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Dana Scully is the name of the female agent played by Gillian Anderson on the TV show The X Files.
-- Anonymous User  12/14/2005
Dana's Valley is a book by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan. It's about a girl named Erin and her sister's name is Dana.
-- Anonymous User  12/22/2005
This isn't short form of Polish "Bogdana". We don't use that name.
-- Kicia  1/1/2006
I think this is a very nice name, delicate but not weak. To me personally, I find this name too feminine for a boy.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
Dana Barrett is a character, played by Sigourney Weaver in Ghostbusters amd Ghostbusters 2.
-- Tudor  6/14/2006
Dana Scallon represented Ireland with "All Kinds of Everything" in 1970 and won the Eurovision Song Contest. She had a couple of more hits throughout the 1970s.
A famous bearer is also late Dana Hill, star of "European Vacation (1985)" with Chevy Chase.
-- audreyhubley  8/5/2006
Dana Foster is character´s name from the TV series "Step by Step". She played by Staci Keanan.
-- Maggie_Simpson  8/6/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Dana here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
-- _satu_  9/3/2006
Dana, for a girl, was used more during the 60's, 70's and 80's.
-- Anonymous User  9/19/2006
Dana is a feminine Bulgarian name too. It is also used as a short form of Bogdana. [noted -ed]
-- iva_toneva  1/4/2007
'La tribu de Dana' is a song by Manau.
-- desert rose  1/29/2007
The pronunciation written here works for Czech, too. [noted -ed]
One famous Czech bearer is Dana Zátopková, athlete, who won on the Olympic games in Helsinki 1952 - just like her husband, Emil Zátopek, did.
-- HanaB  10/18/2007
It's not a Polish name at all. There's "Dania" which is the diminutive form for "Danuta" but Dana and Dania are quite distinct and not at all the interchangeable.
-- angolmois  8/20/2008
I really hate this name for a guy.
-- emiline  11/8/2008
I was ALMOST named Dana (Dana For A Day, my mom always says) and I wish I had been. Instead, I got stuck with Megan, which is overly popular and I hate it, a lot. I'd much rather be named Dana, it's very pretty and I don't know anybody who goes by it.
-- meggsxx3  4/1/2009
Dana is also used in Hebrew.
-- TheR  5/7/2009
Also used in South Africa as a strictly masculine nickname for Daniel, and pronounced DAH-nah.
-- Anneza  6/24/2009
Dana Wynter (pronounced DAH-na), born Dagmar Winter, is a German-born, British-raised U.S. actress.
-- Kosta  9/30/2009
I like this name a lot pronounced as DAH-nah, it is like an alternative to the overused Donna. I think I will name a book character this. I don't like it pronounced DAY-na, that to me is a last name (Any one else remember the Dana Girls Mysteries?)
-- Anonymous User  4/22/2013
In Persian Dana (دانا) (pronounced DAA-naa) means "wise".
-- LoveHeartKawaii  5/18/2014

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