What does Daniel mean?

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ˈdæn yəlDaniel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Danielnoun

    (Old Testament) a youth who was taken into the court of Nebuchadnezzar and given divine protection when thrown into a den of lions (6th century BC)

  2. Danielnoun

    a wise and upright judge

    "a Daniel come to judgment" -- Shakespeare

  3. Daniel, Book of Daniel, Book of the Prophet Danielnoun

    an Old Testament book that tells of the apocalyptic visions and the experiences of Daniel in the court of Nebuchadnezzar

Wiktionary

  1. Danielnoun

    The book in the Old Testament of the Bible.

  2. Danielnoun

    in regular use since the Middle Ages and recently quite popular.

  3. Danielnoun

    A location in the state of Wyoming in the United States (Zip Code: 83115). (From the U.S. Census Bureau 1990)

  4. danielnoun

    The buttocks.

  5. Danielnoun

    A book in the Old Testament of the Bible.

    Synonym: Dan.

    Etymology: From Middle English Daniel, Daniell, from Ancient Greek Δᾱνῑήλ ( Dānīḗl ) , from Hebrew דָּנִיֵּאל‎ ( daniyél , literally " God is my judge") , name borne from the prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel.[1]

  6. Danielnoun

    The prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel.

    Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the denne of Lions: now the king spake and saide vnto Daniel; Thy God, whom thou seruest continually, he will deliuer thee.

    Etymology: From Middle English Daniel, Daniell, from Ancient Greek Δᾱνῑήλ ( Dānīḗl ) , from Hebrew דָּנִיֵּאל‎ ( daniyél , literally " God is my judge") , name borne from the prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel.[1]

  7. Danielnoun

    A male given name from Hebrew in regular use since the Middle Ages.

    "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.

    Etymology: From Middle English Daniel, Daniell, from Ancient Greek Δᾱνῑήλ ( Dānīḗl ) , from Hebrew דָּנִיֵּאל‎ ( daniyél , literally " God is my judge") , name borne from the prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel.[1]

  8. Danielnoun

    A British patronymic surname, a variant of Daniels.

    Etymology: From Middle English Daniel, Daniell, from Ancient Greek Δᾱνῑήλ ( Dānīḗl ) , from Hebrew דָּנִיֵּאל‎ ( daniyél , literally " God is my judge") , name borne from the prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel.[1]

  9. Danielnoun

    A French patronymic surname.

    Etymology: From Middle English Daniel, Daniell, from Ancient Greek Δᾱνῑήλ ( Dānīḗl ) , from Hebrew דָּנִיֵּאל‎ ( daniyél , literally " God is my judge") , name borne from the prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel.[1]

  10. Danielnoun

    A Portuguese patronymic surname.

    Etymology: From Middle English Daniel, Daniell, from Ancient Greek Δᾱνῑήλ ( Dānīḗl ) , from Hebrew דָּנִיֵּאל‎ ( daniyél , literally " God is my judge") , name borne from the prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel.[1]

  11. Danielnoun

    An Irish surname, a rare adopted anglicization of Ó Domhnaill.

    Etymology: From Middle English Daniel, Daniell, from Ancient Greek Δᾱνῑήλ ( Dānīḗl ) , from Hebrew דָּנִיֵּאל‎ ( daniyél , literally " God is my judge") , name borne from the prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel.[1]

  12. Danielnoun

    A village in central Poland.

    Etymology: From Middle English Daniel, Daniell, from Ancient Greek Δᾱνῑήλ ( Dānīḗl ) , from Hebrew דָּנִיֵּאל‎ ( daniyél , literally " God is my judge") , name borne from the prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel.[1]

  13. Danielnoun

    A town in Utah, United States.

    Etymology: From Middle English Daniel, Daniell, from Ancient Greek Δᾱνῑήλ ( Dānīḗl ) , from Hebrew דָּנִיֵּאל‎ ( daniyél , literally " God is my judge") , name borne from the prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel.[1]

  14. Danielnoun

    A census-designated place in Wyoming, United States.

    Etymology: From Middle English Daniel, Daniell, from Ancient Greek Δᾱνῑήλ ( Dānīḗl ) , from Hebrew דָּנִיֵּאל‎ ( daniyél , literally " God is my judge") , name borne from the prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel.[1]

Wikipedia

  1. Daniel

    Daniel is a masculine given name and a surname of Hebrew origin. It means "God is my judge" (cf. Gabriel—"God is my strength"), and derives from two early biblical figures, primary among them Daniel from the Book of Daniel. It is a common given name for males, and is also used as a surname. It is also the basis for various derived given names and surnames.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Danielnoun

    a Hebrew prophet distinguished for sagacity and ripeness of judgment in youth; hence, a sagacious and upright judge

Freebase

  1. Daniel

    Daniel is the protagonist in the Book of Daniel of the Hebrew Bible. In the narrative, when Daniel was a young man, he was taken into Babylonian captivity where he was educated in Chaldean thought. However, he never converted to Neo-Babylonian ways. Through "divine wisdom" from his God, Yahweh, he interpreted dreams and visions of kings, thus becoming a prominent figure in the court of Babylon. Eventually, he had apocalyptic visions of his own that have been interpreted as the Four monarchies. Some of the most famous accounts of Daniel are: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, The writing on the wall and Daniel in the lions' den.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Daniel

    dan′yel, n. in phrase A second Daniel, a wise judge, with reference to the interposition of the wise young Daniel to save Susannah, in one of the Apocryphal additions to the book of Daniel.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Daniel

    a Hebrew of fine physique and rare endowment, who was, while but a youth, carried captive to Babylon, and trained for office in the court of the king; was found, after three years' discipline, to excel "in wisdom and understanding" all the magicians and enchanters of the realm, of which he gave such proof that he rose step by step to the highest official positions, first in the Babylonian and then in the Persian empire. He was a Hebrew prophet of a new type, for whereas the old prophet had, for the most part, more regard to the immediate present and its outlooks, his eye reached forth into the future and foresaw in vision, as his book has foretold in symbol, the fulfilment of the hope for which the fathers of his race had lived and died.

Editors Contribution

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Daniel' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4053

Anagrams for Daniel »

  1. Aldine, alined, deal in, dealin', denial, enlaid, inlead, lead-in, nailed

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Daniel in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Daniel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Daniel in a Sentence

  1. The Chief:

    I lost faith in Daniel Crocker ability to continue to serve the community to the standards that we expected Daniel Crocker to, i personally felt that there was no way Daniel Crocker could effectively serve our community anymore.

  2. Hunter Biden:

    Daniel Dale has caused the deficit with China to go up, not down, with China. Up not down.

  3. Christian Horner:

    The way Daniel's driving at the moment, I don't believe there's a better driver in Formula One than Daniel, the thought of the pairing is fantastically exciting for us.

  4. Daniel Robinson:

    Daniel Robinson're waiting for DNA to come back on that case before Daniel Robinson can positively identify with the victim in that.

  5. Nathaniel Pawlowski:

    He finished a three-day fast based on the story of Esther, where she fasted so that the enemy would be exposed, and now he's doing a 21-day ‘Daniel fast,’ which is basically light food, no meat. It's eating vegetables so that he would get an answer from God.

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