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48k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Lana

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Slavic
  • Meaning: Light
  • #984 All Time
Girls
Boys
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11k Lona (Hungarian)
3k Lonna (Slavic)
2k Leyna (American)
< 1k Lenae (Unknown)

How popular is the name "Lana" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
1885660
1887660
1888990
1891550
189211110
189314140
1894880
1895770
189611110
1897770
190010100
1901990
1902880
1903990
1904660
190514140
1906880
1907660
1908550
1909660
191010100
1911990
191210100
1913770
1914990
191514140
191621210
191722220
191822220
191918180
192014140
192121210
192226260
192323230
192426260
192536360
192622220
192726260
192817170
192919190
193022220
193111110
193213130
193314140
193419190
193515150
193613130
193717170
193840400
193987870
19404244240
19416256250
19428568560
19431,0049995
19449029020
19459449440
19461,3001,3000
19471,3641,3640
19481,4691,4645
19491,3171,3170
19501,3151,3150
19511,1981,1980
19521,1071,1070
19531,0061,0060
19548098090
19557697690
19566806800
19576506500
19586726720
19597237230
19607767760
19618198190
19627877870
19638178170
19648848840
19657807800
19668778770
19679189180
19688068060
19698638585
19707807800
19717077070
19726006000
19734604600
19744574570
19754444440
19763853850
19774754750
19785115110
19794174170
19804564560
19813783780
19823343340
19833413410
19843763760
19853363360
19863023020
19873243240
19883273270
19893033030
19902492490
19912342340
19922312310
19932172170
19941911910
19952052050
19961821820
19971791790
19981851850
19992062060
20002082080
20012342340
20023793790
20035725720
20046406400
20057057050
20067717710
20078128120
20087297290
20097067060
20106276270
20116086080
20127057050
20137327320
20149349340

Want to know about the populiarty of Lana? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 48,403 babies born with the name Lana in the United States. That's more than enough Lanas to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1885 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Lana" was in 1948 with a total of 1,464 babies. (That's a lot of baby Lanas)

According to the 1942 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Lana" ranks #97 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 16 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1942. Across the entire United States a total of 856 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

What does the name "Lana" mean?

Lana (Slavic): Light

The name "Lana" is of Slavic origin and it means "Light". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 20 other names that are similar to this one.

L is for lucky, who is more?

A is for activities, for you have many.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

Your name in reverse order is "Anal". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nlaa". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Lana popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Lana in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Lana

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey is a singer-songwriter and model specializing in dream pop, rock, psychedelic rock, and indie pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Lana was born in 1986 as Elizabeth Woolridge Grant in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Lana Parrilla

Lana Parrilla is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1999 to present. Lana was born in 1977 as Lana Maria Parrilla in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

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Lana Turner

Lana Turner is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1937 to 1985. Lana was born in 1921 as Julia Jean Turner in Wallace, Idaho, U.S.

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Lana Clarkson

Lana Clarkson is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1982 to 2003. Lana was born in 1962 as Lana Jean Clarkson in Long Beach, California, U.S.

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MC Lyte

MC Lyte is an emcee-songwriter, model, actress, and speaker with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1986 to present. MC was born in 1970 as Lana Michele Moorer in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Past life for Lana born Oct 2, 1995

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Israel approximately on 375. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

Name poster for Lana

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

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