Meaning and Name Origin
Rana is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2173 out of 4276, Top 51%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#17596 out of 88799, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Rana and related names. The only prominent related form of Rana (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 is Veronica (#375 a year ago). This girl name reached the peak of its popularity during the years 1980-1989 and is now significantly less popular, with the version Veronica becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Rana is pronounced similarly to Raenah, Raina▼, Rainah, Rainy, Ranae, Ranay, Ranee, Rania, Ranna, Rayana, Rayna, Rayona, Reanna▼, Reena, Reina, Rena▼, Renae▼, Renay, Rene▼, Reyna▲, Rhiana, Rhona, Riana, Rianna, Rina, Rinah, Riona, Roana, Roanna, Rona, Ronae, Ronay, Roni, Ronna, Ryana and Ryanna. Other suggested similar baby names are Dana▼, Gana, Hana▼, Iana, Jana▼, Lana▲, Nana, Raene, Rafa, Rain, Raine, Raja, Rama, Ramah, Randa, Raya, Rayma, Rayne, Rian, Riane, Riann, Rihana, Rima, Rohana, Roma▼, Ryan▲, Ryane, Ryann▼, Rynn, Sana, Tana▼, Vana, Yana and Zana. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rana.