Daniel: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Daniel

Comes from the Hebrew “Daniyyel,” which means “God is my judge.” Let’s hope this doesn’t lead to an “Only God Can Judge Me” tattoo and a string of questionable choices later on.

Nicknames:

Dan, Dani, Danny, or maybe Niel — but if you’re gonna do that you may as well just name him Neil or Neal instead.

Famous people named Daniel:

Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Baldwin, Danny DeVito, and Daniel Radcliffe; former football player Dan Marino; comedian Daniel Tosh.

Fun facts:

Daniel Handler is the real name of Lemony Snicket, the bestselling author of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

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