Lana

First Name
51k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
841
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Lana mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Lana

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

Wiktionary

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

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Lana

Lana Del Rey is a baroque pop, dream pop, independent music, rock music, and trip hop musician. She holds the title Kill Kill" and Million Dollar Man". Her ongoing career started in 2005. Lana was given the name Elizabeth Woolridge Grant on June 21st, 1985 in New York City, New York, U.S. Lana is also known as Lizzy Grant, May Jailer, and Lana Del Ray.

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Lana Wachowski is a film and tv director, screenwriter, producer, comic book writer, video game director, video game writer, and film producer. They were most active from 1994 to present. Lana was given the name Laurence Wachowski on June 21st, 1965. Lana is also known as Larry Wachowski.

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Lana is a professional wrestling manager, actress, dancer, singer, manager (professional wrestling), actor, dance, and singing. Lana was born on March 24th, 1985 in Gainesville, Florida. Lana is also known as C.J., C.J. Perry, and Lana.

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Lana Turner was an actress. She was most prominent from 1937 to present. Lana was given the name Julia Jean Turner on February 8th, 1921 in Wallace, Idaho, U.S. She passed away on June 29th, 1995.

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Lana Parrilla is an actress. She was most prominent from 1999 to present. Lana was given the name Lana Maria Parrilla by her parent Sam Parrilla on July 15th, 1977 in Brooklyn.

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Lana Wood is an actor, film producer, actress, and producer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1956 to present. Lana was given the name Svetlana Gurdin on March 1st, 1946 in Santa Monica, California, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Lana

Lana is a professional wrestling manager, actress, dancer, singer, manager (professional wrestling), actor, dance, and singing. Lana was born on March 24th, 1985 in Gainesville, Florida. Lana is also known as C.J., C.J. Perry, and Lana.

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Jun was given the name Rodolfo R. Lana, Jr. on October 10th, 1972 in Makati.

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Pietro Lana was a soccer player for the A.C. Milan and Italy national football team. Pietro was born on October 10th, 1888 in Milan. He left this life on December 6th, 1950.

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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 901 901 0
1945 945 945 0
1946 1,300 1,300 0
1947 1,364 1,364 0
1948 1,470 1,465 5
1949 1,317 1,317 0
1950 1,315 1,315 0
1951 1,198 1,198 0
1952 1,105 1,105 0
1953 1,008 1,008 0
1954 811 811 0
1955 770 770 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 781 781 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 445 445 0
1976 384 384 0
1977 475 475 0
1978 511 511 0
1979 417 417 0
1980 458 458 0
1981 379 379 0
1982 333 333 0
1983 342 342 0
1984 375 375 0
1985 337 337 0
1986 302 302 0
1987 324 324 0
1988 327 327 0
1989 305 305 0
1990 250 250 0
1991 234 234 0
1992 231 231 0
1993 217 217 0
1994 191 191 0
1995 206 206 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 813 813 0
2008 730 730 0
2009 706 706 0
2010 627 627 0
2011 608 608 0
2012 707 707 0
2013 732 732 0
2014 941 941 0
2015 922 922 0
2016 847 847 0
2017 842 842 0

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Popularity of Lana as a first name

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Popularity of Lana as a last name

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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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Fun Facts about the name Lana

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  • How Popular is the name Lana? Lana is the 989th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lana was the 28,380th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lana have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 51,038 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 1,465 babies. That's a lot of babies named Lana!
  • Random Lana Factoid: According to the 1943 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lana ranks 97th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 18 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1943.
  • 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 Aanl. 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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  • 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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