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 first appeared on the American female naming charts in 1974 (Alana came on to the scene in 1962).

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth". Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Personal experiences with the name Alanna: | Edit

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.

Nicknames for Alanna: | Edit

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

Meanings and history of the name Alanna: | Edit

It can be derived either from the Old High German word for "precious"

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

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

Alana is also a female given name coming from the Hawaiian community meaning beautiful offering.

Alana or Elana or “Ilana” can also be the female name in an English translation of Elan or “Ilan” which in Hebrew means "oak tree".

In Gaelic Alanna as itself is the term for “darling”, “beauty" or "serenity"

In Polynesian “Alana” indicates a “new beginning”

Possibly derived from the Gaelic word ailin, meaning "little rock" or old French meaning "handsome".

Famous real-life people named Alanna: | Edit

Alanna Ubach (1975-), actress
Alanna Orton - WWE Superstar Randy Orton's Daughter
Alanna Goldie (born 1994), Canadian fencer
Alanna Heiss, pioneer of alternative exhibition space
Alanna Kraus, Canadian skater
Alanna Masterson, an American actress best known for portraying Tara Chambler on The Walking Dead TV series
Alanna Nash, American journalist and biographer
Alanna Nobbs, Historian and current President of the Society for the Study of Early Christianity
Alanna Schepartz, American scientist
Alanna Ubach, Puerto Rican actress
Alanna Zabel, Celebrity yoga instructor, author and founder of AZIAM Yoga
Alanna Arrington, model for Victoria’s Secret, American Apparel and Louis Vuitton
Alanna Palombo, actress and dancer
Alanna Kennedy, Australian soccer player
Alanna Rizzo, SportsNet La reporter
Alanna Durkovich, blogger and creator of Xander Vintage
Alanna Doherty, Fashion and lifestyle blogger
Alanna Pearl, Wardrobe stylist, photographer, filmmaker and model
Alanna Pearson, Social media starlet

Alanna in song, story & screen: | Edit

Alanna Mosvani, a fictional character in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series
Alanna of Trebond, a fictional character in Tamora Pierce's Tortall novels, beginning with Alanna: The First Adventure
The Dolly Alanna, the World's First Yoga Doll

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