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What does Deanna mean?

Deanna Pronunciation of 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.


Deanna has 13 variants: Dayana, Deana, Deane, Deann, Deanne, Deeana, Deeann, Deeanna, Deena, Deona, Deondra, Deonna and Deonne.

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) 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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deanna name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Deanna outside U.S.

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deanna, Dayana, Dayanna, Dean, Deana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deandra, Deane, Deann, Deanne, Deeann in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deeanna, Deena, Dena, Deonna, Dian in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Diana, Diandra, Diane, Diann, Dianna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dianne, Dionna, Dionne, Dyan, Dyann, Dyanne in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Deanna and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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