Dana

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See also: dana, dà̰na, daña, dána, dàna, and dāņa

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɑːnə/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdeɪ.nə/, /ˈdænə/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːnə

Proper noun[edit]

Dana

  1. An American surname of uncertain origin.
  2. (chiefly US) A unisex given name transferred from the surname, originally given in honor of Richard Henry Dana Jr.
    • 1971 J. Anthony Lukas, Don't Shoot — We Are Your Children, Random House, →ISBN, page 419:
      Johnie had become a "problem" for the advisers and "baby deans" in University Hall: men with marvelously Puritan names like Dana Cotton and Christopher Wadsworth called him in and asked what the trouble was.
    • 2000, California Blue Book, page 168:
      Currently serving his sixth term in Congress, Dana Rohrabacher represents California's scenic 45th Congressional District.
  3. A female given name from Hebrew, masculine equivalent Daniel, from Romanian, Czech, Slovak and German.
  4. A unisex given name from Persian, borrowed from Persian دانا(Dânâ), meaning “wise”.
  5. A town in Indiana; named for Charles Dana, a railroad official.
  6. A village in Illinois; named for Thomas Dana, a railroad official.
  7. A city in Iowa; named for Samuel Dana, an early settler.
  8. A town in central-west Nepal.
  9. A village in the Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland.
  10. A village in Amhara, Ethiopia.
  11. A village in central-west Jordan.

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Czech[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdana/
  • Rhymes: -ana
  • Hyphenation: Da‧na

Etymology 1[edit]

Feminine form of the biblical name Dan. Also a short form of Daniela and Bohdana.

Proper noun[edit]

Dana f

  1. A female given name.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Dana

  1. genitive singular of Dan
  2. accusative singular of Dan

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1969. From Daniela.

Proper noun[edit]

Dana f

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, →ISBN
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Dana was the only given name of 2197 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Dana

  1. genitive singular of Dan
  2. accusative singular of Dan
  3. nominative dual of Dan

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Dana f (genitive Dany, nominative plural Dany) declension pattern žena

  1. A female given name.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Dana in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk