Wednesday, 30 April 2014


"Dante and Beatrice" by Henry Holiday

Origin: Italian
Meaning: "enduring"
Gender: masculine
Pronunciation: DAHN-te

Dante is the medieval short form of Durante, which is the Italian form of the Late Latin name Durans which means "enduring". The most famous bearer is Dante Alighieri, a 13th century poet who wrote The Divine Comedy and is known for his love for Beatrice Portinari, who appeared on his works La Vita Nuova and The Divine Comedy. Another famous bearer Dante Gabriel Rossetti, a painter and poet.

   Related names:

   Dante - Italian (m)
   Deonte - African American (m)
   Durans - Late Roman (m)
   Durante - Italian (m)

Dante is ranked #278 in United States, #405 in England/Wales and #320 in Netherlands.

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