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Dana

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How popular is the baby name Dana in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 12 0 12
1881 9 0 9
1882 20 6 14
1883 13 7 6
1884 21 10 11
1885 15 6 9
1886 16 8 8
1887 7 0 7
1888 14 8 6
1889 8 0 8
1890 14 7 7
1891 26 11 15
1892 18 8 10
1893 18 8 10
1894 20 7 13
1895 21 9 12
1896 23 13 10
1897 17 10 7
1898 21 12 9
1899 30 15 15
1900 39 20 19
1901 17 6 11
1902 15 6 9
1903 23 14 9
1904 22 11 11
1905 22 7 15
1906 25 10 15
1907 26 11 15
1908 29 15 14
1909 29 13 16
1910 40 21 19
1911 39 13 26
1912 63 18 45
1913 75 22 53
1914 103 39 64
1915 126 37 89
1916 130 45 85
1917 153 55 98
1918 173 66 107
1919 134 51 83
1920 167 69 98
1921 196 89 107
1922 193 65 128
1923 190 80 110
1924 179 67 112
1925 195 79 116
1926 194 80 114
1927 225 84 141
1928 198 69 129
1929 209 87 122
1930 199 76 123
1931 225 95 130
1932 223 93 130
1933 242 108 134
1934 223 95 128
1935 248 128 120
1936 286 168 118
1937 283 150 133
1938 283 151 132
1939 313 169 144
1940 386 245 141
1941 427 282 145
1942 475 314 161
1943 603 417 186
1944 763 503 260
1945 985 645 340
1946 1,289 709 580
1947 1,662 716 946
1948 1,766 745 1,021
1949 1,932 853 1,079
1950 2,129 929 1,200
1951 2,360 1,075 1,285
1952 2,522 1,145 1,377
1953 2,699 1,197 1,502
1954 3,088 1,352 1,736
1955 3,137 1,570 1,567
1956 3,708 2,073 1,635
1957 4,025 2,408 1,617
1958 3,920 2,388 1,532
1959 4,670 2,971 1,699
1960 4,759 3,091 1,668
1961 5,240 3,545 1,695
1962 5,759 3,962 1,797
1963 6,667 5,046 1,621 #88 girl name
1964 7,442 6,087 1,355 #70 girl name
1965 5,944 4,727 1,217 #77 girl name
1966 6,296 5,280 1,016 #68 girl name
1967 5,965 4,932 1,033 #71 girl name
1968 6,033 5,014 1,019 #70 girl name
1969 7,031 6,024 1,007 #60 girl name
1970 7,447 6,409 1,038 #54 girl name
1971 8,031 6,932 1,099 #44 girl name
1972 6,640 5,609 1,031 #52 girl name
1973 5,943 4,931 1,012 #59 girl name
1974 5,971 5,157 814 #55 girl name
1975 5,479 4,621 858 #62 girl name
1976 5,081 4,410 671 #64 girl name
1977 4,978 4,340 638 #62 girl name
1978 4,543 4,004 539 #70 girl name
1979 5,576 4,949 627 #54 girl name
1980 4,947 4,439 508 #68 girl name
1981 4,789 4,247 542 #70 girl name
1982 4,765 4,236 529 #67 girl name
1983 4,399 3,923 476 #73 girl name
1984 4,429 3,940 489 #73 girl name
1985 3,827 3,345 482 #82 girl name
1986 3,539 3,072 467 #92 girl name
1987 3,839 3,420 419 #83 girl name
1988 3,575 3,191 384 #90 girl name
1989 3,358 3,001 357
1990 3,278 2,932 346
1991 2,752 2,417 335
1992 2,424 2,153 271
1993 2,234 1,988 246
1994 2,003 1,806 197
1995 1,942 1,756 186
1996 1,961 1,800 161
1997 1,834 1,683 151
1998 1,541 1,424 117
1999 1,434 1,321 113
2000 1,128 1,015 113
2001 1,044 945 99
2002 975 892 83
2003 878 800 78
2004 769 704 65
2005 864 790 74
2006 873 809 64
2007 800 727 73
2008 743 680 63
2009 630 573 57
2010 698 654 44
2011 509 469 40
2012 495 455 40
2013 400 372 28
2014 390 353 37
2015 362 325 37

Fun Facts about the name Dana

  • How many people with the first name Dana have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 243,896 babies born with the first name Dana in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dana to occupy the territory of French Guiana (France) with an estimated population of 243,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dana? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Dana first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dana is Monday, December 28th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Dana born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dana was in 1971 with a total of 6,932 babies. That's a lot of babies named Dana!
  • Random Dana Factoid: According to the 1917 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dana ranks 98th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, 12 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1917.
  • Weird things about the name Dana: Your name in reverse order is Anad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Anda. How do you pronounce that?
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Popularity of Dana as a first name

Popularity of Dana as a last name

Common last names for Dana

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Moore
  • Martin
  • Clark
  • Walker
  • Reed
  • Hall

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Dana" mean? The list below shows the origins of Dana as well as things modernly associated with the name Dana such as celebrities named Dana.

Origin and Meaning of Dana

The name "Dana" is of American origin, and it means "Danish, from Denmark". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Celtic goddess who was the mother of the Tuatha De Danann; identified with the Welsh Don

Dana Plato

Dana Plato is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1975 to 1999. Dana was born in 1964 as Dana Michelle Strain in Maywood, California, U.S.

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Dana Carvey

Dana Carvey is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1978 to present. Dana was born in 1955 as Dana Thomas Carvey in Missoula, Montana, U.S.

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Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah is a singer, songwriter, rapper, and actress specializing in R&B, soul, jazz, and hip hop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1988 to present. Queen was born in 1970 as Dana Elaine Owens in Newark, New Jersey, U.S.

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Dana Delany

Dana Delany is an actress and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1974 to present. Dana was born in 1956 as Dana Welles Delany in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Jim Hutton

Jim was born in 1934 as Dana James Hutton in Binghamton, New York, U.S.

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Dana International

Dana International is a singer-songwriter specializing in dance, pop, world, and trance music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1992 to present. Dana was born in 1972 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Dana

Dana Bash
Dana Drama
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Dana Part 84
Dana Perino
Dana Milbank
Dana Hill
Dana White

Alternative Meanings

D is for dignity, no one disputes this trait!

A is for animated, let your energetic spirit shine

N is for novel, don't get too complicated!

A is for achievements, the many over a lifetime

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Past life for Dana born Jun 16, 2012

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Poland approximately on 700. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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