Variation of Alana
"handsome, cheerful"

Alanna Origin and Meaning

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

The extra n makes it feel less like an feminization of Alan and more like a name unto itself. Alanna is more common in Puerto Rico than the original Alana.

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Famous People Named Alanna

  • Alanna UbachAmerican actress
  • Alanna NashAmerican journalist and biographer
  • Alanna KrausCanadian speed skater
  • Alanna MastersonAmerican actress
  • Alanna Stephanie KennedyAustralian soccer player
  • Alanna Panday (b. 1995)daughter of Indian fitness gurus Chikki and Deanne Pandey
  • Alanna Marie Orton (b. 2008)daughter of pro wrestler Randy Orton

Alanna in Pop Culture

  • Alanna of Trebondmain character of the Song of the Lioness series and minor character in the Tortall series by Tamora Pierce
  • Alanna Mosvanicharacter in the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
  • Alanna Lewischaracter in DC's Adam Strange comics

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