What does Alannah mean?
Alannah \a-lannah, al(an)-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 related variations 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.
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 popularity 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 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Hannah (#28 a year ago), Anna (#34), Alaina (#190), Alana (#198), Hanna (#483), Alanna (#526), Alani (#612), Alena (#617), Shanna and Sanna are the prominent varying forms of Alannah (#947 a year ago). Adoption of these girl names reached its highest in 2012 (usage of 0.5084%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.4877%, down 4.1%), but with the forms Hanna and Shanna becoming less stylish. The more fashionable birth names in this compilation are Alani (#612), Alena (#617), Alaina (#190), Hannah (#28) and Alana (#198), and there is a resurgence in birth name popularity for Hannah. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Alannah and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)