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Meaning and name origin

Liana \li(a)-na\ as a girl's 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.


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

For more information, see also related girl names Iliana and Aileen.


Liana is a very popular first name for females (#1870 out of 4276, Top 44%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Liana for girls. Liana reached its highest rank of #465 in the U.S. in 2011. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Liana and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eliana (#117), Liliana (#119), Juliana (#157), Aileen (#562), Liana (#582), Leanna (#725), Iliana (#830) and Leana. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aileen, Eliana, Iliana, Juliana, Leana, Leanna, Liana, Liliana in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aileen, Eliana, Juliana, Leanna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Liana is also pronounced similarly to Laina, Lana, Lanae, Lanah, Lanai, Lani, Lanna, Leanah, Leena, Leina, Lena, Lenna, Leona, Lewana, Leyna, Liannah, Lina, Linah, Linea, Linna, Linnae, Linnea, Lona, Lonna, Luana, Luanna, Luna, Luwana, Lyna and Lynna. Other suggested similar baby names are Ciana, Diana, Giana, Jiana, Kiana, Lane, Leann, Liahne, Lin, Linn, Livana, Luane, Luann, Qiana, Riana, Siana, Tiana and Viana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Liana.