Hugely popular English name, derived from Hebrew (דניאל) meaning - "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 - Danial) though he is not mentioned explicitly in the Quran.