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Gender: F Meaning of Dana: "from Denmark" Origin of Dana: Feminine variation of Daniel or English Dana's Popularity in 2016: #869

This name found in both Celtic and Scandinavian mythology has gone from all-boy to almost all-girl, retaining a strong, unisex quality. However, it has been dropping steadily following its three-decade heyday from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Dana is the birth name of Queen Latifah.

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Famous People Named Dana

Dana Bash, American journalist and CNN correspondent (pronounces her name with a short "a" sound, as in "Dan")
Dana Delany, American actress
Dana Plato, American actress
Dana Vollmer, American swimmer and Olympic Gold Medalist
Dana White, President of the UFC
Dana Marie Perino, American political pundit
Aaliyah Dana Haughton, American singer and actress
Dana Elaine Owens, professionally known as Queen Latifah, American singer and talk show host
Dana Wilkerson, American author
Dana Duckworth, American gymnastics coach who is head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide gymnastics team
Dana Wynter, actress

Pop Culture References for the name Dana

Dana Katherine Scully, character from "The X-Files"
Dana Fairbanks, character from the "The L-Word"
Dana Mercer, character from the game Prototype
Dana Brody, character on the Showtime's "Homeland"
Intern Dana Cardinal, character from the podcast "Welcome to Night Vale"
Dana Tasker, from movie "True Lies"
Dr Dana Stowe, from TV series "Strong Medicine"
Dana Jones, character from the movie "Friday"
Dana Tressler, from the movie "Flipped"
Dana, main character in "Blue Crush 2"
Dana Freeling, character in "Poltergeist"
Dana Polk, (played by Kristen Connolly) character from the movie "Cabin in the Woods"
Dana Knightstone, fictional writer from Big Fish Games' Dana Knightstone series
Edana "Dana" Franklin, main character of the novel "Kindred"
Dana Shulps, anagram from TV's Supernatural
Dana Simms, character in film "The Internship"

Danna, Daina, Danula, Danah, Danalee, Danae, Dainna, Dayna, Danacia, Danette

Dana's International Variations

Danka, Danulka (Czech) Danuta (Polish)