Dan is a name. It refers sometimes to the short form of the name Daniel. Dan, or the acronym DAN may refer to the following:

  • Dan (Bible), one of the sons of Jacob
  • Crown Prince Dan, prince of Yan in ancient China
  • Fyodor Dan, a Russian Marxist revolutionary
  • Nicușor Dan, a Romanian activist and mathematician
  • DJ Dan, an electronic music artist
  • Gush Dan, metropolitan area in central Israel
  • Dan (ancient city), the biblical location also called Dan, and identified with Tel Dan
  • Dan, Israel, a Kibbutz in northern Israel
  • Dan River, a river in North Carolina and Virginia, USA
  • Dan River (Israel), a tributary of the Jordan River
  • Dan River (China), a tributary of the Han River in China
  • Dan, a subdistrict of Kap Choeng District, Thailand
Fictional characters
  • Dan Dare, a classic British science fiction comic hero
  • Desperate Dan, regular in The Dandy since 1937
  • Dan Hibiki, a character from the Street Fighter Alpha series.
  • Dan Moroboshi, the alter-ego of Ultra Seven from the 1967 namesake tokusatsu
  • Dan-Air, a defunct airline in the United Kingdom
  • Dan Bus Company, a public transport company in Israel
  • Dan Hotels, a hotel chain in Israel
  • Defeat Autism Now! (DAN!), an organization concerned with autism
  • Dialogue Australasian Network, an educational organization
  • Direct Action Network, a confederation of anarchist and anti-authoritarian affinity groups, collectives, and organizations
  • Divers Alert Network, a non-profit organization for Scuba diving
  • Dan, a 1914 film starring Lois Meredith
  • Dan (Chinese opera), a female role in Beijing opera
  • DAN (protein), a family of tgf beta signaling protein inhibitors
  • Dan (newspaper), a daily newspaper published in Montenegro
  • Dan language, a Mande language spoken primarily in Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia
  • Dan people, an ethnic group located in West Africa
  • Dan (rank) in Japanese, Chinese and Korean fine and martial arts and Go
  • Dorsal attention network, a sensory orienting system in the brain
  • Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons, a scientific instrument on board the Curiosity rover
  • Tribe of Dan, one of the Tribes of Israel

Famous quotes containing the word dan:

    For all the boredom the straight life brings, it’s not too bad.
    Gus Van Sant, U.S. screenwriter and director, and Dan Yost. Bob Hughes (Matt Dillon)

    Upon entering my vein, the drug would start a warm edge that would surge along until the brain consumed it in a gentle explosion. It began in the back of the neck and rose rapidly until I felt such pleasure that the world sympathizing took on a soft, lofty appeal.
    Gus Van Sant, U.S. screenwriter and director, and Dan Yost. Bob Hughes (Matt Dillon)