Daniel Fortney in the US

  1. #759,395 Daniel Driskell
  2. #759,396 Daniel Drumm
  3. #759,397 Daniel Elam
  4. #759,398 Daniel Forsyth
  5. #759,399 Daniel Fortney
  6. #759,400 Daniel Gammon
  7. #759,401 Daniel Garay
  8. #759,402 Daniel Gaskins
  9. #759,403 Daniel Godin
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Meaning & Origins

Biblical name (meaning ‘God is my judge’ in Hebrew), borne by the prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel. He was an Israelite slave of the Assyrian king Nebuchadnezzar, who obtained great favour through his skill in interpreting dreams and the ‘writing on the wall’ at the feast held by Nebuchadnezzar's son Belshazzar. His enemies managed to get him cast into a lions' den, but he was saved by God. This was a favourite tale in the Middle Ages, often represented in miracle plays. The name has been perennially popular among English speakers since the 16th century and has been particularly favoured since the 1980s.
16th in the U.S.
Americanized form of German Pförtner (see Fortner).
6,807th in the U.S.

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