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pinWhat does Dana mean?

Dana /dana/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used more generally as girls' name Dana) is pronounced DAY-nah. The meaning of Dana is "from Denmark".

Also possibly a place name referring to an English river. Also variant of Daniel or Dane. Surname first used as a boy's name in the 19th century. In 1840 Boston writer Richard Henry Dana, Jr published the maritime classic "Two Years Before the Mast", about his voyage in a sailing ship around Cape Horn to California. Artist Charles Dana Gibson; actor Dana Carvey.


Dana has 2 variants: Dane and Danie.

Dana has 24 more related forms via Dane, Daniel: Dain, Daine, Dan, Danal, Daneal, Danek, Danell, Dani, Danial, Daniele, Danil, Danilo, Danko, Dannel, Dannie, Danny, Danon, Dantrell, Danya, Danyal, Danyel, Dayne, Dayner and Deiniol.

Kreatif forms: Daina, Dayna, Dunna. [more]

pinHow popular is Dana?

Dana is a very prominent first name for men (#314 out of 1220, Top 26%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#5939 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Dana for boys. Dana reached its highest position of #183 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Daniel (#10 last year), Danny (#429), Dane (#625), Dayne, Dannie, Danial and Dan are the prominent variation forms of Dana appearing in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.6279%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.242%, 61.5%), with the versions Dan, Dana, Danial and Dannie becoming less in vogue. Danny (#429) and Dane (#625) are two of the more fashionable birth names here. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Dana and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dana, Dan, Dane, Danial, Daniel in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dannie, Danny, Dayne in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Daniel, Danny outside U.S.

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Dana is alike in pronunciation to Danno, Dino and Donau. Other suggested similar baby names are Danar, Dann, Dean, Deane, Den, Dene, Dima, Doan, Doane, Don, Donn, Duane, Dunn, Dwane and Kana. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dana.