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  • Records indicate that 259 girls in the United States have been named Zana since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1994, when 250 people in the U.S. were given the name Zana. Those people are now 26 years old.

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  • "My daughter's name is Zana pronouced ZaNa named after her great gramma!" Feb. 3, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "One of my friends is called Xana pronounced Zana(ZAH nah) and it is a beautiful name. We both live in Australia and haven't found another Xana or Zana although we have found a Zali." Mar. 27, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Zanna, pronounced Zah-nah and it's from Hebrew origins. Obviously the names Zana is in lots of cultures, so when people mispronounce it, i is not because they don't know how to say it, but more that they are thinking of a different culture." Nov. 3, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi! My name is Zana I am thirteen years old. My parents are from Syria and over there,my name is really popular. But right now I am living in Washington. I used to hate my name but now I love it! :)" Apr. 23, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zana. I'm 47 and I love it now. However, growing up is another story. :(" Mar. 10, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name is unique and beautiful. It's my own name, and it defines me perfectly. I love it :)" Nov. 7, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my name is ZHANA.. Pronounced zay-nah. its a very rare name I only met one person with my name in my life. My mom got it freon. The show called sinbad the lil girl was named that. I looked up the meaning of my name and out fits me well!" Aug. 8, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi , My Name Is Zana ( : I'm 17 And From Texas. . . My Grandma Got My Name From An Old Tv Show With Sinbad" Dec. 1, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Zana ( Zay-Na) after my Great Grandmother. I love the name!" Oct. 24, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi i am a 22 year old male nd my surname is zana,i live in south africa,i would like 2 know how me and my family got this surname." Sep. 2, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my daughter's name. In a dream I was told the name. At the time I did not know her gender and in the dream I responded that it sounded like a girl's name what if it's a boy. Well I was not sure about the name until I saw its meaning - or at least one of its meanings based on what I have read so far on this site - 'the Lord is gracious.' It is true, she is called both Zayna and Zahna. She likes her name." Jul. 26, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi i,m zana from jamaica i was born dec 1980 my grand dad gave me that name i love my name so much its unique only true blue need to apply no one better than zana lol" Jun. 24, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "The is my name and i love it, however it is pronounced ZAHNAH as it is Albanian in origin, my family is from Albanian and so would know.Only stupid people say Zaynah it is so annoying because they don't understand the true pronounciation" Nov. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zana Im 17 and live in michigan, this is so weird because i literitally dont know anyone else with my name. My dad got it from a litttle girl he used to babysit, i like my name its unique and like its not common either :)" Oct. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I find a lot o these comments interesting.. My name is Zana and i'm 24. Im Macedonian/Albanian and I was told that it's an albanian name. My father named me Zana after an bosnian/albanian singer, Zana Nimani. Eitherhow, I am happy with the name, however sometimes people tend to pronounce it in different ways. I got used to it, so i'm okay with that ;) I haven't met anyone with the exact same name, but I've met girls with the name, Suzana, Elzana, Ezana.. All of whom, have shortened it to "Zana", because that's what they each individually prefer to be called. So I guess i'm lucky to have suc a beautiful name, having a variety of meanings in different languages/religions. ;-)" Sep. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "im Zana thats pronounced Zah-Nah, dont get it twisted!" Aug. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My real name is Ruzanna and I shortened to 'Zana'. but most of my friends called me 'zan'. I don't know the meaning of my name in my country.." Jun. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "im expecting a litte girl and is planning on naming her Zana but everyone seems to pronounce it Zayna..I perfer Zana like the name Lana..I think it sounds more beautiful that way..but everyone has their own opinion.." Jun. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zana,and people say Zay-nah or Zahna. i dont mind either way!" Jun. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zana(: my dad named he got it in a dream [kind weird but true:)ilove my name it's unique.! people LOVE my name(:and it's pronounced Zay-nah not Zah-nah i hate when people call me Zah-nah:| well so far im the only Zana i knw around where i live." Jun. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Zana is my name=) its pronounced zay-nuh. only everybody always gets it wrong and says zahnuh.. my mom got it from some show called sinbad lol. oh and im from usa." May. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello my name is Zana pronouced Zay-Nuh and I LOVE IT . For the first time people that meet me and try to pronouce my name usually get it wrong and pronouce it Zah-Nah. But once I tell them the correct way everyone falls in love with it. I only meet 1 person with the same name as me and that was in another state." Mar. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My real name is Suzanna, but it seemed to be getting too popular, so I shortened it to its mid-section 'Zana' as I am an individualist. Sometimes I just go by 'Zan' because I am an artistic inventor, and the name fits well with it." Jan. