I have a Chesapeake Bay Retriever and named her Dagny. She is lovable, headstrong and willful, just like the protagonist in Ayn Rand's book Atlas Shrugged. I read that book back in my teens and it had a positive impact on me.
DANG-nuy in Swedish, DOW-nuy in Danish, and DAHG-nuy in Finnish.
When my grandmother was pregnant with my mother, she was reading the book Atlas Shrugged. My mom was named Dagny, after the character, and her younger sister (and my aunt) was named after the author, Ayn Rand.
Very ugly.
Dagny Lind (1902–1992) was a Swedish film actress who practiced her craft between 1923 and 1977.
Norwegian pop singer Dagny.
Hi there! As far as I know, you can pronounce it as "DAG-nee", "Danny", "Downey" and the very similar yet different "Down-NY". I'm from Denmark and we all pronounce it "Down-NY". Very beautiful "old lady" name that deserves a comeback.
I love this name. When I have a daughter I intend to name her this both because I love the Atlas Shrugged character and because I love both of its meanings. The meaning listed on this site is the traditional one, however, I've heard that its secondary meaning is "strong-willed" which I think is great for a modern girl child. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Although, I intend on pronouncing it "Dag-nee," regardless of the traditional pronunciation.
Pronounced DAWG-nee in Norwegian.
Dagny is so harsh for a little girl. It sounds like (and reminds me of) "dagger".
Dagny is such a light and pretty name.
It's worth to mention that Dagny Juel was wife of Polish poet of modernism period Stanislaw Przybyszewski.
Dagny Juel (originally "Juell") was a minor Norwegian writer who had relationships with the painter Edvard Munch (for whom she posed) and playwright August Strindberg, among others. She was eventually shot by one of her lovers under mysterious circumstances.
Seen pronunciation as dahg-NEE.
It is pronounced as DUNG-nee.
This is my name and I love it! Never meet anyone with it. However no one can pronounce it. I pronounce it as it is spelled. People from Scandinavian countries tell me it is a softer sound with the 'a' more of an 'ah' sound. So
D-ah-gny but then it sounds like dogny, and as a twelve year old I did not appreciate the correction. So however you want to pronounce it just like it is spelled or with the cultual twist.
Dagny Taggart is the heroine of Ayn Rand's acclaimed novel Atlas Shrugged.

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