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Dana /dana/ as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' name Dana) is pronounced DAY-nah. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Dana is "from Denmark". A surname also used as a variant of Daniel. Actress Dana Delany.


Dana has 14 variants: Daena, Danaca, Danah, Danay, Dane, Danet, Daney, Dania, Danica, Danna, Danya, Dayna, Dayne and Donnica.

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Dana is a very popular first name for women (#179 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#5939 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Charted below is the birth name history of Dana for girls. Dana reached its top rank of #59 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is presently at #789. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dana name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dana outside U.S.

Below is a charted comparison of the history of Dana and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Dana (#789 a year ago) listed in the Top 1000 are Dania, Danica (#557 a year ago), Daniel, Danna (#544) and Dayna. Usage of these relations of Dana was at its peak less than a decade ago (adoption of 0.31%) and is almost as conventional today (adoption 0.19%, 39.8%), but with forms like Daniel becoming less fashionable. Danica and Danna are two of the more fashionable girl names in this compilation, and there is also a resurgence in birth name popularity for both names.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dana, Dania, Danica, Daniel, Danna, Dayna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Danica outside U.S.

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Dana is alike in pronunciation to Dagna, Dahnya, Danae, Danaye, Danney, Dannia, Dany, Dawna, Dayanna, Deana, Deeanna, Deenya, Denah, Denni, Denny, Dhanna, Diana, Diannah, Digna, Dinny, Donna, Donnay, Duana, Duayna and Dwayna. Other suggested similar baby names are Dada, Dafna, Dama, Damia, Damya, Danne, Dara, Dawn, Dawne, Daya, Deane, Deann, Dene, Dian, Diane, Diann, Duane, Dwan, Dyan, Dyane, Dyann, Dzana, Gana, Hana, Iana, Jana, Lana, Nana, Rana, Sana, Tana, Vana, Yana and Zana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dana.