Meaning and Name Origin
Leana \le(a)-na\ as a girls' name means "to twine around". Leana is a variant of Aileen (Norman): Scottish variant of Eileen; also variant of Evelyn. Leana is also a variation of Leanna (English): possibly derived from an Irish Gaelic form of Helen; most likely a blend of Lee and Anna. Leana is also used as a derivative of Liana (French).
Leana has 26 more related variations via Aileen, Eileen, Leanna, Liana: Aila, Aleen, Alene▼, Aline▼, Eila, Eilean, Eilena, Eleen, Ileana, Ileane, Ileanna, Ileen, Ileene, Ilene▼, Iliana, Iliane, Ilianna, Leann▼, Leanne▼, Leeann▼, Leeanne, Leianne, Leyanne, Liane, Liann and Lianne.
Leana is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2331 out of 4276, Top 55%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Leana for girls. Leana reached its highest rank of #993 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Leana and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Leana ranked in the Top 1000 are Lena (#279 the previous year), Aileen (#562), Liana (#582), Eileen (#711), Leanna (#725), Lina (#767), Iliana (#830), Aline, Alene, Aleen, Leeann, Leanne, Leann, Ileana and Ilene. Usage of these girl names was at its highest during the years 1910-1919 and is somewhat lower today, with forms like Leanna, Leanne, Leeann, Alene and Leann falling out of fashion. Lena (#279), Liana (#582) and Aileen (#562) are three of the more trendy birth names in this list, with Aileen and Lena enjoying a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Leana is alike in pronunciation to Laina, Lana▲, Lanae, Lanah, Lanai, Lani, Lanna, Leena, Leenah, Leeona, Leina, Lenae, Lenai, Lenna▼, Lenya, Leona▼, Leoni, Leonia, Leowna, Lewana, Lewanna, Leyna, Linna, Lona▼, Lonna, Luana, Luanna, Luna▲, Luwana, Lyna and Lynna. Other recommended similar baby names are Deana▼, Geana, Jeana▼, Keana, Lane, Leala, Leanda, Leanza, Leasa, Lene, Leone▼, Levana, Luane, Luann▼, Seana and Teana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leana.