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Origin: Hebrew, Old Norse

Meaning: a Hebrew masculine name meaning "he judged" "or "judge". It's a given name in its own right though it's often used as a nickname for Daniel meaning "God is my judge".

Dan is also an Old Norse name meaning "a Dane" or "Dane".

In the Old Testament, Dan is one of the sons of Jacob with Bilhah, his wife Rachel's servant.

  • Daniel
  • Danr (Ancient Scandinavian)

Female forms:
  • Danielle
  • Daniella
  • Daniela
  • Danya (Hebrew)
  • Dana (another form of Danya pronounced dah-nah)