English, Slavic, Persian Arabic
"from Denmark, gift, or wise"

Dana Origin and Meaning

The name Dana is a boy's name of English origin meaning "from Denmark, gift, or wise".

Baby girl Danas outnumber baby boys with the name nearly ten to one. But Dana is an attractive, sleek name that can certain work for babies of either gender.

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Dana Rank in US Top 1000

# 3128 on Nameberry

Dana Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Famous People Named Dana

  • Dana BrunettiAmerican film producer
  • Dana AndrewsAmerican actor
  • Dana CarveyAmerican actor/comedian
  • Charles Dana GibsonAmerican illustrator; creator of the iconic Gibson Girl
  • Dana Garrett Vaughns IImusician
  • Dana AshbrookAmerican actor
  • Dana MilbankAmerican journalist, columnist for "The Washington Post"
  • Dana HowardAmerican TV news anchorman
  • Dana Isaiah "DJ" Thomas Jr. (b.2018)son of singer Jordin Sparks and Dana Isaiah Sr.
  • (Ibsen) Dana ElcarAmerican character actor