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What does Chana mean?

Chana Pronunciation of Chana as a girls' name is pronounced KAH-nah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Chana is "He (God) has favored me". Variant of Hannah. Also a Spanish diminutive (CHAH-nah) of names ending in -iana.



VARIANTS Chaanach, Chaanah, Chanach, Chanah, Chani, Channa

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA HANNAH Anna, Chanha, Channach, Channah, Hana, Hanah, Hanna, Hena, Honna, Nan

(female) Chada, ..

(male) Chaco, ..

Chana Lea (C.L.), ..

How popular is Chana?

Chana is a very prominent first name for women (#1741 out of 4276, Top 41%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#61855 out of 150436, Top 41%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Chana was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #750 in the U.S. in the year 2018. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Chana (#750 IN 2018) appearing in the Top 2000 are Anna (#54), Hana (#727), Hanah, Hanna (#561), Hannah (#33) and Nan. Other forms, like Channach, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Chana was well-received during 1880-1889 (MEDIAN #985) and has become significantly lower since (#875, 79%). Anna has been the top favorite, though Hannah is now more regularly used, while forms like Hannah used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chana, Anna, Hana, Hanah, Hanna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hannah, Nan in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anna, Hanna, Hannah outside U.S.

Similar Names

Chana is alike in pronunciation to Chainey, Chanee, Chaney, Chania, Chaniyah, Chanya, Cheyanna, Shaena, Shanee, Shaney, Shani, Shania, Shanna, Shannah, Shannea, Shaunah, Shaunna, Shawnae, Shawni, Shayna, Sheena, Shena, Shonah, Shonna and Tiona. Other recommended sound-alike names are Adana, Cama, Canna, Carna, Chaba, Chalia, Chanda, Chandal, Chanel, Chanina, Chanta, Chantae, Chante, Chantea, Chara, Chasina, Chaunta, Chava, Chaya, Chayan, Chayka, Chela, Chiana, Chianna, Chonda, Chuma, Ciana, Cianna, Clara, Cyanea, Dhana, Dhanna, Dyana, Flana, Gana, Iana, Ilana, Ioana, Ishana, Ivana, Juana, Liana, Moana, Qiana, Rana, Rhona, Siana, Thana, Vana and Viana. These names tend to be less frequently used than Chana.

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