Alana is a widely used name; it has 42 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Ailene, Alaana, Alaina, Alaine, Alanae, Alanah, Alanea, Alani, Alania, Alanis (used in Irish too), Alannah, Alannis, Alaye, Alayna, Alayne, Alaynna, Alee, Aleine, Aleyna, Aleyne, Allana, Allanah, Alleen, Allena, Allene, Alleynah, Alleyne, Allina, Alline, and Allyn. Other English forms include the contracted forms Lana and Lanna, the familiar forms Alie (used in Dutch too), Lannie, and Lanny, and the spelling variants Alanna, Alawna, and Allanna. The French and Gaelic Alane is a form of Alana that is used in foreign languages.
Alana is popular as a baby girl name. The name increased in popularity from the 1950s up to the 2000s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2007, 0.117% of baby girls were named Alana. It was #142 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a drop in frequency since then. In 2018, it ranked at #200 with a usage of 0.083%, but it was nevertheless the most popular out of all girl names in its family. Alana was used 0.365% more than the 2nd ranked name, Alaina, in 2018.
† English pronunciation for Alana: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)"