Dana - girls name

Dana name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 83%

Dana name meaning:

The name Dana has multiple origins and meanings, which can vary depending on the gender of the person. When it comes to the meaning of the name Dana for a boy, it has its roots in multiple cultures and languages. One of the prominent origins of the name is Gaelic, where Dana means "from Denmark" or "God is my judge." In this context, it is a unisex name and can be used for both boys and girls. It can also be seen as a shortened form of the name Daniel, which itself means "God is my judge" in Hebrew.

In addition to the Gaelic and Hebrew origins, the name Dana can also have Slavic and Arabic roots. In Slavic languages, Dana means "gift" or "generosity," symbolizing a generous and giving nature. In Arabic, the name Dana means "pearl" or "precious," representing beauty and elegance. These various meanings add depth and richness to the name Dana, making it a versatile choice for parents looking for a name that is both meaningful and unique for their son.

Origin: English

From Denmark.


Unisex names

Related names

Dana , Daanaa, Danah , Danay, Danaye, Danea, Danee, Danna, Denae, Denay, Tana

Other girls names beginning with D


Overall UK ranking: 957 out of 5581

36 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (792)

Historical popularity of Dana

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