Dana f

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Female Female Name
This name is used both as a female and a male name. See Dana m for the male version.

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Old Danish Old Danish
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

1) Female form of DanR and Dan 1 [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

2) Female form of Dan 3 [3] [4] [5] [6]

3) Short form of names beginning with Dan- [3] [4] [5] [6]

4) Short form of names ending with -dana

5) Female form of Dan 2 [6]

Related Names

Dana
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Old Danish Old Norse Swedish
Danna
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Norwegian Swedish
Dhana
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Swedish

See also Danika, Danuta

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Dönuson Iceland

Female

Dönudóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Dana
Genitive: Danas
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Dana
Genitive: Danan
Partitive: Danaa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Dana
Accusative: Dönu
Dative: Dönu
Genitive: Dönu
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Dana
Genitive: Danas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Dana
Genitive: Danas

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 209 people were named Dana f (percentage of first or only given name: 80 %) [9]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[10]
1017 1297 783 987 234 310
Denmark Denmark[11]
405
n.a.
364
n.a.
41
n.a.
Finland Finland[12]
n.a.
351
n.a.
295
n.a.
56
Iceland Iceland[13]
27 46
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[14]
19 58
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[15]
n.a.
n.a.
242
n.a.
84
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Statistics as female name

Recent statistics trend[10][11][15][12]:Name statistics for Dana (f)

Sources: [10] [11] [15] [12]


References

  1. Rikard Hornby: Danske navne - Træk af navngivningens historie (1951)
  2. Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  7. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  8. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, census of 2011, http://www.stat.gl/
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  13. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  14. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no