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What does Vanna mean?

Vanna Pronunciation of Vanna 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)


VARIANTS Lavanna, Vana, Vanetta


OTHER FORMS 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, Vonda

(female) Valna, ..

(male) Vanne, ..

Vanna Melanie (V.M.), ..

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?

Savannah (#45 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Vanessa (#230), Ivanna (#566), Savanna (#590), Ivana (#1187), Evan, Vannie, Vannessa, Vanita, Vania, Van, Vanesa, Vanda, Savana, John, Ivanka and Vonda are the popular varying forms of Vanna (NOT RANKED). Usage of these relations of Vanna was common among parents in 1997 (MEDIAN #1445) and is somewhat lower today (#1565, 47% LESS USAGE), with forms such as Vonda becoming somewhat outmoded. Ivanna, Ivana and Savannah are three of the more fashionable names for newborns in this compilation. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of 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-sounding 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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