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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:

modern

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)