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Meaning and name origin

Dena \d(e)-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced DEE-nah. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Dena is "valley". Variant of Deana and Dina. Use of Dena followed the popularity of Dean in the 1950s.


Dena has 12 variant forms: Deana, Deane, Deanna, Deena, Dene, Deneen, Denia, Denica, Denna, Denni, Dina and Dinah.

For more information, see also the related girl name Diana.


Dena is a very popular first name for females (#571 out of 4276, Top 13%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#23889 out of 88799, Top 27%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Dena for girls. Dena reached its highest rank of #284 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dena name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Dena and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Diana (#297), Dina, Dinah, Deneen, Dena, Deana, Deanna, Deena and Dean. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dean, Deana, Deanna, Deena, Dena, Deneen, Diana, Dina, Dinah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Deanna, Diana, Dina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dena is also pronounced similarly to Daena, Dagna, Dahna, Daina, Dana, Danae, Danah, Danay, Danea, Dani, Dania, Danna, Dany, Danya, Dawna, Dayna, Deeana, Deenya, Denae, Denah, Denay, Deney, Deni, Denny, Deona, Deonna, Dhana, Digna, Dinae, Dinay, Dinya, Diona, Dona, Donia, Donna, Donya, Duana, Duena, Duna, Dwana, Dyana, Dyna and Dynah. Other suggested similar baby names are Bena, Dama, Dane, Dea, Deann, Deja, Deka, Dela, Demi, Demia, Deon, Deva, Drena, Eena, Gena, Jena, Kena, Lena, Mena, Nena, Rena, Sena, Tena, Vena, Xena and Zena. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dena.