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Dane may refer to:

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People

Family name

  • Alexandra Dane (born 1946), South African actress
  • Barbara Dane (born 1927), American singer
  • Claire Danes (born 1979), American film, television, and theater actress
  • Dana Dane, American hip-hop artist
  • Eric Dane (born 1972), American actor
  • Francis Dane (1615-1697), minister in colonial Massachusetts during the Salem Witch Trials
  • Jordan Dane (born 1953), American novelist
  • Joseph Dane (1778-1858), American congressman from Maine
  • Karl Dane (1886-1934), Danish-American silent film actor
  • Lloyd Dane (born 1925), American race car driver
  • Maxwell Dane (1906-2004), American advertising executive
  • Nathan Dane (1752–1835), American lawyer and statesman representing Massachusetts in the Continental Congress from 1785 to 1787
  • Patricia Dane (1919-1995), American film actress
  • Warrel Dane (born 1969), American singer

Fictional or legendary

  • Dane (Wildstorm), a fictional character from WildStorm Productions, now owned by DC Comics
  • The Dane, a term for Prince Hamlet of Denmark, a character in Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet
  • Saint Dane, a character in the Pendragon series

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See also dane, and Däne

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Noun

Singular
Dane

Plural
Danes

Dane (plural Danes)

  1. A person from Denmark or of Danish descent.

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Proper noun

Singular
Dane

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Dane

  1. A surname for someone who came from Denmark, also a variant of Dean.
    • 1913 Harry Leon Wilson, Bunker Bean, BiblioBazaar, LLC, 2008, ISBN 0554347148, page 13
      Often he wrote good ones on casual slips and fancied them his; names like Trevellyan or Montressor or Delancey, with musical prefixes; or a good, short, beautiful, but dignified name like "Gordon Dane". He liked that one. It suggested something.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname, or from the ethnic term Dane ( like Scott or Norman ).
    • 1977 Colleen McCullough, The Thorn Birds, Gramercy Books 1998, ISBN 0517201658, pages 432-433
      "I'm going to call him Dane."
      "What a queer name! Why? Is it an O'Neill family name? I thought you were finished with the O'Neills."
      "It's got nothing to do with Luke. This is his name, no one else's. - - - I called Justine Justine simply because I liked the name, and I'm calling Dane Dane for the same reason."
      "Well, it does have a nice ring to it," Fee admitted.

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