Names Matching Pattern *ana*

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ADRIJANA   f   Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Slovene, Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian feminine form of ADRIAN.
AELIANA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of AELIANUS.
AEMILIANA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
AFANASIY   m   Russian
Russian form of ATHANASIUS.
AFANASY   m   Russian
Variant transcription of AFANASIY.
ALANA   f   English
Feminine form of ALAN.
ALLANA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ALANA.
ANABEL   f   Spanish
Spanish form of ANNABEL.
ANABELA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of ANNABEL.
ANABELLA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ANNABEL.
ANABELLE   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ANNABEL.
ANACLETO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ANACLETUS.
ANACLETUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ανακλητος (Anakletos), derived from ανακλητος (anakletos) meaning "invoked". This was the name of the third pope.
ANAH   f & m   Biblical
Means "answer" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name belongs to one female character and two male characters.
ANAHERA   f   Maori
Means "angel" in Maori.
ANAHID   f   Armenian
Armenian form of ANAHITA.
ANAHIT   f   Armenian, Armenian Mythology
Armenian form of ANAHITA.
ANAHITA   f   Persian Mythology
Means "immaculate, undefiled" from Avestan a "not" and ahit "unclean". This was the name of the Persian goddess of fertility and water. She was sometimes identified with Artemis, Aphrodite and Athena.
ANAIAH   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "YAHWEH answers" in Hebrew. This was the name of a minor character in the Old Testament.
ANAÏS   f   Occitan, Catalan, French
Occitan and Catalan form of ANNA.
ANAKIN   m   Popular Culture
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a character (also known as Darth Vader) in the 'Star Wars' movie saga, created by George Lucas. Lucas may have based it on the surname of his friend and fellow director Ken Annakin.
ANAKLETOS   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of ANACLETUS.
ANAKONI   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ANTHONY.
ANAMARIA   f   Romanian
Combination of ANA and MARIA.
ANAMARIJA   f   Croatian, Macedonian
Combination of ANA and MARIJA.
ANAN (1)   m & f   Western African, Akan
Means "fourth born child" in Akan.
ANAN (2)   m   Biblical
Means "cloud" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned very briefly in the Old Testament.
ANAND   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "happiness, bliss" in Sanskrit.
ANANDA   m   Tamil
Variant of ANAND.
ANANDI   f   Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of ANAND.
ANANI   m   Biblical
Means "my cloud" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned in the Old Testament as belonging to a descendant of King David.
ANANIAS   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
From ‘Ανανιας (Hananias), the Greek form of HANANIAH. In Acts in the New Testament this is the name of three characters: a disciple in Damascus, the husband of Sapphira, and the high priest of the Jews who tries Paul.
ANANT   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of ANANTA.
ANANTA   m & f   Hinduism
Means "infinite, endless" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form अनन्त / अनंत (an epithet of the Hindu god Vishnu) and the feminine form अनन्ता / अनंता (an epithet of the goddess Parvati).
ANANTH   m   Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Southern Indian form of ANANTA.
ANANTHA   m   Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Southern Indian form of ANANTA.
ANAPA   m   Egyptian Mythology
Reconstructed Egyptian form of ANUBIS.
ANAR (1)   m   Azerbaijani
Means "will understand" in Azerbaijani.
ANAR (2)   f   Kazakh
Variant of ANARA.
ANARA   f   Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Means "pomegranate" in Kazakh and Kyrgyz, ultimately from Persian.
ANARGUL   f   Kazakh
Means "blooming pomegranate tree" in Kazakh.
ANARGYROS   m   Greek
From the Greek term αναργυρος (anargyros) meaning "poor, incorruptible", derived from Greek α (a), a negative prefix, combined with αργυρος (argyros) "silver". This term referred to saints who did not accept payment for their services.
ANARU   m   Maori
Maori form of ANDREW.
ANAS   m   Arabic
Means "friendliness" in Arabic. This was the name of one of the Prophet Muhammad's companions.
ANASS   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of ANAS.
ANASTACIA   f   English
Variant of ANASTASIA.
ANASTAS   m   Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASTASIA   f   Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, English, Spanish, Italian, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of ANASTASIUS. This was the name of a 4th-century Dalmatian saint who was martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian. Due to her, the name has been common in Eastern Orthodox Christianity (in various spellings). As an English name it has been in use since the Middle Ages. A famous bearer was the youngest daughter of the last Russian tsar Nicholas II, who was rumoured to have escaped the execution of her family in 1918.
