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Dana /dana/ [2 sylls.] 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. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity 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 Birth Statistics)

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 usage 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 girl names was at its peak in 2010 (usage of 0.3075%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.185%, down 39.8%), with the forms Dana, Dania, Daniel and Dayna becoming less fashionable. Danica (#557) and Danna (#544) are two of the more fashionable girl names in this compilation, and there is also a resurgence in birth name popularity for both names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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, 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.