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Gender: Female Meaning of Alanna: "handsome, cheerful" Origin of Alanna: Variation of Alana Alanna's Popularity in 2017: #543

The name Alanna is a girl's name meaning "handsome, cheerful". Alanna is ranked #543 on our popularity charts 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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The extra n makes it feel less like an feminization of Alan and more like a name unto itself.

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Famous People Named Alanna

Alanna Ubach, American actress
Alanna Nash, American journalist and biographer
Alanna Kraus, Canadian speed skater
Alanna Masterson, American actress
Alanna Stephanie Kennedy, Australian soccer player
Alanna Panday (b. 1995), daughter of Indian fitness gurus Chikki and Deanne Pandey
Alanna Marie Orton (b. 2008), daughter of pro wrestler Randy Orton

Pop Culture References for the name Alanna

Alanna of Trebond, main character of the Song of the Lioness series and minor character in the Tortall series by Tamora Pierce
Alanna Mosvani, character in the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
Alanna Lewis, character in DC's Adam Strange comics