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What does Chana mean?

Chana [cha-na] as a girls' name is pronounced KAH-nah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Chana is "He (God) has favored me". Variant of Hannah. Also a Spanish diminutive (CHAH-nah) of names ending in -iana.


Chana has 6 variants: Chaanach, Chaanah, Chanach, Chanah, Chani and Channa.

Chana has 10 more alternative forms via Hannah: Anna, Chanha, Channach, Channah, Hana, Hanah, Hanna, Hena, Honna and Nan.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Chada, Chanai, ..

(male) Chaco, Chawyn, ..

How popular is Chana?

Chana is a very prominent first name for women (#1741 out of 4276, Top 41%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#61855 out of 150436, Top 41%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Shown below is the birth name statistics of Chana for girls. Chana was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #771 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is currently at #861. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Popular alternative forms of Chana (#861 in 2014) appearing in the Top 2000 are Anna (#34 in 2014), Hana (#841), Hanah, Hanna (#483), Hannah (#28) and Nan. Other forms, like Channach, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Chana was well-received during 1880-1889 (median #985) and has become significantly lower since (#892, 86%). Anna has been the top favorite, though Hannah is now more regularly used, while forms like Hannah used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chana, Anna, Hana, Hanah, Hanna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hannah, Nan in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Chana is alike in pronunciation to Chainey, Chanee, Chaney, Chania, Chaniyah, Chanya, Cheyanna, Shaena, Shanee, Shaney, Shani, Shania, Shanna, Shannah, Shannea, Shaunah, Shaunna, Shawnae, Shawni, Shayna, Sheena, Shena, Shonah, Shonna and Tiona. Other recommended names are Adana, Cala, Cama, Canna, Carna, Chaba, Chalia, Chanda, Chandal, Chanel, Chanina, Chanta, Chantae, Chante, Chantea, Chara, Chasina, Chaunta, Chava, Chaya, Chayan, Chayka, Chela, Chiana, Chianna, Chonda, Chuma, Ciana, Cianna, Clara, Cyanea, Dhana, Dhanna, Dyana, Flana, Iana, Ilana, Ioana, Ishana, Jana, Liana, Luana, Osana, Qiana, Rana, Rhona, Siana, Thana, Vana and Viana. These names tend to be less frequently used than Chana.