[ 2 syll. da-niel-le, dan-ie-lle ] The baby girl name Danielle is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced as DaeNYEHL †. Danielle is of Hebrew origin. It is used mainly in English and French. Danielle is a form of Daniela.
The contracted forms Dan (English), Dani (English), and Danie (English), the diminutives Dana (Czech, German, Polish, and Romanian), Danee (English), Dann (English), Danni (English), Dannie (English), Danny (English), Dany (French and German), Danya (Hebrew and Russian), and Dee (English), and the spelling variants Daniele (Italian), Daniell (English and French), Danniell (English), Dannielle (English), Danyel (English), Danyell (English), and Danyelle (English) are forms of the name. See also the related forms, the name Danessa and the English Ranielle.
Danielle is popular as a baby girl name. The name increased in popularity from the 1940s up to the 1980s. Its usage peaked in 1987 with 0.908% of baby girls being named Danielle. It had a ranking of #14 then. The baby name has experienced a marked decline in frequency since then. In 2012, it ranked at #232 with a usage of only 0.070%, but it was nevertheless the 2nd most popular after Daniela, among all girl names in its family. It was more regularly used than Danielle by 21% in 2012. Danielle has in the last century been mainly given to baby girls. There were 138 times more baby girls than boys who were named Danielle in 1989.
Baby names that sound like Danielle include Daniele, Dannielle, Danyell, Danyelle, Daneal, Daneale, Daneil, Daneille, Daniell, Danille, Danniell, Dawnelle, Dawnyelle, Domel, Domelle, Donelle, Donnell, Dynelle, Damali, and Danalee.
† Pronunciation for Danielle: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"
A famous person named Danielle is Danielle Steel, Author, born 14 August 1947, New York, New York.