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Lana 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) "light", 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.
Baby names that sound like Lana are Lina, Liana, Lena, Leana, Lanah, Lyna, Lanai, Laina, Lane, Lani, Lona, Luana and Luna.
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Popularity of Lana
Lana is a very popular first name for women (#470 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#31662 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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