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What does Alano mean?

Alano Pronunciation of Alano [alano] as a name for boys is of Old German origin, and the name Alano means "precious". Alano is an alternate spelling of Alan (Old German): from Adal.


22 related forms via Alan: Ailean, Ailin, Al, Alain, Alair, Aland, Alann, Alanson, Alen, Alin, Allain, Allan, Allayne, Allen, Alley, Allie, Allin, Allon, Allyn, Alon, Alun and Alyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Alanio, Alanno, ..

(female) Alako, Alaro, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alano Ezequiel (A.E.), ..

How popular is Alano?

Alano is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#51458 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Alano (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Alan (#167 from current records), Allen (#349), Allan (#656), Allie, Allyn, Alen, Alain and Al. Adoption of these forms of Alano was widespread during the years 1950-1959 (median #905) and is now much lower (#1396, 73.4%), with versions like Al becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Al, Alain, Alan, Alen, Allan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Allen, Allie, Allyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Alano is pronounced similarly to Aluino and Eliana. Other suggested similar names are Aaro, Aciano, Adamo, Adan, Adao, Aidano, Akeno, Alanso, Alanzo, Alard, Alban, Albano, Albany, Albaro, Alcado, Aldan, Aldo, Aleco, Alejo, Aleko, Alfeo, Alfio, Alfo, Alldo (see Aldo), Almando, Almanzo, Alonso, Alonzo, Alto, Alvan, Alvaro, Amado, Aman, Amando, Amani, Amato, Anno, Aran, Arand, Arlan, Arland, Arlando, Arno, Aslan, Atilano, Chano, Delano, Ivano, Jano, Kano, Luano, Mano and Thano. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alano.

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