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What does Lana mean?

Lana \l(a)-na\ as a girls' name is pronounced LAN-ah, LAHN-ah. Variant of Alana (Old German) "precious" or (Irish, Gaelic) "little rock", or Helen (Greek) "sun ray", or (Hawaiian) "afloat; calm as still waters". The name also resembles the romantic term for wool: "laine" or "lana". Made famous by actress Lana Turner.


Variations

Lana has 4 variants: Lanae, Lanette, Lanna and Lanny.

Lana has 25 more related variations via Alana, Helen: Alaina, Alanah, Alane, Alani, Alanna, Alawna, Allana, Alona, Elaina, Elana, Elena, Ella, Galina, Halina, Helana, Ileana, Ilona, Lanah, Lannah, Lannie, Leanora, Lena, Leora, Lina and Nora.


Popularity

Lana is a very prominent first name for women (#470 out of 4276, Top 11%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#25865 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Lana for girls. Lana entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its apex rank of #207 in the U.S. then, and is at #351 currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Prominent related forms of Lana (#351 a year ago) are Ella (#17 a year ago), Nora (#49), Elena (#121), Alaina (#190), Alana (#198), Lena (#279), Elaina (#281), Helen (#404), Alanna (#526), Alani (#612), Lina (#767), Leora, Ileana and Lanette. Usage of these girl names is at its highest today (usage of 0.547%), except for the forms Helen, Leora and Lina which have become less in vogue. The most trendy baby names among these are Elaina (#281), Nora (#49), Alani (#612), Lena (#279) and Lana (#351), and there is a resurgence in birth name popularity for Lana, Lena and Nora. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Lana and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alaina, Alana, Alani, Alanna, Elaina, Elena, Ella, Helen, Ileana, Lana in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lanette, Lena, Leora, Lina, Nora in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alana, Alanna, Ella, Lena, Lina, Nora outside U.S.


Similar Names

Lana is pronounced similarly to Laina, Lanai, Laney, Lani, Lanie, Leana, Leanah, Leanna, Leena, Leiana, Leina, Lenae, Lenah, Lenai, Lenna, Lenya, Leona, Lewana, Leyna, Liahna, Liana, Lianna, Linah, Linea, Linna, Lona, Loni, Lonna, Luana, Luanna, Luna, Luwana, Lyna, Lynae, Lynah, Lynea and Lynna. Other recommended similar baby names are Dana, Gana, Hana, Iana, Jana, Lada, Laine, Lala, Lane, Lara, Lata, Layne, Leann, Lene, Liane, Liann, Lin, Linn, Luane, Luann, Lyn, Lynn, Nana, Rana, Sana, Tana, Vana, Yana and Zana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lana.

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