Given Name ALANIS

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: ə-LAN-is   [details]

Meaning & History

Feminine form of ALAN. Canadian musician Alanis Morissette (1974-) was named after her father Alan. Her parents apparently decided to use this particular spelling after seeing this word in a Greek newspaper.
DIMINUTIVE: Lana
MASCULINE FORMS: Alan, Allan, Allen, Allyn, Al
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Alannah (Irish)