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Gender: Male Pronunciation: DAAHG Meaning of Dag: "daylight" Origin of Dag: Scandinavian

The name Dag is a boy's name of Scandinavian origin meaning "daylight". Dag and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Hope and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Norse god who's the son of light plus historic diplomat Dag Hammarskjöld and author Dag Solstad combine to boost this Nordic name's appeal, but this could be difficult in English-speaking countries where the obvious tease will be "daggy Dag."

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Famous People Named Dag

Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld, 2nd U.N. Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner
Dag Terje Andersen, Norwegian politician
Dag Arnesen, Norwegian jazz musician
Dag Berggrav, Norwegian jurist, civil servant and sports administrator
Dag Bjørndalen, former Norwegian biathlete
Dag Fornæss, Norwegian, former speed skater
Dag Frøland, Norwegian comedian, revue artist and singer
Dag Gundersen, Norwegian linguist and lexicographer
Dag Hartelius, Swedish diplomat
Dag Herbjørnsrud, Norwegian, former editor-in-chief of the Norwegian weekly news magazine Ny Tid
Dag Heward-Mills, Ghanaian Christian evangelist and author
Dag Ingebrigtsen, Norwegian musician
Dag Otto Lauritzen, Norwegian cyclist
Dag Alexander Olsen), Norwegian footballer
Dag Palovic, Slovakian Pokerstars Team Pro Member
Dag Erik Pedersen, Norwegian cyclist
Dag Prawitz, Swedish philosopher and logician
Dag Ringsson, Norwegian, member of Olav Haraldsson's army at the battle of Stiklest
Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, Norwegian musicologist
Dag Solstad, Norwegian author
Dag Spantell, Norwegian singer
Dag Volle (Denniz Pop), Swedish pop music producer
Dag Wennlund, Swedish javelin thrower
Dag C. Weberg, Norwegian politician
Dag Wirén, Swedish composer
Daeg Faerch, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Dag

Dag Svensson, character in Stieg Larsson's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
Dag Redwing Hickory, character in Lois McMaster Bujold's series "The Sharing Knife"
Rick "Dag" Dagless, a character on the TV series Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
Dag Daughtry, a character in Jack London's "Michael, Brother of Jerry"
Dag, runt of the litter of piglets
Dag, Australian and New Zealand slang for unfashionable
Dag, nickname for Dagny

Dagny, Dagget, Daggett