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 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)
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)
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.