They should put in the description that Danilo actually comes from the word 'dan', which means 'day' or 'daylight'. This name is older than Christianity, so I think the similarity with the name Daniel is purely coincidental. A beautiful name!
Lumosnight  5/31/2019
Danilo Medina is a Dominican politician and President of the Dominican Republic, since 2012.

Medina previously served as Dominican Secretary of State to the President from 1996 to 1999 and from 2004 to 2006, and is a member of the Dominican Liberation’s Party (PLD). He won the May 2012 Dominican presidential election, defeating Hipolito Mejía with 51% of the votes. In May 15th 2016 Danilo Medina leading a coalition of parties won the 2016 Dominican presidential election, defeating the leader of the opposition and PRM candidate Luis Abinader with 61.8% of the votes, the highest percentage received by a president elected in free elections since 1924 when Horacio Vásquez won the presidency with 69.8% of the ballots—surpassing Juan Bosch's record of 59.5% obtained in 1962, and Leonel Fernández's 57.1% of the votes obtained in 2004.
lilolaf  2/10/2017
Also used in Ukraine.
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  12/30/2016
Love it! Love how it sounds, DAH-NEE-LOH. Such an interesting name.
― Anonymous User  6/2/2016
I don't care about how some racist has that name. I love how it sounds and I love how it's not popular. I named my son Danilo and we get a lot of compliments on the name. Not one person has mentioned him to me and that's probably because people have forgotten about him and have decided not to give him another thought.
― Anonymous User  12/10/2015
I thought Danilo could make for an interesting middle name until I googled Danilo Larangeira... I always thought skin color issues were mostly an American thing (yes, I'm an American so I can attest to it), but reading about Danilo Larangeira's prejudice towards a fellow Brazilian (which is a VERY mixed culture) lets me think that skin color might be an issue all over.

Anyways, the name is now ruined for me. It has an interesting sound as "duh NEE loh". I have better names on my list anyways.
C.Ambrosi  3/16/2014
This is an ugly version of the nice name Daniel. I don't really like it. It also reminds me of racist footballer Danilo Larangeira.
Buneary  2/25/2013
The Serbian/Croatian name is not of the same origin as Daniel - it is derived from the word "dan" meaning "day" and suffix "-ilo" which is found in many Slavic names (and common nouns); Branilo, Borilo, Momčilo, Bajilo... It has been equated with Daniel because it looks and is pronounced similarly hence Daniel has been assimilated in it. Serbs/Croats have Danijel/Danijela which are derived from Daniel.
― Anonymous User  12/28/2010
Prince Danilo is a character in Lehar's operetta "The Merry Widow."
Anton  3/7/2010
Croatian pronunciation is DAH-nil-aw.
enchy  8/13/2009
Prince Danilo I of Montenegro, was the prince-bishop (Vladika) and later Prince (Knjaz) of Montenegro from 1851 to 1860.
milacic  7/1/2008
The most popular Montenegrin name.
milacic  7/1/2008
The correct pronunciation of the name Danilo is dah-NEE-loh.
AndrewJKD  2/28/2006

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