US Popularity:11761
Other Origin(s):Latin
Meaning:God is gracious; Sky, god; Heavenly; Shining one
Iana is a girl’s name of Hebrew and Latin origin. In Hebrew, Iana derives from Ian meaning “God is gracious.” Such a powerful and lovely name, Iana was often used to exclaim the praises of the Roman goddess Diana. As a common variant of the name Diana, Iana in Latin translates to “sky,” “god,” “heavenly,” or “shining one.” The goddess of the moon was a deity considered to represent innocence, purity, and fertility, and future parents often prayed to Diana to grant them a child. Her worshippers gratefully expressed the name Iana in times of good fortune because of the wonderful and positive meaning attached to it. Future parents can’t go wrong when considering a name that evokes images of great power, kindness, and faith.

Iana Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Iana is currently #4652 on The Bump
Girl:Iana is currently #2069 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Iana is currently #11761 in U.S. births
Girl:Iana is currently #7824 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 6404
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 155

  • Name Doctor, Diana

  • WordSense Dictionary, Iana

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Diana, August 2018

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