What does Dana mean?
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 21 more related forms via Dane, Daniel: Dain, Daine, Dan▼, Danal, Daneal, Danek, Danell, Dani, Danial▼, Danil, Danilo, Danko, Dannel, Dannie▼, Danny▲, Danon, Danya, Danyal, Danyel, Dayne and Dayner.Kreatif forms: Daina, Dayna, Dunna. [more]
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. 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)
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 relations of Dana were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.628%) 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 and Dane 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)
Dana▼ is alike in pronunciation to Danno, Denny▼, Dino▼, Donau and Donny▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Abna, Dace, Daeg, Dag, Dal, Damar, Danar, Dann, Dantae, Dave▼, Day, Daye, Dean▲, Deane, Den, Dene, Dima, Doan, Doane, Don▼, Donn▼, Duane▼, Dunn, Dwane and Kana. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dana.