Lana (given name)

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Lana
Lana Turner in The Postman Always Rings Twice.jpg
Turner in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Pronunciation Lah-na, Lay-nah, law-na
Gender Female

Lana is a female given name and surname. Though its origin is disputed, it can be found most frequently in the English speaking countries, Russia,[1] as well as many other European countries.[2] "Lana" is short for Alana (in English) or Svetlana (in Russian),[3] as well as a derivative of the Greek name Helen.

This name could come from the Gaelic ailin, meaning "little rock". The Irish Gaelic use of this name probably derives from the Gaelic phrase a leanbh, which was used to call a child.[citation needed]

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