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Meaning and name origin

Lana \l(a)-na\ as a girl's 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.


Lana has 4 variant forms: Lanae, Lanette, Lanna and Lanny.


Lana is a very popular first name for females (#470 out of 4276, Top 11%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#31662 out of 88799, Top 36%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lana for girls. Lana reached its highest rank of #207 in the U.S. in 1940-1949. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lana and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alana (#198), Lana (#351), Helen (#404) and Lanette. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alana, Lana, Helen, Lanette in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alana, Lana, Helen outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lana is also pronounced similarly to Laina, Lanah, Lanai, Laney, Lani, Lanie, Lannah, Leana, Leanah, Leanna, Leena, Leiana, Leina, Lena, Lenae, Lenah, Lenai, Lenna, Lenya, Leona, Lewana, Leyna, Liahna, Liana, Lianna, Lina, Linah, Linea, Linna, Lona, Loni, Lonna, Luana, Luanna, Luna, Luwana, Lyna, Lynae, Lynah, Lynea and Lynna. Other suggested 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.