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▲.Creative forms:
(female) Laca, Loina, ..
(male) Lanala, Lase, .. Middle name pairings:
Lana Finleigh (L.F.), ..
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 #353 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Lana (#353 a year ago) are Ella (#18 a year ago), Nora (#41), Elena (#106), Alaina (#176), Alana (#202), Lena (#272), Elaina (#291), Helen (#419), Alanna (#508), Alani (#525), Alena (#596), Lina (#857), Alanah (#1418), Elana (#1522), Leana, Leanora, Alane, Lannie, Leora, Lanae, Ileana, Allana, Ilona, Alona, Lanette and Lanna. Other variants, like Lean, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Lana was common among parents in the 1900s (average #1433) and has become much reduced since (#1159, ▼70%), with forms such as Helen going out of style. Helen is a perennial favorite, though Ella is currently the most fashionable.
Lana▲ is pronounced similarly to Lanai, Lani, Layney, Leanna, Leena, Leiana, Lenae, Lenna▼, Leoni, Lewana, Lewanna, Liahna, Lianna, Linah, Linea, Linnea, Lona▼, Lonie▼, Lonni, Louanna, Luana, Luanna, Lynah, Lynea and Lynnae. Other recommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.