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What does Liana mean?

Liana Pronunciation of Liana [liana] as a girls' name is pronounced lee-AHN-ah. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Liana is "to twine around". Name of a vine common to tropical rain forests. Also short form of names like Liliana and Juliana, or a variant of Eliana.

Associated with: rain (water).


Liana has 8 variants: Leana, Leanna, Leiana, Liahna, Liane, Liann, Lianna and Lianne.

Affiliated girl names: Iliana and Aileen.

9 more relations via Eliana, Juliana, Liliana: Eleana, Elian, Eliane, Elianna, Elliana, Elyana, Ileana, Lilianna and Lina.

Creative forms:
(female) Laana, Linana, ..

(male) Lianam, Lilang, ..

Middle name pairings:
Liana Blair (L.B.), ..

How popular is Liana?

Liana is a very prominent first name for women (#1870 out of 4276, Top 44%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#111740 out of 150436, Top 74%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Liana was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its highest position of #465 in the U.S. in 2011, and is at #527 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Aileen (#515 last year), Eliana (#103), Elianna (#598), Elliana (#302), Ileana, Iliana (#904), Juliana (#168), Leana, Leanna (#763), Liane, Lianna (#1212), Lianne, Liliana (#127), Lilianna (#715) and Lina (#857) are the prominent related forms of Liana (#527 last year) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Liana was well-received among parents in 2015 (average #924). Juliana is a perennial favorite, though Aileen has become popular as well.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Liana, Aileen, Eliana, Elianna, Elliana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ileana, Iliana, Juliana, Leana, Leanna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Liane, Lianna, Lianne, Liliana, Lilianna, Lina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Liana is alike in pronunciation to Laina, Lajuana, Lanah, Lani, Lanie, Lanna, Lannah, Lanny, Lena, Lenae, Lenah, Lenna, Leoni, Leonia, Leowna, Lewanna, Leyna, Linnea, Linnie, Luana, Luannah, Luna, Lynae, Lynnae and Lynnea. Other suggested similar names are Amana, Ariana, Aviana, Ayana, Ciana, Diana, Dyana, Edana, Giana, Gilana, Ginna, Gitana, Hana, Iana, Ilana, Jiana, Jilana, Keana, Keiana, Kiana, Kianna, Lane, Lean, Leann, Liahne, Liba, Liesa, Lin, Lind, Linn, Livana, Livanna, Luane, Luann, Luziana, Qiana, Riana, Rihana, Roana, Ryana, Seana, Shana, Siana, Signa, Teana, Tiana, Tina, Viana, Vina and Wilna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Liana.