What does Deanna mean?
Deanna \de(an)-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.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Dena.
Deanna▼ has 37 more related forms via Diana, Dionne: Danne, Dayann, Dayanna, Dayanne, Deandra, Dede, Dee▼, Deeane, Deedee, Deiondra, Dena▼, Deon, Di, Diahann, Diahanne, Diahna, Dian▼, Diandra, Diane▼, Diann▼, Dianna▼, Diannah, Dianne▼, Didi, Dion, Diona, Diondra, Dione, Dionetta, Dionis, Dionna, Dyan, Dyana, Dyane, Dyann, Dyanna and Dyanne.
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)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Deanna for girls. Deanna entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest rank of #120 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Dayana (#599 last year), Dean, Deana, Deandra, Deann, Deanne, Dee, Deedee, Deena, Dena, Dian, Diana (#297), Diane, Diann, Dianna, Dianne and Dionne are the prominent related forms of Deanna. Adoption of these girl names reached its peak during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.4774%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.0613%, down 87.2%), with versions such as Deanna, Diane, Diann, Dianna and Dianne becoming somewhat dated. Dayana (#599) and Diana (#297) are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this list, with Dayana undergoing a rekindling in popularity. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Deanna and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Deanna▼ is pronounced similarly to Daena, Dagna, Dahna, Daina, Dana▼, Danea, Dania▼, Danna, Dannah, Danni, Dannia, Danny, Danya, Dawna, Dayna▼, Deenya, Deionna, Denia, Denna, Denni, Denny, Dhana, Dhanna, Donna▼, Duana, Duayna, Dwana and Dwayna. Other suggested similar baby names are Deanda, Devanna, Jeanna▼, Keanna, Leanna▼, Reanna▼, Seanna and Teanna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Deanna.