ANASTASIE   f   French
French form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTASIJA   f   Macedonian, Serbian
Macedonian and Serbian form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTASIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASTASIOS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASTASIUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αναστασιος (Anastasios) which meant "resurrection" from Greek αναστασις (anastasis) (composed of the elements ανα (ana) "up" and στασις (stasis) "standing"). This was the name of numerous early saints and martyrs, including a 7th-century monk and writer from Alexandria who is especially venerated in the Eastern Church.
ANASTASIY   m   Russian (Archaic), Bulgarian (Archaic)
Older Russian and Bulgarian form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASTASIYA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of ANASTASIA. This name was borne by the wife of the Russian czar Ivan the Terrible.
ANASTÁZIA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTÁZIE   f   Czech
Czech form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTAZIE   f   Czech
Czech form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTAZIJA   f   Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTAZJA   f   Polish
Polish form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTAZY   m   Polish
Polish form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASZTÁZ   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASZTÁZIA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ANASTASIA.
ANAT (1)   f   Near Eastern Mythology
Possibly derived from a Semitic root meaning "water spring". Anat was a goddess of fertility, hunting and war worshipped in many regions of the ancient near east. She was the sister and consort of the god Hadad.
ANAT (2)   f & m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ANATH (1). In modern times it is often used as a feminine name.
ANATH (1)   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "answer" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Shamgar.
ANATOL   m   Polish
Polish form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLE   m   French
French form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLI   m   Russian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of ANATOLIY.
ANATOLIA   f   Late Roman
Feminine form of ANATOLIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century Italian saint and martyr.
ANATOLIJS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLIUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek Ανατολιος (Anatolios), derived from ανατολη (anatole) meaning "sunrise". Saint Anatolius was a 3rd-century philosopher from Alexandria.
ANATOLIY   m   Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLY   m   Russian
Variant transcription of ANATOLIY.
ANAXAGORAS   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αναξ (anax) "master, lord" and αγορα (agora) "assembly, marketplace". This name was borne by a 5th-century BC Greek philosopher.
ANDRIANA   f   Greek, Bulgarian
Feminine form of ANDREAS (Greek) or ANDREY (Bulgarian).
ANDRIJANA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of ANDRIJA.
ANTANAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ARADHANA   f   Indian, Hindi
Means "worship" in Sanskrit.
ARCHANA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "honouring, praising" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu ritual.
ARIANA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ARIANNA.
ARIJANA   f   Croatian
Croatian form of ARIANNA.
ARYANA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ARIANA.
ATANAS   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of ATHANASIUS.
ATANASE   m   Romanian
Romanian form of ATHANASIUS.
ATANASIJ   m   Macedonian
Macedonian form of ATHANASIUS.
ATANASIJA   f   Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of ATHANASIUS.
ATANASIJE   m   Serbian
Serbian form of ATHANASIUS.
ATHANARIC   m   Ancient Germanic
From the Gothic name Athanareiks, derived from the Germanic element athana meaning "year" combined with ric meaning "power, ruler". Athanaric was a 4th-century ruler of the Visigoths.
ATHANAS   m   Ancient Greek
Short form of Athanasios (see ATHANASIUS).
ATHANASI   m   Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of ATHANASIUS.
ATHANASIA   f   Greek, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Athanasios (see ATHANASIUS).
ATHANASIOS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of ATHANASIUS.
ATHANASIUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αθανασιος (Athanasios) meaning "immortal", from Greek α (a), a negative prefix, combined with θανατος (thanatos) "death". Saint Athanasius was a 4th-century bishop of Alexandria who strongly opposed Arianism.
AURELIANA   f   Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of AURELIANUS.
BHAVANA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Means "producing, manifesting" in Sanskrit.
BIBIANA   f   Italian, Spanish, Late Roman
Possibly an early variant of VIVIANA. Alternatively, it may be a feminine derivative of the earlier Roman cognomen VIBIANUS.
BILJANA   f   Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from the South Slavic word биље (bilje) meaning "herb".
BILYANA   f   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of BILJANA.
BOJANA   f   Slovene, Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian
Feminine form of BOJAN.
BOYANA   f   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of BOJANA.
BREANA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of BRIANA.
BRÉANAINN   m   Ancient Irish
Old Irish form of BRENDAN.
