Meaning and Name Origin
Leanna \le(an)-na\ as a girls' name is pronounced lee-AN-a, lee-AHN-ah. It is of English origin. Possibly derived from an Irish Gaelic form of Helen; most likely a blend of Lee and Anna. In Latin, the word "leana" means "lioness", and thus the name may be a feminine variant of Leo or Leon. See also Liana. Country-western singer Leann Rimes.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Aileen.
Leanna▼ has 49 more related forms via Anna, Helen, Lee, Liana: Aleanor, Ana▲, Ania, Anja, Ann▼, Annah, Elaina▲, Elaine▼, Elana, Elayne, Eleanor▲, Elena▲, Galina, Halina, Hania, Helaina, Helaine, Helana, Heleena, Helena▲, Helene▼, Helenna, Helia, Hella, Hellena, Hellia, Ileana, Ilona, Jelena, Lana▲, Lea▼, Leanora, Leiana, Leigh▼, Lena▲, Lenore▼, Leonara, Leonora▼, Leonore, Leora▼, Liahna, Liane, Liann, Lianna, Lienor, Lina▼, Nani, Nelda▼ and Yelena.
Leanna is a very popular first name for females (#914 out of 4276, Top 21%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Leanna for girls. Leanna reached its apex rank of #389 in the U.S. in 1990, and is at #725 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Leanna and associated names. Popular variation forms of Leanna (#725 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000 are Aileen (#562 in 2014), Ana (#222), Ann (#945), Anna (#34), Elaina (#281), Elaine (#654), Elayne, Eleanor (#78), Elena (#121), Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Helene, Ileana, Lana (#351), Lea (#677), Leana, Leann, Leanne, Lee, Leeann, Leigh, Lena (#279), Lenore, Leo, Leonora, Leonore, Leora, Liana (#582), Lina (#767) and Nelda. Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread during the years 1910-1919 and is somewhat lower today, with forms like Ann, Helen, Lea, Leanna and Lenore falling out of fashion. The more fashionable birth names here are Elaina (#281), Eleanor (#78), Elena (#121), Lana (#351) and Lena (#279), with Eleanor, Lana and Lena having a rebound in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Leanna▼ is alike in pronunciation to Laina, Lanna, Lannah, Lanny, Leanah, Leannah, Leena, Leeona, Leina, Lenna▼, Lenya, Leona▼, Leonia, Leowna, Lewana, Lewanna, Leyna, Liannah, Linna, Lonna, Louanna, Luana, Luanna, Luannah and Lynna. Other recommended similar baby names are Deanna▼, Jeanna▼, Keanna, Leanda, Leanza, Levanna, Luann▼, Luanne▼, Reanna▼, Seanna and Teanna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Leanna.