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Gender: M Meaning of Dane: "from Denmark" Origin of Dane: English Dane's Popularity in 2012: #477

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Dane is a more masculine Dana alternative, with added style edge. Dane is one of those names that's more popular than you think, in the Top 500 after ranking on the U.S. Top 1000 for nearly seventy years. It was first popularized via mid-century actor Dane Clark (born Bernard Zanville); actor and comedian Dane Cook gave it a more recent boost.

Dane is one of several rhyming cousins gaining in popularity--Zane, Thane, Cain/Kane--but not Wayne.

Dane also makes a great middle name, as evidenced by January Jones' use of it for son Xander Dane.

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Famous People Named Dane

Dane Rumble, New Zealand Singer
Dane Cook, American comedian
Dane Fletcher, American NFL football player
Dane Sanzenbacher, American NFL football player
Dane Boedigheimer, creator of Annoying Orange
Dane DeHaan, American Actor
Dane Clark-50's screen actor
Dane Bowers, English R&B singer, songwriter, DJ and record producer
Dane Williams, child of Brady and Robyn Williams of the TLC show "My Five Wives"

Pop Culture References for the Name Dane

Saint Dane, main antagonist from the Pendragon series

Dain, Daine, Dayn, Dayne

Dane's International Variations

Danek (German)