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Alanna, Alanah, Alannah, Allanah Alana, Alenah
Pronunciation ah-leh-nuh
Gender Women Female
Word/name Old High German/Irish
Meaning "precious"/"child"
Other names
Related names Alan

Alanna, Alanah or Alannah or Alenah is a girl's given name which has disputed origins. It can be derived either from the Old High German word for "precious" or from the Irish language term "a leanbh" or "child", in English. In Gaelic Alanna as itself is the term for "beauty" or "serenity". It's sometimes considered a feminine form of Alan.

Alana is a common female given name coming from the Goidelic/ Hawaiian community meaning fair, beautiful, offering. It also is an Ibo given name which means father land or father's land in Igbo language.

Alana or Elana can also be the female name in an English translation of Elan which in Hebrew means "oak tree".

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

Alana Ramessar - Guyanese singer

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
  • Alanna, a fictional character in the long-running DC comic "Adam Strange"
  • Alana from Saga (comic book)

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