Dan

Dan - A very unique male name



  Dec 15,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Dan, meaning God is my judge, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #164. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Dan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Dan? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Dan. The baby boy name Dan was given to 57 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1532 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 28,790 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Dan peaked in popularity 72 years ago in 1947 on position 109.



Famous with this name

Dan Aykroyd
Dan Stevens
Dan Castellaneta


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Dan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Dan is currently topping the baby name charts in Washington at position #753 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,843.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Dan is where you live.


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Dan origin and meaning

Dan is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means God is my judge. To see famous people named Dan, pop culture references for the name Dan and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Dan

We've found the following names that sound similar to Dan, sorted by popularity.

Danny / Don / Dean / Duane / Dwayne / Damian / Donnie / Damon / Dana / Damien /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121532
20111432
20101436
20091448
20081373
20071211
20061310
20051064
20041150
20031130
20021110
20011092
2000970
19991070
1998998
1997891
1996840
1995828
1994872
1993754
1992728
1991699
1990690
1989653
1988623
1987603
1986541
1985559
1984549
1983521
1982483
1981432
1980465
1979451
1978439
1977404
1976383
1975371
1974350
1973305
1972282
1971248
1970231
1969212
1968191
1967185
1966174
1965155
1964139
1963124
1962119
1961115
1960111
1959110
1958109
1957121
1956135
1955136
1954139
1953139
1952129
1951136
1950129
1949125
1948113
1947109
1946116
1945127
1944143
1943139
1942147
1941152
1940154
1939161
1938155
1937148
1936155
1935150
1934153
1933152
1932162
1931164
1930163
1929175
1928163
1927161
1926165
1925183
1924177
1923188
1922172
1921190
1920184
1919175
1918182
1917198
1916191
1915190
1914188
1913187
1912200
1911168
1910164

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Washington753
Massachusetts757
California898
Florida1456
Texas1581
New York1843

Even more about Dan


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Dan a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Dan?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1947
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Dan
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 28,790
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +57

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