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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. loo-AN-ə(English)
LWA-na(Italian)
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Meaning & History

From the movie Bird of Paradise (1932), in which it was borne by the main character, a Polynesian girl [1]. The movie was based on a 1912 play of the same name set in Hawaii.

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VariantsLuann, Luanne, Luanna(English)
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Sources & References

  1. Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford, 1990, page 212.
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