What does Hana mean?
Hana [hana] as a girls' name is pronounced HAH-nah. It is of Arabic, Japanese, Hawaiian, Spanish and Slavic origin, and the meaning of Hana is "happiness; flower; work". An Arabic name meaning "bliss". Also a Japanese name (see Hanako), Spanish variant of Hannah and Slavic variant of Johanna. Fashion designer Hanae Mori.
Affiliated girl name: Anne.Creative forms:
(female) Hata, Hyna, ..
(male) Hanahy, Hayn, .. Middle name pairings:
Hana Yasmin (H.Y.), ..
How popular is Hana?
Hana is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2299 out of 4276, Top 54%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#30970 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Hana was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its top rank of #621 in the U.S. in the year 2002, and is currently at #860. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Hana (#860 last year) listed in the Top 2000 are Ann (#893 last year), Anna (#44), Anne (#569), Chana (#855), Hanah, Hanna (#523), Hannah (#28), Joanna (#306), Johana (#1902), Johanna (#541), Nan and Nanny. Other variants, like Hanalee, are seldom used. These forms of Hana were popular with parents 135 years ago (adoption of 8.18%) and have become much less common since (adoption 1.15%, ▼86%). Anna is the firm favorite, though Chana has gained in usage, while versions such as Ann are no longer trendy.
Hana▲ is alike in pronunciation to Haneeah, Hania, Haniah, Haniya, Haniyah, Hannia, Hanniah, Hanniya, Hannya, Hannyah, Hany, Hanyah, Henia, Henie, Hinna, Honey and Honie. Other recommended names are Ana, Daina, Dana▼, Danna, Dona▼, Duana, Dzana, Etna, Euna, Gafna, Gana, Hafza, Hajar, Hajna, Hajra, Hala, Halia, Hamna, Hamnah, Hanan, Hanja, Hanka, Hasana, Hava, Haya, Hema, Hera, Hynda, Iana, Ivana, Jana▼, Jiana, Joana▼, Kena, Laina, Lana▲, Lina, Mena, Nana, Osana, Rana, Riana, Sana, Sanna, Sena▼, Taina, Tana, Tawna, Thana, Tona, Tyana, Vana, Vanna, Vena▼, Vina▼, Yana, Zahna and Zana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Hana.See names in meaning and etymology.