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 Poet Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Gender Bender Makeover Game".
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.