What does Rana mean?
Rana /rana/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced RAH-nah. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Rana is "beautiful, eye-catching".
VariationsKreatif forms: Ruena, Ryna. [more]
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. Census)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Rana and related names. Veronica (#375 a year ago) is the only prominent related form of Rana (unlisted). This girl name reached the peak of its popularity during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.932%) and is now significantly less popular (usage 0.625%, 32.9% less), with Veronica becoming less stylish. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
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.