What does Chana mean?
Chana \ch(a)-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 22 more alternative forms via Hannah: Ann▼, Anna, Anne▼, Annie▼, Chanha, Channach, Channah, Hana▼, Hanah, Hanalee, Hanalise, Hanna▼, Hanne, Hannele, Hannelore, Hannie, Hanny, Honna, Nan▼, Nanney, Nannie▼ and Nanny.
Chana is a very prominent first name for women (#1741 out of 4276, Top 41%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Chana for girls. Chana was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its top position of #771 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is currently at #861. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Chana and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Chana (#861 in 2014) appearing in the Top 1000 are Ann (#945 in 2014), Anna (#34), Anne (#553), Annie (#311), Hana (#841), Hanna (#483), Hannah (#28), Nan and Nannie. Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread during 1880-1889 and has become significantly lower since, with versions such as Ann, Anne, Hana, Hanna and Nannie falling out of style. Hannah (#28) is the most fashionable girl name among these, with this name having a rekindling in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Chana is alike in pronunciation to Chanae, Chanee, Chaney, Chania, Chaniya, Chanya, Chanyah, Chenay, China, Chyna▼, Chynna, Shaena, Shaina▼, Shana▼, Shanae▼, Shanah, Shanay, Shanea, Shani, Shania▼, Shanna▼, Shauna▼, Shawna▼, Shayna▼, Shena, Shona and Shuna. Other recommended similar baby names are Cama, Canna, Chaba, Chanda▼, Chanta, Chara, Chava, Chaya▲, Chayan, Chiana, Chianna, Chuma, Ciana, Cianna, Cyanea, Dhana and Thana. These names tend to be less frequently used than Chana.