Dena

Dena - A very unique female name



  Feb 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Dena, meaning valley, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1913 on position #827. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Dena and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Dena? 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 Dena. The baby girl name Dena was given to 11 baby girls in 2012, ranking #3799 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 128,477 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Dena peaked in popularity 49 years ago in 1970 on position 207.



Famous with this name

Dena Kaplan
Dena Higley
Dena Kleiman


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Dena is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Dena is currently topping the baby name charts in Indiana at position #918 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #1,217.

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 Dena is where you live.


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Dena origin and meaning

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

Similar to Dena

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

Donna / Diane / Diana / Dawn / Dana / Deanna / Dianne / Dianna / 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
20123799
20113755
20103819
20093058
20084053
20072422
20062561
20052988
20042786
20031935
20022041
20012239
20001894
19991847
19981506
19971734
19961176
19951383
19941467
19931290
19921361
19911178
1990991
1989849
1988738
1987774
1986684
1985541
1984486
1983475
1982475
1981448
1980416
1979402
1978397
1977369
1976327
1975291
1974288
1973284
1972271
1971250
1970207
1969236
1968268
1967273
1966299
1965317
1964306
1963299
1962311
1961337
1960350
1959385
1958412
1957427
1956402
1955399
1954428
1953498
1952597
1951598
1950582
1949642
1948676
1947605
1946729
1945714
1944784
1943796
1942929
1941983
1940948
1939864
1938848
19371083
19361013
19351212
1933878
1932964
1931882
19301012
19291013
19281268
1927985
1926954
19251072
1924995
1923922
19221109
1921823
1920916
1919726
1918705
1917825
1916779
1915684
1914742
1913827

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Indiana918
New Jersey1217

Even more about Dena


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 Dena 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 Dena?

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
1970
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Dena
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 128,477
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1913
2012 births +11

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