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It's the name of the main character in Tamora Pierce's Song of the Lioness quartet.
-- Anonymous User  5/18/2005
I think it is a great name. Not overly used. I would prefer this spelling or spelt Alana.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
This is the name of my fiance's neice and I think it is an absolutely beautiful name for a little girl, she suits it so well and it's not very common in Ireland.
-- Gianna  5/15/2006
Alanna, like Hannah, Anna, Brianna, and many other names, has the sad misfortune of rhyming with banana.
-- Anonymous User  7/27/2006
One girl I met was named Alanna but insisted her name was pronounced A-Lay-Na (like Alaina). Weird. I like the name though. Lanna is a cute nickname.
-- pink_floyd_fan  8/1/2006
I think that the name Alanna is a beautiful name, in Gaelic it actually means the beauty and serenity.
-- alanna prince  8/11/2006
This is my name although I spell it Alaunna (I couldn't find this on this site). My parents wanted to make sure that people knew it was pronounced ah-lawn-ah not a-lanne-ah but people still say Alana or Al-you-anah! :) I love my name though. My nickname is Launi and I think that any way you spell/say it is beautiful!
-- Anonymous User  6/21/2007
My name is Alanna and I love it. In my family it's from Celtic origin, dad's side of the family is Irish. I pronounce it uh-lanne-nuh. I have never met or heard of another around me with this name. My nicknames are Lana or Lani, the last meaning sky or heaven in Hawaiian.
-- Acresha  7/24/2007
Alanna Noel Ubach is an American actress of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent.
-- LMS  8/5/2007
Alanna Kraus is a Canadian short track speed skater.
-- LMS  8/5/2007
This is our daughter's name. It flows so nicely and I really can't see how it rhymes with banana?! Unfortunately, the one who wrote that comment obviously doesn't know how to say the name properly. It's a perfect name as it means beautiful peaceful and who doesn't want a daughter with such a gorgeous meaning?
-- Deeedra  9/8/2007
I really like this name but my husband hates it. He says it's too plain and sounds like the names 'Anna' or 'Alma' (which he totally dislikes). He also mentioned the fact that it sounded 'made up'. The only negative for me is the way a lot of people mistake the name 'Alana' for 'Alaina' or Alayna'. I would hate to constantly have to correct people on how to say my kid's name.
-- Bajafresh  8/23/2008
The meaning is Beautiful ( Irish or Scottish ) and Sky ( Hawaiian ).
-- alannamus  1/20/2009
You would be half correct in that sense - "álainn" does mean "beautiful" in Irish. However, even though it may have been influenced by "álainn", Alanna isn't an Irish name. Alanna is a feminine form of a Breton name, and its true meaning really doesn't go beyond the meaning of Alan - "little rock" or "handsome".
-- Anonymous User  5/2/2009
I love this name, my brother and his partner are 6 months pregnant and this was the only name they could agree on for their daughter. It is feminine and not too hard to pronounce or spell. I prefer to spell it Alannah just to add to the girliness of it!
-- Anonymous User  4/3/2009
My name is Alanna, and I've always pronounced it Ah(Uh)-Lay-Nuh. This gives me a lot of trouble, but my mother named me and pronounced it that way, so that is what I will keep it. Though, it has been tempting to add an "I" or some such to make others pronounce it correctly. I love my name, and I know very few others that have it. I must say, all other Alanna/Elena's I DO know have their middle name as Lynn. It flows very well.
-- alannalynn  10/2/2010
One of my favourite names for a future daughter. It fits in with my love of names that sound as if they were taken from a fantasy novel, but will suit a woman living in the real world just as well. I prefer the short A pronunciation to ah-LAH-nah.
-- merilwen  7/23/2012
Alanna means 'fair.' (as in beautiful).
-- Anonymous User  9/7/2012

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