Dan

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Danish Old Danish
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish
Faroe Islands Faroese
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

1) Old Danish, Old Swedish and younger form of DanR [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

2) Short form of Daniel [4] [3] [5] [6] [7]

3) Hebrew dan = 'judge' [4] [3] [6]

Related Names

Daan
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Dan
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Old Danish Old Swedish Swedish
Dann
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Danish Faroese Norwegian Swedish
Danne
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Swedish

For female forms see Dana

Patronyms

  • Old Swedish: Dansson (♂) [8]

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Dan
Genitive: Dans
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Dan
Accusative: Dan
Dative: Dani
Genitive: Dans
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Dan
Genitive: Danin
Partitive: Dania
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Dan
Accusative: Dan
Dative: Dan
Genitive: Dans
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Dan
Genitive: Dans
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Dan
Genitive: Dans

Name Days

Norway Norway

11 December

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

11 December

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Dan Turèll ("Onkel Danny", 19 March 1946 – 15 October 1993), Danish writer

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[10]
52 84 11982 22765
Denmark Denmark[11]
39 n.a. 6588 n.a.
Norway Norway[12]
27 n.a. 2237 n.a.
Finland Finland[13]
n.a. 60 n.a. 1903
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Dan(m) Sources: [10][11][12][13]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Dan(m)

Sources: [10] [11] [12] [13]

References

  1. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Svenska medeltida personnamn, Institutet för språk och folkminnen, http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/
  9. Colette van Luik: Stora boken om namn (2009)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi