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.
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 #59 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 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.
Thinking of names?
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.