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi im zana..i love my name..im from maldives.my mum named me zana..ive also never met any zana..but im sure theres alot...i searched the internet to find the meaning in hebrew zana means graceful lily..in muslim it means beautiful..so everyone here should be proud that we all have a beautiful meaning...thanks" Jan. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife is called Zana, so I love the name, since I love her" Jan. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Zana is an Albanian name. (Zana Malit) means mountin fairy. Zana means a Fairy. It's a very common name in the north of Albania and a very beautiful name." Jan. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name Zana orignates from the Russian name "Zanya" but the Z is pronounced like a french J so it's pronounced Ja-nah" Jun. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zana and I Im a black African American girl who lives in the state of Mobile Alabama. My dad named me but I don't know where he got it from its kind of hard to me to pronounce it myself becaues its not really originated from where I stay. So to me its really a blessing to have a name like that. What people have said about the name has being great." Feb. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is my moms name but she spells it Zanah, and pronounces it ZAY-NAH. Cool, unique name." Nov. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is zana! Pronounced like Dana with a Z. It was my grandmother's name and Ive been told that it means "beautiful" in arabic. People usually ask me if I am middle eastern when I tell them my name, but I am mexican!" Oct. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a New Zealander named Zana. I was told by my Mum that it is Persian for "Woman". I pronouce it "Zah-na" and correct anyone who calls me "Zay-na". I tell people that it's Zana Banana. They seem to remember it, though have been called Lasagne too..." Oct. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey my name is Zana an its pronounced Zane Uh an i always thought i had a one of a kind name but i kno i dnt now lol" Jul. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im albanian too and my name is Zana. I love my name. People sometimes pronounce it Zayna and i correct them "zah-na" and theyre like Wow what an exotic name!" Jul. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, i named my dauther Zana 6 years ago, and i cosider it is the most beautiful name in the world. She is bulgarian, her mane is unique here, and she was angry with this. The people never understand her name right, but when they understood it they are amazed. of it. The origin is from spain and it means God is gracious." Jun. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Zana is my name. About 40 years ago, I was told that it means "Grace of God"." Mar. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zana. Pronounced ZAY-NUH But different people pronounce it different ways. I was named after my Aunt, and she spells hers 'Ziener' but for the most part, she signs Zana. Helpful, I hope so." Feb. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Zana, and quickly realized that she, also, will spend her whole life telling people how to say it and spell it. People want to say ZAY-na - her name is ZAH-na. Or when they hear it, they try to spell it Zanna. We figure it will always give her a way to start a conversation." Oct. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LIKE MY NAME ALTHOUGH PEOPLE PRONOUNCE IT INCORRECT" Sep. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This name means a lot to me as it was given to me by my best-friend who is Albanian. He had a hard time remembering my name and didn't like this older albanian from macedonia who called me Ana. So my best-friend first called me Hana which I think means Moon and then he decided Zana would be a good name for me. So all the young albanians who are living in Alaska call me Zana. I really like this nickname and I want to find out more about this "Mountain Fairy". I think that is where the name Zana came from. Zana e malit. Anyways, chow." Aug. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My nickname's Zana but my grandma calls me Xena. x_x" May. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "hahah heyyy my names Zana too and im albanian. i think its the coolest name lol coz its unique lol. umm yea most people pronounce it wrong like at school they say zara or zena like xena the warrior princess haha. and it means fairy of the mountains.." May. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi, am also a Zana! I normally have to tell people exactly how to pronounce it too.... I tell people it sounds like Zsa Zsa Gabor....I should change the spelling to Zsana, maybe then people might say it right!" Mar. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i met a young woman named zana and she was very beautiful! beautiful name!" Jan. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi I have the name zana i dont know what it means though but its special people pronced it and spelled it wrong but i correct them and just smile" Oct. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey Im a Kurdish and Turkish girl and I still think you have a cool name, so dont put your self down because my parents like your name too. And I'm sure others do too." Aug. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello my name is zana origninally i was called Tzena tehn i was adopted and tehy changed my name to zana i am intrested in meeting or talking to others with teh same name!" Mar. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zana! It's a great name. I have never personally met anyone with my name. I live in California! I was named after my Aunt Zana. She was named Zana from the Opra song "Zana Zana Zana" And yes almost everyone pronounces it wrong! But...Oh well they dont forget it though!" Jan. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Zana is my sister-in-law's name. She is from Albania, and her full name is Suzana, but everyone calls her Zana." Jan. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zana,I am Albanian girl and it is a great name. In my language this name comes from legends and my name means the princess of the mountain but at the same time I am a mermaid. It's a pretty good name. Some people do pronounce wrong but now that I am in college more and more say it right." Oct. 25, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "that's my name and in my country there are many girls with the same name.." Jun. 16, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      47 Neutral Comments

