The name Alana is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "little rock, or harmony, concord". Alana is ranked #213 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Baby Names That Mean Beautiful and discussed in our forums with posts like "How many ____s do you know?".
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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.
Also 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. Alaina is another popular variation.