Heartday-nay-ee or dah-NAY
Greek, meaning unknown
"from Denmark, gift, or wise"

Danae Origin and Meaning

The name Danae is a girl's name.
An intriguing mythological name whose one challenge might be pronunciation questions.

In Greek myth, Danae, a goddess of music and poetry, was the mother of Perseus by Zeus, who appeared to her in the form of a shower of gold. A novel name worth considering.

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Famous People Named Danae

  • DaNae Elizabeth CouchAmerican beauty queen; Miss Texas 2012
  • Danae SkiadiGreek actress
  • Danae StratouGreek artist
  • Danae KaraGreek pianist
  • Danae ElonIsraeli filmmaker
  • Danae Suzanna SweetappleAustralian Paralympic swimmer
  • Danae CollardFrench rhythmic gymnast

Danae in Pop Culture

  • DanaëGreek mythological figure; daughter of King Acrisius of Argos; mother of the hero Perseus by Zeus; founder of the city of Ardea in Latium
  • Danaea painting by Jan Gossaert
  • "Danae" a play by Livius Andronicus
  • Danae Pylea main character in comic strip "Non Sequitur" by Wiley Miller

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