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:
(male) Darna, Dunna, ..
(female) Dada, Data, ..
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)
Charted below is the baby name history 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 U.S. SSA Records)
Daniel (#10 last year), Danny (#429), Dane (#625), Danilo (#1441), Dan (#1564), 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 3 decades ago (usage of 2.07%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.8%, ▼61.5%), with versions such as Dana going out of style.
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.