Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Dana, a dog name with a punch! It's got that "Ghostbusters" vibe, thanks to Dana Barrett, but it's also a nod to Dana Scully from "The X-Files". It's a name that says, "I'm cute, but I can also solve paranormal mysteries." Plus, in Aramaic, Dana means "arbiter" or "God is my judge". So, if your pup is judging you for that third slice of pizza, you know why. It's a name that's fun, unique, and carries a hint of sass. Perfect for a pooch with personality!

Traits associated with the name Dana:

Dana has a beautiful sound to it that represents a powerful affection between owner and dog.

Dogs named Dana tend to be loving, loyal, and strong-willed. This feminine name is also associated with companionship, and empathy.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Dana?

It suggests that you have a strong connection to the name Dana, whether it be a personal connection or simply a name that you find appealing. It also suggests that you are a pet owner who is willing to put thought and care into naming their pet.

Is Dana a good dog name?

Dana has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Dana isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Naming your dog Dana is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Dana was, in the past month, the 334th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of April 2024, Dana is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Dana was viewed 191 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Dana's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Dana is most adored in Louisiana, Nebraska and Georgia.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Missouri, Delaware and Utah.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Dana.

Most popular breeds named Dana:

  1. German Shepherd
  2. American Pitbull Terrier
  3. Great Dane
  4. Labrador Retriever
  5. Shetland Sheepdog

Dana is found in these categories:

sanskrit dog names

Derived from Sanskrit, meaning generous or giving.

spiritual dog names

Dana originates from Sanskrit, meaning "generosity," a key virtue in many spiritual traditions.

Dog names like Dana:

Veneration or respect paid to the saints and angels.
Little Goddess.
Day's eye. The petals of a daisy open during the day, revealing its yellow centers, and then close at night.
The very intelligent character from scooby doo
Dear, Loved One
Person From Delos
Dana dog name meaning

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Dana mi gran compañera perrs de dos años (Galicia, Spain)
She is loyal and very noble, protective and faithful.
January 05, 2023 ◆ Translated

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Feliz (Galicia, Spain)
Sweet noble protective and very faithful
May 05, 2022 ◆ Translated

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Enamorada (Galicia, Spain)
She is very sweet noble protective and very sensitive
May 05, 2022 ◆ Translated

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