What does Rana mean?
Rana /rana/ as a girls' name is pronounced RAH-nah. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Rana is "beautiful, eye-catching".
(female) Ramna, Ruena, ..
(male) Ranas, Raney, ..
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)
Charted below is the birth name history of Rana for girls. 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, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the history of Rana and related names. Veronica (#375 via latest list) is the only other prominent related form of Rana. These relations of Rana reached the peak of their popularity 3 decades ago (median #861) and are now significantly less popular, with the version Veronica becoming less stylish.
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.