Popularity:18165
Origin:Hebrew
Other Origin(s):Roman
Meaning:God is forgiving; God is gracious
Iana is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin and means “God is forgiving” and “God is gracious.” Such a powerful and lovely name, Iana was often used to exclaim the praises of the Roman goddess Diana. 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 and kindness.
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