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Dan is a masculine name. It refers sometimes to the short form of the name Daniel. Dan, or the acronym DAN may refer to the following:

  • Fyodor Dan, a Russian Marxist revolutionary
  • DJ Dan, an electronic music artist who uses the singular name "Dan" as his stage name
  • Dan (Bible), one of the sons of Jacob
Mythical figures
  • Dan Young (king), the name of one or more legendary Danish kings
Fictional characters
  • Dan Dare, a classic British science fiction comic hero
  • Desperate Dan, regular in The Dandy since 1937
  • Dan (aka TriceraRanger), from the Japanese television series Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger
  • Dan (Salamander anime), one of the main protagonists who pilots the Vic Viper
  • Dan, from the comedy series "I'm Alan Partridge" where Alan repeatedly shouts "DAN" when he spots his friend dan (who later he calls a "Sex Person") across the carpark
  • Dan Hibiki, from the Street Fighter video game series
  • Dan Sclarkenberg, a character in the movie Cars

See also

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

There is more than one meaning of Dan discussed in the 1911 Encyclopedia. We are planning to let all links go to the correct meaning directly, but for now you will have to search it out from the list below by yourself. If you want to change the link that led you here yourself, it would be appreciated.


Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary




From Hebrew דָּן (Dan)


  • enPR: Dăn, IPA: /dæn/
  • Rhymes: -æn

Proper noun




  1. (Biblical) Fifth son of Jacob, by his wife's handmaid Bilhah.
  2. (Biblical) One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Dan.
  3. A male given name of biblical origin.
  4. A nickname for Daniel.
  5. A surname.


  • 1611King James Version of the Bible, Genesis 35:22b-26
    Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: 23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun: 24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin: 25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali: 26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padan-aram.
  • 1611King James Version of the Bible, Joshua 21:5
    And the rest of the children of Kohath had by lot out of the families of the tribe of Ephraim, and out of the tribe of Dan, and out of the tribe of Manasseh, ten cities.

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Proper noun


  1. (Biblical) Dan.
  2. A male given name derived from Old Norse Danr "a Dane" (originally a medieval byname), from Daniel, and from biblical Dan.


Proper noun

Dan (stem Dan-*)

  1. (Biblical) Dan.


Proper noun


  1. (Biblical) Dan.
  2. A male given name derived from Old Norse Danr " a Dane", Daniel, and biblical Dan.


Proper noun


  1. Dan (Biblical character and tribe)


  • 1602La Santa Biblia (antigua versión de Casiodoro de Reina), rev., Génesis 35:22b-26
    Ahora bien, los hijos de Israel fueron doce: 23 Los hijos de Lea : Rúben el primogénito de Jacob, y Simeón, y Leví, y Judá, é Issachâr, y Zabulón. 24 Los hijos de Rachêl : José, y Benjamín. 25 Y los hijos de Bilha, sierva de Rachêl : Dan, y Nephtalí. 26 Y los hijos de Zilpa, sierva de Lea : Gad, y Aser. Estos fueron los hijos de Jacob, que le nacieron en Padan-aram.


Proper noun


  1. (Biblical) Dan.
  2. A male given name derived from Old Norse Danr " a Dane", Daniel, and biblical Dan. Casual pet form: Danne.

Bible wiki

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From BibleWiki

Meaning: a judge.

The fifth son of Jacob. His mother was Bilhah, Rachel's maid (Gen 30:6, "God hath judged me", Heb. dananni). The blessing pronounced on him by his father was, "Dan shall judge his people" (Gen 49:16), probably in allusion to the judgeship of Samson, who was of the tribe of Dan.

This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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