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

Hana Origin and Meaning

The name Hana is a girl's name of Hebrew, Slavic, Czech origin meaning "flower, blossom".

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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Rank in US: #727

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JossieChris Says:


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:


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:


First heard this is Wolf Children. SO GOOD.

paulapuddephatt Says:


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:


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:


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:


Well that escalated quickly...

Guest Says:


Well that escalated quickly....

lesliemarion Says:


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