Alannah: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Alannah

Derived from the Gaelic expression "a leanbh" (pronounced exactly like Alannah, and translating as "dear child"). So not only are you getting a pretty name for your daughter, but an adorable term of endearment as well. Even when she's acting anything BUT dear.

Nicknames:

Allie, Lana.

Famous people named Alannah:

Singer/songwriter Alannah Myles; fashion designer Alannah Hill; singer Alannah Currie.

Fun fact:

Spelled Alana, this name could also have Polynesian/Hawaiian roots and mean "new beginning."

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