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Dante is the main character of Devil May Cry. All of them. He's cool.
-- ravenstar  9/6/2005
Famous from the film: Dante's Peak.
-- wiswina  12/4/2005
Might I add that Dante Alighieri also said what the seven deadly sins were. They are Lust, Gluttony, Envy, Sloth, Wrath, Greed, and Pride.
-- swordsmanoffire  12/14/2005
Dante was used as the name of one of the characters in the comedy "Clerks".
-- Anonymous User  12/19/2005
Dante Hicks, main character of Kevin Smith's films Clerks and Clerks II, as well as other movies of his Askewniverse films.
-- Dray  8/20/2006
Dante never crossed my mind as a name I might like until I read a book where Dante is the hero's name. Since then Dante has grown on me.
-- Missy  4/13/2006
Dante Basco is a pretty good Filipinio actor. I like him best in The Debut and Avatar.
-- Belldandy  7/30/2006
Dante is the name of a female villain in the anime series 'Fullmetal Alchemist'. Nice show. However, I'm not sure whether or not her character appears in the original manga.
-- Virjill  9/10/2006
On the good hand, this name belonged to the great writer Dante Alighieri, on the bad hand, it was the name of the cruel and mean grandson of The Godfather.
-- Jeidy_mn  9/21/2006
I think Dante is one of the most beautiful names ever. I sounds so soft. LOVE it!
-- Anonymous User  10/8/2006
The name Dante has grown on me. It is a nice sounding name for a boy.
-- Anonymous User  10/9/2006
This name is, well, cool!
-- Anonymous User  11/13/2006
This wouldn't be pronounced DAHN-te (long 'ah') in Italian, which does not use the longer vowel. It would be DAN-te. But American pronunciations can go as far as dawn-TAY.
-- Elly747  1/13/2007
At first I hated this name. But after I played the game Devil May Cry I decided to do some research. I found out that Dante has a lot of really great traits for person and it also has a pretty good history. I definitely would use this name for my son. I think the combination Dante Ignatius, meaning "Enduring fire" is very cool. Also the combination Dante Zerachiel, meaning "Enduring command of God" is absolutely wonderful. =D.
-- Cyneburga  1/20/2007
I know a girl named Dante, she's the nicest girl I've ever met! I thought the name was weird at first but it grew on me a lot and now I think it's a really cool name for a boy or girl.
-- Renthead13  8/10/2007
I have identical twins brothers Danté and Luke! But people never get the pronunciation correct! They call him Dann-tee! Or Diane-te! That is why we added the dash over the e! And a nickname that seems to have stuck is Dan the Man!
-- Anonymous User  11/16/2007
This isn't exactly the same, but in the Count of Monte Cristo, Edmond Dantes (the protagonist) has this as a surname. I assume that in the story, it is pronounced rather like the name Dante from which it seems to be derived.
-- Pippin  6/26/2008
Donte, Donté, and Daunte are common variations of Dante I've seen.
-- Archangel Michael  7/29/2008
I lovelovelove this name. It kind of gives a mysterious feel, I think. I named my black cat Dante.
-- Anonymous User  8/28/2008
In Italian, the vowels A, E, I, O, and U are pronounced AH, A, E, O, and OO. There is no other pronunciation for these letters like there is in English. This name is absolutely pronounced "DON-tay" in Italian (but of course, no "y" sound, I only put that there for emphasis on the long A).
-- Varuca  11/29/2008
I love this name so much! If I ever have a son (I like it for a girl too, so either way) I'm definitely naming him this. Devil May Cry kind of made me love the name more, because Dante's amazing. But, still, this name is beautiful :) I love it.
-- VampireTears  1/21/2009
I like this name spelt Donté (like in Waterloo Road, the British school drama). It's cool.
-- rachypiesheepbaa  2/10/2009
I love this name, it sounds like a Romantic Hero. I am planning on calling my boy Dante (Don-TAY) I love the way it sounds when I say the name. Dante just seems like an underused beautiful name.
-- badwolfwho  2/14/2009
Dante also means "given" in Italian.
-- ludmila  3/30/2009
Dante Gabriel Rossetti is one of the founders of the pre-raphaelite brotherhood, along with William Hunt and John Millais.
-- RoisinMcLaughlinDowd  9/20/2009
I love this name. It has a sort of melancholy ring to it, and it sounds simultaneously strong and sensitive. Great literary connotation, as well.
-- Athena Nike  3/8/2010
I prefer it pronounced Dan-tay.
-- Smo  10/31/2010
I'm sooo in love with this name. It's simple but yet complex. It has history and it's Italian (which is the most beautiful language), but it's still easy to pronounce in English. It's not over-used neither! Perfect!
-- Dahlis  11/20/2010
This is OK. It's not my favorite, but it's beginning to grow on me, probably because one of my favorite book series stars a character named Dante. :P
-- Joy12  5/3/2011
I adore "Dante," as a nickname to "Durante" solely. I will certainly keep it in mind if I ever decide to have kids. It holds a classic elegance, but still contains enough masculinity.

One note-- it is extremely ethnic sounding... and I cannot stress enough that it should only be used on those of the name's origin blood. Otherwise it is inexplicably tacky.
An appropriate surname must be possessed, as well. Dante Melchiorre, gorgeous and strong. Dante Wellington... very cheap, I apologize.
That also stands true for Russian, Greek, Irish, German, and so on and so forth.
-- Francesca  6/6/2011
I adore the name Dante! It has never crossed my mind either until I read Dante's Girl by Courtney Cole. Now I feel like I'm obsessed with this name. I'd definitely consider the name Dante for my son in the future :)
-- Skylar_Arianna  6/9/2013
I prefer the DAHN-tay pronunciation personally. Beautiful but strong and masculine Italian name with a great history -to me it's a diamond in the rough and I can't believe not many people are using this name.
-- tsarinaoftheplains  9/8/2013
Don-Tay.
-- Anonymous User  12/4/2014

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