  • "I chose Zana for my first name, when I moved to the US, because I found my previous name difficult for Americans to pronounce. Zana which is a popular name for boys in Kurdistan, means "sombody with plenty of knowledge". Also, it's last name for a famous Kurdish peace activist -Leila Zana- who won European parliament peace prize while she was in Turkish jails.My wife's name is Leila, so it's easy for our friends to memorize our names,Leila Zana!:)" May. 13, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zana and I love it! although it has caused so many people grief when trying to say or remember its pronunciation. They automatically say ?Zarna? whereas it?s Dana with a Z. I?m 70. My parents were from Irish descent. Father was inspired by a Russian ballerina whose name had the letters z.a.n.a in the middle of it and Mother said Zan was a Persian word for woman. I had never heard the name before in Australia until the 80s when, out of curiosity, I looked it up on the internet. August 2017" Aug. 19, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zana. I'm a 70 year old, Australian born woman to parents with Irish ancestry. My father was inspired by the long Russian name of a ballerina that had the letters "zana" in it. Zana is also pronounced like Dana with a Z. Many people mispronounce it "Zarna". August 2017" Aug. 17, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Zana after her great grandmother who was born around 1885.It was a family name and is pronounced just as it reads with the first A being a long A (ZAna)" Jan. 8, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zana pronounced Zay- nah i was named after my fathers middle name Zane I was supposed to be a boy but my dad thought Zana was creative im greek on my mothers side my mother says it a variation of greek meaning lily also people think its strange that I also have a brother named Zane" Nov. 5, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I named our daughter zana grace. It sounds short for suzanna or hosanna. And it has beautiful meanings, gods grace, pure lily, woman and adding grace to her name makes it sound more divine. We are Indians by the way." May. 29, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zana. I was named after my aunt Zana. I'm Irish and was told it's an Irish name" May. 11, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "sorry...ich kenne einen mann namens -zana -die bedeutung = fee aus dem wald . (aus albanien)" Oct. 8, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Zana is misprounouced by Americans because of the a sound is prounced like I. In Albanian. The girl name Zana originated from Albanian folktales and is pronounced "Zah Nah" Zana , most americans use the incorrect form "Zay Nuh" Zana is a fairy of the mountain in Albanian folklore and it blesses good people and curses bad people." Sep. 26, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Zana, Zana in Albanian mythology is a mountain fairy who could bless you with her magic power or sometimes the opposite to paralyze or struck you dumb, and cast a spell on you, if you?ve done something bad. However in general Zana is a well known name in Albania and Kosovo, and believe me all females that I know with this name are just gorgeous, not only beautiful but also have good inner inside" Jan. 25, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I live in New Zealand and my name is Zana, the correct pronounciation (of the Greek or Hebrew name) is Zah-nah not Zayna. I love my name, my Dad wanted to call me Sarah but my Grandmother named me, after my Great Grandmother. I know hundreds of Sarah's but I've never met another Zana :)" Jan. 9, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in Alaska, I always thought my name has Russian orgins. I pronounce my name with a long a. Za-na" Jul. 15, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zana but it is spelt with an X, so its actually Xana. I love it :p" Feb. 2, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "hello my name is zana my mother named me after her best friend" Oct. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zana (Zar-na) Im 20 people loves my name" Apr. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zana pronounced like Zay-nuh. I love my name it is very unusual and unique, Like me :) I am named from my Aunt( mothers sister) who was named from her mothers sister. I am the 3rd in my family. I was told it was Cherokee Indian and meant sunshine. I am learning now it has many meanings." Mar. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my love is albanian he called me zana he told me it means {a very beautiful girl that lived high up in the mountains over the clouds never been reached} i lone u sam" Mar. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "EVERYONE says my name wrong. its Zahna not Zayna. i thought i was the only one!! my dad made a program that would give out names that had consonant vowel consonant vowel patter, so it would sound japanese (im half japanese). everyone asks what language it is, so i just tell them its a diminutive of the hebrew name shoshana (english: Suzanna)" Jan. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is so cool. My Mom's name is Zana she was given that name becaue my grandfather had a dream that was what he should name her! My family is from the caribbean and I've never met anyone else with that name. So cool how many people have that name." Jan. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi.! My name is Zana. My mum named me, i don't now the meaning of this name. I'm from Albania ( Gjakova ) here in Gjakova I have a lot of friends with this name.I thing it's cool, short name (Y)(Y) everybody likes it." Oct. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zana... Pronouncing as Zar-nah! I read somewhere that it meant 'Lily of the valley'" Oct. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Common yugoslav name!! Sorry zana's but you aren't as special as you may think." Sep. