Popularity:770
Origin:Slavic
Meaning:shining; light; blessed; precious; child
Lana is a feminine name of primarily Slavic origin primed for everlasting adoration. A short form of Svetlana, the name is perhaps most widely associated with Hollywood starlet Lana Turner. Far more than a pretty pin-up appellation, Lana embodies all the magnetic elements Svetlana first inspired in the early 19th century. Forged from the South Slavic svet, Svetlana means "shining," "light," or "blessed," making Lana's ascension onto the big screen all the more fitting. Lana's potential ties to the German Alana, meaning "precious," only enhance its illustrious appeal. Those who wish to embrace their little one as they are will find solace in Lana's Old Irish origins, where it means simply "child."

Famous People Named Lana

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  • Lana Del Rey
    Model
  • Lana Turner
    Actress
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