US Popularity:1225
Origin:Hebrew
Meaning:God is my judge
Danny is a gender-neutral name of Hebrew origin, meaning “God is my judge.” A nickname to big brother “Daniel,” Danny can also be used as an independent title for baby boy or girl. “Daniel” was borne in the Hebrew Bible and Old Testament as a prophet who lived 600 years before Christ. According to the tale, the namesake figure was thrown into a lion’s den and saved by an angel. This story was famous during the middle ages, and the name became popular in English-speaking countries for over 500 years. A character in religion and song, this charming name will forever live on in odes like “Danny Boy,” making for a stress-free lullaby selection for parents.

Famous People Named Danny

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  • Danny Elfman
    Composer

Danny Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Danny is currently #1530 on The Bump
Boy:Danny is currently #1099 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Danny is currently #841 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Danny is currently #1225 in U.S. births
Boy:Danny is currently #1264 in U.S. births
Girl:Danny is currently #12902 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2022
Gender:
Girl
#12902
in 2022
- 1093
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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