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Gender: Female Meaning of Alanna: "handsome, cheerful" Origin of Alanna: Variation of Alana Alanna's Popularity in 2018: #552

The name Alanna is a girl's name meaning "handsome, cheerful". Alanna is ranked #552 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Beautiful and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change two letters (5 names)".

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The extra n makes it feel less like an feminization of Alan and more like a name unto itself.

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ChelsAnne22 Says:


Same! That series is where I first heard the name and I've loved it since. haha

nspitaleri Says:


I have good associations with this name thanks to the heroine of the Lioness series by Tamora Pierce