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Iana

What does Iana mean?

Iana Pronunciation of Iana [iana] as a name for girls is of Kiswahili origin, and the name Iana means "beautiful flower". Iana is a variant form of Ayanna (Kiswahili).

Associated with: beautiful, flower.

Variations

Iana has 5 variants: Aiyana, Aiyanna, Ayana, Ayonna and Ianna.

3 more different relations via Ayanna: Aivana, Avana and Avania.

Creative forms:
(female) Igna, Itana, ..

(male) Iare, ..

Middle name pairings:
Iana Margo (I.M.), ..

How popular is Iana?

Iana is a rare given name for women. Iana is a unique last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Iana (not in Top 2000) are Aiyana (#837 from current records), Ayana (#1038), Ayanna (#1070) and Aiyanna (#1266). Other forms, like Aivana, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Iana was widespread among parents in 2010 (median #718) and is somewhat lower today (#1052, down 42%), with the version Ayanna falling out of fashion. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aiyana, Aiyanna, Ayana, Ayanna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Iana and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Iana is pronounced similarly to Agna, Ainah, Ana, Anaya, Anni, Auina, Enaya, Ennya, Euna, Inaya, Inya, Ioanna, Oni, Oonah, Una, Unah, Unna, Wahnna, Wina, Yana, Yanna, Yna, Yoana, Yoanah and Yoanna. Other recommended names are Brana, Buna, Daina, Dana, Deana, Dyana, Etana, Etna, Gana, Hamna, Hana, Iara, Idiana, Idona, Ila, Ilana, Ilania, Ileana, Ilena, Ima, Innga, Ione, Irayna, Irina, Irma, Isa, Isha, Ishana, Ivana, Jana, Jayna, Jona, Kina, Lana, Leana, Lona, Marna, Moana, Nana, Rana, Roana, Ryana, Sana, Taina, Tana, Tiana, Vana, Vina, Zana and Zayna. These names tend to be more commonly used than Iana.

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