Gender: Female Pronunciation: LAAH-na Meaning of Lana: "rock or handsome" Origin of Lana: English diminutive of Alana Lana's Popularity in 2019: #384

Lana Origin and Meaning

The name Lana is a girl's name meaning "rock or handsome".

Popularized in the 1940s by Lana (born Judy) Turner, today Lana is synonymous with American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey. Although it has been rising steadily since the early 2000s, Lana still sits in the popularity "sweet spot" – familiar, but not overused. Simple, sleek and seamlessly international, it makes a great choice.

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Rank in US: #384

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Pop Culture References for the name Lana

Lanny, Lanae, Lanna, Lanette, Lannah


Annnnnnnnnnaaaaaaaaa Says:


yer led anal

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.