Gender: Masculine
Origin: Serbo-Croatian

Danilo has been equated with the Biblical Hebrew Daniel, but is in fact most likely derived from a pre-Christian Slavic source. It is believed to be derived from the element dan (gift) with the diminutive suffix of -ilo attached.

The name is also used in Italy, Spanish-speaking countries and in Brazil, where it is currently the 65th most popular male name.

The name was most famously borne by Danilo I Petrović-Njegoš, Prince of Montenegro (1826-1960).



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