What does Leana mean?
Leana [leana] as a girls' name has its roots in 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).
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.Creative forms:
(female) Leaana, Levna, ..
(male) Leanai, Leane, .. Middle name pairings:
Leana Bryleigh (L.B.), ..
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)
Leana reached its highest rank of #1018 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Leana ranked in the Top 2000 are Elena (#106 the previous year), Lena (#272), Elaina (#291), Lana (#353), Helen (#419), Aileen (#515), Liana (#527), Helena (#534), Alena (#596), Eileen (#694), Leanna (#763), Lina (#857), Iliana (#904), Lianna (#1212), Elana (#1522), Leanne (#1792), Liane, Leora, Lianne, Nelda, Leonora, Leeanne, Leann, Leannah, Leanora, Ilona, Leeann and Ileana. 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 0.61%, ▼88%), with forms like Nelda falling out of fashion. Helen has been the most prominent, though Elena is currently the top form.
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, Keiana, Lala, Lane, Lara, Lea, Leala, Leanda, Leanor, Leanza, Leasa, Lecia, Leesa, Lehava, Leida, Leila▲, Lene, Leone▼, Levana, Levania, Levona, Lexann, Lorna▼, Luane, Luann▼, Melana, Nana, Reanna▼, Rexana, Roana, Seana, Sena▼, Tana, Teana, Thana and Zana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leana.See names in meaning and etymology.