What does Dana mean?
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.
(female) Daane, Data, ..
(male) Daan, Dadar, ..
How popular is Dana?
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 #57 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is presently at #789. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
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 2000 are Dania (#1160 a year ago), Danica (#557), Daniel, Danna (#544), Danya and Dayna. Usage of these relations of Dana was at its peak 4 decades ago (adoption of 0.4%) and is now significantly reduced (adoption 0.1%, ▼80.2%), with forms like Dana becoming less fashionable.
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 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.