Baby Name: Danny
A nickname for Daniel. Seldom used as a given name until the love song, "Danny Boy," was recorded for the first time in 1915. The song is considered an Irish anthem, although written by an English attorney. Climbed to its all-time high in the 1950s and 1960s during the run of the television series "Make Room for Daddy," starring Danny Thomas as night club entertainer, "Danny Williams."