Hugely popular English name, derived from Hebrew (דניאל) means - "God`s judge; God (El) is my judge (Dayan)".
St Daniel - Biblical great prophet, a descendant of a noble Jewish family. According to the Bible, Daniel had the gift to understand and interpret dreams.
Christianity regards St Daniel as a Saint and as prophet. Judaism considers the Book of Daniel a part of its canon, but does not regard Daniel as a prophet.
Islam also regards Daniel as a prophet (Arabic form - Daniyal) though he is not mentioned explicitly in the Quran. Mentioned in the Qur'an: Adem (Adam), Idris (Enoch), Nuh (Noah), Hud (Eber), Saleh (Methuselah), Ibrahim (Abraham), Lut (Lot), Ismail (Ishmael), Ishaq (Isaac), Yaqub (Jacob), Yusuf (Joseph), Ayub (Job), Shoaib (Jethro), Harun (Aaron), Musa (Moses), Dawud (David), Sulayman (Solomon), Ilyas (Elijah), Elyasa (Elisha), Yunus (Jonah), Dhulkifl (Ezekiel), Zakaria (Zachariah), Yahya (John), Isa (Jesus), Uzair (Ezra), Luqman, Zulqarnain (Iskander), Muhammad.