What does Dena mean?
Dena [de-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.
Associated with: old english.
Related girl name: Diana.Creative forms:
(female) Deda, Dera, ..
(male) Dein, Deno, .. Middle name pairings:
Dena Amiah (D.A.), ..
How popular is Dena?
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)
Dena reached its peak rank of #294 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Dayana (#582 in 2015), Dean, Deana, Deane, Deanna (#1198), Deeanna, Deena, Deneen, Denna, Deonna, Diana (#295), Dianna (#1801), Dina (#1459) and Dinah are the prominent varying forms of Dena ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Denah, are uncommon. These forms of Dena were popular 6 decades ago (adoption of 0.6%) and are now much less widespread (adoption 0.11%, ▼82%), with versions like Diana becoming less trendy. Dayana is the most trendy baby name in this compilation.
Dena▼ is alike in pronunciation to Daena, Dagna, Dana▼, Danah, Danee, Dania, Danna, Danni, Dannia, Danny, Danya, Denay, Dennie, Dhana, Dinay, Dinya, Diona, Dionna, Donni, Donya, Duana, Duayna, Duna, Dwana and Dwayna. Other recommended names are Bena, Dama, Dane, Dea, Deann▼, Deja▼, Deka, Dela, Demi▲, Demia, Deon, Deva, Drena, Eena, Gena▼, Hena, Jena▼, Kena, Lena▼, Mena, Nena, Rena▼, Sena▼, Tena▼, Vena▼, Xena▼ and Zena. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dena.See names in meaning and etymology.