Allana Name Meaning & Origin
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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USAGE: English (Rare)
PRONOUNCED: Ah-lan-ah, Ah-larn-ah, Alan-ah
VARIANTS: Alanna, Alana, Alannah, Allannah
MASCULINE FORMS: Al, Alan, Allan, Allen
OTHER LANGUAGES: Alannah (Irish)
- Personal experiences with the name Allana
Allana was my grandmother's name and is mine as well. I love it- it's unique but not weird or made up. I pronounce it Ah-la-na but many people pronounce it a-lawn-a which bugs me- but takes no more than a quick correction. As a child my family called me Lani and as an adult I mainly go by Lana for nicknames. The "worst" part of this name is that nobody spells it correctly. Nobody. I have to spell out my name for everyone- and even then they seem to have a compulsion to add an H to the end or cut out an L and add an N. It's easily pronounced in English and French. My father is Allan and only about 4 people in my life have made the connection- which I find hilarious.
- Nicknames for Allana
Lani, Lana, Allie
- Meanings and history of the name Allana
Variant of ALANA
- Famous real-life people named Allana
Allana Reid Smith, first woman in Canada to receive a PH.D. in History.
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