Pronounced ah-LAH-nah, the name is thought to come from the Celtic name Alan or possibly from “a leanbh,” a Gaelic term of endearment. Alana is also a Hawaiian name meaning "beautiful offering," and it caught American parents’ attention in the 1940s, reaching a high point of popularity in the US in the mid-2000s. Spelling variations include Alanna, Alaina and Alannah. Remember Honey Boo Boo from reality TV in the early 2010s? Her birth name is Alana Thompson.
Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
- Alana BeardBasketball Player
- Alana De La GarzaTV Actress
- Alana "Honey Boo Boo" ThompsonReality TV Star
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