What does Liana mean?
Liana [li-ana] 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).
(female) Laana, Linana, ..
(male) Lianali, Lianam, ..
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)
Charted below is the baby name history of Liana for girls. Liana was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its highest position of #465 in the U.S. in 2011, and is at #582 presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Displayed below is an analysis of the history of the girl name Liana and associated names. Aileen (#562 last year), Eliana (#117), Elianna (#651), Elliana (#296), Ileana, Iliana (#830), Juliana (#157), Leana, Leanna (#725), Liane, Lianna (#1396), Lianne, Liliana (#119), Lilianna (#648) and Lina (#767) are the prominent related forms of Liana (#582 last year) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Liana is well-received among parents in 2014 (average #928). Juliana is a perennial favorite, though Aileen has become popular as well.
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 Aivana, Amana, Ariana▲, Aviana▲, Ayana▲, Ciana, Diana▼, Dyana, Edana, Gana, Giana▲, Gianna, Ginna, Hana▲, Iana, Jiana, Jianna, Jina, Kiahna, Kiana▼, Kiauna, Lane, Lean, Leann▼, Levana, Liahne, Libena (see Luba), Lilla▼, Lin, Linn, Livana, Liza▼, Luane, Luann▼, Luisana, 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.