Daniel Name Meaning

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Fact: Daniel is known as a prophet in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. He is famed for his wisdom, integrity, and his ability to interpret dreams and visions, which earned him a high position in the Babylonian and Persian empires.

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A Deep Dive

Daniel Overview

Meaning

God is my judge

Gender

Boy

Origin

Hebrew

Etymology

Derived from the Hebrew name “Daniyyel,” meaning “God is my judge.”

Religion

Christianity, Judaism

Pronunciation

/ˈdæn.jəl/

Popularity

Daniel is a popular name worldwide, especially in English-speaking and European countries. Ranked 17th most popular name in USA in 2023.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

6 letters

Numerology

9 (Humanitarian, Selfless, Creative)

Name Styles

Popular, Classic, Traditional, Religious and Spiritual, Cute

Associated Traits

Wise, loyal, dependable

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Daniel is a prominent biblical figure known for his wisdom and faith, especially noted in the Book of Daniel.

Name Day

July 21st
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Daniel Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Daniël, Daniele, Danil, Danilo, Daniyal, Danya, Deiniol

Common Nicknames

Danno, D-Man, Danno-Banno, Danimal, D-Tastic, Dan-O-Rama

Diminutives

Dan, Danny, Dani, Dancho

Famous People

  • Daniel Defoe
    (English Writer)
  • Daniel Boone
    (American Pioneer)
  • Daniel Webster
    (American Statesman)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis
    (British Actor)
  • Daniel Radcliffe
    (English Actor)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Daniel LaRusso
    ("The Karate Kid," Film Series)
  • Daniel Jackson
    ("Stargate SG-1," TV Series)
  • Daniel Plainview
    ("There Will Be Blood," Film)
  • Daniel "Oz" Osbourne
    ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," TV Series)
  • Daniel Faraday
    ("Lost," TV Series)

Places

  • Daniel
    (Wyoming, USA)
  • Daniel Island
    (South Carolina, USA)
  • San Daniel
    (Ecuador)
  • Daniel’s Harbour
    (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
  • Point Daniel
    (Quebec, Canada)

What Is the Meaning of Daniel?

The meaning of Daniel is “God is my judge.” This name reflects a sense of faith and divine justice.

What Is the Origin of The Name Daniel?

Daniel is of Hebrew origin, derived from the name “Daniyyel.” In the Old Testament, Daniel is a Hebrew prophet known for interpreting dreams and having apocalyptic visions. The name gained popularity in Christian communities due to its biblical significance and association with notable figures such as a 2nd-century Christian martyr and a 9th-century hermit. Although its use declined by the 15th century, the Protestant Reformation revived its popularity.

Daniel Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Daniel in the U.S. over the Years

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Top 3 Rankings#51985#51990#52007

