Dana Name Meaning & Origin
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.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Dane, Danny, Digger, D Money
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Dana Andrews, actor, 1909-1992
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Dana Isaiah Thomas Jr. (b. 2018), son of American singer, songwriter, and actress Jordin Sparks
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