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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.


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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Leanna name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aileen, Ana, Ann, Anna, Elaina, Elaine, Elayne, Eleanor, Elena, Helen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Helena, Helene, Ileana, Lana, Lea, Leana, Leann, Leanna, Leanne, Lee in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Leeann, Leigh, Lena, Lenore, Leo, Leonora, Leonore, Leora, Liana, Lina in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nelda in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anna, Elaine, Eleanor, Lea, Leanne outside U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.