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Lana

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Meaning and origin
Lana is a English girl name. The meaning of the name is `Attractive`.


Where is it used?
The name Lana is mainly used in English and in Russian.

It is an abbreviated form of
Svetlana, used in Russian, Czech and in Bulgarian.
Alana, used in English.


See also
In Russian: Sveta
In English and in Scottish: Alan
In English: Allannah
In English: Alannis
In English: Alanis
In English: Alanna
In English: Alannah


Extra information:
From Old English. Alternative meanings (Russian) Attractive

What Lana`s say about their name
  1. The best thing about the name Lana:
    It's cute, short and it sounds rather lovely
    The worst thing about the name:
    It's spelled 'anal' backwards + the nickname Lana-banana which is actually a cute nickname to have :)
    If my name wasn`t Lana....:
    I was always a Lana, my parents haven't even considered naming me differently
    Extra information:
    Lana is actually a pretty common name where I live, but then again I don't live in a English-speaking country
  2. The best thing about the name Lana:
    That you don't have to be labeled by the name (if you know what I mean) Like Clarie is for cute, girly girls but Lana can be for any type of girl so you can't tell what the person's like by the name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing. It's perfect, fuc*ers
    If my name wasn`t Lana....:
    It wouldn't be anything else cause Lana is the best
    Extra information:
    We're awesome. #LanaPride
  3. The best thing about the name Lana:
    It's the best name ever i love it
    The worst thing about the name:
    People can't pounce it well
    If my name wasn`t Lana....:
    Lana and Lana all the way
    Extra information:
    Hmmmmmmmm In the whole of Nigeria I'm the only one person answering that name i guess
  4. The best thing about the name Lana:
    short, pretty, different
    The worst thing about the name:
    people cant pronounce sometimes(once they know it's not a problem) and it spells anal backwards
    If my name wasn`t Lana....:
    natalia or natasa
    Extra information:
  5. The best thing about the name Lana:
    It's cute
    The worst thing about the name:
    The name spelled backwards...
    If my name wasn`t Lana....:
    It would've probably been Lina.
    Extra information:
    It's simple and used all over the world.
  6. The best thing about the name Lana:
    Its short
    The worst thing about the name:
    It rhymes with banana
    If my name wasn`t Lana....:
    I don't think I would have been original
    Extra information:
    Why do people spoil the name by putting an A/I/E infront of the name lana its so not original
  7. The best thing about the name Lana:
    It is unique and the best
    The worst thing about the name:
    The name spelt backwards
    If my name wasn`t Lana....:
    Kellie
    Extra information:
    Lana is the best name ever!!!
  8. The best thing about the name Lana:
    I am the only lana I know in my school
    The worst thing about the name:
    My name backwards
    If my name wasn`t Lana....:
    Tina
    Extra information:
    My name is lana turner ... And I was named after lana turner the actresses!!!
  9. The best thing about the name Lana:
    Its strong and powerful...but a lady's name..
    The worst thing about the name:
    Spelled backwards
    If my name wasn`t Lana....:
    Savanna
    Extra information:
    I love my name.....I was named after Lana Turner..
  10. The best thing about the name Lana:
    ITS UNIQUE JUST LIKE ME
    The worst thing about the name:
    ITS SPELT ANAL BACKWARDS AND PPL MISTAKE IT 4 lorna or lara
    If my name wasn`t Lana....:
    i love my name!!!
    Extra information:
    subtle yet effective...
  11. The best thing about the name Lana:
    It is rare to meet another with my name. Being named after Lana Turner is awesome too!
    The worst thing about the name:
    The nicknames, Lana-banana, anal Lana, looney Lana... they go on but thos are the most annoying.
    If my name wasn`t Lana....:
    There was never another choice. I guess she knew while I was in the womb that a Lana I would be. ;)
    Extra information:
  12. The best thing about the name Lana:
    Its uncommon
    The worst thing about the name:
    People some times get it wrong Call me Lan na insted of Law na
    If my name wasn`t Lana....:
    Nicole or Sophia
    Extra information:
  13. The best thing about the name Lana:
    Its short and in my society it means soft, and most lanas are pretty,
    The worst thing about the name:
    its boring because its short , so you cant make a nickname out of it.
    If my name wasn`t Lana....:
    it would be lara ;) i always loved it
    Extra information:
    I only know 3 lanas in my life
  14. The best thing about the name Lana:
    most girs with that name are pretty :-)
    The worst thing about the name:
    people called me nicknames all my life ,but iliked the most of them
    If my name wasn`t Lana....:
    helen or marwa
    Extra information:
    ilove my name
  15. The best thing about the name Lana:
    It's short and it means attractive
    The worst thing about the name:
    There isn't anything bad about it
    If my name wasn`t Lana....:
    It would be Diana
    Extra information:
  16. The best thing about the name Lana:
    It's unique, simple, and beautiful
    The worst thing about the name:
    spelt anal backwards :/
    If my name wasn`t Lana....:
    I can't imagine any other name that would match me
    Extra information:
    it's basically an international name and has many different but nice meanings
  17. The best thing about the name Lana:
    it's veeery unique, I rarely find someone around me with this name
    The worst thing about the name:
    they could call me Ana or Nana if they don't listen me much
    If my name wasn`t Lana....:
    Owh that's not cool!
    Extra information:
    I like its meaning, the wool
  18. The best thing about the name Lana:
    Not many out there =]
    The worst thing about the name:
    its spelled Anal backwards. that was suuuper fun in middle school.
    If my name wasn`t Lana....:
    itd be something else not as cool.
    Extra information:
    only cool people are named lana.
  19. The best thing about the name Lana:
    Its a pretty uncommon name
    The worst thing about the name:
    people thinking your name is really Alana
    If my name wasn`t Lana....:
    it would be Daisy
    Extra information:
  20. The best thing about the name Lana:
    It is a simple, pretty name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Sometimes when I say it, it comes out wrong. But also it means anal backwards...grrr!!
    If my name wasn`t Lana....:
    It would be Mirren or Sophie :)
    Extra information:
    It means attractive, peaceful, light or calm waters :)
  21. The best thing about the name Lana:
    Having a name that is easy to remembr
    The worst thing about the name:
    Some pronounce it wrong
    If my name wasn`t Lana....:
    it would be FEMI
    Extra information:
    Lana means little rock
  22. The best thing about the name Lana:
    I never ran into another Lana until I was 20 years old
    The worst thing about the name:
    Spelling Lana backwards is anal.
    If my name wasn`t Lana....:

    Extra information:
  23. The best thing about the name Lana:
    Lana isn't a common name!
    The worst thing about the name:
    Getting called Larna or Lorna, it also rhymes with banana!
    If my name wasn`t Lana....:

    Extra information:
    Lana means attractive! :-)


More `Lana` links
Lana as abbreviation
Actors named Lana
Lana in the encyclopedia





Statistics for Lana

Lana appears in 2007`s top-1000 name list at rank 402.. 1950 was a `top year` for the name Lana. (Based on 128 years of name history) In that year it ranked #205. The last time Lana appeared among the most common names was in 1940. Our records go back to 1880

YearRankRank
2007402
2006411
2005435
2004464
2003500
2002668
2001943
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1999999
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1995923
1994973
1993890
1992859
1991856
1990808
1980466
1970335
1960341
1950205
1940306
1930---
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See also the US top 1000 names 2007

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I honestly like my name. It's simple and naturally beautiful and STRONG!


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