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What does Alanis mean?

Alanis Pronunciation of Alanis [ala-nis] as a name for girls has its root in Old German, and the meaning of Alanis is "precious; awakening". Alanis is an alternate spelling of Alana (Old German, Hawaiian). Alanis is also a variant of Allena (Old German): version of Alaine.

Associated with: precious.


Alanis has 1 variant: Alanice.

16 more alternative forms via Alana, Allena: Alaina, Alaine, Alanah, Alane, Alani, Alanna, Alannah, Alawna, Alayne, Alena, Alene, Alie, Allana, Alona, Alonna and Alynne.

Creative forms:
(female) Alinis, Amanis, ..

(male) Aladio, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alanis Kara (A.K.), ..

How popular is Alanis?

Alanis is an unusual first name for women but a very prominent surname for all people (#4345 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Alanis was first listed in 1996 and reached its top rank of #1077 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #1556. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alanis name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alanis outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Alanis (#1556 from recent data) listed in the Top 2000 are Alaina (#176 from recent data), Alana (#202), Alanah (#1418), Alane, Alani (#525), Alanna (#508), Alannah (#756), Alena (#596), Alene, Allana, Allena, Alona and Alonna. Other variants, like Alawna, are seldom used. These forms of Alanis are at the top of their popularity presently (average #1266), except for the form Alene which has become less fashionable. The most trendy girl names in this list are Alaina, Alana, Alani, Alanna, Alannah and Alena.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alanis, Alaina, Alana, Alanah, Alane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alani, Alanna, Alannah, Alena, Alene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Allana, Allena, Alona, Alonna in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Alanis is alike in pronunciation to Ilanis and Ilanys. Other recommended names are Ailani, Alaia, Alair, Alais, Alaisa, Alanza, Aldis, Alenka, Alexis, Alis, Allis, Alonia, Alonsa, Alonza, Amani, Amaris, Anais, Anani, Anis, Annis, Avani, Avania, Azania, Claris, Elanie, Elanit, Gladis, Glenis, Glynis, Ilania, Ilanit, Janis, Tanis and Ulani. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alanis.

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