Alana

Pronunciation: a-hla-hna-h
Origin: Ireland
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Europe, Oceania

The name Alana has multiple origins and meanings. It is primarily derived from the Old Irish name Ailin, which means "bright and fair". In Scotland, Alana is a variation of the name Alannah, which means "dear child". The name may also come from the Hawaiian name Alamea, meaning "precious", or from the Irish word "leanbh," a term of endearment for "child". In Hebrew, Alana means "tree" and is used for children born around the time of the Jewish festival Tu B'shvat, "the Birthday of the Trees". The name likely gained popularity as a female version of the male name Alan, which has Celtic origins and means "little rock" or "handsome". Alana has different meanings depending on its origins. In Old High German, the name means "precious", while in Irish, it means "child". In Hawaiian, Alana means "harmony", and in Aramaic, it translates to "exalted," signifying a person of high rank or status. Due to the name's various meanings, many interpret it as "precious child".

Alana Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Alana is currently #277 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Alana is currently #140 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Alana is currently #274 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Alana is currently #140 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

Popularity Trend Chart

Famous People Named Alana

  • Alana Haim: Alana Haim is an American musician and actress, known as a member of the pop rock band Haim and for her role in the film "Licorice Pizza."
  • Alanna Masterson: An American actress known for her role as Tara Chambler in The Walking Dead.
  • Alanna Ubach: An American actress and singer who has appeared in films such as Legally Blonde and Meet the Fockers.
  • Alana Kennedy: An Australian professional soccer player who plays for Tottenham Hotspur and the Australia national team.