What does Leanna mean?
Leanna [lean-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.
Related girl name: Aileen.
25 more related forms via Anna, Helen, Lee, Liana: Elaina▲, Elana, Hania, Helaina, Helana, Helena, Helenna, Ileana, Jelena, Lana▲, Lea, Lean, Leanora, Leiana, Lena▼, Leni, Leonara, Leonora▼, Leora▼, Liahna, Liane, Liann, Lianna, Lina and Yelena.Creative forms:
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How popular is Leanna?
Leanna is a very popular first name for females (#914 out of 4276, Top 21%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#61376 out of 150436, Top 41%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Leanna reached its apex rank of #389 in the U.S. in 1990, and is at #763 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Leanna (#763 in 2015) ranked in the Top 2000 are Aileen (#515 in 2015), Anna (#44), Elaina (#291), Elana (#1522), Helen (#419), Helena (#534), Ileana, Lana (#353), Lea (#738), Leana, Leann, Leanne (#1792), Leanora, Lee, Leeann, Leeanne, Lena (#272), Leo, Leon, Leonora, Leora, Liana (#527), Liane, Lianna (#1212), Lianne and Lina (#857). Other forms, like Liann, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Leanna was well-received during the years 1890-1899 (adoption of 10.7%) and is now much lower (adoption 0.8%, ▼93%), with forms like Leeann becoming less fashionable. Aileen, Elaina, Lana and Liana are four of the more fashionable girl names among these.
Leanna is alike in pronunciation to Laina, Lanae, Lanah, Laney▲, Lani, Lannie, Leanah, Leannah, Leeona, Leeowna, Lenae, Lenah, Lenna▼, Leyna, Linna, Linnea, Louanna, Luanna, Luannah, Luannie, Luna▲, Luwana, Lyna, Lynea and Lynnea. Other recommended names are Alanna▲, Ayanna▼, Channa, Cianna, Danna, Deanda, Deeanna, Denna, Dhanna, Eanna, Ileanna, Ioanna, Janna▼, Jeanina, Jeanna, Jeanne▼, Jenna▼, Jianna, Joanna, Kenna▲, Keonna, Laine, Layne, Leasa, Ledonna, Leeahnne (see Liane), Lenda, Leonda, Levona, Lexann, Lexina, Livanna, Loreanna, Luanda, Luann▼, Lynne▼, Penna, Ranna, Reannah, Rheanna, Ryanna, Seana, Shanna▼, Sueanna, Teanna, Tyanna, Vanna, Yanna, Ysanna and Zanna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Leanna.See names in meaning and etymology.