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Subject: Re: Actual origin/meaning of "Alana"? Traditional spelling?
Author: raindancing   (Authenticated as raindancing)
Date: June 18, 2006 at 8:10:58 AM
Reply to: Actual origin/meaning of "Alana"? Traditional spelling? by DixieKitten
Though I personally only know of the irish origin it is possible that Alana has more than one meaning, it could be that two or more different names that look and sound the same have originated from more than one culture,
look at Kim for example


KIM (1)
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Pronounced: KIM [key]
Short form of KIMBERLY

KIM (2)
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Scandinavian
Scandinavian short form of JOACHIM

KIM (3)
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Vietnamese
Means "golden" in Vietnamese.


Of corse a lot of baby name sites are not that bothered about how accurate the meaning is they only list meanings that are cute or pretty so you have to take them with a dose of salt




Paula

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