Female variation of Alan
"handsome, cheerful"

Alanis Origin and Meaning

The name Alanis is a girl's name meaning "handsome, cheerful".

Singer Alanis Morissette made this twist famous. She was named for her father Alan, who is said to have spotted this version in a Greek newspaper. So far it has been pretty much a one-person name, but could make a distinctive update of Alana — especially with s-ending names making a comeback. Alanis is a Top 100 choice in Puerto Rico.

Alanis Popularity

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Famous People Named Alanis

  • Alanis Nadine MorissetteCanadian singer and songwriter
  • Alanis ObomsawinCanadian documentary filmmaker