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%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#61855 out of 150436, Top 41%). (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)
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 (usage of 0.6751%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.3944%, down 41.6%), with versions such as Ann, Anne, Hana, Hanna and Nannie falling out of style. Hannah (#28) is the most fashionable girl name among these, and there is a rekindling in birth name usage for this name. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Chana and affiliated names. (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.