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Dana Name Information

Gender 👩🧑 Boy And Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \d(a)-na\
Number in U.S 👶 245,000
Rate in 2021 1821
Numerology 🔢 11
Name origin 🌍 English

What is meaning of name Dana?

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Dana is a name of Hebrew origin that means "the one who judges" or the one who "is good at judging". Although it is true that it is a unisex name, it is especially popular among women.
In addition, Dana has a precious meaning linked to mythologies of different cultures. If you want to discover the origin of Dana, the history of the name, its popularity and the personality of the people named Dana, keep reading the article that we bring you below. Dana is a girl's name.

What does Dana mean?
Dana is a unisex name, because although it is more popular among women, there are also some men called that , especially in the United States. Although it is true that Dana is a difficult name to trace, it is believed that it has Hebrew origin, from which its curious and interesting meaning is extracted: "the one who judges" or "the one who is good at judging".

Diminutives and variations of the name Dana
The only known variant of the name Dana is Danna. Currently in Spain there are 514 women named like that. Some diminutives of the name Dana are:
Dani, Danni, Dan

The name Dana in other languages
If you wonder what the name Dana is in other languages, you should know that it is one of those names that do not have known variants. Dana is an international name, so it does not change from one culture to another.

Saint of Dana's Day
Saint of Dana's day is very controversial , because it can be celebrated on 3 different dates. The most common saint day is October 25, although many other girls named Dana celebrate it on November 1. Finally, it should also be taken into account that some people celebrate it on August 15.

Numerology of the name Dana
According to numerology, the number associated with Dana is 11. 11, along with 22 and 33 are master numbers, so they are considered more powerful than the basic numbers (1-9).

Additional description of the name Dana

Dana : Meaning, Origin and Popularity

  "Dana" means "the goodness of moon."
     In early childhood Dana if fragile and endless being ill makes her irritable. She is mischievous which causes much trouble to her parents. She is courageous and athletic; she can be sharp and does not mind playing a practical joke on someone she does not like.
     "Winter" Dana is stubborn and resolute; she is self-assured and has a sweet tooth. She is sensual and easily falls in love; swept by emotions she is capable of reckless acting however she never regrets anything. She takes her time to choose a life partner and as a result her marriage is unsuccessful. However Dana born in summer is more fortunate since she is milder and kinder.
     "Autumn" Dana is calculating and pragmatic so she often rises in the world.
     Dana is a true life and soul of any company.
     Dana can work as a bookkeeper, investigator, cook, hairdresser or teacher.

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12/5/2022 10:51:00 PM

I'm a Dana (pronounced Dayna), and i've never really liked my name, because It's too unusual. i've been called Danna, Donna, Diana, Dinah, name it...everything but the right thing. You'd think in 60 years, I'd be accustomed to that, but I still wish I had a more common name.

12/1/2022 6:02:46 PM

Dana is my name and i love it! All other Danas out there should appreciate their name. Because it was originally a males name, i feel it makes it a "strong" name meant for strong women.

11/29/2022 2:16:20 AM

I am a male and my name is Dana pronounced (Dan-nah) . My name annoys me. It is constantly mispronounced as Darna Dayna Dena Dano Dahna. i've never met anyone with the'same name as me.

11/28/2022 4:49:06 AM

I love my name Dana! My father picked it out. He named me after the actor Dana Andrews. My mother liked it as well. People call me Dane Dane. My Middle name is Lynn. I was the only Dana in my grade in school. The name'suits me well I think.

11/21/2022 6:13:58 PM

My name is Dana, pronounced Day-na, but most of my childhood I had to correct every substitute teacher etc because they'd always call me Dan-a. I always wished for a more common name that people could read on paper and say it correctly. I also always thought It'sounded like and older person's name like Donna. I guess I'll grow into one day. ha!

10/30/2022 12:14:12 PM

I have a grand daughter named Dayna Leighton. I love her and her name. :) She is 7 and has proclaimed this summer that'she gates her name. I will be very happy to tell that othe's felt the'same way when'they were younger but now appreciate how strong, femine beautiful it makes them feel. Thanks, all of you Dayna-Dana-Darna-Danna-Dhannas out there!

10/18/2022 2:31:38 AM

I'm Dana (pronounced Dayna). I like it more now than I did growing up. The worst nickname I was ever called was "Danish," so I guess I got off easy.

10/8/2022 8:03:12 PM

I have always liked my name. I have only run into a handful of men and women in my 38 yrs with my name. When someone says Dana, I know they mean me. The men I have met do not like the fact that I have the'same name and pronounce it the'same. I had one guy tell me that I was wrong and only men pronounce it Dana(dayna) and women pronounce it (dan-na)no matter how it is spelled. He was really upset. I thought it was a hoot.

10/3/2022 3:06:04 AM

My name is spelt Dana but is pronounced 'Darna' and hardly anyone ever'says it right and or can spell it which is really annoying. But I still love my name. I was born in the UAE and in Arabic it means "the most perfectly sized, big, round, and beautiful pearl".

