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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Alana

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Alana in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Alana:

  • Records indicate that 46,871 girls in the United States have been named Alana since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2007, when 2,431 people in the U.S. were given the name Alana. Those people are now 13 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Alana

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      19 Positive Comments

  • "I like my name A lot but people always misprounouce it. My name is (UH-LAW-NA) not (UH-LAIN-UH) is it really that hard to say my name" Nov. 4, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alana, peonounced (Uh-Lane-Uh), people tend to call me (ah-lana) and I just laugh it off. Well, there was an elserly women who called me 'Ava'. Weird. I enjoy my name becuase no one in my school has it and its my motherss middle name. 💕💕💕💕" Jan. 14, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alana. I think it's a good name and unusual despite people pronouncing it wrong. It doesn't bother me because I like how there's different ways of saying it. I don't usually correct them either." Aug. 11, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alauna and I like it. I just don't like when people call me Alaina . It irritates me." May. 12, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name and its Irish. Pronounced with a 'ah' at the end as in Alannah, but not necessarily that spelling. Growing up I was the only kid in school with my name and that wasn't always fun. As an adult, I've loved having a less common name. With all the funky names around today, our name still rocks!" Feb. 6, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alana, pronounced Ah-lah-nuh. I hated my name when I was a kid. I even convinced my 1st grade teacher that my name was Jenny. But now I love that my name is unique. My nicknames from it are: Ally, Lani, Lala and Ani. Most common mispronunciation: Ah-lane-ah. Weirdest mispronunciation: Caroline. Seriously, Alana to Caroline. I don't know" Nov. 18, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my daughters name & we love it. We pronounce it Aa-Lah-na. Most of the time we are correcting people dropping the A & just calling her Lah-na but they mean it affectionately. I disagree that it can't be shortend we've used Lana or Ally before." Sep. 23, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Alana. A family member suggested it and I knew it was the right name for her. It's simple, yet pretty. My daughter says there are several Alana's in her school, so I guess it's becoming more popular." Jun. 9, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife's name is Alana (pronounced Uh-Lah-Nah.) She hates to hear it pronounced or spelled any other way than hers. She is as beautiful as her name and I am sad that no one ever writes love songs for Alanas." Feb. 9, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We love this name for our daughter. It's pretty and not that common. But I'm really surprised that people pronounce it wrong so much! I thought it would be easy! People always try to say uh-LANN-uh or uh-LAY-nuh." May. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alana i love this name, the only bad thing is it gets miss pronounced all of the time. Pronoced: (Uh-law-nah)" Mar. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "lol...I'm Alana, and my dad's name is Alan 2...woOt..i thot it was so uncommon but there r 2 alana's at my skool...i dont feel unique n e more...chuh,,,, i think I'll name my daughter Renah...^^" Mar. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name. I love it! I get a lot of compliments on it, people think it sounds unusual, beautiful. I've met a few people with my name, but not many. I like that it's not so common. The one downside is that people often mispronounce it, like 'uh-lann-uh' and I hate that hard, nasally 'a' sound." Mar. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "its a very cool name because i like the way it sounds!" Aug. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my daughter's name too. We got a lot of compliments for it. The only problem we have now is finding another one just as nice and unusual for our second daughter." Jan. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is alana, its not a very common name, it cant be shortened, other than that its pretty good" Jan. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My dad's name is Alan, and I was the firstborn, so my name is, of course, Alana. I never met another Alana until college, where I met a few more. I love it." Dec. 17, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name and I love it. I've never met anyone else with the same name. It gets mispronounced a lot though. I say "uh-law-nuh" but most people think it's "uh-lann-uh"." Jul. 4, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My oldest daughter's name and I chose it because I saw Alannah in a novel I was reading with a brief summary of the meaning and my brother's name is ALAN and I wanted to honor him and still have that wonderful name so ...tahdah!" May. 26, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      6 Neutral Comments

  • "My names Alana (pronounced AHH-LAA-NAH)i always hated my name up until recently i'm happy with it now though." Jul. 24, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Allana (yes, spelled with 2 L's) in 2005, and love it. She gets many compliments on how beautiful her name is. For whatever reason, people do not know their phonics well, and do mispronounce it often." Mar. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is a great name my second middle name it complements my first name Tia Alana" Feb. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my name and i love it. i didnt always like tho. i live in the caribbean and pple there cud make the nicest names sound hideous. it has grown on me nw and im thinkin about using that name more regularly instead of my first name...oh and my father named me alana after his ex......hw corny is" Oct. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "yeah i agree! everyone pronounces Alana wrong. get it right people!!" May. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alana i love this name, the only bad thing is it gets miss pronounced all of the time. Pronoced: (Uh-law-nah)" Mar. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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