What does Liana mean?
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).
(female) Laana, Linana, ..
(male) Lianam, .. Middle name pairings:
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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)
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.
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.