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What does Vanna mean?

Vanna Pronunciation of Vanna [van-na] as a girls' name is pronounced VAN-ah. It is of Cambodian origin, and the meaning of Vanna is "golden". Also short form of Ivana, the Russian feminine form of John; nickname of Savannah and Vanessa; feminine form of Van, short for Evan. Literary: the Italian version first appeared in 1294 in a book by the poet Dante. Familiarity of Vanna in the 1980s and 1990s is due to Vanna White of the TV game show "Wheel of Fortune". See also Vanda.

Associated with: golden, russian, white, fortune (blessed).


Vanna has 3 variants: Lavanna, Vana and Vanetta.

Affiliated girl name: Vania.

34 more different relations via Ivana, Savannah, Vanda, Vanessa: Ivania, Ivanka, Ivanna, Ivanya, Savana, Savanna, Savonna, Sevanna, Vahnda, Van, Vanassa, Vaneeta, Vanesa, Vanesha, Vanesia, Vaneza, Vania, Vanija, Vanisa, Vanissa, Vanita, Vannda, Vannesa, Vannessa, Vannetta, Vanneza, Vannie, Vanya, Venesa, Venna, Vennesa, Vennisa, Vohnda and Vonda.

Creative forms:
(female) Valna, Vanie, ..

(male) Vanne, Vanvan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Vanna London (V.L.), ..

How popular is Vanna?

Vanna is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3841 out of 4276, Top 90%) and also a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#116835 out of 150436, Top 78%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Savannah (#38 in recent rankings), Vanessa (#185), Savanna (#505), Ivanna (#614), Ivana (#1301), Vania, Vanita, Vannie, Vonda, Vannessa, Van, John, Savana, Evan, Vanda and Vanesa are the popular varying forms of Vanna (not ranked). Usage of these relations of Vanna was common among parents in 2007 (median #1396) and is somewhat lower today (#1540, 38% less usage), with forms such as Vanesa becoming somewhat outmoded. Ivanna and Savannah are two of the more fashionable names for newborns in this compilation. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Evan, Ivana, Ivanna, John, Savana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Savanna, Savannah, Van, Vanda, Vanesa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Vanessa, Vania, Vanita, Vannessa, Vannie, Vonda in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Savannah, Vanessa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Vanna is pronounced similarly to Veena, Veenia, Veenya, Veina, Vena, Venia, Viana, Vianna, Vienna, Viennia, Vina, Vinia, Vinni, Vinnie, Vinny, Vinya, Viona, Vonni, Vonnie and Vyna. Other suggested similar names are Alanna, Ayanna, Canna, Daina, Danna, Dawna, Donna, Eanna, Faina, Fawna, Gafna, Genna, Ginna, Gunna, Hana, Hanina, Hanna, Ianna, Janna, Jayna, Jenna, Jinna, Lanna, Lynna, Nana, Nanna, Ranna, Rayna, Reanna, Rianna, Roanna, Ronna, Ryanna, Sanna, Sianna, Tana, Tawna, Teanna, Tunna, Valda, Valja, Vanina, Vanora, Varena, Varona, Vavka (see Varvara), Verna, Vianca, Wahnna, Wanna, Warna, Yanna, Zaina, Zanna and Zayna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Vanna.

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