BRIANA   f   English
Feminine form of BRIAN. This name was used by Edmund Spenser in 'The Faerie Queene' (1590). The name was not commonly used until the 1970s, when it rapidly became popular in the United States.
BRYANA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of BRIANA.
BUANA   m   Indonesian
Means "the world" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit भुवन (bhuvana).
CANAAN   m   Biblical
Meaning unknown. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Ham. He is said to be the ancestor of the Canaanite people.
CANAN   f   Turkish
Means "beloved" in Turkish.
CAYETANA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
CHANAH   f   Hebrew
Variant of CHANNAH.
CHANANYAH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HANANIAH.
CHANDANA   f   Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi
Feminine form of CHANDAN.
CHETANA   f   Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of CHETAN.
CHRISTIANA   f   English, Late Roman
Latin feminine form of CHRISTIAN.
CIANÁN   m   Irish
Diminutive of CIAN. This was the name of a 5th-century Irish saint.
CRISTIANA   f   Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of CHRISTINA.
DACIANA   f   Romanian
Derived from Dacia, the old Roman name for the region which is now Romania and Moldova.
DAJANA   f   Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian form of DIANA.
DAMIANA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of DAMIAN.
DAMIJANA   f   Slovene
Slovene feminine form of DAMIAN.
DAMJANA   f   Slovene, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of DAMIAN.
DANA (1)   f   Romanian, Czech, Slovak, German, Hebrew
Feminine form of DANIEL or DAN (1).
DANA (2)   m & f   English
From a surname which originally belonged to a person who was Danish. It was originally given in honour of American lawyer Richard Henry Dana (1815-1882), the author of 'Two Years Before the Mast'.
DANA (3)   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Short form of BOGDANA, YORDANA or GORDANA.
DANA (4)   m & f   Persian, Arabic
Means "wise" in Persian.
DANAË   f   Greek Mythology
From Δαναοι (Danaoi), a word used by Homer to designate the Greeks. In Greek mythology Danaë was the daughter of the Argive king Acrisius. It had been prophesized to her father that he would one day be killed by Danaë's son, so he attempted to keep his daughter childless. However, Zeus came to her in the form of a shower of gold, and she became the mother of Perseus. Eventually the prophecy was fulfilled and Perseus killed Acrisius, albeit accidentally.
DANAI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of DANAË.
DANAIL   m   Bulgarian
Bulgarian variant form of DANIEL.
DARDANA   f   Albanian
Feminine form of DARDAN.
DARSHANA   f   Indian, Marathi
Feminine form of DARSHAN.
DEANA   f   English
Variant of DEANNA.
DEJANA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Feminine form of DEJAN.
DHANANJAY   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "winning wealth" in Sanskrit.
DIÁNA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of DIANA.
DIĀNA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of DIANA.
DIANA   f   English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Polish, Roman Mythology
Probably derived from an old Indo-European root meaning "heavenly, divine", related to dyeus (see ZEUS). Diana was a Roman goddess of the moon, hunting, forests, and childbirth, often identified with the Greek goddess Artemis.... [more]
DIJANA   f   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Southern Slavic form of DIANA.
DRAGANA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Feminine form of DRAGAN.
DUANA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of DUANE.
DUŠANA   f   Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovak
Feminine form of DUŠAN.
EDANA   f   History
Latinized form of ÉTAÍN. This was the name of an early Irish saint.
ELIANA (1)   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ÉLIANE.
ELIANA (2)   f   Hebrew
Means "my God has answered" in Hebrew.
ELKANAH   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "God has purchased" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Samuel.
EMILIANA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of EMILIANO.
FABIANA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Fabianus (see FABIAN).
FARHANA   f   Arabic, Bengali
Feminine form of FARHAN.
FELICIANA   f   Spanish, Italian, Late Roman
Feminine form of Felicianus (see FELICIANO).
FLANAGAN   m   English (Rare)
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Flannagáin meaning "descendant of Flannagán". The given name Flannagán is derived from Irish flann "red" and a diminutive suffix.
FLAVIANA   f   Ancient Roman, Italian
Feminine form of FLAVIAN.
FLORIANA   f   Italian, Ancient Roman
Italian feminine form of FLORIAN.
GAETANA   f   Italian
Feminine form of GAETANO.
GAIANA   f   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Γαιανη (Gaiane), a derivative of GAIA. This was the name of a (perhaps fictional) martyr who was killed in Armenia during the persecutions of emperor Diocletian in the late 3rd century.
