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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alanis

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  • A submission from Florida, United States says the name Alanis means "Precious" and is of Spanish origin.
  • A submission from Pennsylvania, United States says the name Alanis means "Cheerful" and is of Unknown origin.
Other origins: Arabic and English

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  1. A female given name.

Alanis was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons Named Alanis

Alanis Morissette is a singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. She holds the title Ironic", Thank U", That I Would Be Good", and Everything". Alanis was given the name Alanis Nadine Morissette on June 1st, 1974 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Alanis

Oswaldo Alanís is a soccer player for the C.D. Guadalajara, Tecos F.C., Santos Laguna, Mexico national under-20 football team, Mexico national under-23 football team, and Mexico national football team. Oswaldo was born on March 18th, 1989 in Morelia.


Joan Martí Alanis was a christian bishop. Joan was born on November 29th, 1928. He died on October 11th, 2009.


Arturo Alanis is a sports team member.



Juan was born on September 20th, 1946.


Luis Alanís is a soccer player for the Cruz Azul. Luis was born on July 17th, 1990 in Mexico City.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1995 15 15 0
1996 172 172 0
1997 148 148 0
1998 107 107 0
1999 151 151 0
2000 107 107 0
2001 119 119 0
2002 115 115 0
2003 94 94 0
2004 110 110 0
2005 98 98 0
2006 141 141 0
2007 99 99 0
2008 86 86 0
2009 97 97 0
2010 96 96 0
2011 65 65 0
2012 86 86 0
2013 182 182 0
2014 180 180 0
2015 140 140 0
2016 98 98 0
2017 110 110 0

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Popularity of Alanis as a first name

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Popularity of Alanis as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alanis U.S.
  White 4.65% 64.26%
  African American 0.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.29% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.16% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.12% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 94.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alanis

People with the last name Alanis are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Alanis

  • How Popular is the name Alanis? Alanis is the 5,706th most popular name of all time. As a last name Alanis was the 3,274th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alanis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,616 babies born with the first name Alanis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alanis to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alanis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1995 when it was given as a first name to 15 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Alanis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alanis was in 2013 with a total of 182 babies.
  • Random Alanis Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alanis is not a popular baby girl's name in Arizona. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Alanis: Your name in reverse order is Sinala. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Anials. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alanis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,029 people with the last name Alanis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alanis? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Alanis as their last name.

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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