"I awake"

Django Origin and Meaning

The name Django is a boy's name of Romani origin meaning "I awake".

Django — the D is silent as most everyone now knows — the nickname of the great Belgian-born jazz guitarist Django (originally Jean Baptiste) Reinhardt, makes a dynamic musical choice for any jazz aficionado. Reinhardt's nickname "Django" is Romani for "I awake." The name has become more familiar with the release of and acclaim for the Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained.

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Famous People Named Django

  • Jean Baptiste "Django" ReinhardtBelgian jazz musician
  • Django MarshEnglish child actor
  • Django Siddigson of actors Nana Visitor and Alexander Siddig
  • Django Cody WalkerCountry Singer,Songwriter and son of Country Singer Jerry Jeff Walker

Django in Pop Culture

  • Song by punk band Rancid on their 2003 CD "Indestructible"
  • Django Djangoname of a Scottish indie band
  • "Django" the movie (1966)
  • Django Freemanprotagonist of 2012 movie "Django Unchained," by Quentin Tarantino
  • Django Browna character on the show "Phineas and Ferb"