Daniel Erlandsson, (Born May 22, 1976 in Malmö, Skåne, Sweden) drummer of Swedish metal band Arch Enemy.
-- UoleviH  7/27/2015
Daniel James Howell, an English YouTuber and radio DJ is another famous bearer.
-- Anonymous User  8/9/2015
The chief of staff renamed them with these Babylonian names: Daniel was called Belteshazzar (Daniel 1:7 - Holy Scripture). We are in great need today of those like Daniel (a.k.a. - Belteshazzar), who excel in every field of wisdom, knowledge and integrity!
-- Anonymous User  8/27/2015
Boring, overused name.
-- Anonymous User  12/21/2015
Daniel Church. The name Daniel is a famous, strong & powerful name, to the extent that it is used as a name of churches.
-- Shokalu Daniel  1/16/2016
As someone named Daniel, I have to say I'm intrigued by those saying it's "very hot." That's not what I was expecting, but I won't argue against the confidence boost!

Although honestly, I agree more with the boring/overused assesment. My dad's name is David, so I'm "Daniel" in order to be kind-of named after him. Everyone's dad is named David, so my theory is that lots of people have done that. It's the new David.

And I'm not sure what to think about the "God is my judge" meaning, now that I'm agnostic. Huh...

My favorite part is that it gives me "Leinad" as a cool alias.
-- LeinadTheWriter  1/28/2016
A famous bearer of this name is Daniel Smith, lead singer of the English Alternative band Bastille.
-- Xin Jie  2/14/2016
I love this name, but it's too popular :/
-- Anonymous User  2/28/2016
This name is way too popular. Try and name your son something a bit more unique.
-- Anonymous User  4/6/2016
Boring, boring, boring. Even with the Daniel Radcliffe association, (he strikes me as a very fun, not-boring guy) the name is still boring.
-- RoseTintsMyWorld  5/11/2016
Great name, however it feels like everyone is naming their sons Daniel.
I would definitely name my future son Daniel though.
-- Charlottetarantula  5/21/2016
Daniel Küblböck is a German pop-singer and actor who achieved short-lived celebrity in 2003, in the media-circus that surrounded the first season of Deutschland sucht den Superstar, the German version of Pop Idol, in which he came third.
-- cutenose  5/25/2016
It's a very simple and common name, but it's a nice and timeless one nonetheless. I don't know that I would choose the nickname "Danny" so much though, as it reminds me too much of Danny Partridge from the Partridge Family.
-- Anonymous User  5/25/2016
Bryan Danielson is a retired professional wrestler who competed under the ring name "Daniel Bryan".
-- helloadele  7/22/2016
Another common name that I love. I don't like the nicknames Dan and Danny though.
-- Luvbug86  10/7/2016
Danny is not originally a diminutive or nickname for Daniel. It is a Hebrew name that means 'My Judge' so parents, if you want to name your son Danny it should be used as a legal name in its own right. In Israel (where the names Daniel and Danny originated) they are two completely different popular names and Danny is never used as a diminutive or nickname of Daniel in Israel (the place where the two names originated).
-- Anonymous User  12/23/2016
Daniel has always been my favorite name. It's handsome, strong, grows with you, can be Danny or Dan without sounding too boyish, and it's universal.
-- _0TophasNails_1  1/4/2017
Dan and Danny are separate Hebrew names which are supposed to be used as professional legal names in their own right. Parents if you LOVE the name Dan or Danny please don't make the mistake of calling them Daniel on their birth certificate and thinking you can call them Dan or Danny because everyone will just call them Daniel and you will regret it. I know a lot of parents who have done this who have regretted it.
-- Anonymous User  1/9/2017
Daniel Kajmakoski is a Macedonian singer and songwriter. He is best known for having won the first series of X Factor Adria. He represented Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna, Austria with the song "Autumn Leaves" after winning the Skopje Festival 2014.
-- cutenose  1/8/2017
Daniel Martín García is a Spanish singer. He was the vocalist of the Spanish pop punk band El Canto del Loco. He was born in Alalpardo, a village in the outskirts of Madrid, with his parents and sister. When he was a child he used to imitate his favorite artists in the living room and started to dream about creating his own band. As he was not a really good student, he started to work with his father and, at the same time, he began to study at the Drama School William Layton. Later, Dani decided to attend prestigious Drama School Cristina Rota, where he got his first jobs as a stage actor. The first time he appeared on television was with Martes y 13 in a show prepared for New Year’s Eve. Then, he presented a program called Ponte las Pilas.
-- cutenose  1/15/2017
Daniel González Güiza is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Paraguayan club Cerro Porteño as a striker. A late bloomer, he made a name for himself at the age of 27, being crowned La Liga top scorer with Mallorca. Subsequently he helped the Spanish national team win Euro 2008, and signed with Fenerbahçe in Turkey shortly afterwards. Over the course of eight seasons Güiza amassed Spanish top division totals of 141 games and 52 goals, mainly with Mallorca and Getafe.
-- cutenose  1/17/2017
Daniel Écija was born in 1963 in Wittenoom, Western Australia, Australia as Daniel Écija Bernal. He is a producer and writer, known for El internado, Los Serrano and Médico de familia. He was previously married to Belén Rueda.
-- cutenose  1/20/2017
Daniel Dujshebaev is a Spanish handball player who plays for Atlético Valladolid.

His mother is of Russian descent, and his father, Talant Duyshebaev who is a former handball player and current coach, is of Kyrgyz descent. His brother Alex Dujshebaev is also a handball player.
-- cutenose  1/29/2017
Daniel Phillip Henney is an American actor and model, known for starring in films such as Seducing Mr. Perfect, My Father, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Shanghai Calling, The Last Stand, and Big Hero 6.
-- cutenose  2/25/2017
Daniel Henney is an American actor and model, known for starring in films such as Seducing Mr. Perfect (2006), My Father (2007), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Shanghai Calling (2012), The Last Stand (2013), and Big Hero 6 (2014). In television, he is popular for starring in the Korean dramas Spring Waltz and My Lovely Sam Soon and the American television series Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.
-- lilolaf  3/3/2017
Damn Daniel, back at it again with the crippling depression!
-- Anonymous User  3/27/2017
Damn Daniel back at it again with the crippling depression
-- THErealSpiderMan  3/27/2017

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