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Gender: Female Meaning of Liana: "to climb like a vine" Origin of Liana: French Liana's Popularity in 2017: #498

The name Liana is a girl's name of French origin meaning "to climb like a vine". Liana is ranked #498 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose... Name Game- GIRLS".

From the experts:

Liana is a pretty and graceful name -- it's a flowering tropical vine -- that runs the risk of sounding as if its front end might have been cut off, as in Juliana or Eliana.

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Famous People Named Liana

Liana Liberato, American actress
Liana Kerzner, Canadian TV personality
Liliana "Liana" Burgess, Italian translator; wife of novelist Anthony Burgess
Liana-Gabriela Ungur, Romanian tennis player
Liana Drahová, Slovak figure skater

Pop Culture References for the name Liana

Liana, character in movie "Barbie and the Diamond Castle"
Liana, character in Shannon Hale book "Princess Academy"

Lianne, Leiana, Leanna, Liane, Leana, Lianna, Liahna


elisabethrobert Says:


Variant spelling includes Liara, which is also a variant spelling of Leora.

Catgirlmri Says:


I like this. I also like Leanna, but I pronounce it differently

bordercollie Says:


I know a Liana with the nn Lia. She pronounces it lee-AHN-uh. It's a very pretty name.

Aine Mistig Says:


Since grapes are a type of liana vine, I think the meaning "fruitful" would be entirely appropriate.

strawberrydino Says:


This is my middle name and I pronounce it Lee-Aw-Nuh

SoDallas3 Says:


Always thought Liana was pretty. I grew up with a girl whose name was Lijana (a Serbian spelling of the name) it was pronounced Lee-Ah-nah Or if you are American Lee-Awn-Ah. I also know a Leanna which would be Lee-An-ah. Also Liana Liberato pronounces it Lee-ah-nah.

scblovesnames Says:


I see Lee-Ann-ah. I quite like it.

Liana McMurrian Says:


My name is Liana and I just love it. As weird as it sounds, it had kind of molded me into who I am today. It's a unique name, and has caused me to, I think, become unique. I get compliments on it all the time. Even though people spell it and say it wrong quite frequently.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


My friends name is Lianna, and she pronounces it as Lee-ARN-uh. So I guess it depends on personal taste and accent.

Alicia1 Says:


Beautiful name pronounced le-AN-ah.