Gender: Masculine
Origin: Italian
Meaning: “enduring.”

The name is an Italian short form of the now archaic Italian male name Durante meaning “enduring.” It was popularized as an independent given name by the 13th-century Italian poet Dante Alighieri.

Currently, Dante is the 255th most popular male name in the United States, (2010) and the  420th most popular in the Netherlands (2010).

Among Italian-Americans, the name was often anglicized as Danny.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Duran (English)
  • Durando (Italian)
  • Durante (Italian)
  • Durantino (Italian)
  • Durans (Late Latin)


  1. http://www.behindthename.com/name/dante