Given Name ALANNAH

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: ə-LAN-ə (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Variant of ALANA. It has been influenced by the affectionate Anglo-Irish word alannah, from the Irish Gaelic phrase a leanbh meaning "O child".
VARIANTS: Alaina, Alana, Alanna, Alayna, Allyn, Alanis, Alannis, Allana, Allannah (English)
DIMINUTIVE: Lana (English)
MASCULINE FORMS: Alan, Allan, Allen, Allyn, Al (English), Ailín (Irish)


modern English
Entry updated October 11, 2012