Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Daniel m. Hebrew דניּאל 'God is my judge'.

The name of an Old Testament author. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Daniel, Danyel.

In England before the Norman Conquest, the name was used almost exclusively by ecclesiasts. It began to be used by the ordinary population in the 12th C.

Belgium
Latin
1133 Daniele (abl) CartStBert 13
Middle Dutch
1371 Daniel (nom) NotComDest III
Dutch
1597x1598 Daniel BoonenGes p. 321, Daniels ibid. p. 384
Brabant
Latin
1312 Daniel (nom) JeanIII p. 32, Danielis (gen) ibid. p. 18
Czech Republic
Latin
1356 Daniel (nom) chlumecky 175, p. 28
England
Latin
1189 Daniel (nom) GASurv p. 132
Dutch
1570 Daniel AuFr Cox; 1572 Daniel ibid. Backelers; 1575 Daniel ibid. Achter; 1576 Daniel ibid. Bauwens; 1578 Daniel ibid. Brouijn; 1580 Daneel ibid. Bogaerts; 1586 Danels (gen) ibid. Doreijn, Daniel ibid. Burchtgrave; 1587 Daniel ibid. Bellovoijs; 1589 Daniel ibid. Alensone, Daniels (gen) ibid. Droimaels; 1590 Daniel ibid. Dorijn; 1591 Daniel ibid. Coppereholle; 1592 Daniel ibid. Gast; 1593 Daniel ibid. Achtschellinck; 1594 Daniel ibid. Feijfer; 1596 Daniel ibid. Baert; 1597 Daniel ibid. Garnoot; 1598 Daniel ibid. Dorijn; 1599 Daniel ibid. Garnoot
Early Modern English
1545 Daniell StAnthonlin p. 5; 1549 Dannell ibid. p. 8; 1553 Daniell ibid. p. 10; 1554 Daniell BarnstapleBap p. 8; 1556 Daniell StAnthonlin p. 11; 1564 Danyell BarnstapleBap p. 13; 1572 Daniell StAnthonlin p. 22; 1576 Daniell ibid. p. 25; 1584 Daniell ibid. p. 30; 1588 Daniel ibid. p. 32, Daniell SaxhamSf p. 4; 1589 Daniel DEmar-vol2 p. 19, StAnthonlin p. 33; 1590 Danyell ibid. p. 34; 1591 Daniel SaxhamSf p. 57, Daniell StAnthonlin p. 34; 1592 Daniell ibid. p. 35; 1593 Daniel DEmar-vol2 p. 27, StAnthonlin p. 36, Daniell ibid. p. 36; 1594 Daniell CAmar-vol1 p. 5, StAnthonlin p. 36; 1596 Daniell ibid. p. 37; 1598 Daniel BUmar-vol9 p. 10; 1599 Daniel DEmar-vol2 p. 40, Daniell StAnthonlin p. 39
Estonia
Middle Low German
1383 Daneel BbRT p. 337; 1440 Daniel ibid. p. 362, Daniil ibid. p. 362
Finland
Early Modern Swedish
1582 Danila (nom) Audén1980 p. 171
France
Latin
c823 Daniel (nom) irminon-vol2 74, Palatiolum; 11thC Daniel (nom) StVdM-II 720, Danihel (nom) ibid. 720; c1030 Daniel (nom) ibid. 714; c1175–1180 Daniel (nom) ChartCaen2 p. 67; 1248 Danieli (dat) hennes-vol1 125; 1292 Danielis (gen) MemBret-I 1102; 1378 Danieli (dat) hanquetvol1 1514, Danielis (gen) ibid. 251
1180 Danet (gen) RotScaNor p. 3
Old French
1292 Daniel (obl) HistHdVParis p. 110; 1296 Daniel paris1296 p. 20; 1298 Daniel (obl) HistHdVParis p. 144; 1299 Daniel (obl) ibid. p. 148; 1313 Daniau Paris1313 p. 27, Daniel ibid. p. 56
Middle French
1418 Daniel DdB1418 p. 210, HGParis p. 385, Danyau DdB1418 p. 210, HGParis p. 384; 1421 Daniel favier 93; 1561 Daniel RegPCC-1 p. 4; 1562 Daniel ibid. p. 7; 1563 Daniel ibid. p. 18; 1564 Daniel ibid. p. 44, Danyel ibid. p. 71; 1565 Daniel ibid. p. 111; 1566 Daniel ibid. p. 206; 1567 Daniel ibid. p. 281; 1568 Daniel ibid. p. 368; 1570 Daniel ibid. p. 431; 1571 Daniel ibid. p. 438; 1588 Daniel raymond1588 p. 569
Germany
Latin
1165 Daniel (nom) quix-vol1 93; 1210 Daniel (nom) hennes-vol1 10; 1260 Danielis (gen) ibid. 189; 1394 Danielis (gen) SMM p. 191; 1401 danieli (dat) HD1401 no. 346
Hungary
Latin
1311 Daniele (abl) Slíz p. 89, s.n. Daniel; 1329 Danieli (dat) ibid. p. 89, s.n. Daniel
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Daniel (nom) MunDocIr III, p. 12, Danielis (gen) ibid. III, p. 14
Italy
Latin
1376 Daniel (abl) DouGen1 p. 19, Daniele (abl) ibid. p. 39, Danielem (acc) ibid. p. 214; 1449 Danielis (gen) VitAs2 IX; 1527 Daniele (gen) Rome1527 p. 86
Latvia
Latin
1290 Daniel (nom) RigSB 297; 1292 Daniel (nom) ibid. 300; 1293 Daniel (nom) ibid. 301; 1294 Daniel (nom) ibid. 302; 1315 Daniel (nom) ibid. 316; 1316 Daniel (nom) ibid. 318
Spain
Latin
896 Daniel (nom) CDCB-XV MMXIX; 1488 Danielis (gen) carbonell-I p. 23; 1490 Daniel (nom) ibid. p. 46, Danielis (gen) ibid. p. 47; 1491 Daniel (nom) ibid. p. 52, Danieli (gen) ibid. p. 59, Danielis (gen) ibid. p. 52
Catalan
1510 Daniel valencia1510 3225
Sweden
Latin
1350 Daniel (nom) SDHK no. 6001, Danieli (dat) ibid. no. 6023, Danielis (gen) ibid. no. 6023
Switzerland
Latin
1360 Danielis (gen) Ob-SPVn (87)
Cite as: R. Le Get, M. Slíz, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Daniel". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Daniel.