Bana (बाण) is ancient Sanskrit name which literally means feathered end or particular part of an arrow. Bana also means sharp, arrow, wit or intellect.
Mention of Bana is also found in Riga Veda and Arthav Veda where Bana refers to a shaft made of a reed or an arrow. Bana also founds to be referred in Sahitya-Darpan (साहित्य-दर्पण) and Suryasiddhant (सूर्यसिद्धान्त) in which Bana is used for number five.
Reference of Bana is also found in Ganitaadhyay (गणिताध्याय) where Bana denotes the versed sine of an arc. Mention of Bana is also found in the Bhagvat Puran where Bana denotes aim or mark for an arrow to hit.
Bana was the name of an Asura (असुर), a son of Bali (बलि), an enemy of Vishnu (विष्णु) and favorite of Shiva (शिव) as mentioned in the Mahabharata.
As we can clearly see in the chart shown above, Bana is not a popular name in India. Bana is a somewhat popular name in the USA. Bana is used by 5 - 12 people per year by the people of USA as the name of their children from the year from the year 1990 till 2013.
Bana is short and easy to pronounce name. But the meaning of Bana is not that good.
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