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Meaning and Name Origin

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 12 variants: Lewanna, Louann, Louanna, Louanne, Luanda, Luane, Luann, Luanna, Luannah, Luanne, Luannie and Luwana.

Luana has 30 more related forms via Ann, Anna, Lou, Louise: Ana, Ania, Anja, Ann, Annah, Hania, Lluisa, Lois, Loise, Lola, Lolita, Lou, Louella, Louisa, Louisiana, Louisina, Louiza, Loulou, Lovisa, Lu, Ludwiga, Luella, Luisa, Luise, Lujza, Lujzika, Lula, Lulita, Lulu and Nani.

Luana has 1 masculine form: Luano.


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. Census)

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 Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Luana and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Luana appearing in the Top 1000 are Anna (#34 last year), Ana (#222), Lola (#236), Ann (#945), Louisa (#973), Luanne, Luann, Luella, Luisa, Lulu, Lula, Lu, Louann, Lou, Louella, Lois, Lovisa, Louise and Lolita. Usage of these girl names reached its highest during 1900-1909 and is now significantly lower, with versions such as Ann, Luanne, Luann, Luella and Luisa becoming somewhat dated. Lola (#236) and Ana (#222) are two of the more fashionable baby names in this list, with Ana and Lola having a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ana, Ann, Anna, Lois, Lola, Lolita, Lou, Louann, Louella, Louisa in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Louise, Lu, Luana, Luann, Luanne, Luella, Luisa, Lula, Lulu in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anna, Lois, Lola, Louise, Lovisa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Luana is pronounced similarly to Laina, Lajuana, Lana, Lanae, Lanah, Lanai, Lani, Lanna, Leana, Leanah, Leanna, Leena, Leiana, Leina, Lena, Lenna, Leona, Lewana, Leyna, Liahna, Liana, Lianna, Lina, Linna, Lona, Lonna, Luna, Lyna and Lynna. Other recommended similar baby names are Duana, Juana, Lane, Leann, Liane and Liann. These names tend to be less commonly used than Luana.