Dana

Dana - A very unique male name



  Jun 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Dana, meaning from Denmark, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1911 on position #444. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Dana and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Dana? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Dana. The baby boy name Dana was given to 5 baby boys in 2012, ranking #3834 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 328,212 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Dana peaked in popularity 65 years ago in 1954 on position 166.



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Dana Carvey


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Dana is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Dana is currently topping the baby name charts in Pennsylvania at position #1,189 - and is the least popular in Pennsylvania at position #1,189.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Dana is where you live.


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Dana origin and meaning

Dana is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means from Denmark. To see famous people named Dana, pop culture references for the name Dana and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Dana

We've found the following names that sound similar to Dana, sorted by popularity.

Danny / Don / Dean / Duane / Dan / Dwayne / Damian / Donnie / Damon / Damien /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20123834
20082689
20072508
20062117
20052655
20042230
20031752
20021599
20011406
20001197
19991263
19981217
1997997
1996906
1995799
1994768
1993703
1992639
1991582
1990546
1989515
1988470
1987429
1986394
1985387
1984366
1983373
1982349
1981336
1980356
1979311
1978328
1977305
1976279
1975237
1974244
1973217
1972215
1971213
1970226
1969229
1968221
1967217
1966218
1965206
1964204
1963179
1962172
1961178
1960186
1959180
1958184
1957185
1956178
1955177
1954166
1953177
1952183
1951185
1950184
1949192
1948195
1947207
1946259
1945324
1944396
1943474
1942499
1941504
1940490
1939512
1938516
1937477
1936538
1935511
1934548
1933506
1932548
1931528
1930532
1929552
1928556
1927534
1926590
1925610
1924632
1923602
1922585
1921664
1920669
1919681
1918635
1917643
1916629
1915603
1914614
1913597
1912730
1911444

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Pennsylvania1189

Even more about Dana


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Dana a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Dana?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1954
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Dana
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 328,212
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1911
2012 births +5

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