In modern use this is taken as a short form of Daniel, although increasingly used in its own right, but it is also an independent biblical name, meaning ‘he judged’ in Hebrew, borne by one of Jacob's twelve sons (Genesis 30:6).
Chinese 岳: from a title denoting a regional administrator in ancient China. The first of the ‘model emperors’, Yao, (2357–2257 BC), appointed four princes to administer the North, South, East and West. These were known as the Siyue, or ‘four mountains’. The surname Yue is derived from this title.