Yana is a baby girl’s name of Slavic origin. Yana means “God is gracious” and is related to the names Jana and Jane. Despite the unique flair of the Russian spelling, Yana doesn’t have the same popularity as other versions of the name.

Meaning of the name Yana:

Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian: God is gracious

Origin of the name Yana:

Yana is a Bulgarian, Ukrainian, and Russian name that means “God is gracious”. Yana is derived from the name Jana which can ultimately be traced back to the English name John.

Symbolism of the name Yana:

The name Yana is related to the name of a type of magnolia flower. The flower is purple with a white interior. Magnolia flowers are associated with purity and nobility.

Baby name Yana

Style of the name Yana:


Gender of the name Yana:

Yana is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Yana:

YA-nə (Russian)

Number of syllables in the name Yana:


Emotion evoked from the name Yana:

Yana evokes feelings of devotion and grace.

Alternative spellings for the name Yana:

Yahna, Yahah, Yhana

Nicknames for the name Yana:

  • Yanina
  • Yaya
  • Nina 
  • Nana
  • Yanie

Popularity of the name Yana:

According to the Social Security Administration, Yana is an uncommon baby girl’s name. Yana has never appeared in the top 1000 baby names in the US.

Related names for the name Yana:

Great middle names for the name Yana and their meanings:

  • Layne (path)
  • Milena (love, warmth, grace)
  • Arina (peace)
  • Corrine (maiden)
  • Wren (little bird)
  • Aderyn (bird)
  • Eugenie (wellborn)
  • Estelle (star)
  • Tori (victory, bird)

Famous people with the name Yana:

  • Yana Gupta (Czech-Indian actress)
  • Yana Gorbulsky (American designer)
  • Yana Toboso (Japanese manga artist)
  • Yana Klochkova (Ukrainian Olympic swimmer)
  • Yana Egorian (Russian fencer)

Yanas in popular culture:

  • Professor Yana (television, “Doctor Who”)
  • Yana (television, “We Bare Bears”)
  • Yana (video games, “Team Fortress 2”)
  • Yana (video game, “Puyo Nexus”)