What does Daniel mean?

Definitions for Daniel
ˈdæn yəldaniel

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Daniel.

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


  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.

  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.

  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.

  8. Danielnoun

    A British patronymic surname, a variant of Daniels.

  9. Danielnoun

    A French patronymic surname.

  10. Danielnoun

    A Portuguese patronymic surname.

  11. Danielnoun

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

  12. Danielnoun

    A village in central Poland.

  13. Danielnoun

    A town in Utah, United States.

  14. Danielnoun

    A census-designated place in Wyoming, United States.


  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.


  1. daniel

    Daniel is typically a male given name and is of Hebrew origin, it means "God is my judge". It's often used in various cultures and languages including English, French, Spanish and others. In the Bible, Daniel is a prophet and the author of the Book of Daniel. The name can also refer to a surname in some cultures.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Danielnoun

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


  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

  1. Daniel

    the definition of Jumanji is a game and a fantasy adventure

    For example this is an amazing Jumanji

    Submitted by 333612 on October 31, 2019  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Daniel is ranked #396 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Daniel surname appeared 80,526 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 27 would have the surname Daniel.

    62.8% or 50,603 total occurrences were White.
    25.5% or 20,582 total occurrences were Black.
    5.5% or 4,501 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3.1% or 2,545 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.1% or 1,731 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 556 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

Anagrams for Daniel »

  1. Aldine

  2. alined

  3. deal in

  4. dealin'

  5. denial

  6. enlaid

  7. inlead

  8. lead-in

  9. nailed

  10. leadin

  11. delian

  12. enalid

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  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. Bonnie Wright:

    I have had a few people recognize me in public. But I wouldn't like everybody to recognize me. I can still walk across the street and not be noticed. If I was Daniel Radcliffe I think I would find it much harder to deal with.

  2. Red Bull:

    You could say the day's maybe made Daniel more expensive, it's put his value up, or you could say it's put the team in a stronger position in terms of its value and potential to him.

  3. Daniel Rosenfeld:

    Daniel Rosenfeld, a professor with the Program of Atmospheric Sciences at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The capital actually has existential problems right now, already.

  4. Executive Barclay Berdan:

    Dr. Daniel Varga's testimony before Congress was factual and accurate and any implication to the contrary is both false and irresponsible.

  5. Oscar Rene Vargas:

    For Daniel (Ortega) this is a war. He's trying to regain territory and show force to strengthen his position in negotiations, ortega is betting on divisions within the group to keep his power.

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