Liana is a baby girl’s name with several meanings. Liana is a short form of the names Juliana or Lilliana. It is also a French name that refers to a type of climbing vine. Liana has been rising in popularity in the last decade alongside similar names Lia and Lila.
Meaning of the name Liana:
French: climbing vine
Italian, Portugese: lily flower, devoted to God
Roman: youthful, sky father
Origin of the name Liana:
Liana is a baby girl’s name with several possible origins. In French, Liana refers to a climbing vine. Liana is the diminutive for Juliana, meaning “youthful, sky father” and Lilliana, meaning “lily flower” or “devoted to God”.
Symbolism of the name Liana:
The lily flower is a symbol of devotion and purity. In some cultures, white lilies are traditionally a symbol of death and are common funerary flowers.
Style of the name Liana:
Gender of the name Liana:
Liana is a girl's name.
Pronunciation of the name Liana:
LYA-na (Italian, Spanish, Polish), lee-AN-ə (English)
Number of syllables in the name Liana:
two or three
Emotion evoked from the name Liana:
Liana evokes feelings of creativity and spirit.
Alternative spellings for the name Liana:
Lyana, Leana, Leanna
Nicknames for the name Liana:
Popularity of the name Liana:
According to the Social Security Administration, Liana first entered the top 1000 baby names in 1977. It has risen in popularity since 2011 and is #461 as of 2020.
Related names for the name Liana:
Great middle names for the name Liana and their meanings:
- Annaliese (grace devoted to God)
- Ciara (little dark one)
- Fran (from France)
- Mariela (drop of the sea)
- Nicole (people of victory)
- Sydney (Saint Denis)
- Morgan (sea-born)
Famous people with the name Liana:
- Liana Liberato (American actress)
- Liana Kerzner (Canadian TV personality)
- Lians Burgess (Italian translator)
- Liana Drahová (Slovak figure skater)
Lianas in popular culture:
- Liana (film, “Barbie and the Diamond Castle”)
- Liana (literature, “Princess Academy” by Shannon Hale)
- Liana (video game, Millennium War Aigis)
- Liana (comics, DC comics)