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Ranked #984


Gender: Girl. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 10 (Ranked #834).

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 acquaintance, the many friends you know.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

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.

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


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 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Lana" is not a popular baby girl's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1994. Across the entire United States a total of only 191 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Lana

Lana Del Rey

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


Lana Parrilla

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


Lana Turner

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


Lana Clarkson

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


MC Lyte

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


Past life for Lana born Feb 22, 1945

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 Northern Australia approximately on 1675. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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