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This is my all time favourite girls name. I love the combination of the more masculine name 'Lee' with the very feminine name 'Anna'. It flows beautifully.
-- Mimi_jo  1/9/2005
A lovely girls name, however I believe it comes from Australia.
-- blahblah125521  3/31/2005
This is my sister's name and she says she loves her name. Many people tell her her name is very unique.
-- myrrhmade  9/9/2005
Personally I hate my name Leanna! Reason being I'm always mistaken for Leanne or Lana! I'm so used to these names now that I think I actually am called Lana or Leanne! Does anyone else have the same problem? By the way I also am white and my name is leanna!
-- Anonymous User  1/13/2006
Here's another white girl whose name is Leanna. But I have a difference, my name is writen like this: LeAnna, with a capital A! Is there anyone else out there who uses this version? Anyways, people are constantly messing my name up too but I don't mind. I love being a LeAnna because it's an unusal, and unique name. I guess I like being different!
-- capitalA  6/1/2006
Leanna is such a beautiful name. I am surprised it isn't used more with the popularity of Anna, Julianna, and names like that.
-- Anonymous User  7/14/2006
Leanna was used from 1880 to 1900 and dropped out of usage until the 1930's and has been used ever since, it just hasn't rated high on the popularity lists.
-- Anonymous User  9/20/2006
Leanna is a very beautiful elegant name.
-- Anonymous User  10/29/2006
My name's Leanne and I prefer Leanna. I've known one "Leanna" in my life but her mother went a little nuts on the spelling, fearing people would pronounce it with an "a" sound in the word "at" instead of the "a" sounds in "pasta". She went hog wild and saddled that poor little baby with, "Leeahnnah"! I was horrified and tried to intervene while she was still pregnant with her daughter -- afterall, that baby was basically getting "my name" and I felt I had to step up and defend my little "sister"! Oh, please don't get fancy with your spellings of this name. It's pretty just the way it is! Or as Liana, too.
-- leananshae  11/25/2007
Both Leanna and Leann(e) strike me as decent, yet dreadfully boring, unimaginative, lazily constructed names. Still, this name has far more class than Brianna and Brianne, or Deanna or Deanne, for that matter.
-- slight night shiver  4/27/2008
Leanna is the Irish Gaelic form of Helen, meaning light, beautiful woman.

Leanna is also a variant of Liana and Lianne, with various meanings.
Chinese - Daughter of the sun
English - A climbing vine, daughter of God, wood's favor, youthful, bond
French - Bond
Latin - Youthful, downy grace
Spanish - Youthful
Greek - Bearer of good news
Maori - Serene
-- Yunimori  8/28/2008
My name is Leanna, and to me it's not a bad name. I am myself and people don't consider me as a "boring person" to talk to either, I am also very unique, there are only a few people on Earth like me, and I am outgoing. I also agree that I am a creative person. So if you think "Leanna is a such a name to comment on" that's too bad.
-- Anonymous User  11/15/2009
Leanna was a minor character in the science fiction TV series Roswell.
-- Estah  5/7/2011
Leanna was used fairly often in both England and the USA well before Lee was used as a given name for girls. So I think it was more likely at first a respelling of Liana, a short form of Juliana, rather than being from Lee and Anna. Obviously, though, the name got reinterpreted as a blend of Lee and Anna after Lee did become popular as a given name.

The change of spelling from Liana to Leanna would have been logical back then, because in the 19th century people would have been much more likely to try to pronounce Liana with the sound of the word "lie" than they are today. So in 1800 the Leanna spelling would get people to pronounce the name as a short form of Juliana would have been more reliably than the Liana spelling would have.

In the indexes to censuses on Ancestry Library, there are 25 Leannas and 11 Lianas in the 1841 census of England. There are 545 Leannas and 44 Lianas in the index to the 1850 U.S. census. Before 1850 the US census only listed heads of families and so few women's names are recorded, but even so there was one family headed by a Leanna in Pennsylvania and one in North Carolina in the 1800 census. In the 1850 U.S. census the oldest Leanna is 90 year old Leanna West of Culpeper, Virginia. I checked that record to make sure the census taker had written Leanna and it was not just the indexer's mistake, and it definitely looks like Leanna to me on the original record. So Leanna is a much older name than many might think. [noted -ed]
-- clevelandkentevans  9/29/2011
My sister's name is Leanna but we don't pronounce it
"Lee-Anna", we pronounce it "Lay-Onna" -the Spanish way. I personally like it and I also like her middle name, 'Christine' with it.
-- Anonymous User  3/28/2013

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