Alannah
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Derived from the vocative form of the Irish (Gaelic)word for child "a leanbh".
-- dermo  9/4/2005
Alannah is a very nice, not overly used name. With the popularity of Anna I am surprised it isn't used more often. I prefer the spelling of Alanna or Alana though.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
I only like this spelling due to the Irish heritage of it.
-- Anonymous User  5/28/2006
Famous bearer is the singer Alannah Myles. She is famous for "Black Velvet" amongst others.
-- The Little Hyphen  11/12/2006
My name is Alannah. I was named after the singer Alannah Myles (my mom was a big fan). I really like the name, and I've managed to get a lot of nicknames out of it. Lana, Ala, Ally, Anah. My only problem is that it gets pronounced a lot of different ways.
-- lana  2/13/2007
This is very pretty. I want to use it to honor someone named Alan. Although I don't think the two names are related, Alannah has Alan in it. But anyway, I love this name.
-- Brianna Angela  8/1/2007
Alannah Hill is an extremely successful fashion designer who focuses on creating whimsical clothing.
-- Anonymous User  8/5/2007
Alannah Currie is a New Zealand musician and artist, best known as a former member of the British pop group Thompson Twins.
-- Anonymous User  8/5/2007
I like this spelling because I like the h at the end.
-- renee06  3/1/2008
"Black velvet in that little boy's smiiiiile..."

God, I hated that song. Hate the name Alannah *because* of that song. It sounds trashy and desperate, like a 50 year old woman at the end of a bar who tries like hell to attract the men and be what she once was, not getting that her time is up. Uh-uh.
-- Anonymous User  5/26/2012
Alannah is the name of a cousin of mine. I do like it but I do find it a teeny bit snobbish.
-- Melys11  1/6/2013
This is my name. Numerous people misspell it or mistake it for Hannah. I don't think the name is particularly unique or special though. My mother named me after singer Alannah Myles. I shared this name with a few popular girls at my school (spelt Alana though) and I feel this name suits a girl who is upbeat and popular. I'm none of these ironically. I don't love my name, it's just not something I would choose for myself.
-- Almonds  7/25/2013
It's a pretty a great choice. Ages well :)
-- LV51sfan91  4/5/2015

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