Daniel

Daniel - A popular male name



  Nov 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Daniel, meaning God is my judge, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #54. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Daniel and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Daniel? 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 Daniel. The baby boy name Daniel was given to 14,143 baby boys in 2012, ranking #11 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 116 baby boys were given this name - making this a popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Daniel peaked in popularity 34 years ago in 1985 on position 5.



Famous with this name

Daniel Wu
Daniel Stern
Daniel Quinn


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Rating: 5/5 (28 people)


Daniel is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Daniel is currently topping the baby name charts in Arizona at position #3 - and is the least popular in South Dakota at position #83.

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 Daniel is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Daniel is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Daniel goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 2 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Daniel origin and meaning

Daniel is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means God is my judge. To see famous people named Daniel, pop culture references for the name Daniel and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Daniel

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

Donnell / Danial / Donell / Danilo / Donal / Danielle / Danniel / Daneil / Daniele / Daniyal /

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
201211
201110
20108
20097
20085
20075
20066
20057
20047
20038
200210
20019
20009
19999
199812
199711
199611
19959
19948
19937
19927
19916
19905
19896
19888
19877
19866
19855
19846
19838
198210
198110
198011
197912
197811
197711
197610
197511
197411
197311
197215
197120
197019
196918
196818
196719
196619
196517
196419
196319
196217
196117
196017
195918
195816
195716
195618
195517
195418
195320
195220
195121
195021
194922
194822
194722
194621
194524
194425
194325
194228
194131
194034
193938
193839
193739
193642
193543
193442
193342
193242
193144
193047
192947
192847
192746
192646
192544
192447
192347
192247
192149
192051
191951
191852
191754
191655
191555
191455
191354
191253
191153
191054

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Nevada3
Arizona3
California3
New Mexico5
Texas5
District of Columbia6
Oregon8
Washington8
Maryland9
Hawaii9
New Jersey9
New York10
Illinois10
Florida12
Colorado15
Delaware15
Connecticut16
South Carolina17
Georgia19
Arkansas22
North Carolina22
Massachusetts24
Oklahoma24
Alaska25
Virginia25
Kansas26
Pennsylvania26
Utah26
Rhode Island29
Tennessee29
Idaho29
Michigan30
Nebraska32
Indiana35
Alabama37
Minnesota37
Missouri39
Montana40
Iowa43
New Hampshire45
Wisconsin46
North Dakota50
Kentucky52
Ohio52
Vermont53
Maine56
West Virginia57
Wyoming57
Mississippi58
Louisiana68
South Dakota83

Even more about Daniel


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 Daniel a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Daniel?

2 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
1985
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Daniel
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 116
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +14,143

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