Alana Name Meaning & Origin

Alana

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."

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Alahna, Alaina, Alanna, Alannah, Alayna, Lana

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Nicknames for Alana

Lani/Loni
Ali/Aly
Lana,
Lanz,
Lanibear,
Lanza,
Alanita,
Banana,
NaNa,
Aluna,
Al,
Ana,
Lan/Lon
Lan-Lan/Lon-Lon

Meanings and history of the name Alana

Hawaiian and Gaelic origin
Meaning: fair, beautiful offering; weakening

The oldest meaning that I can remember was of Celtic origin and it said that the name Alana meant "comely or fair" and that it was a derivative of the name Helen.

I've researched the name over the years, and it is a Hawaiian name (meaning "awakening" "fair" and "beautiful") as well as Irish ("child").

Feminine form of ALAN

Famous real-life people named Alana

Alana Hamilton Stewart, actress and former model
Alana Thompson, star of the reality TV series "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"
Alana Blahoski, Olympic gold medalist in ice hockey (1998)

Alana in song, story & screen

One of Ariel's sisters in Disney's The Little Mermaid is Alana.

"Alana Loves Me" is a song on Canadian singer and guitarist Kim Mitchell's 1986 album "Shaking Like A Human Being."

Alanna is a knight in the Tamora Pierce series.

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