The name Danica is a girl's name of Slavic origin meaning "Morning Star". Danica is ranked #870 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
From the experts:
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.