Meaning and Name Origin
Alanis \a-la-nis\ as a name for girls. Alanis' roots are Old German and Hawaiian, and the meaning of Alanis is "precious; awakening". Alanis is a variation of Alana (Old German, Hawaiian): a rather modern Latinate feminine form of Alan. Alanis is also a variant of Allena (Old German): variant of Alaine.
Alanis has 1 variant: Alanice.
Alanis has 35 more alternative forms via Alana, Allena: Alaina▲, Alaine, Alanah, Alane, Alani▲, Alanna▲, Alannah, Alawna, Alayne, Alena▲, Alene▼, Aleyna, Aleynah, Aleyne, Alie, Allana, Alleen, Allene▼, Alleynah, Alleyne, Allina, Allinah, Allyn, Allyna, Allynn, Allynne, Alona, Alonna, Alynne, Lana▲, Lanah, Lanna, Lannah, Lannie and Lanny.
Alanis is an unusual first name for women but a very prominent surname for all people (#6135 out of 88799, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Alanis and affiliated names. Prominent alternative forms of Alanis (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Alaina (#190 last year), Alana (#198), Alani (#612), Alanna (#526), Alannah (#947), Alena (#617), Alene, Allene and Lana (#351). These girl names are at the top of their popularity presently, except for the forms Alene and Allene which have become less fashionable. The most trendy girl names in this list are Alaina (#190), Alana (#198), Alani (#612), Alena (#617) and Lana (#351), with Lana going through a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)