Girl Baby Name

Daniela

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Quick Facts on Daniela

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Slavic, Spanish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 222
Pronunciation:
dan-YEH-lah
Simple meaning:
God is my judge

Characteristics of Daniela

  • Independent
  • Individualistic
  • Ambitious
  • Strong-willed
  • Inventive
  • Successful

Etymology & Historical Origin - Daniela

Daniela is a Latinate feminine form of the male name Daniel. The name Daniel comes from the Hebrew word “daniy'el” which translates to “God is my judge.” The name is borne of the Hebrew Bible and Old Testament – he is a prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel. Daniel was a Jewish slave in the city of Babylon to the Assyrian king Nebuchadnezzar about 600 years before Christ. Daniel gains favor with the king through his ability to interpret dreams. He is later thrown into a lion’s den by his enemies, only to be saved by an angel of God who held the lions’ mouths shut to prevent Daniel’s death. This particular Biblical story became popular in the Middle Ages and was often depicted in “miracle plays” which gave the name further prominence. Daniela is the spelling preferred in Italian and Spanish-speaking countries as well as the eastern European and Slavic countries. The French use Danielle and English-speaking countries tend to use Daniella (with two “L”s). Daniela was the 5th most popular girl’s name in Spain (2009).

Popularity of the Name Daniela

The name Daniela is a relatively new entry on the U.S. naming charts; it first debuted in 1973. Like Gabriela and Valeria, the name’s popularity is clearly influenced by the growing Hispanic-population in the United States which has increased by 43% between 2000 and 2010 alone. Further, those of Hispanic descent are largely Catholic and Daniel has strong religious meaning: God is my judge. The Spanish feminine version, Daniela, has not quite achieved a spot on the Top 100 list of most commonly used girl’s names, but it’s currently more popular than her French counterpart Danielle or the more English version Daniella. Daniela is a Top 100 name in the states of Texas and Nevada, and also California. Maybe God is Daniela’s judge, but we judge that her name is absolutely beautiful!
Popularity of the Girl Name Daniela
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Daniela

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Daniela

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Daniela

    Daniela We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Daniela.

  • Popular Songs on Daniela

    Popular Songs on Daniela

    Daniela - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Daniela.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Daniela

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Daniela

    Hi, My Name Is Daniela…And I Want To Be A Great Woman: How I Found Me (Daniela Vinci) - Navigating the teenage years can be one of the most challenging journeys upon which young people embark. While managing peer pressure and facing increased freedom and responsibility, a young adult's self-esteem can quickly become a fragile entity. While becoming a "great" kid can be formidable, it's not impossible. With guidance, you can discover the superior abilities and character qualities that distinguish you from others. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Looking for Daniela: A Romantic Adventure (Steven Kroll) - Antonio performs each day in the piazza, juggling, walking a tightrope and playing his guitar, while the villagers laugh and throw coins. Sometimes he slips away to dance with his friend Daniela. But one morning, he finds that Daniela has been kidnapped by bandits who want the family fortune. Antonio sails off after them in a borrowed boat, receives lucky clues and without much trouble discovers the inn where the wicked bandits are drinking the night away. "Saucy Daniela!" says one. "Good thing we locked the upstairs room!" says another. Nimble Antonio throws his tightrope over a handy tree limb and makes the obligatory moonlight rescue. Following a few more convenient occurrences, Antonio and Daniela ride home in a hot-air balloon. Recommended for ages 5-8.

  • Famous People Named Daniela

    Famous People Named Daniela

    Famous People Named Daniela - Daniela Sea (actress); Daniela Hantuchová (tennis player); Daniela Bobadilla (actress); Daniela Cicarelli (model); Daniela Peštová (model)

  • Children of Famous People Named Daniela

    Children of Famous People Named Daniela

    Famous People who Named their Daughter Daniela - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Daniela.

  • Historic Figures

    Daniela - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Daniela - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Daniela.

Personality of the Girl Name Daniela

The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged.  They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.

Variations of the Baby Name - Daniela

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