GENTIANA   f   Albanian
Feminine form of GENTIAN.
GEORGIANA   f   English, Romanian
Feminine form of GEORGE. This form of the name has been in use in the English-speaking world since the 18th century.
GERGANA   f   Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of GEORGE.
GERMANA   f   Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of GERMANUS.
GIULIANA   f   Italian
Feminine form of GIULIANO.
GLORIANA   f   English (Rare)
Elaborated form of Latin gloria meaning "glory". In Edmund Spenser's poem 'The Faerie Queene' (1590) this was the name of the title character, a representation of Queen Elizabeth I.
GORDANA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Feminine form of GORDAN.
GRACIANA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of GRACIANO.
GRATIANA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRAZIANA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GROZDANA   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian
Feminine form of GROZDAN.
HADRIANA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of HADRIANUS.
HANA (1)   f   Arabic, Bosnian
Means "bliss, happiness" in Arabic.
HANA (2)   f   Czech, Slovak, Croatian
Czech, Slovak and Croatian form of HANNAH.
HANA (3)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (hana) or (hana) which both mean "flower". Other kanji or kanji combinations can form this name as well.
HANA (4)   f   Korean
Means "one" in Korean.
HANAA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of HANA (1).
HANAE   f   Japanese
From Japanese (hana) or (hana), which both mean "flower", combined with (e) meaning "picture" or (e) meaning "favour, benefit". Other kanji combinations are possible.
HANAKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (hana) meaning "flower" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
HANAN (1)   m   Biblical
Means "gracious" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
HANAN (2)   f   Arabic
Means "mercy, compassion" in Arabic.
HANANIAH   m   Biblical
Means "YAHWEH is gracious" in Hebrew. This name appears frequently in the Old Testament. It is the Hebrew name of Shadrach.
HANANIAS   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of ANANIAS.
HUHANA   f   Maori
Maori form of SUSAN.
ILANA   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of ILAN.
ILEANA   f   Romanian, Spanish, Italian
Possibly a Romanian variant of ELENA. In Romanian folklore this is the name of a princess kidnapped by monsters and rescued by a heroic knight.
ILIANA   f   Greek, Bulgarian
Feminine form of ILIAS (Greek) or ILIYA (Bulgarian).
ILIYANA   f   Bulgarian
Feminine form of ILIYA.
INDIANA   f & m   English
From the name of the American state, which means "land of the Indians". This is the name of the hero in the 'Indiana Jones' series of movies, starring Harrison Ford.
IOANA   f   Romanian, Bulgarian
Romanian feminine form of JOHN. This is also a variant transcription of the Bulgarian name YOANA.
IOLANA   f   Hawaiian
Means "to soar" in Hawaiian.
IULIANA   f   Romanian, Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman and Romanian form of JULIANA.
IZANAGI   m   Far Eastern Mythology
Means "male who invites" in Japanese. In Japanese mythology the god Izanagi was the husband of Izanami. When she died he unsuccessfully journeyed to the underworld to retrieve her. In the purifying rites that followed his return the gods of the sun, moon and wind were created.
IZANAMI   f   Far Eastern Mythology
Means "female who invites" in Japanese. In Japanese mythology she was a creator goddess, the wife of Izanagi. She died giving birth to Kagututi, the god of fire.
JAANA   f   Finnish
Short form of MARJAANA and other names ending in jaana.
JANA (1)   f   Czech, Slovak, Dutch, German, Slovene, Catalan
Feminine form of JAN (1).
JANA (2)   f   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian variant of ANA.
JANAE   f   English (Modern)
Elaborated form of JANE.
JANAN   f   Arabic
Means "heart" or "soul" in Arabic.
JEANA   f   English
Variant of JEAN (2).
JEHOHANAN   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name Yehochanan, an extended form of Yochanan (see JOHN). It is borne by a few minor characters in the English Old Testament.
JOANA   f   Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
JOHANA   f   Czech
Czech form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
JOHANAN   m   Biblical
Form of Yochanan (see JOHN) used in the English Old Testament. It was the name of a military leader in the time of the prophet Jeremiah.
JOLANA   f   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of YOLANDA.
JOVANA   f   Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of JOHN.
JUANA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of Iohanna (see JOANNA), making it the feminine form of JUAN (1). This name was borne by Juana the Mad, a 16th-century queen of Castile.
JUHANA   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JOHN.
