Daniel

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See also: daniel, Daniël, and Dániel

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Δανιήλ (Dānīēl), from Hebrew דניּאל (daniyél, God is my judge). Name borne from the prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel. [Oxford Names Companion, The]

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Proper noun[edit]

Daniel

  1. A book in the Old Testament of the Bible.
  2. The prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version)[1]: Daniel 6: 16:
      Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.
    • ~1594 William Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice: Act IV, Scene I:
      A Daniel come to judgment! yea, a Daniel! / O wise young judge, how do I honour thee!
  3. A male given name in regular use since the Middle Ages.
    • 1989 John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Corgi Books, ISBN 0552135399, page 55:
      "His name is Daniel Needham," my mother said. Whew! With what relief - down came my grandmother's hands! Needham was a fine old name, a founding fathers sort of name, a name you could trace back to the Massachusetts Bay Colony - if not exactly Gravesend itself. And Daniel was as Daniel as Daniel Webster, which was as good a name as a Wheelwright could wish for.
      "But he's called Dan," my mother added, bringing a slight frown to my grandmother's countenance.
  4. (rare) A female given name.
  5. A patronymic surname​.
  6. A location in the state of Wyoming in the United States (Zip Code: 83115). (From the U.S. Census Bureau 1990)

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Czech[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Daniel m

  1. A male given name, cognate with Daniel

Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Daniel

  1. Daniel (prophet)
  2. Daniel (book of the Bible)
  3. A male given name

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References[edit]

  • [2] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 20 632 males with the given name Daniel have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1990s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

Dutch[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Daniel ?

  1. Daniel (prophet)
  2. Daniel (book of the Bible)
  3. A male given name

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈdɑniel]
  • Hyphenation: Da‧ni‧el

Proper noun[edit]

Daniel

  1. Daniel (biblical book and prophet)
  2. A male given name.

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French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Daniel m

  1. Daniel (biblical book and prophet)
  2. A male given name

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German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Daniel

  1. Daniel (biblical book and prophet)
  2. A male given name.

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (book of the Bible): Dan.

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek Δᾱνῑήλ (Dānīēl), from the Hebrew דָּנִיֵּאל (daniyél, Daniel, literally God is [my] judge).

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Daniēl m (genitive Daniēlis); third declension

  1. Daniel (Biblical character)
  2. Book of Daniel

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular
nominative Daniēl
genitive Daniēlis
dative Daniēlī
accusative Daniēlem
ablative Daniēle
vocative Daniēl

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References[edit]

  • Dănĭēl in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879

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Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Δανιήλ (Dānīēl), from Hebrew דניּאל (daniyél, God is my judge). First recorded as a given name in Norway c. 1350.

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Daniel

  1. Daniel (biblical book and prophet)
  2. A male given name.

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References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [3] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk:15 404 males with the given name Daniel living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak around 1990. Accessed on April 29th, 2011.

Polish[edit]

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Daniel m

  1. A male given name.

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Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Daniel m

  1. Daniel (biblical person)
  2. Daniel (male given name)

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew דניאל.

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Daniel m (genitive singular Daniela, nominative plural Danielovia), declension pattern chlap

  1. Daniel

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Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Daniel (m)

  1. Daniel (biblical book and prophet)
  2. A male given name.
  3. The letter D in the Spanish phonetic alphabet

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgate Latin Daniel, ultimately of Hebrew origin. First recorded as a given name in Sweden in 1246.

Proper noun[edit]

Daniel

  1. Daniel(biblical book and prophet)
  2. A male given name.

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References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [4] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 82 724 males with the given name Daniel living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1980s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.