Meaning of Daniel

Dan•iel

Pronunciation: (dan'yul), [key]
— n.
    1. a prophet living in Babylon during the Captivity.
    2. the book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbr.: Dan.
  1. 1562–1619, English poet and historian: poet laureate 1599–1619.
  2. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “the Lord is my judge.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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