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The baby name Dani became a standalone option in the mid-twentieth century. It is still used, however, as a nickname for both Daniel and Danielle. The ranking for the name continues to improve, and it is currently number 802 overall. Dani is androgynous, but it is more often a standalone for baby girls.

Meaning of the Name Dani

Dani began as a nickname for the names Danielle and Daniel, making it a truly unisex option. In the 1950s and in recent years, the name has become a standalone option. It is close to a top 800 name, and the ranking is continually going up. The baby names Danielle and Daniel both have the same Hebrew origins and meaning. Though Dani is a more modern standalone, it retains the meaning of “God is my judge,” as well as the Hebrew origins.

Nicknames for Dani

Dani feels androgynous, and it has a young feel to it. It is simple, trendy, and modern.

Dani Name Details

Style: Modern

Gender: Neutral

Pronunciation: DAN-ee

Syllables: Two

Alternative Spelling for Dani

  • Danee
  • Daneigh
  • Daney
  • Danney
  • Danni
  • Danie
  • Dany
  • Danny 

Dani Name Popularity

Dani was a top 1,000 name in the years 1956 to 1958. It then remained off of the Social Security Index for 60 years, until it became rank 939 in 2018. As of 2020, the name has improved in its status and ranks at number 802 overall.

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Great Middle Names for Dani and Their Meanings

  • Elyana (God has answered)
  • Lynn (living near a lake or waterfall)
  • Asher (happy, blessed)
  • Blake (black, pale, white)
  • Chase (to hunt)
  • Wilson (son of Will)
  • Jolene (God will increase)
  • Lynae (lime tree, linden tree)

Famous People Named Dani

  • Dani Venn (contestant on “MasterChef Australia”)
  • Dani Stevenson (R&B singer)
  • Dani Behr (actress, “The Word”)
  • Dani(reality TV star, “A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila”)
  • Dani Walker (Miss Montana from 2018)
  • Dani Dyer (actress, “Vendetta”)
  • Dani Denison (character in “Hocus Pocus”)
  • Dani (character on “Glee”)
  • Dani Beck (character from “Law & Order: SUV”)
  • Dani Trant (character from “The Man in the Moon”)
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