Dana Name Gender

Is Dana a boys name or a girls name? Find out here.

Since 1910, 79.5% of babies named Dana were girls.

In 2018, 98.2% of babies named Dana were girls.

Based on data from The United States Social Security Administration.


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Dana Name Popularity

How popular is the name Dana? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Dana was the 785th most popular girls name, representing 0.0199% of girl births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Dana has been the 195th most popular girls name, representing 0.1262% of girl births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 900 5 0.0014%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 936 14 0.002%
1915 0 0%
1916 1,447 5 0.0005%
1917 1,201 10 0.001%
1918 996 23 0.0021%
1919 1,222 11 0.0011%
1920 1,102 17 0.0015%
1921 792 51 0.0045%
1922 1,056 21 0.0019%
1923 1,276 12 0.0011%
1924 985 30 0.0026%
1925 853 40 0.0035%
1926 904 34 0.0031%
1927 939 30 0.0027%
1928 1,104 18 0.0017%
1929 765 47 0.0045%
1930 855 35 0.0034%
1931 686 54 0.0055%
1932 756 43 0.0044%
1933 688 51 0.0055%
1934 653 63 0.0065%
1935 602 74 0.0076%
1936 503 122 0.0127%
1937 552 102 0.0104%
1938 595 90 0.0088%
1939 514 125 0.0123%
1940 432 201 0.0189%
1941 402 243 0.0216%
1942 412 262 0.0207%
1943 350 377 0.0289%
1944 301 467 0.0377%
1945 265 626 0.0513%
1946 271 684 0.0464%
1947 290 696 0.0417%
1948 280 726 0.0455%
1949 264 816 0.0507%
1950 248 900 0.0559%
1951 233 1,053 0.0621%
1952 231 1,122 0.0643%
1953 230 1,172 0.0662%
1954 217 1,323 0.0724%
1955 201 1,555 0.0845%
1956 174 2,057 0.1089%
1957 155 2,397 0.1246%
1958 161 2,378 0.1258%
1959 143 2,965 0.1561%
1960 141 3,082 0.1627%
1961 128 3,538 0.1874%
1962 117 3,954 0.2154%
1963 88 5,040 0.2808%
1964 70 6,080 0.3454%
1965 78 4,714 0.2883%
1966 68 5,275 0.3379%
1967 71 4,928 0.3247%
1968 70 5,008 0.3335%
1969 60 6,019 0.3907%
1970 54 6,402 0.4023%
1971 44 6,929 0.4611%
1972 52 5,604 0.4115%
1973 59 4,923 0.3797%
1974 55 5,149 0.3962%
1975 62 4,606 0.3584%
1976 64 4,399 0.3413%
1977 62 4,339 0.3219%
1978 71 3,996 0.2972%
1979 54 4,942 0.3505%
1980 68 4,437 0.3035%
1981 71 4,243 0.2886%
1982 67 4,232 0.2832%
1983 73 3,921 0.2657%
1984 73 3,930 0.2642%
1985 82 3,341 0.2201%
1986 92 3,065 0.2031%
1987 83 3,417 0.2239%
1988 90 3,186 0.2044%
1989 105 2,984 0.1849%
1990 114 2,926 0.1765%
1991 131 2,398 0.1471%
1992 144 2,142 0.1342%
1993 157 1,967 0.1262%
1994 168 1,787 0.1164%
1995 172 1,730 0.1148%
1996 175 1,785 0.1192%
1997 179 1,666 0.1126%
1998 216 1,400 0.0935%
1999 239 1,293 0.0863%
2000 312 985 0.0645%
2001 325 928 0.0616%
2002 339 861 0.0575%
2003 381 764 0.0502%
2004 440 652 0.0428%
2005 398 753 0.0492%
2006 397 767 0.049%
2007 438 692 0.0439%
2008 458 647 0.0419%
2009 525 532 0.0356%
2010 460 614 0.0426%
2011 603 430 0.0302%
2012 621 406 0.0285%
2013 723 319 0.0224%
2014 757 306 0.021%
2015 809 279 0.0192%
2016 824 274 0.019%
2017 840 248 0.0178%
2018 785 274 0.0199%

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Names Like Dana

If you like Dana, you’ll love these other names like Dana.


What names are variants of Dana?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Dana.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Daena

From Denmark

English

Danaca

From Denmark; morning star; from Denmark

Slavic

Danah

From Denmark

English

Danay

From Denmark

Greek

Dane

From Denmark

English

Danet

From Denmark

English

Daney

From Denmark; God is my Judge

Hebrew

Dania

From Denmark; God is my Judge

Hebrew

#1,162 (0.0087%)  
Danica

Morning star; from Denmark

Slavic

#984 (0.0132%)  
Danna

English

#493 (0.0408%)  
Danya

From Denmark; God is my Judge

Hebrew

#2,221 (0.0016%)  
Dayna

From Denmark

English

#2,096 (0.0019%)  
Dayne

From Denmark

English

Donnica

From Denmark; morning star; from Denmark; lady

Slavic


What names sound like Dana?

If you like how Dana sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Dana.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Dagna

New day

Scandinavian

Dahna

Lady

Italian

Daina

God is my judge; song; melody

Hebrew

Danae

Greek

#1,737 (0.0034%)  
Danea

Greek

Dani

God is my Judge

Hebrew

#875 (0.0168%)  
Dany

God is my Judge

Hebrew

Dawna

The first appearance of light, daybreak

English

Deana

Valley; church leader; divine

Latin

Dena

Valley

English

#3,073 (0.0004%)  
Dhana

Wealthy

Indian (Sanskrit)

Diana

Heavenly and divine

Latin

#178 (0.1159%)  
Dina

Decoration; valley; justified; spear ruler

Hebrew

#1,209 (0.0081%)  
Dona

Lady

Spanish

Duana

Dark, swarthy

Irish

Duna

Dark, swarthy

Irish

Dwana

Dark, swarthy

Irish

Dyana

Divine

Latin

Dyna

Justified; spear ruler

Hebrew

Tana

Russian


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1 Comment

  1. My name is Dana and the doctors thought i might die giving birth or shortly after. I had to mentally prepare for the worst. I wanted my baby girl to have something to remind her everyday that even tho im not here i still love her very much so i decided to give her my name. I did end up getting very sick after my csection and spent almost two weeks in icu. But i made it! And baby Dana came out looking EXACTLY like me! I got my tubes tied after her, she is my 5th girl and i couldnt be mappier with my life, my 5 beautiful girls and naming my baby after myself. ?


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