What 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.
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]
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. 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)
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)
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.