JULIANA   f   Dutch, German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Iulianus (see JULIAN). This was the name of a 4th-century saint and martyr from Nicomedia, and also of the Blessed Juliana of Norwich, also called Julian, a 14th-century mystic and author. The name was also borne by a 20th-century queen of the Netherlands. In England, this form has been in use since the 18th century, alongside the older form Gillian.
JULIJANA   f   Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of JULIANA.
JUMANA   f   Arabic
Means "pearl" in Arabic.
JUMANAH   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of JUMANA.
JYOTSANA   f   Indian, Hindi
Variant of JYOTSNA.
KAIMANA   m & f   Hawaiian
From Hawaiian kai "ocean, sea" and mana "power". It is also Hawaiian meaning "diamond", derived from the English word diamond.
KALPANA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Nepali
Means "imagining, fantasy" in Sanskrit.
KALYANA   m   Indian, Telugu
Variant of KALYAN.
KANANI   f   Hawaiian
Means "the beauty" in Hawaiian.
KANCHANA   f   Tamil
Means "golden" in Sanskrit.
KAULANA   m & f   Hawaiian
Means "famous" in Hawaiian.
KIANA (1)   f   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of DIANA.
KIANA (2)   f   African American
Variant of QIANA.
KRISTIĀNA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTJANA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of CHRISTINA.
KRYSTIANA   f   Polish (Rare)
Polish variant of CHRISTINA.
LAKSHMANA   m   Hinduism
Means "having lucky marks" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Ramayana' he is the trusted companion of the hero Rama, accompanying him into exile.
LANA   f   English, Russian, Croatian, Serbian
Short form of ALANA (English) or SVETLANA (Russian). In the English-speaking world, it was popularized by actress Lana Turner (1921-1995).
LIANA   f   Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, English
Short form of JULIANA, LILIANA, and other names that end in liana. This is also the word for a type of vine that grows in jungles.
LILIÁNA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of LILLIAN.
LILIJANA   f   Slovene
Slovene form of LILLIAN.
LILJANA   f   Macedonian
Macedonian form of LILLIAN.
LILLIANA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of LILLIAN.
LILYANA   f   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of LILLIAN.
LIVIANA   f   Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of the Roman family name Livianus, which was itself derived from the family name LIVIUS.
LJILJANA   f   Serbian, Croatian
Derived from South Slavic ljiljan meaning "lily".
LOCHANA   f   Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of LOCHAN.
LOREDANA   f   Italian, Romanian
Used by the French author George Sand for a character in her novel 'Mattea' (1833) and later by the Italian author Luciano Zuccoli in his novel 'L'amore de Loredana' (1908). It was possibly based on the Venetian surname Loredan, which was derived from the place name Loreo.
LUANA   f   English, Italian, Portuguese
From the movie 'Bird of Paradise' (1932), in which it was borne by the main character, a Polynesian girl. The movie was based on a 1912 play of the same name set in Hawaii.
MAKANA   m & f   Hawaiian
Means "gift" in Hawaiian.
MANAEM   m   Biblical Greek
Form of MENAHEM used in the Greek Old Testament.
MANAHEM   m   Biblical Latin
Form of MENAHEM used in the Latin Old Testament.
MANAIA   f & m   Maori
From the name of a stylized design common in Maori carvings. It represents a mythological creature with the head of a bird and the body of a human.
MANAMI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mana) meaning "love, affection" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful" or (mi) meaning "sea, ocean". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MANANA   f   Georgian
Means "heather" in Georgian.
MANAS   m   Bengali, Indian, Assamese, Hindi
Means "mind, intellect, spirit" in Sanskrit.
MANASSEH   m   Biblical
Means "causing to forget" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the oldest son of Joseph and Asenath and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. It was also borne by a 7th-century BC king of Judah, condemned in the bible for allowing the worship of other gods.
MANASSES   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MANASSEH used in the Greek and Latin Bible. It is also the form used in some English versions of the New Testament.
MARIANA   f   Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Czech, Ancient Roman
Roman feminine form of MARIANUS. After the classical era it was frequently interpreted as a combination of MARIA and ANA. In Portuguese it is further used as a form of MARIAMNE.
MARIJANA   f   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian, Slovene and Macedonian form of MARIANA.
MARJAANA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of MIRIAM.
MARJANA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene form of MARIANA.
MARYANA   f   Russian
Russian variant of MARIANNA.
MAXIMILIANA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of MAXIMILIANUS.
