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Gender: Male Pronunciation: DAHN-tay Meaning of Dante: "enduring" Origin of Dante: Latin diminutive of Durant Dante's Popularity in 2017: #318

The name Dante is a boy's name of Italian, Latin origin meaning "enduring". Dante is ranked #318 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Video Game Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Best name or combo from previous poster's signature!".

From the experts:

Though closely associated with the great medieval Florentine poet Dante Alighieri -- who's so famous most people skip the last name -- it's not as much of a one-man name as you might think. Heck, it's not even a one-poet name, thanks to British pre-Rapahaelite Dante Gabriel Rosetti. Though especially well used in the Italian-American community, it would make a striking name for any little boy.

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Famous People Named Dante

Dante Alighieri, Italian poet
Dante Santiago Rosario, American football player
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, British Pre-Raphaelite painter
(Alphonse) Dante Bichette, American baseball player
Dante R. Basco, American actor
Dante Exum, Australian basketball player
Dante Bonfim Costa Santos, Brazilian footballer
Dante de Blasio (b. 1997), son of politician Bill de Blasio
Dante Jordan Knight (b. 1999), son of singer Jordan Knight
Dante Taylor (b. 2001), son of rapper Funkmaster Flex
Dante Meloni (b. 2004), son of actor Christopher Meloni
Dante Aristizábal Martínez (b. 2009), son of singer Juanes and actress Karen Martinez
Dante DiFranco Napolitano (b. 2013), son of singer Ani DiFranco and Mike Napolitano
Dante Cambiasso (b. 2013), son of footballer Esteban Cambiasso
Dante Nilsson (b. 2015), son of singers Maja Ivarsson and Fredrik Nilsson of The Sounds
Damien Dante Wayans, American actor; son of actress Elvira Wayans
Dante Melucci Broadway Actor and Drummer

Pop Culture References for the name Dante

Dante, fictional character and Xoloitzcuintli dog in Pixar's 2017 animated film "Coco"
Dante, character in Devil May Cry series
Dante Hicks, character in the films "Clerks" (1994) and "Clerks II" (2006)
Dante Quintana, character in "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Dante's Peak," 1997 film
Dante Ramon, character on TV's "The Flash"
Dante, character in Aphmau's YouTube series
Dante, female character in the anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Dante Falconeri, character on TV's "General Hospital"

Donte, Dontay, Dontae, Danté, Dantae, Dantay

Dante's International Variations

Durante, Duran (Italian)


aleerakate Says:


I get what you mean, sometimes you hear a name so frequently and you think a particular way about it and then you learn more about it and the name just evolves in your mind.
I had a similar thing with Talia and Tristan, I viewed them as very modern names and then I learnt that they both have deep history. I love them so much more now!

indiefendi2 Says:


that observation is completely unrelated to what I was saying but yes.... like Troian Bellisario one can indeed be black and Italian......

Guest Says:


For a long time I never knew this was Italian because I only heard it in the black community. It's a very simple and versatile Italian name!