Dana Name Meaning & Origin

Dana

Pronunciation: DAY-nə ; DAN-na (key)

Origin of the name Dana:

Transferred use of the surname, which is of uncertain origin. It might have arisen as a feminine form of Dan, a Hebrew name meaning "judge." The name was popularized by Richard Dana (1815 - 82), author of Two Years Before the Mast.

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Dane, Danny, Digger, D Money

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Famous real-life people named Dana

Dana Andrews, actor, 1909-1992
Dana Carvey, actor/comedian
Dana Ashbrook, actor (best known for playing Bobby Briggs on Twin Peaks)
Dana Isaiah Thomas Jr. (b. 2018), son of American singer, songwriter, and actress Jordin Sparks

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