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Alana - Meaning of Alana

What does Alana mean?

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[ 3 syll. a-la-na, al-ana ] The baby girl name Alana is pronounced aa-LAEN-aa- or aa-LEY-Naa- †.

1: Alana is of Celtic origin and it is used mainly in English. The meaning of Alana is 'little rock; harmony, peace'. It is derived from ailin meaning 'little rock' ; al 'rock' ; alun 'harmony, peace'. Alana is the feminine form of the Breton, English, German, and Scottish Alan.

What are the Variant Forms of Alana?




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.

2: Alana's language of origin is Hawaiian. The meaning here is 'an offering, light and buoyant'.

See also the related categories, light (sun), harmony, celtic, and hawaiian.

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.

Baby names that sound like Alana include Alaina, Alanna, Alayna, Alena, Aelani, Ailín, Alama, Alanae, Alanee, Alaney, Alani, Alannie, Alany, Aleen, Aleena, Alene, Alhena, Alima, Alina, and Alleen.

† 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)"

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