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Gender: M Pronunciation: JANG-oh Meaning of Django: "I awake" Origin of Django: Romani

Django — the D is silent as most everyone now knows — the nickname of the great Belgian-born jazz guitarist Django (originally Jean Baptiste) Reinhardt, makes a dynamic musical choice for any jazz aficionado. Reinhardt's nickname "Django" is Romani for "I awake." The name has become more familiar with the release of and acclaim for the Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained.

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Famous People Named Django

Jean Baptiste "Django" Reinhardt, Belgian jazz musician
Django Marsh, English child actor
Django Siddig, son of actors Nana Visitor and Alexander Siddig

Pop Culture References for the name Django

Song by punk band Rancid on their 2003 CD "Indestructible"
Django Django, name of a Scottish indie band
"Django," the movie (1966)
Django Freeman, protagonist of 2012 movie "Django Unchained," by Quentin Tarantino
Django Brown, a character on the show "Phineas and Ferb"