Alana Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Alana:
Feminine form of Alan, an old name of Breton origin but of uncertain meaning. Some believe it ot mean "handsome"; others promote the possibility that it is from a Celtic word meaning "rock."
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Hawaiian and Gaelic origin
Meaning: fair, beautiful offering; weakening
The oldest meaning that I can remember was of Celtic origin and it said that the name Alana meant "comely or fair" and that it was a derivative of the name Helen.
I've researched the name over the years, and it is a Hawaiian name (meaning "awakening" "fair" and "beautiful") as well as Irish ("child").
Feminine form of ALAN
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Alana Blahoski, Olympic gold medalist in ice hockey (1998)
- Alana in song, story & screen
One of Ariel's sisters in Disney's The Little Mermaid is Alana.
"Alana Loves Me" is a song on Canadian singer and guitarist Kim Mitchell's 1986 album "Shaking Like A Human Being."
Alanna is a knight in the Tamora Pierce series.