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
1336 Daneele (dat) RSG1336-39 p. 28, Danele (dat) ibid. p. 24, Daniele (dat) ibid. p. 14; 1371 Daniel (nom) NotComDest III; 1390 Daneel (nom) MPSA p. 21; 1394 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 22; 1395 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 22; 1396 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 22; 1399 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 23; 1402 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 24; 1405 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 24, Daniel (nom) ibid. p. 25; 1406 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 25; 1407 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 25; 1408 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 25; 1409 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 26; 1410 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 26; 1412 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 27; 1413 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 27; 1414 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 28; 1416 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 28; 1418 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 29; 1419 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 29; 1420 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 30; 1422 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 30; 1423 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 31; 1424 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 31; 1426 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 32; 1431 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 33; 1432 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 34; 1436 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 35; 1438 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 36; 1439 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 36; 1441 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 37; 1442 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 37; 1444 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 38; 1445 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 38; 1451 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 40; 1453 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 41; 1456 Daneels (gen) ibid. p. 42; 1457 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 43; 1461 Danneel (nom) ibid. p. 44; 1465 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 45; 1477 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 50; 1478 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 50; 1479 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 51; 1480 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 51; 1484 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 52; 1486 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 53; 1489 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 54; 1492 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 55; 1494 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 56; 1497 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 57; 1499 Daneel (nom) ibid. p. 57
Dutch
1501 Daneel MPSA p. 58; 1504 Daneel ibid. p. 59; 1506 Daneel ibid. p. 60; 1509 Daneel ibid. p. 52 [sic]; 1511 Daneel ibid. p. 53 [sic]; 1512 Daneel ibid. p. 53 [sic]; 1515 Daneel ibid. p. 54 [sic]; 1517 Daneel ibid. p. 55 [sic]; 1546 Daneel ibid. p. 65; 1554 Daneel ibid. p. 69; 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; 1358 Danieli (dat) ibid. 308, p. 34; 1400 Daniel (nom) LDFPUP1 p. 20
England
Latin
745 Daniel (nom) CSM p. 1, Danielis (gen) ibid. p. 1; 1189 Daniel (nom) GASurv p. 132; 1561 Daniel (nom) Reg-KirkElla p. 2; 1580 Danielis (gen) AuFr Keller; 1591 Daniell (nom) RegSoAMar p. 15
Dutch
1570 Daniel AuFr Cox; 1571 Daniel ibid. Wilmoet; 1572 Daniel ibid. Backelers; 1574 Daniel ibid. Sergant; 1575 Daniel ibid. Achter; 1576 Daniel ibid. Bauwens; 1577 Daniel ibid. Schaep; 1578 Daniel ibid. Brouijn; 1579 Daniel ibid. Peene; 1580 Daneel ibid. Bogaerts, Daniel ibid. Hermans; 1581 Daneel ibid. Lammans, Daneile ibid. Stapaert, Daniel ibid. Jansen; 1582 Daneel ibid. Vos, Daniel ibid. Konen; 1583 Daniel ibid. Theeuwes; 1584 Daniel ibid. Lems; 1585 Daniel ibid. Late; 1586 Danels (gen) ibid. Doreijn, Daniel ibid. Burchtgrave; 1587 Daniel ibid. Bellovoijs; 1588 Daniel ibid. Gijselinck; 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; 1595 Daniel ibid. Hasevelde; 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; 1569 Daniell' SurMus II; 1572 Daniell RegBath p. 2, StAnthonlin p. 22; 1574 Daniell RegBath p. 2; 1576 Daniell StAnthonlin p. 25; 1579 Daniell RegSoAMar p. 9; 1583/4 Danyell SurMus p. 21; 1584 Daniell StAnthonlin p. 30, SurMus p. 191, Danyell ibid. p. 192; 1586 Daniell RegSoAMar p. 13; 1588 Daniel StAnthonlin p. 32, Daniell SaxhamSf p. 4; 1589 Daniel DEmar-vol2 p. 19, StAnthonlin p. 33, Daniell RegSoAMar p. 14; 1590 Danyell StAnthonlin 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
Middle French
1568 Daniel WCS p. 39; 1570 Daniel ibid. p. 40; 1573 Daniel ibid. p. 41; 1574 daniel ibid. p. 10; 1575 Daniel ibid. p. 11; 1576 daniel ibid. p. 43; 1579 daniel ibid. p. 44; 1580 daniel ibid. p. 15; 1581 d'aniel ibid. p. 16; 1582 daniel ibid. p. 17; 1583 daniel ibid. p. 103; 1584 d'aniel ibid. p. 18; 1586 Daniel ibid. p. 20; 1587 Daniel ibid. p. 47; 1588 Daniel ibid. p. 22; 1589 Daniel ibid. p. 48; 1590 Daniel ibid. p. 49; 1591 Daniel ibid. p. 23; 1593 Daniel ibid. p. 50; 1594 Daniel ibid. p. 51; 1595 Daniel ibid. p. 91; 1596 Daniel ibid. p. 26; 1597 Daniel ibid. p. 52; 1598 Daniel ibid. p. 52
Walloon
1581 Daniel RWC p. 3; 1581/2 Daniel ibid. p. 4; 1582/3 Daniel ibid. p. 5; 1583 Daniel ibid. p. 437; 1583/4 Daniel ibid. p. 7; 1584 Daniel ibid. p. 8; 1590 Daniel ibid. p. 13; 1590/1 Daniel ibid. p. 15; 1591 Daniel ibid. p. 16; 1591/2 Daniel ibid. p. 20; 1592 Daniel ibid. p. 22; 1592/3 Daniel ibid. p. 26; 1593/4 Daniel ibid. p. 30; 1593 Daniel ibid. p. 564; 1594 Daniel ibid. p. 32
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; 1572 Daniel ibid. p. 492; 1588 Daniel raymond1588 p. 569
Germany
Latin
858 Daniel (nom) OrkGZ no. 48; 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; 1332x1337 Danyel (nom) ibid. p. 89, s.n. Daniel
1308 Danka (nom) Slíz 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
Poland
Latin
1250? Danieli (dat) CDT1 XVI
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)
Middle French
1563 Daniel MHCG2 341
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 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Daniel.