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Danae

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Gender: Female Pronunciation: day-nay-ee or dah-NAY Origin of Danae: Greek, meaning unknown

The name Danae is a girl's name . Danae and discussed in our forums with posts like "Middle name for a First name!".

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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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Nanis Says:

2018-08-09T17:35:24

That's my name, Danae. As a girl I didn't like it very much, but now I really do! I Appreciate that it is kind of unique...although pronunciation is really a pain, I always have to say it twice so people get it right. My nick name is Dana, or Deina.

Daiseymae Says:

2017-01-26T14:18:38

I really like this name. It is simple and sweet.

indiefendi2 Says:

2016-10-05T06:19:03

I was in elementary school with a Danae, had no idea it was Greek!

headintheclouds Says:

2015-05-26T02:02:25

Pretty, elegant, short and sleek name. It's probably one of those unique names where you need to correct people on its spelling and pronunciation, the first time you meet new people (though I think once you get past that initial stage, it shouldn't be too big of a hindrance).
I like that Danae sounds very modern, though it has roots in history and mythology. I love it only if pronounced "dah-nay", and I'm pretty sure that's the instinctive pronunciation for most people.

DanaeLlama Says:

2015-01-29T13:49:05

Is it true? It is a greek name, meaning "burned ground", but I didn't know it had a meaning in French, too.

Me Says:

2014-11-30T00:51:07

Danae Means God Is My Judge - French