Dana

Dana - A very unique female name



  Oct 23,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Dana, meaning from Denmark, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #960. 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 girl name Dana was given to 399 baby girls in 2012, ranking #639 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,542 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Dana peaked in popularity 46 years ago in 1971 on position 44.



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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 West Virginia at position #363 - and is the least popular in North Carolina at position #1,078.

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.

Donna / Diane / Diana / Dawn / Deanna / Dianne / Dianna / Dena / Dina / Deana /

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
2012639
2011612
2010467
2009531
2008465
2007442
2006400
2005400
2004442
2003382
2002339
2001324
2000312
1999239
1998216
1997179
1996174
1995171
1994168
1993157
1992144
1991131
1990114
1989105
198890
198783
198692
198582
198473
198372
198267
198171
198068
197954
197870
197762
197664
197562
197455
197359
197252
197144
197054
196960
196870
196771
196668
196578
196470
196388
1962117
1961128
1960141
1959143
1958162
1957155
1956174
1955200
1954217
1953230
1952231
1951233
1950247
1949264
1948280
1947289
1946271
1945265
1944301
1943351
1942414
1941404
1940435
1939517
1938603
1937559
1936506
1935608
1934658
1933695
1932770
1931699
1930874
1929779
19281140
1927967
1926923
1925868
19241014
19231343
19221089
1921802
19201156
19191315
19181012
19171287
19161665
1914958
1910960

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
West Virginia363
New York411
California432
New Jersey458
Texas495
Virginia528
Illinois564
Florida578
Ohio610
Arizona610
Massachusetts635
Tennessee679
Georgia684
Pennsylvania704
South Carolina707
Maryland782
Colorado803
Michigan885
Washington970
Missouri982
North Carolina1078

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 female 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
1971
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Dana
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 3,542
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +399

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