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Alana, Alanna, Alannah, Ilana
Pronunciation ah-lah-nah
Gender Women Female
Word/name Irish/Old High German
Meaning "precious"/"child"

Alana, Alanna, Alannah is a girl's given name. It can be derived either from the Old High German word for "precious" or from the Irish language term "a leanbh" for "child", in English. In Gaelic Alanna as itself is the term for "beauty" or "serenity".

Alana is also a female given name coming from the Goidelic/ Hawaiian community meaning fair, 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".

People with the given name Alana/Alanna/Alannah/Alanah[edit]

People with given name Alena/Alenah[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Alana (Transformers), a female Transformer from Transformers: Generation 1
  • Alanna Mosvani, a fictional character in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series
  • Alanna of Trebond, a fictional character in Tamora Pierce's Tortall novels, beginning with Alanna: The First Adventure
  • Alana Reeves is the main character in the novel Forget Me Not by Elizabeth Lowell.
  • Alana, a fictional character in the 1990s Australian TV series The Girl from Tomorrow
  • Alana Bloom, a fictional character in the TV series Hannibal
  • Alana from Saga (comic book)
  • Alana, a sister of the Disney Princess Ariel
  • Alana, a friend of Dora the Explorer in the latest series
  • The Dolly Alanna, a popular fashion doll from AZIAM's Soul Model collection.

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