What does Dena mean?
Dena \d(e)-na\ as a girls' 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.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Diana.
Dena is a very prominent first name for females (#571 out of 4276, Top 13%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#21620 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Dena for girls. Dena reached its peak rank of #284 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Dayana (#599 in 2014), Dean, Deana, Deanna, Deena, Deneen, Diana (#297), Dianna, Dina and Dinah are the prominent varying forms of Dena ranked in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5159%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.1004%, down 80.5%), with versions like Deanna, Dena, Dianna, Dina and Dinah becoming somewhat dated. Dayana (#599) and Diana (#297) are two of the more trendy baby names in this compilation, and there is also a revival in birth name usage for Dayana. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Dena and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Dena▼ is alike in pronunciation to Daena, Dagna, Dahna, Daina, Dana▼, Danae, Danah, Danay, Danea, Dani, Dania▼, Danna, Dany, Danya, Dawna, Dayna▼, Deenya, Denae, Denay, Deney, Deni, Denny, Dhana, Digna, Dinae, Dinay, Dinya, Diona, Dona▼, Donia, Donna▼, Donya, Duana, Duena, Duna and Dwana. Other recommended 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.