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Alana Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Alana is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Alana is "rock, handsome".  

It is also of Hawaiian origin, where its meaning is "offering".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 198  in baby name popularity for girls with 1664 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Alana Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Alana has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Alana to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Alana include Alanis, Alanna, Alannis.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Alana Pippin.

Name Fun

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Be creative with the name Alana.

Just for fun, see the name Alana in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Alana in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.