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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Hana
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Hana in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Hana:
Records indicate that 6,510 girls in the United States have been named Hana since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2005, when 415 people in the U.S. were given the name Hana. Those people are now 15 years old.
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Comments about the name Hana
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10 Positive Comments
"My friend's name is Hana. Nobody says it incorrectly! She is the sweetest and kindest person ever!!!" Oct. 30, 2017:
"My name is Hanako (flower child/blossom child in Japanese) and because I live in Australia, I have decided to shorten my name to Hana or Hannah, but my mother pronounced Hana with the a's making a short u sound (eg. umbrella), which is the proper way to pronounce Hanako. However in Australia, everyone pronounces Hana and Hannah the same So maybe I will go with Hannah? I still love the name Hanako and Hana, since Hana still means blossom or flower." Mar. 27, 2017:
"This is my daughter's name and it's so beautiful. I do feel bad for her though because everyone pronounces it 'Hannah' even when we correct them or she corrects them. I guess America is not ready for Asian names yet!" Oct. 19, 2009:
"Aw my little Japanese cousin is named Hana and i love her!" Jun. 19, 2009:
"Hana is not the same as Hannah. That is such a typical American way of thinking. Our way or it's wrong or strange. This is the Japanese spelling and it is pronounced Hawna (sort of like Shawna without the H).
Get over yourselves!" Nov. 24, 2008:
"My friend has just called her new baby girl Hana. They live in Japan and over there it means flower/blossom." Oct. 22, 2008:
"My sisters name is Hana. I Didn't expect this name to be on the list. I am very surprised." Sep. 22, 2007:
"My daughter's name is pronounced Haw-na, but when I'm mad at her it gets pronounced "Hannah". LOL." Mar. 13, 2007:
"yea my name is Hana, alot of people pronounce it wrong and at school it gets annoying. when i recieve awards or prizes they call my name wrong and its annoying!
some people have a problem with there names but im happy with mine~" Jan. 18, 2007:
"It is different and She doesn't pronounce it "Hannah" its ha-na- not han-nah its different and uniqe" Dec. 18, 2006:
8 Neutral Comments
"I?ve come to use rhymes like ?Hana like Obama? so people can remember better, but I?ve been called Hannah since 1996! I like that it?s more unique though so would never trade it!" Jul. 9, 2020:
"Living in norway makes my name a bit difficult to pronounce" Jan. 24, 2020:
"My name is Hāna. It's Hawaiian for "breath of life". People are always calling me Hannah even though I've made it clear that it's pronounced Hawna. The accent over the first "a" is really important for me though because also in Hawaiian, without the accent, Hana means "work". At my new school I've chosen to go by my middle name, Finley, because I'm tired of being called Hannah, but my close family and friends still call me Hāna." Apr. 24, 2019:
"I'm called Hana and I'm not asian or of any asian descent. It's just Hannah but with no silent or double letters so foreign relatives can grasp it easier. I appreciate it as a name, but I prefer Hanna to both alternatives" Sep. 5, 2016:
"Well my name is Hana, my parents choose to call me Hana because it means happy in Arabic they produced my name the same way as people that spell there names ýHannahý say it. Anyways just wanted to say I find it really interesting that one name could mean so many different things that are all so positive however people choose to pronounce when they read it." Apr. 29, 2010:
"Hana is an arabic name which means satisfied and happy" Dec. 19, 2007:
"WHENEVER I SEE THE NAME HANNAH SPELLED THIS WAY, I'M LIKE "HEY, SOMETHING LOOKS TERRIBLY WEIRD HERE!" YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? IT'S LIKE SO NOT HOW U R SUPPOSED TO SPELL HANNAH!! AND I HATE TO BREAK IT TO ALL YOU HANA'S, BUT YOU'RE NAME IS STILL POPULAR NO MATTER HOW YOU SPELL IT!!" Jun. 3, 2006:
"It seems so empty withough two N's and another H. I spell my name Hannah." Dec. 17, 2005:
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