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What does Tana mean?

Tana Pronunciation of Tana [tana] as a name for girls is a Russian name. Tana is a version of Tanya (Russian): short transcription of Tatiana.

Associated with: russian.


Tana has 14 variants: Tahna, Tahnee, Tahni, Tahnia, Tahnya, Taina, Tanee, Taneea, Tania, Tanja, Tawnya, Tonnya, Tonya and Tonyah.

Tana has 3 more alternative forms via Tanya: Tanazia, Tanita and Tarnya.

Creative forms:
(female) Tanaie, Tata, ..

(male) Tane, Tata, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tana Lillian (T.L.), ..

How popular is Tana?

Tana is a very popular first name for females (#1214 out of 4276, Top 28%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#60706 out of 150436, Top 40%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Tana entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #711 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular related forms of Tana are Taina, Tania (#1481 from current records), Tanja, Tanya (#1933), Tawnya and Tonya. These relations of Tana were favored by parents 5 decades ago (average #749) and are now significantly less widespread, with forms like Tanya becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tana, Taina, Tania, Tanja, Tanya in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tawnya, Tonya in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Tana is pronounced similarly to Tanaia, Tanaya, Tawana, Tawna, Tawnee, Tawney, Tawnia, Tawnie, Tawny, Teana, Tena, Teona, Teoni, Teonna, Teyna, Tiana, Tiani, Tiauna, Tina, Tinah, Tonee, Tonia, Tonie, Tyana and Tyanna. Other suggested similar names are Dana, Gana, Hana, Iana, Jana, Lana, Nana, Rana, Sana, Tada, Taima, Taja, Tam, Tama, Tami, Tamma, Tanga, Tara, Tasa, Tava, Taya, Thana, Tiane, Tine, Tiona, Toma, Vana, Yana and Zana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tana.

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