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Meaning and name origin

Chana \ch(a)-na\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Chaanach, Chaanah, Chanach, Chanah, Chani and Channa.


Chana is a very popular first name for females (#1741 out of 4276, Top 41%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Chana for girls. Chana reached its highest rank of #771 in the U.S. in 2013. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chana name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Chana and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Hannah (#28) and Chana (#861). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chana, Hannah in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Chana is also pronounced similarly to Chanae, Chanee, Chaney, Chanha, Chania, Chaniya, Channah, Chanya, Chanyah, Chenay, China, Chyna, Chynna, Shaena, Shaina, Shana, Shanae, Shanah, Shanay, Shanea, Shani, Shania, Shanna, Shauna, Shawna, Shayna, Shena, Shona and Shuna. Other suggested 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 commonly used than Chana.