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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

Gender Male
Language(s) Hebrew
Meaning God is my judge
Other names
Nickname(s) Dan, Danny, Danya
Related names Danielle, Daniela
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  • Dan Aykroyd, Canadian-American actor
  • Dan Beard, founder of the Boy Scouts of America (1850-1941)
  • Dan Brown, American author, writer of The Da Vinci Code among others
  • Dan Castellaneta, American actor, the voice of Homer Simpson
  • Dan Coats, U.S. senator and ambassador to Germany
  • Dan Cruickshank, British architectural historian and television presenter
  • Dan Curry, visual effects producer most noted for his work on the Star Trek series of movies and TV shows
  • Dan Daniel (sportswriter), American sportswriter
  • Dan DeCarlo, American cartoonist
  • Dan Green, American voice actor
  • Dan Glickman, president of the Motion Picture Association of America, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
  • Dan Gurney, American racing car driver
  • Dan Jansen, American speed skater, Olympic gold medalist
  • Dan Kowarsky, Canadian Singer, B4-4/RyanDan
  • Dan Lewis, Canadian volleyball player
  • Dan Majerle, American basketball player
  • Dan Marino, American football player
  • Dan O'Bannon (1946-2009), American filmmaker
  • Dan Reeves, American football player and head coach
  • Dan Savage, American sex columnist
  • Dan Snow, British television presenter
  • Dan White, assassinated San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk
  • Daniel, the Old Testament prophet, of the book of Daniel in the Bible
  • Daniel (singer) (born 1955), Montenegro-born singer
  • 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
  • Daniel Colla, Argentine volleyball player
  • 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
  • Daniel Drezner, American political scientist and author
  • 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
  • Daniel Raditch, a fictional character in Degrassi: The Next Generation
  • Daniel Rincón, Colombian road cyclist
  • Daniel Schlereth, baseball pitcher
  • 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
  • Daniel Van Zandt, a fictional character in Degrassi: The Next Generation
  • Daniel Vasella (born 1953), Swiss businessman
  • Daniel Vasilevski, Macedonian-Australian association football player
  • Daniel Webster (1782-1852), American statesman
  • Daniel Webster (Florida politician), former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives
  • Daniele Barbaro, Patriarch of Aquileia.
  • Daniil Granin, Soviet/Russian writer
  • Daniil Kharms, early Soviet-era surrealist and absurdist poet, writer and dramatist
  • Daniil Simkin, soloist with American Ballet Theatre
  • Danny!, American record producer/hip-hop performer
  • Danny Ahn, Korean-American rapper and actor
  • Danny Alves, Portuguese association football player
  • 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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