Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: God is my Judge
Main Origin Language: Hebrew
(Or View Daniel Girl)

In 2017 the name Daniel...

• was given to 11,640 baby boys
• was the 15th most popular name for baby boys
• was 42% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in New Mexico, Arizona, and California
• was least popular in West Virginia, Mississippi, and North Dakota
• was about as popular as Ethan and Matthew
Babies Named Daniel Born Per Year
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(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Daniel...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1985
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 2017
• is 41% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 48% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Ross, Darnell, Richardo, Marquetta, Elizabeth, Katharine
• has the most opposite popularity history to Jack, Montgomery, Truman, Ruby, Maryjane, Glory
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Daniel Per State
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Geographically the name Daniel...

• 13% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Noel, Sebastian, Leonardo, Mia, Melissa, Daniella
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Brantley, Kashton, Carson, Maci, Anniston, Aubree
Girl Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Daniel by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Daniel are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Daniel will be the only kid named Daniel in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Daniel compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Daniel rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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