Other Origin(s):British
Meaning:From Denmark; Of Diana; Divine
Daena is a girl's name of Latin and British origin. This rare choice is a creative respelling of Dana, meaning "from Denmark," or possibly Diana, meaning "divine." The latter refers to the Roman goddess associated with the moon, hunting, and protecting labouring mothers. These explanations are lovely, but did you know that Daena is also a minor character in the Game of Thrones series? Princess Daena Targaryen, nicknamed Daena the Defiant, was integral to the Targaryen dynasty. A bit of a tomboy and a skilled archer, she showed a natural love for riding dragons. Unfortunately, she was prevented from inheriting the throne because of succession laws. If fantasy fiction isn't your thing, daēnā is also a concept in the Iranian faith Zoroastrianism representing "conscience" or "religion."
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