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Meaning of Alana

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The name Alana has the following meaning:

One who is fair and beautiful. Dervived from the name "Alan" which means "handsome and cheerful".
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Alana is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 205 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Alana fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 7 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 173 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Alana in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Alana is pronounced as uh-lahn-nah


Alana originates from the Scottish language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Alana and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Alana: Boys - Bruce, Dashiell, Douglas, Melville, Girls - Davina, Fiona, Jamya, Both genders - Blair, Logan



Common nicknames for the name Alana are: Lani, Ali, Lana


We think the name Alana should fall under the following style category: Ladylike.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Alana to be: Sexy and beautiful woman

In one word, you might describe Alana as a(n) "beautiful" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Alana (or its variants) are:

Alana Davis , born on 6 May, a famous singer. Alana Davis 's background: An American singer-songwriter.

Alana Monique Beard, born on 14 May, a famous athlete. Alana Monique Beard's background: A professional basketball player for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA.

Alana Lentin, born on 16 March, a famous sociologist. Alana Lentin's background: A political sociologist and social theorist and works on the critical theorisation of race, racism and anti-racism and the contemporary politics of (im)migration and collective action for migrants' rights.
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