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Gender: Female Meaning of Tana: "fire or star goddess" Origin of Tana: Greek

The name Tana is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "fire or star goddess". Tana and is often added to lists like Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".

From the experts:

An Ethiopian place-name and diminutive for several Slavic names that's somewhat slight but is enjoying new visibility thanks to bestselling mystery writer Tana French. Pronounced as it is spelled (rhymes with hannah).

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Famous People Named Tana

Cayetana Elizabeth "Tana" Ramsay, English cookbook author and wife of chef Gordon Ramsay
Táňa Fischerová, Czech actress
Tana French, Irish novelist and actress
Tana Goertz, American reality TV personality of "The Apprentice" Season 3
Tana Hoban, American children's author and photographer
Tana Marie Mongeau, American Internet Personality

Pop Culture References for the name Tana

Tana Moon, reporter in Metropolis in the "Superboy" comics
Tana, character in video game "Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones"
Tana and Riri, in Gujarati folklore, twin sisters who chose to die rather than sing in Akbar's court
Tana, the lead character in Holly Black's "The Coldest Girl In Coldtown"


Annie Says:


Hi PaulaPuddlePhatt. My best friend's name is Tana. She pronounces it as "TAN-Nuh". In school we have a British teacher who says "Tonne-uh", but that is an incorrect pronunciation for my best friend's name.

Annie Says:


Hi! I know a girl with the name of Tana. She pronounces is "TAN-Nuh".

paulapuddephatt Says:


I always thought it was either "TAY-na" or "TAR-na". I first saw the name years ago, in a Danielle Steele novel. It's a long time since I read those. I always knew I could be pronouncing it incorrectly, though.

Tana S Says:


My name is Tana and I pronounce it TANnuh. I was named tana after Montana state. Anyone reading my name would almost ALWAYS pronounce it Tonna (TAWnuh). However, I do know a Tana (short for Leetana) who pronounces it to way. I've not heard TAYnuh yet but that is interesting to me. Some people even have read my name Tiana or Tonya. I'm wondering where the are finding an i or y in my name. :D

esita Says:


Definitely pronounced to rhyme with Hannah.

MonTanna Says:


My name is MonTanna and my close family and friends call me Tanna. I've also met a little girl named Tana. We all pronounce it TAN-uh. I love my name!

Amber Renee Says:


My first thought was Tah-nuh, honestly all three are beautiful although I think I would use Tan-nuh as well. Beautiful meaning, really falling in lovge with this name.

RoddyThlayli Says:


Beautiful! No idea if it's pronounced TAY-nuh or TAN-uh, but both are lovely! Like TAN-uh better though. Also lovely meaning!