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What does Alannah mean?

Alannah Pronunciation of Alannah [alan-nah] as a girls' name is pronounced ah-LAH-nah. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Alannah is "precious". Variant spelling of Alanna (see Alana), possibly influenced by names of Hebrew origin such as Hannah and Susannah, and by the Anglo-Irish term of endearment alannah (Gaelic a leanbh meaning "O child").

Associated with: precious.


Alannah has 34 relations via Alana, Alanna, Hannah, Susannah: Alaina, Alaine, Alanah, Alane, Alani, Alanis, Alanna, Alawna, Alayne, Alena, Aleyna, Aleynah, Allana, Allena, Alleynah, Allina, Allinah, Allyna, Alona, Alonna, Anna, Chanah, Channach, Channah, Hanah, Hanna, Lanah, Lanna, Lannah, Sanna, Sannah, Shanna, Suzannah and Zanna.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Alanai, Alanay, ..

(male) Alanar, Alanau, ..

How popular is Alannah?

Alannah is an uncommonly occurring given name for women and an equally uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name history of Alannah for girls. Alannah entered the list in 1990 and reached its highest position of #756 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Hannah (#28 via latest list), Anna (#44), Alaina (#176), Alana (#202), Alanna (#508), Hanna (#523), Alani (#525), Alena (#596), Alanah (#1418), Alanis (#1556), Aleyna (#1829), Susannah, Sanna, Shanna, Lanna, Allana, Alane, Allena, Alona, Alonna and Hanah are the prominent varying forms of Alannah (#756 via latest list). Usage of these relations of Alannah was common among parents in the 1880s (average #1696) and has become much lower since (#1280, 83%), with forms such as Hannah becoming somewhat outmoded. Anna is the steady favorite, although Alena appears to be gaining popularity too.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alani, Alanis, Alanna, Alena, Aleyna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Allana, Allena, Alona, Alonna, Anna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hanah, Hanna, Hannah, Lanna, Shanna, Susannah in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hannah, Sanna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alannah is alike in pronunciation to Alayna, Alaynna, Aleana, Aleena, Alenah, Aliana, Alianna, Aliena, Alina, Allona, Allynah, Alonia, Alwyna, Alyna, Alyona, Elaina, Elainna, Elana, Elanah, Elayna, Elianna, Elonna, Ileanna, Ilianna and Ilonna. Other suggested similar names are Aanya, Adanna, Agnah, Alaia, Alamea, Alanza, Alaqua, Alaula, Alaya, Alayah, Albina, Aleeyah, Alenne, Alexanna, Aliah, Alidah, Allysah, Almah, Almetah, Almina, Almirah, Almitah (see Almeda), Alonsa, Alonza, Alvina, Alynne, Amanda, Amandah, Amintah, Annah, Arlana, Aryanna, Avannia, Ayana, Ayanna, Ayonna, Chaanah, Chaninah, Dannah, Diannah, Elkanah, Flanna, Ioannah (see Ioanna), Jannah, Leannah, Liannah, Luannah, Reannah, Shannah and Yoannah. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alannah.

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