Danu: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Danu

Danu

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Origin of the name Dana:

Transferred use of the surname which is of uncertain origin. It may have arisen as a feminine form of Dan, a Hebrew name meaning "judge." The name was popularized by Richard Dana (1815 - 1882), author of Two Years Before the Mast.

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Mother of the gods in Irish mythology, her name means “the flowing one." Many European rivers' including the River Danube were derived from her name.

Hindu river goddess whose name means "rain, river."

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