What does Deanna mean?
Deanna [dean-na] as a girls' name is pronounced de-ANN-ah. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Deanna is "valley; church leader". Place name and occupational name. Variant of Diana and feminine form of Dean. See Dionne. Actress Deanna Durbin.
Associated with: old english.
Related girl name: Dena.
24 more related forms via Diana, Dionne: Danne, Dayann, Dayanna, Dayanne, Deandra, Deeane, Dena▼, Deon, Diahna, Dian, Diandra, Diane▼, Diann▼, Dianna▼, Diannah, Dianne▼, Diona, Dionna, Dyan, Dyana, Dyane, Dyann, Dyanna and Dyanne.Creative forms:
(female) Deanja, Deanta, ..
(male) Deannar, Deanno, .. Middle name pairings:
Deanna Aadhya (D.A.), ..
How popular is Deanna?
Deanna is a very prominent first name for women (#261 out of 4276, Top 6%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#92601 out of 150436, Top 62%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Deanna entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest rank of #117 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is at #1198 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Dayana (#582 from recent data), Dayanna (#1405), Dean, Deana, Deandra, Deane, Deann, Deanne, Deeann, Deeanna, Deena, Dena, Deonna, Dian, Diana (#295), Diandra, Diane, Diann, Dianna (#1801), Dianne, Dionna, Dionne, Dyan, Dyann and Dyanne are the prominent related forms of Deanna (#1198 from recent data). Adoption of these relations of Deanna was well-received among parents in the 1950s (adoption of 1.87%) and is now significantly diminished (adoption 0.11%, 94% less). Diana has generally been preferred by parents, although Dayana seems to be gaining popularity too, while forms such as Dena are no longer trendy.
Deanna▼ is pronounced similarly to Dahnya, Daina, Danah, Danay, Danea, Daney, Dania, Dannah, Danny, Dayna▼, Deenya, Deionna, Deni, Denia, Denna, Dhana, Dina▼, Dinya, Dona▼, Donia, Donni, Donny, Duana, Dwana and Dwayna. Other suggested similar names are Adanna, Alanna▲, Belanna, Breanna▼, Channa, Dane, Dayne, Delaina, Delayna, Demanda, Demia, Demona, Devona, Dianda, Duane, Dzana, Elanna, Eleanna, Flanna, Gianna, Hanna▼, Ianna, Ileanna, Jenna▼, Jianna, Keana, Kenna▲, Keonna, Kianna▼, Leanna, Leanne▼, Lenna▼, Lewanna, Osanna, Penna, Reanna▼, Reannah, Rheanna, Ryanna, Seanna, Sianna, Sueanna, Teana, Teonna, Tianna▼, Tyanna, Wanna, Yanna, Ysanna and Zenna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Deanna.See names in meaning and etymology.