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.
Alanis has 1 variant: Alanice.more]
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)
Prominent alternative forms of Alanis (not ranked) listed in the Top 1000 are Alaina (#190 from recent data), Alana (#198), Alani (#612), Alanna (#526), Alannah (#947), Alena (#617) and Alene. Other variants, like Alona, are seldom used. These forms of Alanis were at the top of their popularity in the year 2012 (average #571) and are almost as popular today (#584, 3% less), but with the form Alene becoming less fashionable. The most trendy girl names in this list are Alaina, Alana, Alani, Alanna and Alena. Below is a graphed comparison of the history of the girl name Alanis and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Thinking of names?
Alanis is alike in pronunciation to Ilanis and Ilanys. Other recommended similar baby 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.