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What does Alannah mean?

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").


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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name history of Alannah for girls. Alannah entered the list in 1990 and reached its highest position of #850 in the U.S. in 2012, and is at #947 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Hannah (#28 via latest list), Anna (#34), Alaina (#190), Alana (#198), Hanna (#483), Alanna (#526), Alani (#612), Alena (#617), Alanis (#1305), Alanah (#1313), Alonna (#1983), Susannah, Lanna, Sanna, Shanna, Allana, Alane, Aleyna, Allena, Alona and Hanah are the prominent varying forms of Alannah (#947 via latest list). Usage of these relations of Alannah was common among parents in the 1880s (average #1696) and has become much lower since (#1283, 82%), 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.