Dana Faulkner in the US

  1. #743,235 Dana Braun
  2. #743,236 Dana Dobson
  3. #743,237 Dana Draper
  4. #743,238 Dana Eubanks
  5. #743,239 Dana Faulkner
  6. #743,240 Dana Frederick
  7. #743,241 Dana Fritz
  8. #743,242 Dana Hackett
  9. #743,243 Dana Pollard
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Meaning & Origins

Mainly North American: of unknown origin, perhaps a transferred use of a surname that is fairly common in the United States. This may be of Irish origin, although the surname is not known in Ireland. Dana or Ana was the name of an ancient Irish fertility goddess, and this was also used in medieval times as a girl's name, However, it is not clear whether there is any connection between this name and the modern given name, which is sometimes also used as a feminine form of Dan or Daniel. Modern use as a boy's given name began in honour of Richard Henry Dana (1815–82), author of Two Years before the Mast, who supported the rights of fugitive slaves before and during the Civil War. The popularity of the given name was increased by the fame of the film star Dana Andrews (1909–92).
207th in the U.S.
English: occupational name for someone who kept and trained falcons (a common feudal service). Falconry was a tremendously popular sport among the aristocracy in medieval Europe, and most great houses had their falconers. The surname could also have arisen as metonymic occupational name for someone who operated the siege gun known as a falcon.
880th in the U.S.

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