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What does Rana mean?

Rana Pronunciation of Rana [rana] as a girls' name is pronounced RAH-nah. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Rana is "beautiful, eye-catching".

Affiliated girl names: Rani and Veronica.

Associated with: arabic, beautiful.


Creative forms:
(female) Ramna, Ruena, ..

(male) Rake, Ranas, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rana Keyla (R.K.), ..

How popular is Rana?

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 (#7920 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Rana entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #1159 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rana name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Veronica (#368 via latest list) is the only other prominent related form of Rana. These relations of Rana reached the peak of their popularity 4 decades ago (median #861) and are now significantly less popular, with the version Veronica becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rana, Veronica in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Rana is pronounced similarly to Raeanna, Raenah, Rainah, Rainy, Ranae, Rawnie, Rayona, Reannah, Reina, Rena, Renae, Renay, Rene, Reney, Renie, Rheanna, Rhiana, Rhona, Rina, Riona, Rionna, Ronay, Ronni, Rrenae and Ryanna. Other suggested similar 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.

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