While Danica may sound similar to Dana, Danielle and Daniela, Danica is not a variation. Danica a delicate and unique Slavic name meaning “Morning Star” and is synonymous with Venus in many countries. A constant member of the Top 600 club for the past decade, we think Danica deserves even more attention given that it is at once feminine without being frilly and easy to spell without being too common
Danica has two noted namesakes: Danica McKellar, who played Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years, and Danica Patrick, the first woman to win an Indy car race. It has been used in this country since 1977, picking up speed and peaking in 2007.