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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.


Leanna has 10 variants: Leana, Leann, Leanne, Leeann, Leeanne, Leianne, Leighanna, Leighanne, Leyanne and Lianne.

Related girl name: Aileen.

Leanna has 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.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Leanni, Leanta, ..

(male) Leanlan, Leannali, ..

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)


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

Presented below is the baby name history 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)

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

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

Popular variation forms of Leanna (#725 in 2014) ranked in the Top 2000 are Aileen (#562 in 2014), Anna (#34), Elaina (#281), Elana (#1361), Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Ileana, Lana (#351), Lea (#677), Leana, Leann (#1898), Leanne (#1847), Leanora, Lee, Leeann, Leeanne, Lena (#279), Leo, Leon, Leonora, Leora, Liana (#582), Liane, Lianna (#1396), Lianne and Lina (#767). 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 0.9%, 92%), with forms like Leeann becoming less fashionable. The more fashionable birth names here are Aileen, Elaina, Lana, Lea and Liana.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leanna, Aileen, Anna, Elaina, Elana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Helen, Helena, Ileana, Lana, Lea in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leana, Leann, Leanne, Leanora, Lee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leeann, Leeanne, Lena, Leo, Leon in U.S.

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

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

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

Similar Names


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.