What does Alanis mean?
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). 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 (#4345 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
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 (usage of 0.3954%), 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), and there is also a resurgence in birth name popularity for Lana. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Alanis and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)