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What does Lana mean?

Lana Pronunciation of Lana 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH old, precious, little, rock, greek, sun (star), calm (peace), waters


VARIANTS Lanae, Lanette, Lanna, Lanny

RELATIONS VIA ALANA, HELEN Alaina, Alanah, Alane, Alani, Alanna, Alawna, Alena, Allana, Alona, Elaina, Elana, Elena, Ella, Galina, Halina, Helana, Ileana, Ilka, Ilona, Lanah, Lannah, Lannie, Lean, Leana, Leanora, Lena, Leni, Leora, Lina, Nora



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How popular is Lana?

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. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Lana reached its apex rank of #213 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, and is at #360 currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lana name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Lana (#360 A YEAR AGO) are Ella (#15), Nora (#30), Elena (#66), Alana (#200), Alaina (#202), Elaina (#272), Lena (#301), Alani (#347), Helen (#413), Alanna (#552), Alena (#736), Lina (#760), Elana (#1581), Leora (#1680), Alanah (#1775), Ileana (#1928), Ilona, Lanae, Alona, Lanna, Lannie, Leana, Leanora, Allana, Alane and Lanette. Other variants, like Lean, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Lana was common among parents in the 1910s (AVERAGE #1504) and has become much reduced since (#1156, 58%), with forms such as Helen going out of style. Ella is a perennial favorite, though Elaina has grown popular as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lana, Alaina, Alana, Alanah, Alane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alani, Alanna, Alena, Allana, Alona in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elaina, Elana, Elena, Ella, Helen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ileana, Ilona, Lanae, Lanette, Lanna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lannie, Leana, Leanora, Lena, Leora in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lina, Nora in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lina, Nora outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lana is pronounced similarly to Lanah, Lani, Lanie, Leana, Leanah, Leannah, Leena, Leenah, Leeona, Leiana, Lenae, Leoni, Leonia, Lewanna, Liahna, Lianna, Lina, Linah, Lonie, Lonni, Louanna, Luana, Lynae, Lynah and Lynnea. Other recommended sound-alike names are Dana, Gana, Hana, Iana, Jana, Lada, Laine, Lala, Lane, Lara, Lata, Layne, Lean, 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.