What does Alanna mean?
Alanna [alan-na] as a girls' name is an Old German name, and Alanna means "precious; awakening". Alanna is an alternate spelling of Alana (Old German, Hawaiian). Alanna is also a variation of Allena (Old German): transcription of Alaine. See also Alannah.
Associated with: precious.
(female) Alanay, Alanta, ..
(male) Alanar, .. Middle name pairings:
Alanna Kenlee (A.K.), ..
How popular is Alanna?
Alanna is a very prominent first name for females (#1582 out of 4276, Top 37%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Alanna entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its peak rank of #461 in the U.S. in the year 1996, and is currently at #508. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Alaina (#176 in recent rankings), Alana (#202), Alanah (#1418), Alane, Alani (#525), Alanis (#1556), Alannah (#756), Alena (#596), Alene, Aleyna (#1829), Allana, Allena, Allene, Allyn, Alona, Alonna, Lana (#353) and Lanna are the popular variation forms of Alanna (#508 in recent rankings). Other forms, like Lannah, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Alanna is more pronounced presently (median #1364). Alana is a constant favorite, though Alaina is currently more frequently used, while versions like Alene have become less contemporary.
Alanna▲ is pronounced similarly to Alayna▲, Alaynna, Alenah, Aliana▲, Allona, Alyna, Elaina▲, Elanie, Elayna, Eleana, Elena▲, Elina, Ellena, Elonna, Elyana, Ilania, Ileana, Ilona, Ilonna, Iolana, Olena, Oliana, Olianna, Olina and Yllona. Other recommended names are Alamea, Alandra, Alaqua, Albina▼, Alcina, Aldina, Alima, Alinda, Allayne, Alline, Alma▼, Alonsa, Aluma, Alvena, Alvina▼, Alwyne, Ananda, Aninna, Aranza, Arianna▲, Arlana, Arlenna (see Arlinda), Atlanta, Avana, Avania, Avannia, Ayanna▼, Blanda, Blanka, Canna, Cianna, Danna, Dianna▼, Eanna, Gianna, Hanna▼, Ianna, Ioanna, Janna▼, Jolanna, Kianna▼, Leanna, Luanna, Nanna, Rianna▼, Teanna, Tyanna, Vanna, Wanna and Yanna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alanna.See names in meaning and etymology.