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zana, you say it like Zane-uh, like someone else said. I got my name because my dad's name is Zane. And I would just like to say that if your name is spelled like Zaina, then that means "beautiful", but if it is spelled like mine Zana, then it means "lily or rose". I have always loved my name and yes pronouncing it and spelling it to people who usually get it wrong can get old. But I love it dearly and wouldn't change it for the world. But I too thought it was more unique than it's turned out to be." Sep. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is zana,i was adopted 49 years ago. i was born in pensacola fl at the naval base.my birthday is feb. 18,1960. my name came from other family members who had were named zana.my mother,grandmother,great grandmother not sure how many more were named zana." Jun. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "about 15 years ago i gave up my daughter for adoption and her full name is Zana Elaina Taylor she is about 13 years ago if this is you please contact me i am your mother" May. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is named Zayna (not Zana) but Zayna is not listed on this site. Zayna is an Arabic name meaning 'beautiful' or 'lovely one', and is the feminine version of Zane/Zayn. People sometimes spell her name Zana." May. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "zana is a very common boys name and is origionally kurdish it literally means knowlegable" Jan. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Zay-Na not zana but that is pretty and unique like that guy said" Dec. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi My names Zana also mi mom told mi she had got it off an old movie that she would watch when she was younger but i always had interest in what Zana means because i would lookup it and see what it is they say its a spanish middle eastern but i don't know" Jun. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name's zana too i thought i was like the only person! because i live in england" May. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zana and im from Australia. My mum picked the name from a book she hired from the library.I really haven't met another Zana in person before but its great to know im not the only one. I love the name." May. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My last name is Zana and I'm from Hungary. I wonder where the name originates from..." Apr. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was told that it is an Egyptian name. There is a popular song by that name in Egypt, It is pronounced like Dana, but with a Z.People seem to have a hard time figuring that out!" Jan. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "une jam suna jam ne klasen e 7 dhe e dua shum floridin edhe gencin shkollen fillore "iliria"" Nov. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Zana. I think we all have the same pet pev. People can't believe that we are saying Zana and come up with every thing but. Most times, over the phone, people think that I am saying Anna. Most times I have to say just replace the "D" in Dana with a "Z" for Zana. When people get it, the comment is most often, "that's really pretty". I also like the fact that my name is unique because I am a unique individual." Oct. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zana and it is pretty annoying when people mis-pronounce and also its annoying when people ask what your name is and you say "Zana" and they repeat it like "Dana?" and your like freaking no its Zana but aside that I love my name to pieces X3 It makes me unique" Sep. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "heyy . my name is Zana i live in australia, Victoria. and im albanian .. i think im like the only person in my area with the name zana" Apr. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Zana is a very common name between Albanians. In Albanian it means fairy, and it is associated with a beautiful female figure rising from the waters of mountain springs, or living in the mountains. Zana/Fairy is present in many Albanian legends." Mar. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "im albanian and my name is Zana. It means fairy of the mountains/forests. "zana e malit"" Feb. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my dogs name is zana and we love and adore her. she is my best friend and since i am an only child we do everything together, walk, run and even laugh together (well she barks i laugh!) we love her name." Jan. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is also an another meaning Zana (First Name Origin and Meaning) Hebrew ŭ Female Diminutive of Susannah: Graceful lily." Jan. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zana and I am Bosnian. I found something about the origin of my name on a yugoslovenian web site. These are the two meanings: Zana in Latin : violet Zana : goddess Moreover, it seems to be very popular in Albania and Polonia. In Italy, where I actually live, it is used as a surname.In my native country, or better in ex-Jugoslavia it is not so common as ŭana." Jan. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is zana to i am a african amercian i live in pittsburgh" Nov. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Zana i like it and it has a great meaning." Nov. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zana and I love it! I have only ever met one other Zana, although I hear it's a much more common name in Africa. I pronounce it Z-Anna but a lot of people say Zah-nah." Sep. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "zana is my name and i hate it people dont pronounce it right and its a really borring name people come on z a n a wow its even spelled bad tooooooooooo i dont like it but really its borring" May. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just fell in love with a girl called ZANA. Sheŭs from Jugoslavia...I love her and I am here because I wanted to find out something about the name. Maybe the girl from Albania gave me the correct translation for the name. Thank you... ;)" Jan. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate



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