Girl name origins & meanings
- Irish : Attractive, peaceful; Feminine form of Alan
- Hawaiian : Beautiful offering
- Hebrew : Tree
What Does Alana Mean and Stand For?
The name Alana is a girls' name of Irish origin, thought to come from the Celtic name Alan or a leanbh, a Gaelic term of endearment.
Alana can also have Hawaiian roots, meaning "beautiful offering," or Hebrew roots, meaning "tree" and reserved for babies born around the Jewish holiday Tu B'shvat, "the Birthday of the Trees."
Girl name variations
What Does the Name Alana Mean?
The name Alana is a girls name that can have Irish, Hawaiian, or Hebrew origins. It is most commonly associated with the Irish meaning "precious" and "attractive," coming from the Gaelic term of endearment, a leanbh.
How Popular is the Name Alana?
Alana is the #206 most popular girls' name in the U.S., according to Social Security Administration data. However, it is the 5th most popular girls' name on FamilyEducation.com. Alana has remained steadily popular in the U.S. since the year 2000.
According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Alana was at its peak popularity in September 2021.
Popularity of the Name Alana in the United States
Alana was searched for most often in the following states:
- New York
- New Jersey
Famous People Named Alana and Alana in Pop Culture
Famous Alana's include member of the band HAIM Alana Haim, reality star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, and professional surfer Alana Blanchard.
Alana is the name of one of Ariel's sisters in the Disney movie The Little Mermaid.