What does Dayana mean?
Dayana /day-ana/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Dayana is "valley; church leader". Dayana is an alternate spelling, with the prefix Day-, of Deanna (Old English): place name and occupational name.
How popular is Dayana?
Dayana is a rare first name for women. Dayana is an equivalently rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Dayana for girls. Dayana was first listed in 1994 and reached its apex rank of #411 in the U.S. in 2008, and is at #599 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent related forms of Dayana (#599 last year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Deena, Deanne, Deann, Deana and Deanna. Variants like Deondra are seldom used. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5055%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.0668%, down 86.8%), with the forms Deanna, Deana, Deann, Deanne and Deena becoming somewhat dated. Dayana (#599) is the most fashionable baby name here, and there is also a revival in baby name usage for this name. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Dayana and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Dayana▲ is alike in pronunciation to Daena, Dagna, Dahna, Daina, Dana▼, Danna▲, Dawna, Dayanna, Dayna▼, Dhana, Diana▲, Duana, Duayna, Dwana, Dwayna, Dyana, Dyanna and Dyna. Other recommended similar baby names are Dahiana, Damyana, Dayann, Dayanne, Dayne, Dyan, Dyane, Dyann, Kayana, Mayana and Rayana. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dayana.