Daniel is a Hebrew baby boy’s name meaning “God is my Judge”. Daniel is a classic baby name that has never dropped out of the top 100 names in the US.

Meaning of the name Daniel:

Hebrew: God is my judge

Origin of the name Daniel:

Daniel is a boy’s baby name of Hebrew origin. It is composed of the Hebrew words “din” meaning “judge” and “el” meaning “God”.

Symbolism of the name Daniel:

The Biblical Daniel was a prophet that became known for his ability to interpret the king’s dreams. Many believe that dreams can be windows into the future.

Style of the name Daniel:


Gender of the name Daniel:

Daniel is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Daniel:

DAN-yəl (English), dah-nee-EHL (Hebrew)

Number of syllables in the name Daniel:

two or three, depending on pronunciation

Emotion evoked from the name Daniel:

Daniel evokes feelings of humility and hard work.

Alternative spellings for the name Daniel:

Danel, Danyel, Danyal

Nicknames for the name Daniel:

Popularity of the name Daniel:

According to the Social Security Administration, Daniel is a wildly popular boy’s name that has not left the top 100 since 1900. Daniel stayed in the top 10 almost every year between 1983 and 2010.

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Great middle names for the name Daniel and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Daniel:

  • Daniel Boone (American frontiersman)
  • Daniel Handler (American author)
  • Daniel Day Lewis (English actor)
  • Daniel “Danny” DeVito (American actor)
  • Daniel Craig (English actor)

Daniels in popular culture:

  • Daniel Jackson (film, “Saving Private Ryan”)
  • Daniel (video game, “Amnesia: The Dark Descent”)
  • Daniel “Danny” Fenton (television, “Danny Phantom”)
  • Daniel “Danny” Zuko (film, “Grease”)
  • Daniel “Danny” Torrance (literature/film, “The Shining”