TAH-na or TAAH-na
English, Frisian, Spanish, Slavic
"thought or sweetheart"

Tana Origin and Meaning

The name Tana is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "thought or sweetheart".

An Ethiopian place-name and multicultural diminutive for many names, including the Slavic Tatiana and the Spanish Cayetana. Tana is also a rare Frisian name, meaning "thought", as well as a masculine name meaning "sweetheart" in the Turkic Karachay-Balkar language.

This slight but strong name is enjoying new visibility thanks to bestselling mystery writer Tana French.

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Tana Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Tana Popularity

Famous People Named Tana

  • Cayetana Elizabeth "Tana" RamsayEnglish cookbook author and wife of chef Gordon Ramsay
  • Táňa FischerováCzech actress
  • Tana FrenchIrish novelist and actress
  • Tana GoertzAmerican reality TV personality of "The Apprentice" Season 3
  • Tana HobanAmerican children's author and photographer
  • Tana Marie MongeauAmerican Internet Personality

Tana in Pop Culture

  • Tana Moonreporter in Metropolis in the "Superboy" comics
  • Tanacharacter in video game "Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones"
  • Tana and Ririin Gujarati folklore, twin sisters who chose to die rather than sing in Akbar's court
  • Tanathe lead character in Holly Black's "The Coldest Girl In Coldtown"