Traditionally taken to be from דָּן (dan, “Dan (one of the sons of Jacob in the Bible)”), whose name perhaps derived from the same root ד־ו־ן (d-w-n) as above, but modern scholars frequently view this figure as an after-the-fact eponym and connect the tribal name to other words and names, such as Denyen.
דָּן • (dan)
- Dan (one of the Israelite tribes).
- Dan (the region of Ancient Israel occupied by this tribe).
- A male given name.