Baby name Daniel
Meaning:god is my judge
Description: Biblical name borne by the prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel. He was an Israelite slave of the Assyrian king Nebuchandnezzar, who obtained great favour through his skill in interpreting dreams and the ‘writing on the wall’ at the feast held by Nebuchandnezzar’s son Belshazzar. His enemies managed to get him cast into a lion’ den, but he was saved by God. This was a favourite tale in the Middle Ages, often represented in miracle plays. The name has been popular since the 16th century and particularly since the 1980s. Famous bearers include Daniel Beddingfield (singer), Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter actor) and Daniel Bassett (musician).
Statistics for Daniel
From 1996 to 2015 the name 'Daniel' was given to 108.237 Boys, representing 1,69% of the total 6.402.657 Boys registered since 1996.
Registrations by Year of name 'Daniel'
This chart shows the registrations of name 'Daniel' in England and Wales per year since 1996
It is possible to see that the registrations name 'Daniel' varied from 2.622 to 10.338 per year.
Rank Popularity by Year of name 'Daniel'
This chart shows the popularity of name 'Daniel' in England and Wales per year since 1996
It is possible to see that name 'Daniel' varied from rank 2 to 24.