Daniel (name)

Daniel (name)


Daniel is a Hebrew masculine given name and a surname. It means, "God is my judge",[1][2] and derives from two early Biblical figures, primary among them the Prophet Daniel.


The name evolved into over 100 different spellings in countries around the world. Nicknames (Dan, Danny) are common in both English and Hebrew. The nickname "Dania" (Даня) is common in Russia. Feminine versions (Danielle, Daniela, Dani, Danitza) are prevalent as well. The Dutch names "Daan" and "Daniël" are also variations of Daniel. A related surname developed as a patronymic, Daniels.[3]

Given name

Gender Male
Word/Name Hebrew
Meaning "God is my judge"
Other names
Related names

[4]Nicknames: Dan, Danny
דָּנִיֵּאל (Daniyyel / Dāniyyêl) (Hebrew)
ܪܐܢܝܠ (Daniyyel) (Syriac)
Daniele (Italian)
Daniël, Daan (Dutch)
Данаил (Danail) (Bulgarian)
Dániel (Hungarian)
Даниил (Daniil) (Russian)
Данијел / Danijel (Serbian / Slovene, Croatian)
Danilo / Данило (Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Slovene, Croatian / Serbian, Ukrainian)
Daniel (Spanish)
Dănuṭ (Romanian)
Tanel (Estonian)
Taneli (Finnish)
Taniel (Armenian)
دانيال (Dâniyal / Danial) (Persian)
دانيال (Danyal) (Arabic)
Deiniol (Welsh)
Deniel (Breton)
Danel (Basque)

Daniél, Dónall (Irish)



  1. ^ "Behind the Name: Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Daniel". behindthename.com. http://www.behindthename.com/name/daniel. 
  2. ^ Hanks, Hardcastle and Hodges, Oxford Dictionary of First Names, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1, p.68.
  3. ^ "Surname: Daniel". surnamedb.com. http://www.surnamedb.com/surname.aspx?name=Daniel. Retrieved 2008-03-31. 
  4. ^ "Names that are related to DANIEL", Behind the Name

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