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What does Alana mean?

Alana Pronunciation of Alana as a girls' name is pronounced ah-LAH-nah. It is of Old German and Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Alana is "precious; awakening". A rather modern Latinate feminine form of Alan. Also possibly from the Gaelic "ailin" meaning "little rock" or possibly derived from Elaine or Helen. Award-winning pop vocalist Alanis Morissette; actress Lana Turner.


ASSOCIATED WITH precious, modern, gaelic, little, rock


VARIANTS Alaina, Alaine, Alanah, Alane, Alani, Alanis, Alanna, Alannah, Alawna, Alayne, Alene, Aleyna, Aleynah, Aleyne, Alie, Allana, Alleen, Allena, Allene, Alleynah, Alleyne, Allina, Allinah, Allyn, Allyna, Alona, Alonna, Lana, Lanah, Lanna, Lannah, Lanny, Lannie

OTHER FORMS VIA ALANIS, ELAINE, HELEN, LANA Ailene, Alanice, Alayna, Aleanor, Alena, Aline, Allaine, Alyona, Elaene, Elain, Elaina, Elaine, Elaini, Elainia, Elainna, Elan, Elana, Elane, Elanna, Elayna, Elayne, Elena, Eleni, Ella, Ellane, Elliana, Galina, Halina, Helaina, Helana, Helena, Ileana, Ilene, Ilka, Ilona, Jelena, Lanae, Lean, Leana, Lena, Lina, Yelena

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How popular is Alana?

Alana is a very prominent first name for women (#794 out of 4276, Top 19%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#67522 out of 150436, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Alana was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #143 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is currently at #200. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Ailene, Alaina (#202 FROM RECENT DATA), Alanah (#1775), Alane, Alani (#347), Alanis, Alanna (#552), Alannah (#869), Alayna (#236), Alena (#736), Alene, Aleyna (#1631), Aline, Allana, Alleen, Allena, Allene, Allyn, Alona, Alonna, Elaina (#272), Elaine (#634), Elana (#1581), Elayna (#1171), Elayne, Elena (#66), Eleni (#1726), Ella (#15), Elliana (#187), Helen (#413), Helena (#458), Ileana (#1928), Ilene, Ilona, Lana (#360), Lanae, Lanna, Lannie, Leana, Lena (#301) and Lina (#760) are the popular varying forms of Alana (#200). Usage of these relations of Alana was well-received among parents a century ago (AVERAGE #1508) and is now much less (#1295, 60.3%), with forms like Alene becoming less stylish. Ella is more universally found than the rest, although Alani seems to be gaining popularity too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alana, Ailene, Alaina, Alanah, Alane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alani, Alanis, Alanna, Alannah, Alayna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alena, Alene, Aleyna, Aline, Allana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alleen, Allena, Allene, Allyn, Alona in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alonna, Elaina, Elaine, Elana, Elayna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elayne, Elena, Eleni, Ella, Elliana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Helen, Helena, Ileana, Ilene, Ilona in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lana, Lanae, Lanna, Lannie, Leana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lena, Lina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alana, Alanna, Alannah, Elaine, Elena outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ella, Lena, Lina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alana is pronounced similarly to Ailani, Aleena, Alianna, Aliena, Allonia, Alonia, Alwinna, Alwyna, Alynah, Eilona, Elanie, Eleana, Eleanna, Ellena, Ellina, Elyana, Ilana, Ilania, Ilianna, Illiana, Oliana, Olina, Olinia, Wilona and Yllona. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Abina, Adana, Adara, Alaia, Alaisa, Alala, Alamea, Alanza, Alaya, Aldana, Aldara, Alea, Aleea, Alida, Alima, Aliza, Alla, Allma, Alma, Aloma, Alonza, Aluma, Alyne, Amana, Amanda, Anafa, Anaka, Anani, Anina, Aranza, Arlana, Atara, Atlanta, Avana, Ayala, Ayana, Ayanna, Azania, Chana, Ciana, Flana, Ioana, Ivana, Joana, Jolana, Juana, Keana, Melana, Qiana and Roana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alana.

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