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

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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]
53 83 11896 22742
Denmark Denmark[11]
39 n.a. 6519 n.a.
Norway Norway[12]
26 n.a. 2253 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[13]
0 0 15 191
Finland Finland[14]
n.a. 68 n.a. 1939
  #: 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][14]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Dan(m)

Sources: [10] [11] [12] [14]

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. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi