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Comedian Dana Carvey from Saturday Night Live is a famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  1/4/2006
I know two girls with this name, one pronounced DAY-na with a long "a", and one DAN-uh with a short "a". I don't know if either or both is correct.
visitor27  3/1/2006
Dana is a very pretty name for a girl, unique but not obscure.
― Anonymous User  5/15/2006
Famous bearer: Dana Andrews, American actor.
Kosta  5/30/2006
My name is Dana and I'm a guy. although I was never teased in school about my name, after telling some kids my name, they would reply, "Dana? That's a girl name!" As I got older, when me and my wife would get the bill at a resturant, I would pay and the waiter would give the bill to my wife thinking her name was Dana. Never failed. So, although I believe Dana is a nice name, think twice before naming your son Dana.
DoubleD  6/29/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Dana here:
_satu_  9/3/2006
It can also be pronounced Dah-Nah.
bellaboo  11/18/2006
I have a sister named Dana. She recently married a man named...guess what...Dana. It has to be the strangest thing ever, two Danas (both met coincidentally and both have it as a birth name) getting married. Nearly everyone comments on how weird it is. My sister is currently pregnant and often jokes about naming the child Dana Junior or giving Dana as a middle name, in honor of both parents, regardless of gender.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2006
An alternative spelling of Dana is Dayna.
Missy  1/15/2007
Dana is such a pretty elegant name, I am surprised it isn't used more often.
― Anonymous User  4/2/2007
My name is Dana except it's spelt Daana. I thought it was an original form of the name before I actually started to meet others with the same spelling. Danas rock! Or should I say Daanas rock!
― Anonymous User  5/28/2007
Dana Owens is the real name of Queen Latifah. Sometimes I wonder where she got the name 'Queen Latifah' from.
bibi66  6/4/2007
A decent name, but rather dull. It seems incomplete like it needs more letters, like it should be Daynah or something trashy like that, but I hate 'creative' spellings that deviate from the traditional form.
― Anonymous User  6/8/2007
If you name a boy that name he will hate you for it. You will ensure that he is picked on, bullied, the butt of all jokes, left out, laughed at not only behind his back but to his face.
isolated  2/7/2008
In the Cat Who... books, this is Qwill's dad's name. He died before Qwill was born while robbing a bank.
sweetkit  3/28/2008
It's a pretty name, but I do have to say that an annoying right wing Libertarian (male) has ruined this name for me. It sounds very feminine to me, though, and I can picture it on a cute, spunky girl with red hair down to her shoulders, and I swear it's not just the influence of the X-Files. I wouldn't really recommend American parents to name their son Dana. If people in America seriously think Bradley sounds feminine, Connor could be a cool name for a girl, and that Jackson would be cute on females, surely they'd find Dana extremely feminine for a guy.
slight night shiver  5/19/2008
As with all names which and with an "a", this is not suited for a male at all. It just sounds terrible on a man.
angolmois  8/20/2008
Ironically enough, in the novel Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen, Dana is the school bully's name (he's a boy).
margs66  3/22/2009
I have for some time rather liked this name for a guy. It sounds old-fashioned, wealthy, distinguished and refined. I feel that way about most male names that end in "a," even though there's always the risk of it sounding feminine. But then, there are few names that have no drawbacks at all. This name remains a favorite of mine, and I get the impression that while to me it sounds classic and old-fashioned on a man, it would seem rather modern on a girl. Overall, I personally like it too much as a male name to use for a female.
FamilySaga  7/5/2009
It is really boring! A boy with this name would be teased. It is also plain for a girl.
Alora  1/2/2010
I know a female Dana (Dahnah), a male Dana (Daynah), and a female Dana (Daynah)

Male Dana is married to a woman with a very feminine name (in this instant we'll call her Francesca) and because he is married to a Francesca, many people (who just see their names) assume they're lesbian.
― Anonymous User  1/3/2010
Dana Elcar was an American actor who appeared in a number of TV series including "MacGyver" where he portrayed Pete Thornton. He had a son named Dane.
Swiff  6/1/2010
My cousin is named Dana (female) and she hates her name. For a few years now she's been putting a 'y' in it to spell it like 'Dayna'. I personally like the original spelling more and I don't mind the name.
JaciGia  8/4/2011
Dana Vollmer (born 1987 in Syracuse, New York) is an American swimmer and Olympic gold medalist.
― Anonymous User  8/7/2012
I really like this name, I think the sound is simple yet elegant. I like best the Celtic origin, from the goddess Danu, rather than 'a Danish person'.
I could never see it as a male name, I'm afraid. Very feminine. I find hardly any names unisex.
SilveryRow  8/25/2013
A famous male bearer is Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank.
shadow1999  10/24/2013
A famous fictional female bearer is agent Dana Scully on "The X Files."
shadow1999  10/24/2013
I love the name Dana! I wanted to name my daughter Dana so badly, but unfortunately my husband is not a fan.
Chels.  9/30/2014
I ♥ the name Dana! It's so classy and beautiful. It's pronunciation "DAY-nə" sounds totally cute! :)
― Anonymous User  2/28/2015
I don't understand how it became a boy's name. It sounds more like a feminine form of Dane to me.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2015
I was born a female Dana in 1951 and knew only of the male actor Dana Andrews so I grew up thinking I had a male's name. I was horrified in junior high to meet my first female Dana and she did NOT represent well. For awhile it became more popular as a girl's name and since then I've met some mighty fine Danas.
― Anonymous User  8/23/2015
The name Dana was given to 37 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/20/2016
Dana Frederick White, Jr. is president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
― Anonymous User  12/29/2016
Dana Elaine Owens, known professionally by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, songwriter, singer, actress, model, television producer, record producer, and talk show host. Born in Newark, New Jersey, she signed with Tommy Boy Records in 1989 and released her debut album All Hail the Queen the same year, featuring the hit single "Ladies First". Her second album, Nature of a Sista, was her final album with Tommy Boy Records.
cutenose  1/20/2017
This is absolutely a feminine name. If you want to name a boy with this name, stick with "Dan". Dana is incredibly feminine sounding, just like just about all names that end in an 'a'.
smutler  1/29/2017
The name Dana was given to 320 girls born in the US in 2016.
74.39 percent of people with the first name Dana are female.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2017
My mom has never really been able to tell me why she chose to name her daughter Dana, in 1961 when Dana Andrews was probably the most famous bearer of the name, and he was male. Growing up I didn't care much for my name, not just because I thought it was a boy's name, but I also thought it was boring and I wanted a name that sounded very feminine, or "girly". As an adult, in retrospect, it was nice having a name that very few, if any, other students had in any of the schools I was in, and as a military dependent, I was in quite a few. It has only been in the last few years that I have noticed I can no longer assume, when there are a crowd of people, that if "Dana" is called out they are calling me.
WittyOne  8/14/2017

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