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Contributor Contrib.Julia on 1/5/2010
Meaning uncertain, though popularly claimed to mean "daughter of the sun" in Sanskrit. Supposedly it occurs in Hindu mythology as a name (perhaps a title or epithet) of the Dānava demon Virochana (a son of Prahlāda and father of Bali). It is perhaps related to Sanskrit दृशान (dṛśāna) meaning "spiritual teacher" and possibly "sun", literally "one who makes clear", a word which is cognate with Darshana.This name was given by American football player Mike Carey to his daughter in 1979. Other bearers include Drisana Deborah Jack (1970-), an artist and poet from the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, and Australian disability rights campaigner Drisana Levitzke-Gray (1993-).