Alana

Alana - A very unique female name



  Nov 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Alana, meaning handsome, cheerful, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1943 on position #1154. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Alana and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Alana? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Alana. The baby girl name Alana was given to 1,747 baby girls in 2012, ranking #175 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 809 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Alana peaked in popularity 12 years ago in 2007 on position 143.



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Alana is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Alana is currently topping the baby name charts in Hawaii at position #14 - and is the least popular in Oklahoma at position #467.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Alana is where you live.


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Alana origin and meaning

Alana is a 5 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means handsome, cheerful. To see famous people named Alana, pop culture references for the name Alana and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Alana

We've found the following names that sound similar to Alana, sorted by popularity.

Alma / Alaina / Aileen / Alina / Alayna / Alanna / Aline / Alena / Aylin / Allene /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012175
2011185
2010170
2009174
2008166
2007143
2006166
2005169
2004179
2003204
2002227
2001256
2000256
1999254
1998253
1997281
1996243
1995304
1994336
1993335
1992390
1991363
1990367
1989384
1988376
1987377
1986326
1985256
1984349
1983353
1982336
1981363
1980371
1979370
1978462
1977505
1976493
1975451
1974527
1973595
1972693
1971782
1970688
1969714
1968716
1967669
1966729
1965742
1964737
1963720
1962894
1961916
1960973
19591219
19581106
19571070
19561021
1955923
1954838
1953752
1952690
1951632
1950660
1949629
1948579
1947587
1946567
1945640
1944743
19431154

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Hawaii14
Mississippi95
North Carolina109
South Carolina112
Florida117
New Jersey122
Delaware124
New York136
Virginia138
Ohio138
Connecticut141
Georgia142
Massachusetts142
Maryland153
Michigan158
Alaska161
Rhode Island173
Pennsylvania179
Wisconsin183
New Mexico190
California202
Iowa207
Tennessee208
Arkansas212
Alabama212
Missouri213
Illinois215
Nevada228
Minnesota231
Washington232
Colorado234
Kentucky236
Arizona239
New Hampshire246
Texas247
Kansas251
Indiana254
West Virginia307
Louisiana326
Nebraska338
Oklahoma467

Even more about Alana


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Alana a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Alana?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2007
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Alana
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 809
Letter count 5
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1943
2012 births +1,747

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