Dena

First Name
32k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
1k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dena

"Dena" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Judgement". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Notable Persons Named Dena

Dena was born on January 5th, 1971 in Melbourne.

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Dena was given the name Dena Laettner in 1969 in Plano, Texas.

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Dena Kaplan is an actress, dancer, and model. She was most active from 2005 to present. Dena was born on January 20th, 1989 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Dena Takruri is a presenter/producer. She has been prominent since 2006.

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She was most prominent from 1973 to 2007. Dena was born Dena Dietrich on December 4th, 1928 in Pittsburgh.

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Dena was born on September 26th, 1958.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 13 13 0
1881 23 23 0
1882 13 13 0
1883 16 16 0
1884 24 24 0
1885 27 27 0
1886 32 32 0
1887 39 39 0
1888 38 38 0
1889 30 30 0
1890 31 31 0
1891 33 33 0
1892 45 45 0
1893 32 32 0
1894 63 63 0
1895 36 36 0
1896 50 50 0
1897 40 40 0
1898 48 48 0
1899 37 37 0
1900 53 53 0
1901 41 41 0
1902 36 36 0
1903 24 24 0
1904 39 39 0
1905 37 37 0
1906 28 28 0
1907 38 38 0
1908 49 49 0
1909 31 31 0
1910 30 30 0
1911 48 48 0
1912 59 59 0
1913 62 62 0
1914 75 75 0
1915 113 113 0
1916 96 96 0
1917 94 94 0
1918 122 122 0
1919 104 104 0
1920 95 95 0
1921 97 97 0
1922 83 83 0
1923 86 86 0
1924 86 86 0
1925 91 91 0
1926 92 92 0
1927 77 77 0
1928 64 64 0
1929 71 71 0
1930 78 78 0
1931 76 76 0
1932 73 73 0
1933 66 66 0
1934 49 49 0
1935 59 59 0
1936 65 65 0
1937 64 64 0
1938 68 68 0
1939 76 76 0
1940 73 73 0
1941 79 79 0
1942 88 88 0
1943 84 84 0
1944 112 112 0
1945 127 127 0
1946 123 123 0
1947 223 223 0
1948 172 172 0
1949 178 178 0
1950 205 205 0
1951 224 224 0
1952 229 229 0
1953 315 315 0
1954 426 426 0
1955 467 467 0
1956 503 503 0
1957 471 471 0
1958 517 517 0
1959 597 597 0
1960 739 739 0
1961 768 768 0
1962 905 905 0
1963 957 957 0
1964 913 908 5
1965 809 809 0
1966 844 844 0
1967 960 960 0
1968 1,025 1,020 5
1969 1,264 1,264 0
1970 1,541 1,541 0
1971 1,181 1,171 10
1972 981 972 9
1973 859 853 6
1974 839 839 0
1975 822 816 6
1976 677 677 0
1977 582 582 0
1978 517 517 0
1979 535 535 0
1980 530 530 0
1981 484 476 8
1982 451 451 0
1983 417 417 0
1984 406 406 0
1985 358 358 0
1986 273 273 0
1987 236 236 0
1988 250 250 0
1989 225 218 7
1990 196 196 0
1991 156 156 0
1992 142 142 0
1993 128 128 0
1994 115 115 0
1995 127 127 0
1996 154 154 0
1997 99 99 0
1998 101 101 0
1999 90 90 0
2000 92 92 0
2001 70 70 0
2002 92 92 0
2003 84 84 0
2004 65 65 0
2005 69 69 0
2006 65 65 0
2007 58 58 0
2008 58 58 0
2009 47 47 0
2010 50 50 0
2011 40 40 0
2012 33 33 0
2013 42 42 0
2014 45 45 0
2015 37 37 0
2016 43 43 0
2017 42 42 0

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Popularity of Dena as a first name

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Popularity of Dena as a last name

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Common last names for Dena

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Anderson
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Olson
  • Davis
  • Martin
  • Adams

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dena U.S.
  White 12.12% 64.26%
  African American 2.99% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.78% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.97% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.61% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 79.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dena

People with the last name Dena are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Dena

  • What name lists does Dena rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Dena? Dena is the 1,318th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dena was the 22,559th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dena have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 32,266 babies born with the first name Dena in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dena to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dena? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 13 new born babies.
  • When was Dena first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dena is Thursday, October 28th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Dena born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dena was in 1970 with a total of 1,541 babies. That's a lot of babies named Dena!
  • Random Dena Factoid: According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dena is not a popular baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1988.
  • Weird things about the name Dena: Your name in reverse order is Aned. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ande. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dena? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,139 people with the last name Dena.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dena? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dena as their last name since less than 1 person in 256k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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