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The baby name Alana is the female version of the name Alan. It still retains Irish roots, though it was hardly used in America before actress Alana Stewart. The name, in modern times, now has numerous spellings including Alanna and Allanah, as well as variations like Alanis.

Meaning and Origin of the name Alana:

Alana is girl's name with Irish and Hawaiian origins meaning “handsome,” “cheerful,” “fair,” “beautiful,” or “offering.”

The baby name Alana is the feminine form of the name Alan. There are a few different possible origins and meanings for Alana. In historical Ireland, the name found its use as the name for daughters of men named Alan. Alan means “handsome” or “cheerful.” Alana may have been derived from the Irish word leanbh, which is a term of endearment for a child. Alana is also a Hawaiian word for “fair,” “beautiful,” “offering.” Alana Steward brought the popularity of the name to America.

Symbolism of the name Alana:

The baby name Alana has the same meaning as the baby name Alan. Both names have an Irish origin, especially since Alana was a created name for the daughters of fathers with the name Alan.

Nicknames for the name Alana:

Alana is an adorable name for girls that has several options for nicknames. All of the nicknames in the list below are just as adorable as Alana. You are sure to find the perfect one for your daughter from this list.

Baby name alana

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Gender of the name Alana:

The baby name Alana is a name devoted to females.

Pronunciation of the name Alana:


Number of syllables in the name Alana:


Emotion evoked from the name Alana:

Alana is a wholesome name that feels kind. It also feels joyful and as if it should be for someone with an exuberant personality.

Alternative spellings for the name Alana:

  • Alanna
  • Alannah 
  • Allana
  • Allanah
  • Allanna

Popularity of the name Alana:

The baby name Alana was put on the Social Security Index in the year 1944 at number 747. It was put on the top 200 list in 2004 at number 178, though it is now less popular. In the year 2020, the baby name Alana only ranked at number 206.

Great middle names for Alana and their meanings:

  • Lynn (lake, waterfall, pool)
  • Shea (admirable)
  • Brooke (clear, water, small stream)
  • Brynn (hill)
  • Jess (the Lord exists)
  • Charlotte (free man, petite)
  • Marie (star of the sea)

Famous people with the name Alana:

  • Alana Blanchard (professional surfer)
  • Alana Zimmer (professional model)
  • Alana de la Garza (actress, “Law & Order”)
  • Alana Austin (actress, “A Simple Twist of Fate”)
  • Alana Thompson (reality TV star, Honey Boo Boo, “Toddlers and Tiaras”)
  • Alana Bear (WNBA player)
  • Alana Davis (singer, “32 Flavors”)
  • Alana Stewart (actress, “George & Alana”)
  • Alana (character in “The Little Mermaid”)
  • Alana Mills (character in “Step by Step”)
  • Alana Bloom (character in “Hannibal”)
  • Alana Beck (character in musical “Dear Evan Hansen”)
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