The name Alana is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "little rock, or harmony, concord". Alana is ranked #200 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Beautiful and discussed in our forums with posts like "Elimintation Game!".
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Alana, in all its various spellings, was at one time reserved for daughters of dads named Alan, but is now much more widespread. It came into prominence via model/actress/celeb spouse Alana Hamilton Stewart.
While Alana is by far the most popular spelling, the name can also be spelled Alanna and Alannah, as in musician Alannah Myles. The variation Alanis (via singer Alanis Morissette (daughter of an Alan) sounds a bit more original, as does the Hawaiian Alani, now in the Top 500. Alaina is another popular variation.
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