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What does Dwana mean?

Dwana /dwa-na/ as a girls' name has the meaning "dark, swarthy". Dwana is a version of Duana (Irish, Gaelic) with the prefix Dw-.


Dwana has 3 variants: Duayna, Duna and Dwayna.

Dwana has 2 more alternative forms via Duana: Duane and Dwayne.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Dwama, Dwanai, ..

(male) Dwala, Dwaney, ..

How popular is Dwana?

Dwana is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3891 out of 4276, Top 91%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

The only popular varying form of Dwana (not ranked) is Duane. Adoption of this relation of Dwana reached its peak in the 1930s (#1561). Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Dwana and corresponding names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Duane in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Dwana is pronounced similarly to Dahnya, Danay, Danaye, Daney, Dani, Dania, Danie, Danni, Danny, Dawna, Dayna, Deeanna, Deena, Deenya, Dena, Denah, Denia, Denna, Denni, Dhanna, Diahna, Dinah, Diona, Donia and Donnay. Other suggested similar names are Adana, Alana, Avana, Ayana, Brana, Ciana, Dada, Dama, Dane, Deanda, Deane, Deann, Dejana, Devana, Dian, Dianda, Diane, Diann, Dowan (see Dawn), Duwan, Dwan, Dyan, Dyane, Dyann, Dzana, Edana, Evana, Gana, Giana, Iana, Ioana, Ivana, Jana, Juana, Kiana, Lana, Leana, Lewana, Liana, Luana, Riana, Roana, Ryana, Sana, Shana, Tawana, Tyana, Viana, Yana and Yoana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dwana.