Alanna Name Meaning & Origin

Alanna

Pronunciation: ah-LAH-nə, ah-LA-nə (key)

Origin of the name Alana:

Feminine form of Alan, an old name of Breton origin but of uncertain meaning. Some believe it ot mean "handsome"; others promote the possibility that it is from a Celtic word meaning "rock."

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Alanna is an Irish name that is used as a pet name for a young girl. It means 'beautiful.'

Many people mispronounce my name, since the "a" can be said so many ways. However, I wouldn't change it for anything. I get many compliments on my name and like that it's unique.

My name is Alanna, pronounced 'Uh-Lan-Uh' and many many people pronounce it wrong. That's the only thing I don't like about it, every new school year there are those teachers that no matter how many times you correct them they never know how to pronounce it they get it wrong.

PRONOUNCED: ə-LAN-ə

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Alanna is a version of the Irish "a leanbh," a term of endearment that translates as "o child."

Nicknames for Alanna: | Edit

Allie, Aly, Ally, Alli, Lana, Anna, Anni, Lanni, Ala

Meanings and history of the name Alanna: | Edit

Alanna also means beautiful,attractive,fair ,peaceful,offering,and handsome

Feminine form of ALAN

Famous real-life people named Alanna: | Edit

Alanna Ubach (1975-), actress
Alanna Orton - WWE Superstar Randy Orton's Daughter

Alanna in song, story & screen: | Edit

Heroine in Tamora Pierce's young adult books
"Alana Loves Me' by Kim Mitchell (pronounced a-lahn-na)
Alanna, title character in book Alanna: The First Adventure

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