Gender: Male Pronunciation: DAHN-tay Meaning of Dante: "enduring" Origin of Dante: Latin diminutive of Durant Dante's Popularity in 2019: #308

Dante Origin and Meaning

The name Dante is a boy's name of Italian, Latin origin meaning "enduring".

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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Rank in US: #308

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Famous People Named Dante

Pop Culture References for the name Dante

Donte, Dontay, Dontae, Danté, Dantae, Dantay

Dante's International Variations

Durante, Duran (Italian)


Koolkitty108 Says:


I mean, this just makes me think of Dante’s inferno

Hraefn_Korax Says:


I really like Dante, but to be honest, the only reason I like it is because I like the poet and the meaning of the name. The sound is kind of eh.

bordercollie Says:


The perfect mix of cool, handsome, and dashing, like many Italian boy names, and a sort of understated, serious, poetic sophistication that comes from its strong association with Dante Alighieri.

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!