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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Lana
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Lana in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Lana:
Records indicate that 45,226 girls in the United States have been named Lana since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1948, when 1,463 people in the U.S. were given the name Lana. Those people are now 71 years old.
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Comments about the name Lana
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9 Positive Comments
"I am called Lana! I love it. There's only 1 Lana that my friends know. It does have it's bad perks, name backwards. Good perks - it means Wool in Italian." May. 12, 2019:
"my daughters name is Lana,it stood out to me, she does get Alana by accident at times but i preferred Lana, makes me think of America. I like Fionnuala which is irish but my first preference is always Lana just something about it, not overly used or too different either." Jun. 9, 2018:
"Lana is my granddaughters name, born Feb 2011. It's short n sweet ..just like her! Her mummy calls her Lana banana so that won't bother her later in life. No matter what your name, someone will find a way to pick at it & you." Dec. 31, 2011:
"I love this name! It reminds me of Lana from smallville,...beautiful!" Mar. 18, 2010:
"My name is Lana pronounced "Lawn-a" and people mispronounce and mispell it all the time! lol I've been called Alana, Donna, La-na. You name it! I've never met another Lana and I'm 22 yrs old. But in the end, I think all the Lana's will vote its unique like our personalities!" May. 9, 2008:
"It was the name of a beautiful English actress, Lana Morris, as well as of the more generally famous Lana Turner.
It's pretty, and is sometimes used in the west by Russian girls called Svetlana ("light" in Russian) rather than the usual Russian diminutive Sveta." Dec. 22, 2007:
"Am planning to call my daughter "Lana" also after the Roy Orbison song as my grandfather and father love it (i do too) - i think it is short and very sweet. I am due my child in November 07" May. 2, 2007:
"my name is lana too i get the same thing all the time i get tried of people saying it wrong i have began answering to anything now i wish they would just call me L" Aug. 9, 2005:
"I love my name. People often pronounce it 'law-na' when it is really pronounced 'la-na'. I've had people call me Alana before too. I have only met one or two people with the same name...one spelled it with two N's. I get called Lana Banana all the time." Jul. 15, 2005:
1 Negative Comment
"Perfrect name - just called my newborn daughter this - 09/02/07" Feb. 23, 2007:
12 Neutral Comments
"My name is lana too I love it but people can make fun of my name backwards. I have never met any Lana's but I have met and Alana before my mom and grandmother sometimes call be Lana banana for fun but I still love the name because it is unique." Sep. 21, 2018:
"My name is Lana. I used to hate it because everyone got it mispronounced but now I realize that it makes it more exotic and special. However I do get teased by the backwards version of it or get often called lay-nuh when it's prounced la-nuh. But either way I love my name and I wouldn't rather have it any other way" Jul. 5, 2017:
"My name is Lana, pronounced Lawn-a (like the women third down from list of comments above). It's a short,soft and pretty name. People compliment me all the time saying it's a beautiful name and one not heard often. But so many people mispronounce it which totally takes the beauty away from it. And it drives me nuts!" Feb. 15, 2017:
"My First name is Lana, but I go by Kimberly. I've always been a bit embarrassed with the name Lana because people tend to tease you or ask a bunch of questions trying to figure out how that name care about. The older I get the less irritating it is. I'm just proud I had parents who put that much effort into finding a unique name." Jan. 20, 2014:
"I hate my name, I wish I had a different one. Everyone always bugs me about that it's spelt anal. and it's soo anoying. I just want to push them and tell them to grow up !" Apr. 2, 2011:
"i dnt like my name haha
its pernounced Lawn-a
im 18 years old and have NEVER met another one :[" Sep. 18, 2008:
"my name is Laura but I like to tell some people my name is Lana because it is more exotic." May. 31, 2008:
"I'm Lana too. I use to hate my name when I was young, being uncommon and could never find it on a key chain or coffee cup as such, but love it now. Like the sept 14 comment, my brothers use to call me Anal, made me soooo mad, when I got older and went to work at a bank my boss and I started laughing because her name was Sina, you figure it out. haha" Feb. 2, 2008:
"My best friends name is Lana and we sometimes call her Anal...but we love her anyways." Sep. 14, 2007:
"my names lana a lot of people call me lorna which really annoys me i was named after one of roy orbisons songs oh beautifull lana which is my grandads favorite songs mine 2 not that im vain or anything lol i know that my name is gaelic and means wool of lamb or something like that" Feb. 19, 2007:
"I loved this name after I heard it on Smallville. My cousin is naming her soon to be born daughter Lana." Oct. 29, 2006:
"My name is also Lana, pronounced "Law-nuh" and I get called any variation on the name. A word of advice, I was often teased for the backwards pronunciation of this name." Aug. 28, 2006:
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