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What does Philana mean?

Philana Pronunciation of Philana [phi-lana] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Philana is "lover of mankind".

Associated with: greek.


Philana has 9 variants: Filania, Filanna, Phila, Philena, Philene, Philina, Phillane, Phillina and Philline.

Related girl name: Philippa.

Creative forms:
(female) Philala, Philara, ..

(male) Philane, Philano, ..

Middle name pairings:
Philana Malena (P.M.), ..

How popular is Philana?

Philana is a rare first name for females. Philana is an equivalently rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Philana (not ranked) are Philena and Phila. Adoption of these relations of Philana reached its highest during 1880-1889 (average #1889). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Phila, Philena in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Philana and related baby names outside U.S.