All About the Name Danica

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Gender: Girl
Meaning: Morning star
Origin: Slavic
Current Popularity: Not in the top 1,000 names

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More about the name Danica:

Danica (Dan-ih-kuh, Dah-neets-tah) is a girl’s name of Slavic origin, meaning: “morning star.” From Proto-Slavic *dьnьnica (“morning star”), from *dьnь (“day”) + *-ьnъ (“-ish”) + *-ica (feminine suffix).

In Slavic folklore, Danica was prayed to in the early morning when she was said to appear in the dawn sky as the morning star. She was associated with the sun and often believed to be the sun’s younger sister. With the expansion of Christianity, “Danica” became less associated with the deity and came to be a common girl’s name. Its usage in the English speaking world became popular during the 1970s.

Traditionally it is pronounced Dah-nit-sah, Dunn-it-s, or Dah-neets-tah, but in the English language as Dah-nee-kha or Dan-ih-kuh. The word Dānica also translates to mean “Danish” in Latin.

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