[ 2 syll. ra-na, ran-a ] The baby girl name Rana is pronounced as Raa-Naa- †. Rana is used mostly in the Arabic, Iranian, Kurdish, and Turkish languages. Its language of origin is Arabic. The meaning of the name is eye-catching, nice-looking. It is derived literally from the word 'rana' meaning to gaze, to behold.
Rana has 14 derivatives that are used in English and other languages. Derivatives of Rana used in English include Ra'naa, Rabna, Ranah, Ranarauna, Ranaraunaa, Rand, Ranee, Rania, Ranie, Ranna, Rannah, and Raunaa. Foreign derivatives include the Arabic Raniyah and the Arabic Ranya.
Rana is rare as a baby girl name. It is not ranked within the top 1000.
† English pronunciation for Rana: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"