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Daniel

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202317
(-3 from 2022)
8356
(-740 from 2022)
0.45633
202214
(+2 from 2021)
9096
(-46 from 2021)
0.48564
202116
(-2 from 2020)
9142
(-373 from 2020)
0.48794
202014
(+1 from 2019)
9515
(-1064 from 2019)
0.51442
201915
No change from 2018
10579
(-705 from 2018)
0.55048
201815
No change from 2017
11284
(-462 from 2017)
0.58053
201715
(-2 from 2016)
11746
(-1241 from 2016)
0.59350
201613
(-1 from 2015)
12987
(-551 from 2015)
0.64113
201512
(-2 from 2014)
13538
(-416 from 2014)
0.66219
201410
No change from 2013
13954
(-364 from 2013)
0.68094
201310
(+1 from 2012)
14318
(+18 from 2012)
0.70857
201211
(-1 from 2011)
14300
(-1001 from 2011)
0.70472
201110
(-2 from 2010)
15301
(-557 from 2010)
0.75322
20108
(-1 from 2009)
15858
(-1702 from 2009)
0.77190
20097
(-2 from 2008)
17560
(-1464 from 2008)
0.82794
20085
No change from 2007
19024
(-1236 from 2007)
0.87249
20075
(+1 from 2006)
20260
(+184 from 2006)
0.91464
20066
(+1 from 2005)
20076
(-154 from 2005)
0.91572
20057
No change from 2004
20230
(-777 from 2004)
0.95095
20047
(+1 from 2003)
21007
(-60 from 2003)
0.99401
20038
(+2 from 2002)
21067
(-280 from 2002)
1.00264
200210
(-1 from 2001)
21347
(+335 from 2001)
1.03292
20019
No change from 2000
21012
(-1322 from 2000)
1.01585
20009
No change from 1999
22334
(-370 from 1999)
1.06947
19999
(+3 from 1998)
22704
(-457 from 1998)
1.11349
199812
(-1 from 1997)
23161
(-788 from 1997)
1.14226
199711
No change from 1996
23949
(-1174 from 1996)
1.19878
199611
(-2 from 1995)
25123
(-1603 from 1995)
1.25381
19959
(-1 from 1994)
26726
(-1336 from 1994)
1.32875
19948
(-1 from 1993)
28062
(-631 from 1993)
1.37670
19937
No change from 1992
28693
(-463 from 1992)
1.38914
19927
(-1 from 1991)
29156
(-1772 from 1991)
1.38893
19916
(-1 from 1990)
30928
(-2901 from 1990)
1.45908
19905
(+1 from 1989)
33829
(-1178 from 1989)
1.57196
19896
(+2 from 1988)
35007
(+290 from 1988)
1.67020
19888
(-1 from 1987)
34717
(-1155 from 1987)
1.73388
19877
(-1 from 1986)
35872
(-697 from 1986)
1.83939
19866
(-1 from 1985)
36569
(-1994 from 1985)
1.90296
19855
(+1 from 1984)
38563
(+2033 from 1984)
2.00389
19846
(+2 from 1983)
36530
(+1782 from 1983)
1.94650
19838
(+2 from 1982)
34748
(+2092 from 1982)
1.86458
198210
No change from 1981
32656
(+1666 from 1981)
1.73041
198110
(+1 from 1980)
30990
(+1097 from 1980)
1.66400
198011
(+1 from 1979)
29893
(+1370 from 1979)
1.61169
197912
(-1 from 1978)
28523
(+2083 from 1978)
1.59229
197811
No change from 1977
26440
(+368 from 1977)
1.54746
197711
(-1 from 1976)
26072
(+1365 from 1976)
1.52525
197610
(+1 from 1975)
24707
(+891 from 1975)
1.51336
197511
No change from 1974
23816
(-16 from 1974)
1.46795
197411
No change from 1973
23832
(+158 from 1973)
1.46186
197311
(+4 from 1972)
23674
(+1583 from 1972)
1.46712
197215
(+5 from 1971)
22091
(+307 from 1971)
1.31962
197120
(-1 from 1970)
21784
(-1741 from 1970)
1.19833
197019
(-1 from 1969)
23525
(+359 from 1969)
1.23505
196918
No change from 1968
23166
(+1151 from 1968)
1.26648
196818
(+1 from 1967)
22015
(-180 from 1967)
1.23998
196719
No change from 1966
22195
(-1076 from 1966)
1.24731
196619
(-2 from 1965)
23271
(-1564 from 1965)
1.28029
196517
(+2 from 1964)
24835
(+495 from 1964)
1.31083
196419
No change from 1963
24340
(-477 from 1963)
1.20077
196319
(-2 from 1962)
24817
(-717 from 1962)
1.20201
196217
No change from 1961
25534
(-365 from 1961)
1.21493
196117
No change from 1960
25899
(-42 from 1960)
1.20070
196017
(+1 from 1959)
25941
(+801 from 1959)
1.19800
195918
(-2 from 1958)
25140
(-474 from 1958)
1.16041
195816
No change from 1957
25614
(-1722 from 1957)
1.18866
195716
(+2 from 1956)
27336
(+682 from 1956)
1.24885
195618
(-1 from 1955)
26654
(+197 from 1955)
1.24190
195517
(+1 from 1954)
26457
(+1180 from 1954)
1.26573
195418
(+2 from 1953)
25277
(+1779 from 1953)
1.22162
