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.
(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)
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)
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.
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.