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Origin of the name DAN.
Etymology of the name DAN.
Meaning of the baby name DAN.

  

DAN.  [Heb. דָּן, Sept. Δάν, meaning "a judge"].  An independent name, and a nickname for Daniel ("God's judge").  Usage: America, Australia, Canada, England, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Scotland.
    Dan Jones (d. 1862), was a Welsh missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Daniel "Dan" Drysdale (d. 1987), was a Scottish international rugby union player.  Daniel "Dan" Keating (d. 2007), was a life-long Irish republican and patron of Republican Sinn Féin.  Dan Meridor, an Israeli politician and minister.  Daniel Keenan "Dan" Savage, an American author, journalist, and newspaper editor.  Dan Houser, an English video game producer. (Wiki)

     (1) The name given by Rachel to Jacob's fifth son, the first by her maid Bilhah (Gen. xxx. 6; xxxv. 25; cf. Exod. i. 4; 1 Chron. ii. 2).
     (2) The tribe to which Dan gave origin, and the territory in Canaan which it obtained by allotment (Numb. i. 12, 38, 39; ii. 25, 31; vii. 66; x. 25; xiii. 12; xxvi. 42; xxxiv. 22, etc.).   Its boundary-line ran through Zorah, Eshtaol, Irshemesh, Ajalon, Ekron, Eltekeh, Gibbethon, Me-jarkon (the Me-jarkon river), and ended opposite to Japho, i.e. Joppa (Josh. xix. 40-46; xxi. 5, 23; cf. Judg. v. 17).
     (3) The name given to Laish or Leshem after its capture by the Danites (Josh. xix. 47, 48; Judg. xviii. 1-31; cf. Gen. xiv. 14; Deut. xxxiv. 1; Jer. iv. 15; viii. 16).  It was so far north that the expression "from Dan to Beersheba" was often used like our own "from John-o'Groat's house to the Land's End" (Judg. xx. 1; 1 Sam. iii. 20; 2 Sam. iii. 10; xvii. 11; xxiv. 2, 15; 1 Kings iv. 25; etc.). (The Sunday School Teacher's Bible Manual, Hunter, 1894)

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