What does Dana mean?
Dana [dana] 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.
(male) Darna, Dunna, ..
(female) Dala, Data, .. Middle name pairings:
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How 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. Demographics)
Dana reached its highest position of #183 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Daniel (#12 last year), Danny (#426), Dane (#626), Danilo (#1029), Dan (#1723), Dayne, Dannie, Danial and Dain are the prominent variation forms of Dana appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Dana were at the apex of their popularity 4 decades ago (usage of 2.07%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.78%, ▼62.3%), with versions such as Dana going out of style. Danilo is the most fashionable birth name here.
Dana▼ is alike in pronunciation to Danno, Denny▼, Dino▼, Donau and Donny▼. Other suggested similar names are Abna, Barna, Da-, Dabny, Dace, Dack, Dacy, Dade, Daeg, Dael, Dag, Dagan, Dagny, Dago, Dahy, Dai, Dal, Dalan, Dale▼, Daly, Daman, Damar, Danar, Danby, Dandy, Dann, Dantae, Dantay, Dante, Dar, Daran, Dard, Dart, Davar, Dave▼, Davi, Davy, Daw, Dawe, Dax▲, Day, Daye, Dean, Deane, Den, Dene, Dima, Doan, Doane, Don▼, Donal, Donn, Duane▼, Dunc, Dunn, Dwane, Janna, Jona, Kana and Stana. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dana.