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49k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
841
in the U.S.
in 2010

Lana

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3k Lonna (Slavic)
2k Leyna (American)
737 Lenae (Unknown)

How popular is the baby 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 857 857 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 812 812 0
1955 769 769 0
1956 680 680 0
1957 650 650 0
1958 672 672 0
1959 723 723 0
1960 775 775 0
1961 819 819 0
1962 787 787 0
1963 817 817 0
1964 883 883 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 601 601 0
1973 460 460 0
1974 457 457 0
1975 445 445 0
1976 384 384 0
1977 475 475 0
1978 511 511 0
1979 417 417 0
1980 457 457 0
1981 378 378 0
1982 334 334 0
1983 341 341 0
1984 376 376 0
1985 337 337 0
1986 302 302 0
1987 324 324 0
1988 327 327 0
1989 304 304 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 186 186 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 772 772 0
2007 812 812 0
2008 729 729 0
2009 706 706 0
2010 627 627 0
2011 608 608 0
2012 706 706 0
2013 732 732 0
2014 937 937 0
2015 920 920 0

Fun Facts about the name Lana

  • How many people with the first name Lana have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 49,335 babies born with the first name Lana in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lana to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lana? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Lana first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lana is Tuesday, March 21st, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Lana born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lana was in 1948 with a total of 1,464 babies. That's a lot of babies named Lana!
  • Random Lana Factoid: According to the 1946 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lana ranks 98th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 25 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 1946.
  • Weird things about the name Lana: Your name in reverse order is Anal. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aaln. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lana? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 841 people with the last name Lana.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lana? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lana as their last name since less than 1 person in 345k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Common last names for Lana

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  • Miller
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Turner
  • Jones
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Martin

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lana U.S.
  White 67.42% 64.26%
  African American 5.95% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 6.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 18.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lana

People with the last name Lana are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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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.

Short form of Alana, or from Russian Лана (Lana), diminutive of several names including Светла́на (Svetlána).

  1. A female given name.

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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Other Inspirations for the Name Lana

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Lana Wachowski
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Lana Del Rey High By The Beach

What does the name Lana mean?

Lis for look, the way you look at life.

Ais for action, something to take now

Nis for nurturing, to all that need help

Ais for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

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