9/28/2022 11:25:24 AM

People some time pronounce it wrond or spell it wrong and every time i have to confront them and tell them how to say and spell it.

9/24/2022 6:54:48 AM

This is my name and I love it! Did you know it means most beautiful woman or shining light. PEACE OUT HOMIES!

7/30/2022 10:24:00 PM

My name is Dana (pronounced Dayna.) I really like my name. I was named after Dana Scully because my mum and dad were major fans of the x-files at the time. I think the name'suits me really well because it is feminine but not too girly, just like me. Some people spell it wrong, but honestly it doesn't bother me. What does bother me though is about every second person I'meet pronounces it as Dar-na. I don't have an issue with that name, but it Isn't MY name'so it always bugs me. I get tired of correcting people because it feels like I have to do it all the time. I do find it quite amusing when a relief teacher pronounces it wrong and the whole class shouts "It's DAY-NA!!" Another thing that used to bother me was the fact that because it is such a short name in itself, there Isn't really any nicknames. It was only in the past couple of years that my friends came up with 'Danasaur' which I quite like because it is a unique nickname! I have hardly met anyone with the'same name as me and I have always (to my knowledge) been'the only Dana at my school/s. I live in Australia and it doesn't seem anywhere near as popular here as it is in America. The main critique I really have with the name is, I wish people would be able to know how it is pronounced just by reading it on paper, there is Dayna but I have never really been a big fan of that'spelling.

6/2/2022 7:56:24 PM

My name is Dana. The most common mistake people make is adding an "i" to it and call me Diana. I hate that! I have had it misspelled as Danna, have been called Donna. I didn't like my name when I was younger because it was more a boys name. Now it is more a girls name. I am almost 50 now and I am okay with my name.

5/20/2022 3:21:00 PM

I am a 50 yr old Dana (Day-na) My mother named me after Dana Andrews - the'singer in the 50's and 60's. She thought it made a better girls name than a boys name - I love my name and that it is not very common! I have seen It'spelled Danah, Daina, Daynah,and Dayna

4/27/2022 10:55:30 PM

My name is Dana and I love my name. Sometimes when I was younger I didn't like how short and to the point it was, but now my close friends and family call me Dane, Great Dane, Danish, all kinds of silly stuff. I am 18 and i've read previous comments about "Dana Marie's", and I find It'strange that this is so common because it is my first and middle name as well!:) I'm outgoing and girly but I'm outdoorsy so my name is perfect for me.

4/16/2022 7:44:42 PM

my names dana and im a guy, i get made fun of rarely, my middle names james so i go by D.J.

4/6/2022 9:57:00 AM

I am Dana Lynn, born in 1943. At that time, both Dana and Lynn were uncommon names for both boys and girls. When I graduated from high school, I received offers to join every branch of the US Military (no thank you). I was placed in a men's dormitory at my university (briefly!). A few years ago, a young couple were in line behind me, and they--especially she to him--were talking during our wait. It quickly became apparent that his name was Dana. Finally, I asked him if he had experienced strange reactions from strangers because of his name--reactions similar to those I had received when I was young. "Oh yes," he'said. But I'm used to it because my dad's name is Leslie." Big smile from me as I said to him, "My mother's name is Leslie!" John's and Mary's don't have these kinds of experiences. BTW, I have always loved my name! Thank you, Leslie :-D

12/30/2021 5:30:36 PM

My name is Dana I'm 47 and when I was a child I thought it was a girl's name but as an adult I see it is truly a unisex name and it has grown on me but earlier in life it wasn't nice for me.

11/13/2021 4:24:00 PM

My name is Dana. I do like it, but I always wanted something a little more girly when growing up. As an adult, I like it a lot. I guess that's what counts.

10/1/2021 8:51:18 PM

I enjoy having the name Dana. I have met probably only two other Dana's in my 21 years. I have met one lady with the'spelling "Dana" who pronounces it "Dahnna". I pronounce it "Dayna." My name helps me in the work place too, because it doesn't sound too girly, It'sounds like I am a capable individual.

8/30/2021 7:26:42 AM

My Congressman is Dana Rohrabacher. I wonder how many people have voted for him thinking he's a woman. I n'tice he's always "U.S. Representative" on'the ballot in'tead of "U.S. Congressman" (probably taking advantage of the gender confusion).

8/13/2021 3:35:24 PM

i love the name dana is really awesome and the good thing is that u dont find that many dana's in the world

8/12/2021 9:23:42 AM

Well my name is Danica and i pronounce it "Da-Nih-Ka" I know a girl in my class who pronounces it differently and since people have known her longer they make fun of my name. But I know its beautiful and that there are different ways to say it and whatever way you say it, its still beautiful


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Frequently asked questions

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Dana?
The origin of the name Dana is English.
*️⃣ How many people are named Dana?
Almost 245000 people are named Dana.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Dana?
The names of Daniella, Danyal, Tamryn, Danyelle, Danyel