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What does Alanis mean?

Alanis /ala-nis/ as a name for girls. Alanis' root is Old German, and the meaning of Alanis is "precious; awakening". Alanis is an alternate spelling of Alana (Old German, Hawaiian) with the suffix -is. Alanis is also a variant of Allena (Old German): version of Alaine.

Associated with: precious


Alanis has 1 variant: Alanice.

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

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

(male) Aladio, Alaneas, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Alanis for girls. Alanis was first listed in 1996 and reached its top rank of #1077 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #1305. (2014 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.

Prominent alternative forms of Alanis (#1305 from recent data) listed in the Top 2000 are Alaina (#190 from recent data), Alana (#198), Alanah (#1313), Alane, Alani (#612), Alanna (#526), Alannah (#947), Alena (#617), Alene, Allana, Allena, Alona and Alonna (#1983). Other variants, like Alawna, are seldom used. These forms of Alanis were at the top of their popularity in the year 2012 (average #1295) and have remained as popular to this day (#1263, 5% less usage), but with the form Alene becoming 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.