Dante - boys name

Dante name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 89%

Dante name meaning:

The name Dante is of Italian origin and holds significant meaning. Derived from the Latin name "Durante," it means "enduring" or "steadfast." In Italian literature and history, the name Dante is most commonly associated with the poet Dante Alighieri, who wrote the renowned "Divine Comedy." This epic work describes Dante's journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven, symbolizing the soul's path towards enlightenment. As such, the name Dante is often associated with intelligence, creativity, and a deep philosophical nature.

The name Dante also carries a sense of resilience and determination. It represents a person who can endure hardships and challenges with unwavering strength. Furthermore, it suggests a steadfast and loyal character, someone who is dedicated and committed to their goals and principles. Overall, the name Dante embodies qualities of intellectual depth, artistic sensitivity, and unwavering resilience, making it a powerful and meaningful choice for a boy.

Origin: Italian


Related names

Dante , Danton, Dontae , Dontay , Dontaye, Donte , Dontell, Dontrell

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Overall UK ranking: 543 out of 4789

71 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Dante

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