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Gender: Female Pronunciation: hah-NAH Meaning of Hana: "flower, blossom" Origin of Hana: Variation of Hannah or Johana or Japanese Hana's Popularity in 2018: #727

The name Hana is a girl's name of Hebrew, Slavic, Czech origin meaning "flower, blossom". Hana is ranked #727 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Many things to many peoples: a flower name, also spelled Hanae, to the Japanese; a Czech and Polish short form of Johana; and an alternate form of the biblical name Hannah in the US.

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Comments

JossieChris Says:

2019-06-13T04:03:27

I heard the name Hanalei as in Hanalei Bay, Kauai! Loved it! They even paired it with first name Hazel! Insta kid. But I like the idea of it as a first name with either Hana or Leia as a nickname. It means lei maker but I like the flower meaning better.

Alohamlin Says:

2018-04-05T03:26:47

We named my 2nd daughter Hana (Ha-Nah) and it is constantly pronounced as Hannah. It’s a place on Maui and pretty common there; where I am from. However, in California everyone calls her Hannah. I was warned, I didn’t listen. Still love her name though!

ArtemisArtistic Says:

2017-05-13T22:10:02

First heard this is Wolf Children. SO GOOD.

paulapuddephatt Says:

2016-12-08T21:02:06

It's interesting that the first syllable is pronounced differently to the first syllable of Hannah. I would probably have taken this to be a spelling variant, if NB hadn't clarified that in the description. I still much prefer Hannah though, which is one of my favourite girls' names.

scblovesnames Says:

2015-04-17T17:41:33

My maternal family will pronounce this with a silent H as they are Spanish. I wouldn't mind at all. I do like.

lynn_wentworth Says:

2015-02-02T15:20:56

I don't find the pronunciation "pretentious". Its just a different way to pronounce the A. Like Anna (Ann-ah) vs Anna (Ah-na). Both are beautiful. Plus if you view it as a diminutive of Johana, the correct pronunciation WOULD be Hana (Hah-na). I think its just a difference of culture and parent name. Hanna is my favorite spelling, much preferred to Hannah.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:

2014-11-16T01:11:47

Well that escalated quickly...

Guest Says:

2014-11-16T01:11:01

Well that escalated quickly....

lesliemarion Says:

2014-11-02T22:58:42

And to every teen I've ever met, a name that is supremely irritating, probably because of the pretentious pronunciation.