Yana

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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yana

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  • A submission from India says the name Yana means "Vehicle" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
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  1. The Yanan language spoken by the Yana
  2. A member of an extinct North American Indian people who lived in northern California
Wiktionary

Cognate to English Jane, ultimately from Hebrew, feminine form of Ioannes ( =John).

  1. A female given name. A romanization of the Bulgarian or Russian name Яна (Jána).
  2. A river in Sakha (Yakutia), Russia.
  3. A member of a North American Indian people who once resided in the eastern portion of the upper Sacramento River valley in California.
  4. The now extinct Hokan language of the Yana, best known for a systematic differentiation between men's and women's speech.

Notable Persons Named Yana

Yana Gupta is a model (people), actor, author, model, and actress. Yana was given the name Jana Synková on April 23rd, 1979 in Brno.

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Yana was born on September 30th, 1997 in Moscow, Russia.

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Yanka Dyagileva was a post-punk, psychedelic rock, underground music, and punk rock musician. She plays Guitar, Bass guitar, Glockenspiel, and Vocals. Her career lasted from 1988 to 1991. Yanka was given the name Yana Stanislavovna Dyagileva on September 4th, 1966 in Novosibirsk. She breathed her last breath on May 9th, 1991.

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Yana Klochkova is a swimmer. Yana was born on August 7th, 1982 in Simferopol, Simferopol Raion, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union.

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Yana was born on December 20th, 1993 in Yerevan.

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Yana was born on September 6th, 1989 in Bishkek.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Yana

Toboso was born on January 24th, 1984 in Warabi, Saitama.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1955 7 7 0
1956 37 37 0
1957 14 14 0
1958 8 8 0
1959 5 5 0
1960 5 5 0
1961 7 7 0
1962 6 6 0
1963 5 5 0
1964 7 7 0
1965 5 5 0
1966 7 7 0
1968 9 9 0
1969 10 10 0
1970 11 11 0
1971 8 8 0
1972 16 16 0
1973 13 13 0
1974 14 14 0
1975 12 12 0
1976 12 12 0
1977 22 22 0
1978 29 29 0
1979 21 21 0
1980 12 12 0
1981 13 13 0
1982 13 13 0
1983 12 12 0
1984 14 14 0
1985 12 12 0
1986 17 17 0
1987 6 6 0
1988 10 10 0
1989 9 9 0
1990 11 11 0
1991 11 11 0
1992 12 12 0
1993 7 7 0
1994 15 15 0
1995 16 16 0
1996 28 28 0
1997 19 19 0
1998 29 29 0
1999 34 34 0
2000 30 30 0
2001 41 41 0
2002 49 49 0
2003 61 61 0
2004 59 59 0
2005 77 77 0
2006 88 88 0
2007 95 95 0
2008 74 74 0
2009 94 94 0
2010 96 96 0
2011 69 69 0
2012 72 72 0
2013 91 91 0
2014 90 90 0
2015 101 101 0
2016 88 88 0
2017 88 88 0

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Popularity of Yana as a first name

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Popularity of Yana as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yana U.S.
  White 55.22% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 35.82% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yana

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

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Fun Facts about the name Yana

  • How Popular is the name Yana? Yana is the 6,906th most popular name of all time. As a last name Yana was the 127,494th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Yana have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,953 babies born with the first name Yana in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yana to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yana? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1955 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Yana first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yana is Sunday, September 19th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Yana born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yana was in 2015 with a total of 101 babies.
  • Random Yana Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yana is not a popular baby girl's name in Washington. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Yana: Your name in reverse order is Anay. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Anya. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yana? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 134 people with the last name Yana.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yana? Yana is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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