MILANA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Russian, Czech
Variant of MILENA.
MILJANA   f   Serbian
Feminine form of MILAN.
MIRJANA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene
Possibly a form of MIRIAM.
MOANA   f & m   Maori, Hawaiian
Means "ocean, wide expanse of water, deep sea" in Maori and Hawaiian (as well as in other Polynesian languages).
MOHANA   m & f   Hinduism
Means "bewitching, infatuating, charming" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form मोहन (an epithet of the Hindu gods Shiva, Krishna and Kama) and the feminine form मोहना.
MONTANA   f & m   English (Modern)
From the name of the American state, which is derived from Latin montanus "mountainous".
MORANA   f   Slavic Mythology, Croatian
From a Slavic root meaning "death, plague". In Slavic mythology this was the name of the goddess of winter and death.
MORGANA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of MORGAN (1).
MWANAJUMA   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "born on Friday" in Swahili.
NANA (1)   f   Greek
Diminutive of IOANNA.
NANA (2)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" and/or (na), a phonetic character. The characters can be in either order or the same character can be duplicated, as indicated by the symbol . Other kanji with the same pronunciations can also be used to form this name.
NANA (3)   f   Georgian
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a 4th-century queen consort of Georgia who is regarded as a saint in the Orthodox Church.
NANABOZHO   m   New World Mythology
Means "my rabbit" in Ojibwe. In Anishinaabe mythology Nanabozho (also called Wenabozho) is the name of a trickster spirit.
NANAKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" duplicated and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible as well.
NANAMI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (nana) meaning "seven" and (mi) meaning "sea". It can also come from (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" duplicated and (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
NANAYA   f   Near Eastern Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly related to INANNA. This was the name of a goddess worshipped by the Sumerians and Akkadians. She was later conflated with the goddesses Anahita and Aphrodite.
NARAYANA   m   Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "path of man" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of the god of creation, later synonymous with the god Brahma, and even later with Vishnu.
NARAYANAN   m   Indian, Malayalam, Tamil
Malayalam and Tamil variant of NARAYANA.
NATANAEL   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of NATHANAEL.
NATANAELE   m   Italian
Italian form of NATHANAEL.
NATANAIL   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of NATHANAEL.
NATHANAËL   m   French
French form of NATHANAEL.
NATHANAEL   m   Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name נְתַנְאֵל (Netan'el) meaning "God has given". It is borne by several minor characters in the Old Testament, typically spelled Nethanel or Nethaneel. In the New Testament this is the name of an apostle, probably another name of the apostle called Bartholomew.
NATHANAHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Form of NATHANAEL used in the Latin Bible.
NKOSANA   m   Southern African, Xhosa
Means "prince" in Xhosa.
NKOSAZANA   f   Southern African, Xhosa
Means "princess" in Xhosa.
OANA   f   Romanian
Romanian short form of IOANA.
OGNYANA   f   Bulgarian
Feminine form of OGNYAN.
OIHANA   f   Basque
Means "forest" in Basque.
OKSANA   f   Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian form of XENIA.
ORIANA   f   Italian, Spanish
Possibly derived from Latin aurum "gold" or from its derivatives, Spanish oro or French or. In medieval legend Oriana was the daughter of a king of England who married the knight Amadis.
OXANA   f   Ukrainian, Russian
Variant transcription of OKSANA.
PANAGIOTA   f   Greek
Feminine form of PANAGIOTIS.
PANAGIOTAKIS   m   Greek
Diminutive of PANAGIOTIS.
PANAGIOTIS   m   Greek
From the Greek title of the Virgin Mary Παναγια (Panagia) meaning "all holy", derived from παν (pan) "all" combined with ‘αγιος (hagios) "devoted to the gods, sacred".
PANAYIOTIS   m   Greek
Variant transcription of PANAGIOTIS.
PARVANA   f   Azerbaijani, Persian
Azerbaijani form of PARVANEH. It can also be a Persian variant transcription of the same name.
PRANAV   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
This is the Sanskrit word referring to ओम् (om), the Hindu sacred syllable.
PRANAY   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "leader, guidance, love" in Sanskrit.
PUANANI   f   Hawaiian
Means "beautiful flower" or "beautiful offsring" from Hawaiian pua "flower, offsring" and nani "beauty, glory".
QIANA   f   African American (Modern)
From the word for the silk-like material, introduced by DuPont in 1968 and popular in the fashions of the 1970s.
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