Origin:Greek
Popularity:492
Meaning:precious
Here’s another charming girls' name that starts with an “A.” It’s part of the sisterhood that includes Alaina, Alanna, Alanis and Alannah. It’s also the phonetic version of Elena and Elaina and possibly the feminine form of Alan. The name has been popular since 1991 and is still used today despite all the competition. It gets its meaning, “precious,” from a possible Greek association.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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