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Lana

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Slavic
  • Meaning: Light
  • #984 All Time
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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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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1885 6 6 0
1887 6 6 0
1888 9 9 0
1891 5 5 0
1892 11 11 0
1893 14 14 0
1894 8 8 0
1895 7 7 0
1896 11 11 0
1897 7 7 0
1900 10 10 0
1901 9 9 0
1902 8 8 0
1903 9 9 0
1904 6 6 0
1905 14 14 0
1906 8 8 0
1907 6 6 0
1908 5 5 0
1909 6 6 0
1910 10 10 0
1911 9 9 0
1912 10 10 0
1913 7 7 0
1914 9 9 0
1915 14 14 0
1916 21 21 0
1917 22 22 0
1918 22 22 0
1919 18 18 0
1920 14 14 0
1921 21 21 0
1922 26 26 0
1923 23 23 0
1924 26 26 0
1925 36 36 0
1926 22 22 0
1927 26 26 0
1928 17 17 0
1929 19 19 0
1930 22 22 0
1931 11 11 0
1932 13 13 0
1933 14 14 0
1934 19 19 0
1935 15 15 0
1936 13 13 0
1937 17 17 0
1938 40 40 0
1939 87 87 0
1940 424 424 0
1941 625 625 0
1942 856 856 0
1943 1,004 999 5
1944 902 902 0
1945 944 944 0
1946 1,300 1,300 0
1947 1,364 1,364 0
1948 1,469 1,464 5
1949 1,317 1,317 0
1950 1,315 1,315 0
1951 1,198 1,198 0
1952 1,107 1,107 0
1953 1,006 1,006 0
1954 809 809 0
1955 769 769 0
1956 680 680 0
1957 650 650 0
1958 672 672 0
1959 723 723 0
1960 776 776 0
1961 819 819 0
1962 787 787 0
1963 817 817 0
1964 884 884 0
1965 780 780 0
1966 877 877 0
1967 918 918 0
1968 806 806 0
1969 863 858 5
1970 780 780 0
1971 707 707 0
1972 600 600 0
1973 460 460 0
1974 457 457 0
1975 444 444 0
1976 385 385 0
1977 475 475 0
1978 511 511 0
1979 417 417 0
1980 456 456 0
1981 378 378 0
1982 334 334 0
1983 341 341 0
1984 376 376 0
1985 336 336 0
1986 302 302 0
1987 324 324 0
1988 327 327 0
1989 303 303 0
1990 249 249 0
1991 234 234 0
1992 231 231 0
1993 217 217 0
1994 191 191 0
1995 205 205 0
1996 182 182 0
1997 179 179 0
1998 185 185 0
1999 206 206 0
2000 208 208 0
2001 234 234 0
2002 379 379 0
2003 572 572 0
2004 640 640 0
2005 705 705 0
2006 771 771 0
2007 812 812 0
2008 729 729 0
2009 706 706 0
2010 627 627 0
2011 608 608 0
2012 705 705 0
2013 732 732 0
2014 934 934 0

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1951 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Lana" ranks #86 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 29 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1951. Across the entire United States a total of 1,198 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Lana" mean? The list below shows the origins of Lana as well as things modernly associated with the name Lana such as celebrities named Lana.

Slavic

Origin and Meaning of Lana

The name "Lana" is of Slavic origin, and it means "Light". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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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Alternative Meanings

L is for love, everlasting.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

Your name in reverse order is "Anal". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Alna". 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.

Past life for Lana born Aug 29, 1991

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 Iran approximately on 1275. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

You had an artistic personality, always transforming ugly into beauty, gray into bright colors. You would find an opportunity of creative self-expression in any situation. 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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