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Gender: Female Pronunciation: a-LAHN-iss Meaning of Alanis: "handsome, cheerful" Origin of Alanis: Female variation of Alan

The name Alanis is a girl's name meaning "handsome, cheerful". Alanis and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Beautiful and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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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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Kaylon O. Centres Says:

2018-04-19T21:54:34

Alanis is a beautiful name. I wouldn't mind using it as a first name for a daughter, or naming her Caroline Alanis Centers, as my grandfather's middle name is Allen, it would be in tribute to him.

paulapuddephatt Says:

2016-11-18T15:38:59

I love Alanis Morissette so much. I'm surprised that her popularity hasn't helped this name, which is very attractive and usable. I might use it for a minor character in my fiction, but the trouble is, people who know me would definitely think that it was after Alanis Morissette, because I'm such a fan. xxx

indiefendi2 Says:

2016-10-29T15:49:35

Much much cuter than Alanna.

Floris Says:

2016-04-01T19:54:05

This meaning is lovely!! I wonder if louisa Alanis might work...
Some people say that the the first name ending and the last one starting with the same letter should be avoided.... But for some reason I don't agree.... I feel like it may flow quite niely, especially in German...

Anyhow, thanks for your comment. I have to do some research on this name!! :)

cvspooner Says:

2015-01-15T18:38:04

"Name Info" on this isn't entirely correct. This is an old Irish name, it means "beauty inside and out". Also an old German name meaning "precious one".

mel_finch Says:

2014-06-04T21:31:30

I know an Alanis. It sounds a lot like Atlantis to me, but it's still a pretty name.