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What does Liana mean?

Liana Pronunciation of Liana as a girls' name is pronounced lee-AHN-ah. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Liana is "to twine around". Name of a vine common to tropical rain forests. Also short form of names like Liliana and Juliana, or a variant of Eliana. Also form of Aileen.


ASSOCIATED WITH rain (water)


VARIANTS Leana, Leanna, Leiana, Liahna, Liane, Liann, Lianna, Lianne


RELATIONS VIA ELIANA, JULIANA, LILIANA Eleana, Elian, Eliane, Elianna, Elliana, Elyana, Ileana, Lilianna, Lina

(female) Laana, ..

(male) Lianam, ..

Liana Jaliyah (L.J.), ..

How popular is Liana?

Liana is a very prominent first name for women (#1870 out of 4276, Top 44%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#111740 out of 150436, Top 74%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Liana was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its highest position of #464 in the U.S. in 2016, and is at #486 presently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Aileen (#669 LAST YEAR), Eliana (#83), Elianna (#494), Elliana (#187), Elyana (#1604), Ileana (#1928), Iliana (#884), Juliana (#151), Leana, Leanna (#827), Liane, Lianna (#1102), Lianne, Liliana (#109), Lilianna (#802) and Lina (#760) are the prominent related forms of Liana (#486) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Liana was well-received among parents in 2018 (AVERAGE #946). Juliana is a perennial favorite, though Eliana has become popular as well.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Liana, Aileen, Eliana, Elianna, Elliana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elyana, Ileana, Iliana, Juliana, Leana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leanna, Liane, Lianna, Lianne, Liliana in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Liana is alike in pronunciation to Laina, Lajuana, Lanah, Lani, Lanie, Lanna, Lannah, Lanny, Lena, Lenae, Lenah, Lenna, Leoni, Leonia, Leowna, Lewanna, Leyna, Linnea, Linnie, Luana, Luannah, Luna, Lynae, Lynnae and Lynnea. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Amana, Ariana, Aviana, Ayana, Ciana, Diana, Dyana, Edana, Giana, Gilana, Ginna, Gitana, Hana, Iana, Ilana, Jiana, Jilana, Keana, Keiana, Kiana, Kianna, Lane, Lean, Leann, Liahne, Liba, Liesa, Lin, Lind, Linn, Livana, Livanna, Luane, Luann, Luziana, Qiana, Riana, Rihana, Roana, Ryana, Seana, Shana, Siana, Signa, Teana, Tiana, Tina, Viana, Vina and Wilna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Liana.