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What does Leana mean?

Leana /lea-na/ as a girls' name. Leana's roots are Norman, Greek, English and French, and Leana means "sun ray; to twine around". Leana is a variant form of Aileen (Norman): Scottish form of Eileen. Leana is also an Irish form of Helen (Greek). Leana is also used as a derivative of Leanna (English), Liana (French).

Associated with: irish, greek, sun


Leana has 13 variants: Lana, Leanah, Leannah, Leiana, Leighanna, Lena, Lenah, Leni, Liahna, Lianna, Liannah, Lina and Linah.

Leana has 31 more relations via Aileen, Eileen, Helen, Leanna, Liana: Alena, Elaina, Elana, Elena, Helaina, Helana, Helena, Helia, Hella, Ileana, Ileane, Ileanna, Iliana, Ilona, Jelena, Lean, Leann, Leanne, Leanora, Leeann, Leeanne, Leianne, Leonara, Leonora, Leora, Leyanne, Liane, Liann, Lianne, Nelda and Yelena.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Leaana, Levna, ..

(male) Leanai, Leane, ..

How popular is Leana?

Leana is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2331 out of 4276, Top 55%) and also a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#99725 out of 150436, Top 66%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name statistics of Leana for girls. Leana reached its highest rank of #1018 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leana name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Leana outside U.S.

Popular alternative forms of Leana ranked in the Top 2000 are Elena (#121 the previous year), Lena (#279), Elaina (#281), Lana (#351), Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Aileen (#562), Liana (#582), Alena (#617), Eileen (#711), Leanna (#725), Lina (#767), Iliana (#830), Elana (#1361), Lianna (#1396), Leanne (#1847), Leann (#1898), Liane, Leora, Lianne, Nelda, Leeanne, Leannah, Leanora, Leeann, Ileana, Ilona and Leonora. Other variants, like Liann, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Leana was widespread among parents during 1920-1929 (usage of 5.11%) and is now significantly reduced (usage 0.58%, 89%), with forms like Leora falling out of fashion. Helen has been the most prominent, though Elena is currently the top form.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leana, Aileen, Alena, Eileen, Elaina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elana, Elena, Helen, Helena, Ileana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Iliana, Ilona, Lana, Leann, Leanna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leannah, Leanne, Leanora, Leeann, Leeanne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lena, Leonora, Leora, Liana, Liane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lianna, Lianne, Lina, Nelda in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Leanne, Lena, Lina outside U.S.

Similar Names


Leana is alike in pronunciation to Laina, Lanae, Laney, Lanie, Lanna, Leena, Leeowna, Leina, Lenae, Lenai, Lenna, Lenya, Leona, Leoni, Lewana, Leyna, Linnae, Linnea, Loni, Louanna, Luwana, Lyna, Lynah, Lynna and Lynnae. Other recommended names are Ayana, Bena, Breana, Ciana, Deana, Deanna, Dena, Gena, Iana, Ilana, Ioana, Jeana, Jenna, Joana, Keana, Keanna, Lala, Lane, Lata, Leala, Leanda, Leanza, Leasa, Lecia, Leesa, Lehava, Leia, Leida, Lene, Leonda, Leone, Leta, Levana, Levanna, Lexia, Livana, Luane, Luann, Meena, Nana, Reanna, Rexana, Roana, Seana, Sena, Tana, Teana, Thana, Zana and Zena. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leana.