Alanna 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."
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Allie, Aly, Ally, Alli, Lana, Anna, Anni, Lanni, Ala, Lan,
- Meanings and history of the name Alanna
It can be derived either from the Old High German word for "precious"
Alanna is a version of the Irish "a leanbh," a term of endearment that translates as "o child."
Alanna is an Irish name that is used as a pet name for a young girl. It means 'beautiful.'
Alana is also a female given name coming from the Hawaiian community meaning beautiful offering.
Alana or Elana or “Ilana” can also be the female name in an English translation of Elan or “Ilan” which in Hebrew means "oak tree".
In Gaelic Alanna as itself is the term for “darling”, “beauty" or "serenity"
In Polynesian “Alana” indicates a “new beginning”
Possibly derived from the Gaelic word ailin, meaning "little rock" or old French meaning "handsome".
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