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What does Alanna mean?

Alanna Pronunciation of 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.


Alanna has 13 variants: Alaina, Alanah, Alani, Alannah, Alawna, Alena, Aleyna, Aleynah, Allana, Alleynah, Allinah, Alona and Alonna.

18 more alternative forms via Alana, Allena: Alaine, Alane, Alanice, Alanis, Alayne, Alene, Aleyne, Allene, Allina, Allyn, Allyna, Allynn, Allynne, Alynne, Lana, Lanna, Lannah and Lanny.

Creative forms:
(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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alanna name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alanna outside U.S.

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alanna, Alaina, Alana, Alanah, Alane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alani, Alanis, Alannah, Alena, Alene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aleyna, Allana, Allena, Allene, Allyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alona, Alonna, Lana, Lanna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alanna, Alana, Alannah outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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