- a masculine name: dim. Dan, Danny; fem. Danielle
- a Hebrew prophet whose faith saved him in the lions' den: Dan. 6:16-23
- the book containing his stories and prophecies: abbrev. Dan, Da, or Dn
Origin: Heb dāni'ēl, lit., God is my judge
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Origin: Hebrew Dānī’ēl, Dānīyēl, God is my judge : dān, judge; see dyn in Semitic roots + -ī, my + ’ēl, God; see אl in Semitic roots.
noun Abbr. Dan. or Dn
Origin: After Daniel1.