What does Luana mean?
Luana /lu-a-na/ as a girls' name is pronounced loo-AHN-ah. It is of Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Luana is "enjoyment". Also contemporary blends based on Lou or Louise with Ann or Anna. In Italy, use of the name was inspired by a film of the 1930s.
Luana has 1 masculine form: Luano.Kreatif forms: Luaha, Luala, Luava. [more]
How popular is Luana?
Luana is a very prominent first name for females (#2095 out of 4276, Top 49%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Luana for girls. Luana was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest position of #862 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Anna (#34 from recent data), Ana (#222), Lola (#236), Ann (#945), Louisa (#973), Luella, Luisa, Lulu, Luanne, Lula, Louise, Lou, Louann, Lu and Luann are the popular alternative forms of Luana. Other forms, like Louiza, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Luana was common among parents during 1900-1909 (average #458) and is now significantly reduced (#838, ▼70.1%), with versions such as Ann, Louise, Lou, Louann and Luann becoming somewhat dated. Anna has been the most well-known version, though Ana has gained in popularity.
Luana is pronounced similarly to Laina, Lana▲, Lanae, Lanie, Lannah, Lanny, Leanna▼, Leena, Leeona, Leiana, Leni, Lenna▼, Leona▼, Leonia, Leowna, Lewana, Leyna, Liahna, Lianna, Lina▼, Linna, Lonna, Lynah, Lynea and Lynnea. Other recommended similar baby names are Ciana, Deana▼, Duana, Edana, Gana, Juana▼, Kiana▼, Lada, Lane, Lara▼, Laurana, Leala, Lean, Leann▼, Leanza, Liane, Liann, Lorna▼, Lucia▲, Lucyna, Lusca, Muna, Sana, Shana▼ and Tiana▲. These names tend to be less commonly used than Luana.