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.