Gender: Female Pronunciation: lee-AW-nuh Origin of Lyanna: Modern invented name Lyanna's Popularity in 2019: #603

Lyanna Origin and Meaning

The name Lyanna is a girl's name .

One of many influential names invented by George R.R. Martin for "A Song of Ice and Fire." Lyanna Stark was the courageous, high-spirited younger sister of Ned Stark, whose broken engagement to Robert Baratheon set off a civil war. Young Lyanna Mormont of Bear Island -- a very memorable character in HBO's "Game of Thrones" -- was named after Lyanna Stark.

Lyanna's been one of the "Game of Thrones" names that have caught on the most, even if it's attracted less attention than Khaleesi. Lyanna broke into the Top 1000 in 2017.

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ajferguson Says:


I LOVE this name. In researching it, I've seen some places that its meaning is "God has answered," which is such a lovely meaning.