Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:1117
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

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