US Popularity:1195
Meaning:God is my judge
Danny is a boy’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning “God is my judge,” and a solid nickname for Daniel, best known from the Hebrew Bible. As told in the Biblical Old Testament, Daniel, a servant of God, is thrown into a lion’s den and saved by an angel. His story would become famous in the Middle Ages, owing to the popularity of his name and the creation of its darling diminutive, Danny. Like the song “Danny Boy,” may lovely Danny live forever in the hearts of parents preparing for the arrival of their little one.

Famous People Named Danny

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  • Danny Elfman

Danny Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Danny is currently #1530 on The Bump
Boy:Danny is currently #429 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Danny is currently #1195 in U.S. births
Boy:Danny is currently #415 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 30
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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