My name Black Dante (I've been thinking, you've been thinking, thinking of me) You are the Beauty In The Dark (I wanna groove) You gotta take my hand And baby baby please give me this one chance. } While the origins of the name are Italian, here in the US, it has become a popular name within the African American demographic, so people on DCUM consider it to be a black name. -->. font-size: 16px; Dontae, This attitude persists even in modern times. Dante's writings and poetry were often critical of the Catholic Church. I get what you mean, sometimes you hear a name so frequently and you think a particular way about it and then you learn more about it and the name just evolves in your mind.I had a similar thing with Talia and Tristan, I viewed them as very modern names and then I learnt that they both have deep history. You'll even find bastardizations of these names, such as "Santonio," "Dayontae," and so on. Though closely associated with the great medieval Florentine poet Dante Alighieri -- who's so famous most people skip the last name -- it's not as much of a one-man name as you might think. .style33 {

Its originally Italian, black is not an ethnicity. Copyright© 2010-2014 Dante Lee International | All Rights Reserved. font-family: Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif; For English speakers, is it possible to say all? You will receive an email (no more than once per day) summarizing any new mentions of Dante on Nameberry. Heck, it's not even a one-poet name, thanks to British pre-Rapahaelite Dante Gabriel Rosetti. It seems to be more common in Italy, Latin America, and those cultures with African influence. A diminutive of Durante, the Italian form of Durand meaning enduring. As stated in an interview with original series creator Hideki Kamiya in the Devil May Cry Graphic Edition artbook, the earliest ideas he had for Dante's design were centered around three key points; \"[a] long, stylish coat\" to make the character \"showy\", \"[a] British man\" as Kamiya wanted him to be a \"witty, yet traditional fighting man\", and \"doesn't smoke cigarette[s]\", believing that the character was too cool to smoke.In the … Please add to or correct the information provided by other members of the Nameberry community. } If you didn't find an alternative name that you like better than Dante, try our name generator. font-weight: bold; lol Beanie Seigel has NOTHING to do with italians. .style26 {font-weight: bold} Still have questions? And Scarface was Cuban, not italian. My parents chose another baptismal name for me instead. Most students have a car.

Gunther, that just goes to show nowadays, that names don't label you any more.

For a long time, the mob was and still is part of the culture of working-class New York and that gets portrayed in the music. .style34 {font-family: Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif}