Lana is a short form of Alana and Svetlana. It is of Slavic and Breton origin and comes from the following roots: свѣтъ (světŭ) свет (svet) plus (Alan). In an independent name survey Lana appears in 2007`s top-1000 name list at rank 402. In Hawaiian, Lana means "afloat; calm as still waters". In Mexico it is a slang word for money. The name also resembles the romantic term for wool: "laine". In Kurdish it is a female name which means "nest" or "the house of lion". The feast day is celebrated on November 25.
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