Alana

First Name
55k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
300
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alana

"Alana" is a name of American origin, and it means "Little rock". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A female given name, a feminine form of Alan.

Alana was also found in the following language(s): Hawaiian, Latin, and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Alana

Alana de la Garza is an actress. She has been prominent since 1999. Alana was born on June 18th, 1976 in Columbus, Ohio, United States.

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Alana was given the name Alana Kaye Collins on May 18th, 1945 in San Diego, California, U.S. Alana is also known as Collins, Alana Kaye; Collins, Alana; Collins-Hamilton, Alana; Hamilton, and Alana.

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Alana Austin is an actress. She was most prominent from 1992 to 2006. Alana was born on April 6th, 1982 in Palm Springs, California, U.S.

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Alana Beard is a basketball player for the Los Angeles Sparks and Washington Mystics in the Women's National Basketball Association. She was most prominent from 2004 to present. Alana was born on May 14th, 1982 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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Alana Mareva is an artist, teacher, and the 4400 center.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Alana

Blanchard was born on March 5th, 1990 in Kauai.

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Ander Alaña is a soccer player for the Athletic Bilbao, CD Basconia, Athletic Bilbao B, SD Eibar, Polideportivo Ejido, Deportivo Alavés, SD Amorebieta, and SD Leioa. Ander was born on November 20th, 1981 in Bilbao, Spain.

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How popular is the baby name Alana in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1930 12 12 0
1931 5 5 0
1932 5 5 0
1933 7 7 0
1934 5 5 0
1937 5 5 0
1939 5 5 0
1940 5 5 0
1941 9 9 0
1942 17 17 0
1943 42 42 0
1944 104 104 0
1945 134 134 0
1946 194 194 0
1947 219 219 0
1948 221 221 0
1949 198 198 0
1950 183 183 0
1951 189 189 0
1952 172 172 0
1953 160 160 0
1954 139 139 0
1955 119 119 0
1956 132 132 0
1957 117 117 0
1958 103 103 0
1959 100 100 0
1960 128 128 0
1961 158 158 0
1962 156 156 0
1963 199 199 0
1964 215 215 0
1965 192 192 0
1966 200 200 0
1967 220 220 0
1968 211 211 0
1969 211 211 0
1970 250 250 0
1971 203 203 0
1972 226 226 0
1973 279 279 0
1974 337 337 0
1975 442 442 0
1976 370 370 0
1977 365 365 0
1978 441 441 0
1979 606 606 0
1980 641 636 5
1981 639 639 0
1982 707 707 0
1983 634 634 0
1984 655 655 0
1985 984 976 8
1986 729 729 0
1987 623 623 0
1988 652 652 0
1989 672 666 6
1990 721 721 0
1991 700 700 0
1992 670 670 0
1993 772 772 0
1994 798 798 0
1995 900 900 0
1996 1,155 1,155 0
1997 1,038 1,038 0
1998 1,218 1,218 0
1999 1,246 1,246 0
2000 1,279 1,279 0
2001 1,233 1,233 0
2002 1,391 1,391 0
2003 1,625 1,620 5
2004 1,919 1,912 7
2005 1,973 1,973 0
2006 2,118 2,118 0
2007 2,459 2,459 0
2008 2,034 2,034 0
2009 1,902 1,902 0
2010 1,817 1,817 0
2011 1,700 1,700 0
2012 1,777 1,777 0
2013 1,755 1,755 0
2014 1,671 1,671 0
2015 1,621 1,621 0
2016 1,570 1,570 0
2017 1,432 1,432 0

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Popularity of Alana as a first name

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Popularity of Alana as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alana U.S.
  White 32.33% 64.26%
  African American 6.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 23.33% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 8.33% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 30.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alana

People with the last name Alana are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Alana

  • What name lists does Alana rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Alana? Alana is the 938th most popular name of all time. As a last name Alana was the 65,964th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alana have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 55,440 babies born with the first name Alana in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alana to occupy the country of Marshall Islands with an estimated population of 54,305 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alana? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1930 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Alana first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alana is Wednesday, June 4th, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Alana born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alana was in 2007 with a total of 2,459 babies. That's a lot of babies named Alana!
  • Random Alana Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alana ranks 56th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 21 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Alana: Your name in reverse order is Anala. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Anlaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alana? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 300 people with the last name Alana.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alana? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Alana as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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