Ancient Sanskrit name Danda (Sanskrit दण्ड) literally means punishment. Danda also refers to fine or penalty.
Reference of Danda is found in numerous Epics of Hindu mythology like Riga Veda, Shatpath-Brahman, Mahabharata and Markandey-Puran. In Rig Veda Danda used with means stick, staff, rod, pole, cudgel, club and is also used in the sense of "tusk", "trunk", "stalk, stem", or "handle". In Vishnu Purana, Danda used as punishment, a son of Dharm (धर्म) and Kriya (क्रिया).
Mention of Danda is found in Markandey-Puran (मार्कण्डेय-पुराण) in which this word denotes a pole as a measure of length. Reference of this word is also found in Epics like Aitreya-Brahman (ऐतरेय-ब्राह्मण) and Shatpath-Brahman (शतपथ-ब्राह्मण) where Danda means the handle of a saucepan.
Danda is also found to be referred in Mahabharata (महाभारत) as a stalk or stem of a tree. Danda is also mentioned in Shankhayan-Shraut-Sutra (शाङ्खायन-श्रौत-सूत्र) where Danda is a cross bar of a lute which holds the strings.
As we can see in the chart above, Danda is not a popular name in either USA or India. Danda is used by less people in India as the name of their children.
Danda is Unique name with mythological refernce, but it is a Sanskrit word with negative meaning. Hence it is not a good name for baby Boy.
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