Danica 🔥

Gender: Female Pronunciation: DAN-ih-ca Meaning of Danica: "Morning Star" Origin of Danica: Slavic

Danica Origin and Meaning

The name Danica is a girl's name of Slavic origin meaning "Morning Star".

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,” is synonymous with Venus in many countries. Though it's slipped down the charts a bit since its peak in 2007, 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 appeared in the United States Top 1000 since 1977, picking up speed and peaking at Number 307 in 2007.

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Pop Culture References for the name Danica

Danikka, Danikah, Daneeka, Danneeka, Dannika, Danaca, Danicah, Danicka, Dannica, Danika, Daneca


Rylee15264 Says:


I know a Danica and she goes by Dani.

meggyweg Says:


It's easy to pronounce but I think some people would be unsure at first. I would've thought "dan-ik-a" but the only Danica I ever met was black and pronounced it "da-nee-ka".

paulapuddephatt Says:



Daiseymae Says:


I think Erika is a pretty name.

zhenya Says:


I had a girl in my class named Danica, and it was my first time encountering that name. I really liked her name as it was a strong sounding name yet easy to pronounce. Memorable name and non-mainstream! I love it!

Erika Says:


We named our two month old daughter Danica. I love her name. It's beautiful and unique.

Dr. Vlasic Says:


It depends on the nationality of the "pronouncer." True Eastern Europeans would pronounce it like you've mentioned, but Scandinavians would pronounce it with a hard c. I love it either way!

mother_dragons Says:


It's the name of a mayo brand where I live. I didn't know it was actually a name

indiefendi2 Says:


This is gorgeous. If a had a baby girl today most likely I'd use it. I like Danica Romilly together 💖

jojobabyberry Says:


Beautiful one.

Guest Says:


This spelling makes the name prettier. Danika looks awkward. Danica is stunning.

dbear22 Says:


Danica is often pronounced with a hard 'c' sound, but I always thought it was supposed to be pronounced like 'Dan-eetza'? I thought Danika would be a more phonetic spelling for the race car driver's pronunciation.