195320
No change from 1952
23498
(+77 from 1952)
1.17360
195220
(+1 from 1951)
23421
(+2300 from 1951)
1.18690
195121
No change from 1950
21121
(+1933 from 1950)
1.10484
195021
(+1 from 1949)
19188
(+947 from 1949)
1.05498
194922
No change from 1948
18241
(+1734 from 1948)
1.01226
194822
No change from 1947
16507
(+1318 from 1947)
0.92593
194722
(-1 from 1946)
15189
(+2322 from 1946)
0.81768
194621
(+3 from 1945)
12867
(+3159 from 1945)
0.77963
194524
(+1 from 1944)
9708
(+394 from 1944)
0.70786
194425
No change from 1943
9314
(+145 from 1943)
0.67048
194325
(+3 from 1942)
9169
(+662 from 1942)
0.63034
194228
(+3 from 1941)
8507
(+1457 from 1941)
0.60406
194131
(+3 from 1940)
7050
(+825 from 1940)
0.56182
194034
(+4 from 1939)
6225
(+428 from 1939)
0.52480
193938
(+1 from 1938)
5797
(+213 from 1938)
0.51151
193839
No change from 1937
5584
(+461 from 1937)
0.49134
193739
(+3 from 1936)
5123
(+306 from 1936)
0.46843
193642
(+1 from 1935)
4817
(+227 from 1935)
0.45260
193543
(-1 from 1934)
4590
(+88 from 1934)
0.42914
193442
No change from 1933
4502
(+192 from 1933)
0.42394
193342
No change from 1932
4310
(-139 from 1932)
0.42247
193242
(+2 from 1931)
4449
(+89 from 1931)
0.41408
193144
(+3 from 1930)
4360
(-105 from 1930)
0.40756
193047
No change from 1929
4465
(+99 from 1929)
0.39530
192947
No change from 1928
4366
(-59 from 1928)
0.39418
192847
(-1 from 1927)
4425
(-191 from 1927)
0.38776
192746
No change from 1926
4616
(+100 from 1926)
0.39727
192646
(-2 from 1925)
4516
(-32 from 1925)
0.39426
192544
(+3 from 1924)
4548
(+145 from 1924)
0.39499
192447
No change from 1923
4403
(+139 from 1923)
0.37664
192347
No change from 1922
4264
(-21 from 1922)
0.37659
192247
(+2 from 1921)
4285
(+198 from 1921)
0.38082
192149
(+3 from 1920)
4087
(+190 from 1920)
0.35916
192052
(-1 from 1919)
3897
(+371 from 1919)
0.35402
191951
(+1 from 1918)
3526
(-200 from 1918)
0.34728
191852
(+2 from 1917)
3726
(+366 from 1917)
0.35531
191754
(+1 from 1916)
3360
(+211 from 1916)
0.35025
191655
No change from 1915
3149
(+147 from 1915)
0.34108
191555
No change from 1914
3002
(+677 from 1914)
0.34078
191455
(-1 from 1913)
2325
(+447 from 1913)
0.34025
191354
(-1 from 1912)
1878
(+354 from 1912)
0.35021
191253
No change from 1911
1524
(+728 from 1911)
0.33757
191153
No change from 1910
796
(+104 from 1910)
0.32975
191053
(+1 from 1909)
692
(+123 from 1909)
0.33187
190954
No change from 1908
569
(+39 from 1908)
0.32172
190854
(-2 from 1907)
530
(+2 from 1907)
0.31857
190752
(-4 from 1906)
528
(+22 from 1906)
0.33295
190648
(+2 from 1905)
506
(+22 from 1905)
0.35123
190550
(-1 from 1904)
484
(+12 from 1904)
0.33791
190449
(+1 from 1903)
472
(+40 from 1903)
0.34079
190350
(-5 from 1902)
432
(-69 from 1902)
0.33405
190245
(+3 from 1901)
501
(+85 from 1901)
0.37740
190148
(-4 from 1900)
416
(-182 from 1900)
0.35989
190044
(-2 from 1899)
598
(+113 from 1899)
0.36885
189942
(+3 from 1898)
485
(-38 from 1898)
0.42103
189845
(-6 from 1897)
523
(+3 from 1897)
0.39592
189739
(-1 from 1896)
520
(-41 from 1896)
0.42643
189638
(+2 from 1895)
561
(+45 from 1895)
0.43465
189540
(+1 from 1894)
516
(+1 from 1894)
0.40745
189441
(-2 from 1893)
515
(-7 from 1893)
0.41236
189339
(+2 from 1892)
522
(-11 from 1892)
0.43126
189241
(-4 from 1891)
533
(+28 from 1891)
0.40547
189137
(+2 from 1890)
505
No change from 1890
0.46218
189039
(-3 from 1889)
505
(-10 from 1889)
0.42189
188936
(-1 from 1888)
515
(-51 from 1888)
0.43266
188835
(-4 from 1887)
566
(+10 from 1887)
0.43570
188731
(+2 from 1886)
556
(+1 from 1886)
0.50864
188633
(-1 from 1885)
555
(+20 from 1885)
0.46623
188532
No change from 1884
535
(-38 from 1884)
0.46143
188432
(-7 from 1883)
573
(-42 from 1883)
0.46685
188325
(+4 from 1882)
615
(+21 from 1882)
0.54679
188229
No change from 1881
594
(+67 from 1881)
0.48676
188129
(-4 from 1880)
527
(-116 from 1880)
0.48672
188025
First SSA data recorded
643
First SSA data recorded
0.54308

