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Dena is a name that sounds close to several other, more popular, names yet is a unique name on its own. Not necessarily related to those other names, its deeper meanings can make it a great fit for some children. Read on to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Dena:

Hebrew: judgment

Origin of the name Dena:

Dena is a name of Hebrew origin that means “judgment”.

Symbolism of the name Dena:

Dena tends to be a name that symbolizes not only a religious connection, but also one of general belief and discernment.

Style of the name Dena:


Gender of the name Dena:

Dena is almost exclusively used as a female name.

Pronunciation of the name Dena:


Number of syllables in the name Dena:


Emotion evoked from the name Dena:

Dena tends to evoke emotions related to respect, honor, and duty.

Alternative spellings for the name Dena:

  • Deenah
  • Denah
  • Deena

Nicknames for the name Dena:

  • Dee
  • Deen
  • Nah-nah

Popularity of the name Dena:

According to the Social Security Administration, Dena last ranked on the list of the most popular baby names in the United States in 1990 when it was the 958th most popular baby name for girls. It peaked in popularity in 1970 as the 208th most popular name for baby girls.

Related names for the name Dena:

Great middle names for Dena and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Dena:

  • Dena Atlantic (American actress)
  • Dena Kennedy (Kiwi actress)
  • Dena Landon (American author)

Denas in popular culture:

  • Dena (character from the TV series Ramy)
  • Dena (character from the novel The Postman)
  • Aunt Dena (character from Liv and Maddie)
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