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Daniel is a Hebrew given name for males and a surname. It means, "God is my judge".

There are many nicknames for "Daniel": Dan, Danny (English) and Danya (Russia). For females, nicknames include Danielle, Daniela, Dani, and Danitza. "Daniel" as a surname developed into Daniels, meaning "son of Daniel".

First name

Daniel
Gender Male
Origin
Language(s) Hebrew
Meaning God is my judge
Other names
Nickname(s) Dan, Danny, Danya
Related names Danielle, Daniela
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  • Dan Castellaneta, American actor, the voice of Homer Simpson
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  • Dan Daniel (sportswriter), American sportswriter
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  • Dan Glickman, president of the Motion Picture Association of America, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
  • Dan Gurney, American racing car driver
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  • Dan Kowarsky, Canadian Singer, B4-4/RyanDan
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  • Dan Marino, American football player
  • Dan O'Bannon (1946-2009), American filmmaker
  • Dan Reeves, American football player and head coach
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  • Dan White, assassinated San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk
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  • Daniel Alves (born 1983), Brazilian international footballer, currently playing for FC Barcelona
  • Daniel Anthony (actor), British actor
  • Daniel Barenboim, pianist and conductor
  • Daniel Boone (1734-1820), American pioneer, fur trader, explorer, adventurer and hunter
  • Daniel Brunhart, Liechtenstein judoka
  • Daniel Castellani, Argentine volleyball player and coach
  • Daniel Chan, Hong Kong singer and actor
  • Daniel Ciobotea, Romanian patriarch
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  • Daniel Coronell, director of Noticias Uno
  • Daniel Craig, English actor
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, English actor
  • Daniel Delfino, Argentine association football player
  • Daniel Defoe, English writer, journalist, and pamphleteer.
  • Daniel Dennett, American philosopher
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  • Daniel Gibson, Cleveland Cavaliers guard
  • Daniel Henney, Korean-American actor and model
  • Daniel Hudson, American baseball pitcher
  • Daniel Johns, Australian vocalist, composer, guitarist and pianist
  • Daniel Johnston, American singer-songwriter
  • Daniel Jorgensen, American freestyle swimmer
  • Daniel Dae Kim, Korean-American actor
  • Daniel Kandi, Danish trance producer
  • Daniel Armand Lee (a.k.a Tablo), Korean-Canadian hip hop artist, songwriter and lyricist
  • Daniel Lewis, Canadian volleyball player
  • Daniel Lins Cortês, Brazilian association football player
  • Daniel López, Chilean association football player
  • Daniel Málek, Czech breaststroke swimmer
  • Daniel Mameri, Brazilian water polo player
  • Daniel Murphy, American baseball player
  • Daniel Ortega, Nicaraguan revolutionary and politician
  • Daniel Pliński, Polish volleyball player
  • Daniel Radcliffe, British actor best known for acting the main role in Harry Potter films
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  • Daniel Sedin, Swedish ice hockey player
  • Daniel Sirera, Spanish politician
  • Daniel D. Tompkins, 6th Vice President of the United States
  • Daniel Tosh, American stand-up comedian and television presenter
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  • Daniel Vasella (born 1953), Swiss businessman
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  • Daniel Webster (1782-1852), American statesman
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  • Daniele Barbaro, Patriarch of Aquileia.
  • Daniil Granin, Soviet/Russian writer
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  • Daniil Simkin, soloist with American Ballet Theatre
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  • Danny DeVito, American actor
  • Danny Elfman, American musician
  • Danny Glover, American actor
  • Danny John-Jules, British actor and dancer
  • Danny Jones, vocalist & guitarist, British band McFly
  • Danny Kaye, American actor, singer, dancer, and comedian
  • Danny La Rue, Irish-British entertainer
  • Danny Saucedo, Swedish pop/dance-singer
  • Danny Thomas, Welsh association football player
  • Danny Wallace, British author and humourist
  • Danny Way, American professional skateboarder
  • Danny Wood, singer, New Kids on the Block
  • Danyl Johnson, British singer
  • Daniel Alfredsson, Hockey player

Last Name

  • Andrew Daniel, winner of the fifth season of the American show Big Brother
  • Antoine Daniel, Jesuit missionary
  • Arnaut Daniel, Provençal troubadour of the 13th century
  • Augustus Daniel, former Director of the National Gallery in London
  • Beth Daniel, professional golfer
  • Bill Daniel, governor of Guam and Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives
  • Britt Daniel, lead singer of the rock band Spoon
  • Brittany Daniel, American actress
  • Caroline Daniel, panelist for The McLaughlin Group
  • Celso Daniel, former mayor of Santo André, São Paulo
  • Charles E. Daniel, United States Senator from South Carolina
  • Dan Daniel (sportswriter), American sportswriter
  • David Daniel, Wales international rugby player
  • Elton L. Daniel, historian and Iranologist
  • Frank Daniel, Czech-born film director, producer and screenwriter
  • Gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian
  • Gbenga Daniel, governor of Ogun State in Nigeria
  • Glyn Daniel, British archaeologist
  • Jack Daniel, founder of Jack Daniel's whiskey
  • James Simpson-Daniel, English rugby union footballer
  • Jeffrey Daniel, American dancer and singer, notably of the group Shalamar
  • Jennifer Daniel, British actress
  • John Daniel, 17th century English musician
  • John Reeves Jones Daniel, United States Representative from North Carolina
  • John W. Daniel, American lawyer and Democratic politician
  • Junius Daniel, American planter and career military officer
  • Lorenzo Daniel, American track and field sprinter
  • Marcos Daniel, Brazilian tennis player
  • Oliver Daniel, American arts administrator, musicologist, and composer
  • Paul Daniel, English conductor
  • Peter Vivian Daniel, American jurist
  • Price Daniel, United States Senator from Texas
  • Ray Daniel, Welsh football player and manager
  • Robert Daniel, United States Representative from Virginia
  • Samuel Daniel, English poet and historian
  • Tony Daniel, American comic book artist
  • Wayne Daniel, cricket player
  • Wendy Palmer-Daniel, professional basketball player in the WNBA
  • William Daniel, 19th century American politician
  • Yuli Daniel, Soviet dissident writer

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