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pinWhat does Lana mean?

Lana /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.


pinVariations

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

Lana has 30 more 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 and Nora.

Kreatif forms: Launa, Liona, Loina. [more]

pinHow 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. 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 2 years ago) are Ella (#17 2 years ago), Nora (#49), Elena (#121), Alaina (#190), Alana (#198), Lena (#279), Elaina (#281), Helen (#404), Alanna (#526), Alani (#612), Alena (#617), Lina (#767), Leora, Leana, Lanette and Ileana. Other variants, like Galina, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Lana was common among parents today (average #494). Helen is a perennial favorite, though Ella is currently the most fashionable, and Lina is now less common. 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 Lana, Alaina, Alana, Alani, Alanna in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alena, Elaina, Elena, Ella, Helen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ileana, Lanette, Leana, Lena, Leora in U.S.

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

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


pinSimilar Names

Lana is pronounced similarly to Laina, Lanai, Laney, Lani, Lanie, 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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