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Meaning and Name Origin

Alanah \a-la-nah\ as a girls' name means "precious; awakening". Alanah is a variation of Alana (Old German, Hawaiian). Infrequently used as a name for newborns.


Alanah has 12 variants: Alaina, Alani, Alanna, Alannah, Alawna, Aleyna, Aleynah, Allana, Alleynah, Allinah, Alona and Alonna.

Alanah has 20 more related variations via Alana: Alaine, Alane, Alanis, Alayne, Alene, Aleyne, Alie, Alleen, Allena, Allene, Alleyne, Allina, Allyn, Allyna, Lana, Lanah, Lanna, Lannah, Lannie and Lanny.


Alanah is an unusual first name for females. Alanah is also an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Alanah and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Alanah (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Alaina (#190 last year), Alana (#198), Alani (#612), Alanna (#526), Alannah (#947), Alene, Allene and Lana (#351). Adoption of these girl names reached its peak in the year 2012 and is almost as widespread today, but with the versions Alene and Allene becoming less fashionable. The trendier birth names among these are Alaina (#190), Alana (#198), Alani (#612), Alanna (#526) and Lana (#351), with Lana enjoying a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alaina, Alana, Alani, Alanna, Alannah, Alene, Allene, Lana in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alana, Alanna, Alannah outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alanah is alike in pronunciation to Alayna, Aleana, Alena, Alenah, Aliana, Alina, Allynah, Alyna, Alynah, Elana, Elanah and Ilana. Other recommended similar baby names are Alayah and Almah. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alanah.