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Gender: Female Origin of Lana: Diminutive of Alana Meaning of Alana: Irish, feminine variation of Alan, "little rock, or harmony, concord" Lana's Popularity in 2017: #367

The name Lana is a girl's name . Lana is ranked #367 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bad Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Lana, sexy sweater girls’ name of the 1940s via Lana (born Judy) Turner, doesn't retain much power to attract today; Lane would be a stronger choice for a modern girl. Nonetheless, Lana is currently on the rise, possibly related to Lana Kane, a sexy secret agent on TV show Archer, voiced by Aisha Tyler.

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Famous People Named Lana

Lana Del Rey (born Elizabeth "Lizzy" Grant), American singer-songwriter
Averil Maureen Anita "Lana" Morris, English actress
Julia Jean "Lana" Turner, American actress
Lana Michelle Moorer aka MC Lyte, American rapper
Lana Maria Parilla, American actress
Lana, ring name of Catherine Joy "C.J." Perry, American pro wrestler
Lana Wood (born Svetlana Gurdin), American actress
Lana Jean Clarkson, American actress and model
Lana Wachowski (born Laurence "Larry" Wachowski), American film director
Lana Jurčević, Croatian singer-songwriter
Lana Trotovšek, Slovenian violinist
Lana Wolf, Dutch pop singer
Lana Obad, Miss Croatia 2010
Lana Therese Condor (born Tran Dong Lan), Vietnamese-American actress
Lana Nelson, daughter of singer Willie Nelson
Lana Rockwell (b. 2003), daughter of actress Karyn Parsons and director Alexandre Rockwell
Lana Lourdes Rupić (b. 2006), son of actor Goran Višnjić and Mirela Rupić
Lana Westermann (b. 2008), daughter of footballer Heiko Westermann
Lana Elise Gommans (b. 2015), daughter of musicians Sander Gommans and Amanda Somerville

Pop Culture References for the name Lana

Lana Lang, character in the Superman series
Lana Skye, character in video game 'Ace Attorney'
Lana Arwen Lazar, character in Michael Grant's Gone series
Lana "Lana Banana" Winters, character on TV's "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Lana, a character in the Princess Diaries series
Lana, Character on TV's "Switched at Birth"
Lana Kane, character on TV's "Archer"
Lana Lockhart, character on an episode of TV's "Family Guy"
Lana, character in film "Risky Business"
Lana, character in Rebecca Stead's "First Light"
Lana Willis, character in Becka Montana's "Queue"
Lana Loud, character on animated series "The Loud House"
Lana, Water-type Trial Captain of Akala Island in Pokemon Sun and Moon
Lana Beniko, character in the video game "Star Wars: The Old Republic"
Lana Blake, character in the video game "Starbound"

Lanny, Lanae, Lanna, Lanette, Lannah


calia_casper Says:


I love the name Lana, it reminds me of the girl in Smallville; Lana Lang.
What a coincidence that Lana and Lane are similar, in Smallville Lana Lang and Lois Lane are two of Clark Kent's crushes!

jtucker Says:


Really liking this name.

Carolinekalmes Says:


I think it's a sleek, clean and very feminine name. I like it pronounced lawn-uh and i like it more than Alana.

Mhill46 Says:


I think Lana Del Rey (my queen) really makes me love this name.

Dubalicious Cat Says:


As an owner of this name, I can attest that nobody has ever.. I mean EVER figured that out. It didn't even occur to me until I read it online.

AmoItalia Says:


lana meals wool in italian :)

Eleri Gwenllian Says:


It's a very beautiful and sophisticated name. I pronounce it lah-nuh and have a friend Svetlana who's known to her English friends as Lana and her Russian family as Sveta. I feel very strongly that it feels fresh and modern and makes a lovely alternative to the equally lovely Lara

Eleri Gwenllian Says:


I agree. That's a silly reason to be put off this name.

annabliss Says:


Oh, ha I didn't even think of that, but it is pretty

annabliss Says:


Thank you! Me too

teacupsandtiaras Says:


I've always heard it as "lawn-ah" like Lana Lang.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I've always heard it as LAY-nah.

annabliss Says:


Is Lana said like Anna, or like lawn-uh? I feel like it should be lawn-uh, but I heard a child with it pronounced like Anna.

caetano Says:


reminds me of the gorgeous Lana Lang from Smallville. Love it

Jinxgirl Says:


I always thought of Lana as a very adult and sultry sort of name even though I barely know who Lana Turner is

ThistleThorn Says:


I like Lana much more than Lane. I also like Alana more than Alaina, because there are so many ways to spell it.

bootsie Says:


Oh come on, who thinks of that?

Alicia1 Says:


Beautiful name!

lillian85 Says:


I have a friend named Lana who hates it because it is "Anal" spelled backwards. I honestly wouldn't have noticed it if she didn't point it out.