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Dana meaning and name origin
Dana \d(a)-na\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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 variant forms: Dane and Danie.
Baby names that sound like Dana are Dan, Dann, Danya and Dani.
Popularity of Dana
Dana is a very popular first name for men (#314 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#7161 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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