American States Popularity Rankings for Daniel

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

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New York (NY)

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Illinois (IL)

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Pennsylvania (PA)

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Ohio (OH)

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Michigan (MI)

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Florida (FL)

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New Jersey (NJ)

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Massachusetts (MA)

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Wisconsin (WI)

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Minnesota (MN)

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Indiana (IN)

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Missouri (MO)

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North Carolina (NC)

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Washington (WA)

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Virginia (VA)

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Georgia (GA)

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Arizona (AZ)

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Maryland (MD)

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Connecticut (CT)

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Colorado (CO)

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Tennessee (TN)

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Iowa (IA)

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Oregon (OR)

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Louisiana (LA)

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Kentucky (KY)

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Alabama (AL)

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South Carolina (SC)

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Kansas (KS)

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Oklahoma (OK)

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Nebraska (NE)

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Utah (UT)

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New Mexico (NM)

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West Virginia (WV)

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Mississippi (MS)

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Arkansas (AR)

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Maine (ME)

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District of Columbia (DC)

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Nevada (NV)

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Rhode Island (RI)

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New Hampshire (NH)

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Idaho (ID)

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Montana (MT)

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Hawaii (HI)

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South Dakota (SD)

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North Dakota (ND)

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Delaware (DE)

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Alaska (AK)

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Vermont (VT)

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Wyoming (WY)

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Popularity Rankings for Daniel in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Other American Territories

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Popularity in Spain

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Popularity in Mexico

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Popularity in Estonia

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Popularity in Bulgaria

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Popularity in Ireland

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Popularity in Galicia, Spain

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Popularity in Philippines

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Popularity in Uruguay

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Popularity in Northern Ireland

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Popularity in Brazil

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Popularity in Romania

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Popularity in Catalonia, Spain

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Popularity in Czechia

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Popularity in Portugal

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Popularity in Canada

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Popularity in Slovakia

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Popularity in Finland

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Popularity in Puerto Rico

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Popularity in Scotland

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Popularity in Chile

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Popularity in Basque Country, Spain

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Popularity in Austria

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Popularity in England and Wales

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Popularity in Italy

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Popularity in Australia (NSW)

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Popularity in Denmark

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Popularity in Poland

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Popularity in Norway

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Popularity in New Zealand

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Popularity in Switzerland

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Popularity in Germany

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Popularity in Russia (Moscow)

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Popularity in Quebec, Canada

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Popularity in Sweden

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Popularity in Argentina

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Popularity in Iceland

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Popularity in Greenland

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Popularity in Belgium

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Popularity in France

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Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources