Etymology
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Daniel

proper name, Hebrew, literally "God is my judge;" related to Dan, literally "he who judges," the name given to the tribe descended from Jacob's son of that name in the Old Testament. Consistently in the top 15 names for boys born in the U.S. from 1972 through 2008.

updated on June 25, 2018

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Definitions of Daniel from WordNet

Daniel (n.)
(Old Testament) a youth who was taken into the court of Nebuchadnezzar and given divine protection when thrown into a den of lions (6th century BC);
Daniel (n.)
a wise and upright judge; "a Daniel come to judgment" -- Shakespeare;
Daniel (n.)
an Old Testament book that tells of the apocalyptic visions and the experiences of Daniel in the court of Nebuchadnezzar;
Synonyms: Book of Daniel / Book of the Prophet Daniel
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.