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Hebrew Names Starting with D

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A name of Hebrew origins, the meaning of Danica is 'morning star'. In the United States, there has been 10,314 people with the name, since it was first recorded in 1880. It is a name that is traditionally considered by parents for a baby girl. There have been a few famous figures with the name Danica, such as Danika Patricks, who is a professional racing driver. She was the first female driver to win the IndyCar series and was also the Indianapolis 500 and IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year in 2005. Another is the actress and filmmaker Danica DeCosta, who is known for her 'Elf On The Shelf' series, with its beloved main character Magical Fred.

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Daniel is a name that is of Hebrew origin and is traditionally given to boys. The meaning of Daniel is ‘God is my strength’, however in the Holy Bible it can also translate to ‘God is my judge’. In the Hebrew Bible, Daniel is a figure who was known for his righteousness and was the first followers of God, also known as El. Daniel is also the title of the book called ‘The Prophecy of Daniel’ belonging to the Old Testament. In Arabic, the name refers to someone who is known for his intellect and just nature. However, in Irish, the meaning of is ‘attractive’. There is also a village in Iran that bears the name. Although it is traditionally given as a first name, it can also be used as surname and has a variant spelt as Daniels. There have been many noteable figures with the name Daniel such as Daniel Dafoe, who is an English author and the American frontiersman Daniel Boone.

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A name that appears frequently in the Holy Bible, David comes from ‘Dawidh’, a Hebrew word,so the meaning of David is ‘loved’, ‘dear’ or ‘darling’. David was considered to be the greatest of all the rulers of Israel and Judah. David was also a young shepherd, who later became the one to kill the mighty giant Goliath with just a rock and his slingshot. When the previous Israeli king, Saul, unlawfully performs a sacrifice and disobeyed the commands of the Almighty, Prophet Samuel is sent by God to anoint the young shepherd to be the king instead. David was a name that was chosen by a number of Christian leaders throughout the years, such as David of Wales, who lived in the sixth century, David Sahaurni from the seventh century and David I of Iberia, from the ninth century. There are also a number of feasts celebrating all the historical figures with the name throughout the year, such as the 1st of March for David of Wales and the 29th of December for King David. The most well-known figure with the name in recent years is the English football superstar David Beckham.

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