Meaning and name origin
Dana \d(a)-na\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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 is a very popular first name for females (#179 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#7161 out of 88799, Top 8%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Dana for girls. Dana reached its highest rank of #59 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Dana and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Danna (#544), Danica (#557), Dana (#789), Dayna, Dania and Daniel. (2014 statistics).
Dana is also pronounced similarly to Dagna, Dahna, Dahnya, Daina, Danae, Danaye, Danea, Danee, Dani, Danie, Dannah, Danni, Dannia, Danny, Dany, Dawna, Dayana, Deana, Deanna, Deeana, Deena, Dena, Denae, Denah, Denay, Deni, Denia, Denna, Deona, Dhana, Dhanna, Diahna, Diana, Dianna, Digna, Dina, Dinae, Dinah, Dinay, Dinya, Diona, Dona, Donia, Donna, Donya, Duana, Duayna, Duena, Duna, Dwana, Dwayna, Dyana, Dyanna, Dyna and Dynah. 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.