Dana - Meaning of Dana
What does Dana mean?
[ 2 syll. da-na, dan-a ] The baby girl name Dana is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced as DEYNAH †.
The name Dana is used to a great extent; it has 28 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Daena, Daine, Dainna, Danaca, Danah, Danalee, Danan, Dane, Danean, Danet, Danette, Daney, Dania, Danica, Daniella, Danka, Danna (used in Hebrew as well), Danni, Dannie, Dansy, Danula, Danuta, Danya, Daynah, and Dayne. Other English forms include the spelling variants Daina and Dayna (used in Scandinavian as well). The Spanish Danas is a form of Dana that is used in foreign languages.
In addition, Dana is a diminutive (Czech, German, Polish, and Romanian) of the English and French Danielle and a diminutive (Czech, German, Polish, and Romanian) of Daniela.
Dana is also a diminutive (Polish) of the English, German, Italian, Polish, Romanian, and Russian Daria.
Dana is also a shortening of the Slavic Yordana and a form (Slavic) of the English, German, and Hebrew Jordan.
See also the related form, the name Ladana.
See also the related categories, romanian, english, hebrew, river, pearl, biblical, indoeuropean, czech, tribes (folk), polish, arabic, and german.
Dana is an all-time favorite. At present it is still somewhat popular as a baby girl name, but not as much as it was in the past. The name grew in popularity from the 1910s up to the 1970s. Its usage peaked modestly in 1971 with 0.396% of baby girls being named Dana. It was #44 in rank then. The baby name has substantially dropped in popularity since then. In 2018, it ranked at #849 with a usage of only 0.017%. Among the family of girl names directly related to Dana, Daniela was the most frequently used. It was 5 times more regularly used than Dana in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Dana include Daina, Dayna, Daynah, Daena, Dahna, Dama, Damice, Danah, Danas, Danays, Danice, Danise, Danja, Danka, Dansy, Danuse, Deina, Demos, Denah, and Deneice.
† English pronunciation for Dana: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"
Details of famous persons named Dana:
Actress Dana Delany, born 13 March 1956, New York, New York.
Actress Queen Latifah, born Dana Owens 18 March 1970, Newark, New Jersey.
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