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Girl Name: Alana

Name: Alana
Pronunciation: \a-la-na\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: precious; awakening
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Alayna, Alena, Alina, Alyna, Aleana, Elana, Ilana
Variant forms: 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
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 794

Description

Alana \a-la-na\ as a girl's 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.

Alana has 33 variant forms: 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 and Lannie.

Baby names that sound like Alana are Alayna, Alena, Alina, Alyna, Aleana, Elana and Ilana.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Alana.

Popularity

Alana is a very popular first name for women (#794 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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