Usage: Dan, of Hebrew origin, is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Dan are in general originating from Belgium, China, Croatia, Denmark, France, Ireland, Israel, Luxembourg, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America.
Variants: For another variant of the name Dan across the world, see Daniel.
Meaning: Arbiter, Red
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N.B. Sometimes it happens that another name has the same meaning. There is nothing surprising in this: both names have the same origin or the same numbers of numerology.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 1.
Qualities: Leader, Determined
Ruling planet: Sun
Colors: Yellow, Orange, Gold
Gemstones: Topaz, Amber
The name Dan is ranked on the 60th position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 6553400 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.09% of the population. The name Dan has three characters. It means that it is relatively short-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Dan for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
The name day of Dan is 11 December.
History and Origin
1 Biblical: name (meaning ‘he judged’ in Hebrew) borne by one of Jacob's twelve sons (Genesis 30: 6). Samson was a member of the tribe which descended from him.
2 English: short form of Daniel.
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