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Dana Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Dana?

In 2017 the less frequently given name Dana, ranked the 940th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 1000 most popular, Dana has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Position 44, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1971 with 6,932 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Dana was less than 5, most recently in 1889.

Approximately during the years 1897-1900, 1905-1910, 1911-1921, 1932-1936, 1937-1945, 1946-1964, and 1968-1971, the name Dana took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 1987-1994, 1995-2004, and 2006-2013 were years of successive downward movement.

Sometimes the name Dana has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

The popularity trend for Dana has been spiralling downward for a while. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Dana lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Dana?

Currently, the name is at a very low point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Dana is used by only a select few and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Dana has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Dana (Girl)Dana (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 278 940 30 3,582
2016 321 870 31 3,532
2015 326 854 37 3,089
2014 353 794 37 3,039
2013 373 732 28 3,676
2012 455 628 40 2,912
2011 469 617 40 2,910
2010 654 463 44 2,738
2009 574 528 57 2,290
2008 680 466 63 2,146
2007 727 440 73 1,928
2006 809 394 64 2,065
2005 791 397 74 1,778
2004 704 429 65 1,886
2003 800 379 78 1,615
2002 893 338 83 1,508
2001 945 328 99 1,317
2000 1,016 311 113 1,198
1999 1,321 239 113 1,157
1998 1,424 216 117 1,097
1997 1,683 179 151 905
1996 1,800 175 161 861
1995 1,756 170 186 784
1994 1,806 167 197 745
1993 1,988 155 246 656
1992 2,155 144 271 626
1991 2,414 131 335 554
1990 2,935 114 346 533
1989 2,999 105 357 505
1988 3,192 90 384 465
1987 3,423 83 419 429
1986 3,075 92 467 390
1985 3,346 82 482 375
1984 3,940 73 489 365
1983 3,923 73 476 368
1982 4,237 67 529 350
1981 4,247 70 542 339
1980 4,440 68 508 353
1979 4,949 54 627 311
1978 4,004 69 539 325
1977 4,340 62 638 304
1976 4,408 64 671 282
1975 4,621 62 858 239
1974 5,157 55 814 246
1973 4,932 59 1,012 216
1972 5,607 52 1,031 216
1971 6,932 44 1,099 213
1970 6,409 54 1,038 227
1969 6,023 60 1,006 229
1968 5,014 70 1,020 222
1967 4,932 71 1,031 217
1966 5,281 68 1,017 219
1965 4,726 77 1,217 206
1964 6,085 70 1,354 206
1963 5,048 88 1,620 181
1962 3,962 117 1,796 172
1961 3,544 128 1,696 180
1960 3,090 140 1,668 187
1959 2,970 143 1,698 180
1958 2,388 162 1,531 184
1957 2,407 155 1,619 186
1956 2,074 174 1,635 177
1955 1,569 201 1,568 177
1954 1,352 217 1,738 166
1953 1,196 229 1,502 178
1952 1,144 231 1,378 183
1951 1,076 235 1,285 185
1950 929 248 1,199 184
1949 853 260 1,078 192
1948 746 280 1,020 196
1947 716 292 946 207
1946 709 273 580 260
1945 645 268 340 323
1944 503 300 260 372
1943 417 350 186 462
1942 314 405 162 481
1941 282 409 144 490
1940 245 434 141 487
1939 169 515 144 475
1938 151 556 132 508
1937 150 544 133 498
1936 168 498 118 523
1935 128 566 120 528
1934 95 686 128 513
1933 108 629 134 484
1932 93 703 130 505
1931 95 684 130 504
1930 76 812 123 540
1929 87 753 122 528
1928 69 881 129 532
1927 84 792 141 512
1926 80 815 114 582
1925 79 837 116 578
1924 67 931 112 605
1923 80 819 110 607
1922 65 908 128 560
1921 89 776 107 610
1920 69 874 98 637
1919 51 1,011 83 682
1918 66 880 107 589
1917 55 934 98 600
1916 45 1,031 85 631
1915 37 1,125 89 610
1914 39 947 64 635
1913 22 1,185 53 605
1912 18 1,258 45 614
1911 13 1,324 26 600
1910 21 946 19 683
1909 13 1,164 16 689
1908 15 1,052 14 719
1907 11 1,224 15 675
1906 10 1,241 15 622
1905 7 1,571 15 621
1904 11 1,109 11 733
1903 14 937 9 803
1902 6 1,644 9 807
1901 6 1,524 11 645
1900 20 838 19 560
1899 15 848 15 507
1898 12 1,017 9 756
1897 10 1,051 7 866
1896 13 911 10 735
1895 9 1,141 12 613
1894 7 1,260 13 572
1893 8 1,105 10 666
1892 8 1,105 10 697
1891 11 851 15 458
1890 7 1,119 7 824
1889 < 5 -- 8 733
1888 8 974 6 948
1887 < 5 -- 7 764
1886 8 851 8 713
1885 6 946 9 656
1884 10 694 11 579
1883 7 762 6 818
1882 6 835 14 497
1881 < 5 -- 9 609
1880 < 5 -- 12 539

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.