Daunte Wright was a young African-American man, only 20 years of age, who was fatally shot by a white police officer on April 11th, 2021.

May Daunte rest in heavenly peace and may God bless and be with his family.
Breathe J.  4/14/2021
Not a fan. The Dante's Inferno association is too strong for my taste.
― Anonymous User  12/15/2020
One of my favorite names for a boy or a girl. I love Dante's Inferno. It is so magically Italian and intelligent sounding.
noisynora  8/7/2020
A friend of mine just had a son and named him this. I really like it! It's cute, but ages well. Dante has a brother named Samuel, which I think is a nice combination.
MayaHelen  5/14/2020
A lot of Americans spell this name as "Donte", not because they want to make it unique but because they think that's how it's spelled.
The majority of people with the name are also black so they think it's an African name as well.
― Anonymous User  2/10/2020
Honestly, I love the name and f word all the haters.
Dante M  3/7/2019
I’ve gotten nothing but compliments my whole life bearing this name. My dad’s been a Dante’s Inferno fanboy since he was a kid. He still has the exact same book his dad gave him since he was a kid, only it’s in Portuguese (he’s from Brazil) and everyone always added how my last name goes good with it too, Pepitone (Italian last name).
Dante Pepitone  12/7/2018
I don't like it. It sounds a bit evil to me.
kayisforkeen  8/23/2018
My favourite Italian male name. I'm in love with it. If I ever have a son I'll name him Dante.
Mailen  7/6/2018
Dante also made up the Layers of Hell, Heaven and where you are currently.
Mattie Rugg  4/29/2018
I've always heard this name around pop culture (more specifically DMC or Dante's Inferno) and always thought it was a cool and manly name. Thus, I've named my son this! The only thing that irritates me is that even though it's an Italian name, a lot of baby boomers seem to think it's a "black person's" name.
― Anonymous User  4/15/2018
There's a female villain in an anime show called Fullmetal Alchemist. Now I like the name for a boy and girl.
― Anonymous User  2/20/2018
Dante sounds so awesome and cool! I'd just use this as a middle name though, because I was originally going to be named this, and it would be kinda awkward for me to... well, you know.
MarioDM02  2/15/2018
I have a cousin named Dante, and when I was little, before I heard of Dante Alighieri and other famous people named Dante, I honestly thought he was the only person in the world with that name, which I found super cool and unique because I always met people with the same name as me. It's really a cool name.
skreechybat  2/11/2018
This name is also commonly used by African Americans.
minion947  1/12/2018
I like it. Sounds cool.
Luvbug86  10/4/2016
This is a beautiful name. Our son's name is Joshua Dante and it's pronounced the same way as the poet. My husband is Italian and we wanted to pick an Italian middle name with a beautiful meaning and this was it. The meanings of both of his names together are strong and we liked that. We always get compliments on his name.
― Anonymous User  8/26/2016
I think this is a nice name, but at least here in Italy it's probably also a difficult name to carry. Especially when in middle school kids start studying the Comedy...
― Anonymous User  3/3/2016
Hi, my son is named Dante, after the poet and because we love the soft sound and the meaning of his name. It really gets to my hubby (and Dante) and myself when people, including some teachers call him Dontay (and we didn't name him Donte). There is no O in Dante and the correct Italian pronunciation is this, for anyone who wishes to know it!

I am tempted to replace the vowels of the names of peoples' names who mispronounce our son's name (Jane instead of John, anyone? Shonnon, not Shannon? Come on, it isn't that difficult!) but am trying to be more tolerant! I guess it's not easy for some people to say?
miss mills  8/17/2015
Dante is one of the most badass names out there ('cause of the Devil May Cry video game series). :p I love the history the name Dante has, and how it doesn't sound outdated; the fact it's Italian is brill. Sounds wonderfully masculine & cool and overall Dante is a fawesome name! ^____^
― Anonymous User  3/21/2015
― Anonymous User  12/4/2014
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
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 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
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'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
I prefer it pronounced Dan-tay.
Smo  10/31/2010
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
Dante Gabriel Rossetti is one of the founders of the pre-raphaelite brotherhood, along with William Hunt and John Millais.
RoisinMcLaughlinDowd  9/20/2009
Dante also means "given" in Italian.
ludmila  3/30/2009
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
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 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
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 lovelovelove this name. It kind of gives a mysterious feel, I think. I named my black cat Dante.
― Anonymous User  8/28/2008
Donte, Donté, and Daunte are common variations of Dante I've seen.
Archangel Michael  7/29/2008
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
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
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
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
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
This name is, well, cool!
― Anonymous User  11/13/2006
The name Dante has grown on me. It is a nice sounding name for a boy.
― Anonymous User  10/9/2006
I think Dante is one of the most beautiful names ever. I sounds so soft. LOVE it!
― Anonymous User  10/8/2006
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
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
Dante Basco is a pretty good Filipinio actor. I like him best in The Debut and Avatar.
Belldandy  7/30/2006
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 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
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
Famous from the film: Dante's Peak.
wiswina  12/4/2005
Dante is the main character of Devil May Cry. All of them. He's cool.
ravenstar  9/6/2005

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