US Popularity:470
Other Origin(s):Irish, Hawaiian, Welsh and English
Meaning:Little rock; Handsome; Precious; Child
Alana is a feminine name of various origins and meanings. Thanks to its connections to the English and Breton name Alan, it can translate to "little rock" or "handsome." This can always remind baby that they're gorgeous, inside and out, and that you will be there to be their rock. Alana may also come from the Hawaiian name Alamea, meaning "precious." It may also derive from the Irish word "leanbh," a term of endearment for "child." By linking these sentiments together, you can give baby a beautiful name that signifies their powerful presence in your life. Variants of Alana include Alannah, Alainna, and Alanna, allowing you to get creative with spelling. If you want to shorten it to a cute nickname, Lana, Ali, and Lala are just a few adorable options.

Famous People Named Alana

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Alana Beard
    Basketball Player
  • Alana De La Garza
    TV Actress
  • Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson
    Reality TV Star

Alana Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Alana is currently #217 on The Bump
Girl:Alana is currently #94 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Alana is currently #470 in U.S. births
Girl:Alana is currently #156 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 26
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • WordSense, leanbh

  • Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Alana

  • Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Alan

  • Behind the Name, Alan, June 2023

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