Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Danika

Danika is a modern English variant spelling of Danica, an Eastern European (mainly Slavic) female name (pronounced DAH-nee-tza). In Slavic mythology, Danica was the “daystar” and the younger sister of the Sun. She was revered among the ancient Slavs in their polytheistic religions prior to the arrival of Christianity. Danica was one of the guardian goddesses who guarded over Simargl, a dog-like creature chained to the star Polaris to prevent him from consuming the constellation and putting an end to the universe. Each morning, Danica – the Morning Star – opened the gates to the Sun’s palace to release the deity across the sky and would then close the gates behind him upon return at night. The ancient Slavs prayed to her each morning at daybreak. Danica was often portrayed as a warrior goddess and a protector. In some accounts, Danica, along with her counterpart (the Evening Star), married the moon god and gave birth to all of the stars.

All About the Baby Name – Danika

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME DANIKA

The Master Number Twenty-Two combines the traits of Twos and Fours into a powerful force. The references to The Master Builder and "large undertakings" serve to underscore the massive potential of this personality. They are extremely capable and therefore almost always successful. Twenty-Twos are courageous leaders, innovative thinkers, extremely wise and highly organized. As such, they are able to manifest something of major importance that will have a lasting impact on this world. Master Numbers carry with them a great sense of responsibility, so it can be a burden. However, Twenty-Twos are executors and action-takers. Further, this personality exhibits traits of the Twos, which brings sensitivity, spirituality and harmony, so their endeavors are likely to benefit mankind in some capacity.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME DANIKA

Danika with a “k” instead of a “c” actually looks more Northern or Eastern European, but it’s not the traditional spelling. Danica with a “c” is. The Danika version of the name first appeared on America’s Top 1000 list of baby girl names in 1989 but didn’t really see any success until around 2005 (most likely influenced by female racecar driver Danica Patrick). Danica is generally the preferred spelling, but Danika isn’t too far behind. It’s just depends on what parents prefer – the softer-looking “c” or the harder “k”.

Quick Facts

ON DANIKA

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

752

PRONUNCIATION:

DA-nә-ka (English), DAH-nee-tza (Slavic)

SIMPLE MEANING:

Morning star

Characteristics

OF DANIKA

The Master Builder

Leader

Large Undertakings

Confidence

Discipline

Organization

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Danika

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME DANIKA

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Danika

Popular Songs

ON DANIKA

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Danika


Famous People

NAMED DANIKA

We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Danika.

Children of Famous People

NAMED DANIKA

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Danika

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME DANIKA

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Danika