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Dana (girl)

What does Dana mean?

Dana Pronunciation of Dana as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' name Dana) is pronounced DAY-nah. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Dana is "from Denmark". A surname also used as a variant of Daniel. Actress Dana Delany.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, surname


VARIANTS Daena, Danaca, Danah, Danay, Dane, Danet, Daney, Dania, Danica, Danna, Danya, Dayna, Dayne, Donnica



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How popular is Dana?

Dana is a very popular first name for women (#179 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#5939 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Dana reached its top rank of #57 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is presently at #849. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dana name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Dana (#849 A YEAR AGO) listed in the Top 2000 are Dania (#1338), Danica (#1008), Daniel, Danna (#525), Danya and Dayna. Usage of these relations of Dana was at its peak 5 decades ago (ADOPTION OF 0.4%) and is now significantly reduced (ADOPTION 0.1%, 79.3%), with forms like Daniel becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dana, Dania, Danica, Daniel, Danna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Danya, Dayna in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dana is alike in pronunciation to Dagna, Dahnya, Danae, Danaye, Danney, Dannia, Dany, Dawna, Dayanna, Deana, Deeanna, Deenya, Denah, Denni, Denny, Dhanna, Diana, Diannah, Digna, Dinny, Donna, Donnay, Duana, Duayna and Dwayna. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Dada, Dafna, Dama, Damia, Damya, Danne, Dara, Dawn, Dawne, Daya, Deane, Deann, Dene, Dian, Diane, Diann, Duane, Dwan, Dyan, Dyane, Dyann, Dzana, Gana, Hana, Iana, Jana, Lana, Nana, Rana, Sana, Tana, Vana, Yana and Zana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dana.