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Alanis

Hearta-LAHN-iss
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 distinctive update of Alana--especially with s-ending names making a comeback.

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

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