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  1. #1,021,363 Dana Law
  2. #1,021,364 Dana Lowry
  3. #1,021,365 Dana Mclain
  4. #1,021,366 Dana Mead
  5. #1,021,367 Dana Metcalf
  6. #1,021,368 Dana Oakes
  7. #1,021,369 Dana Pettit
  8. #1,021,370 Dana Posey
  9. #1,021,371 Dana Rushing
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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).
208th in the U.S.
English (Yorkshire): of uncertain origin, probably from Middle English metecalf ‘food calf’, i.e. a calf being fattened up for eating at the end of the summer. It is thus either an occupational name for a herdsman or slaughterer, or a nickname for a sleek and plump individual, from the same word in a transferred sense. The variants in med- appear early, and suggest that the first element was associated by folk etymology with Middle English mead ‘meadow’, ‘pasture’.
1,401st in the U.S.

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