Definitions

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  • proper noun A female given name.

Etymologies

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A feminine form of Alan; variant spelling of Alana. Also possibly derived from Elaine (Old French) "bright, shining" or Helen (Greek) "light." The spelling Alannah is possibly influenced by names of Hebrew origin such as Hannah and Susannah and by the Anglo-Irish term of endearment "alanna", "alannah" "alanah" or "a leanbh" meaning "O child.". From the Celtic/Gaelic, Alanna possibly means "Fair". It can also be derived from the combination of the father`s name Allan, with the mother`s name Donna, to form Alanna.

Examples

  • Alanna is hosting Pille of Nami-Nami, here all the way from Estonia, and invited a few of the local bloggers over for a get-together.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Alanna is challenging us to try some new vegetables all this month with her Vegetable Contest, so here are my attempts to try some vegetables that are new to my kitchen.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Alanna is challenging us to try some new vegetables all this month with her Vegetable Contest, so here are my attempts to try some vegetables that are new to my kitchen.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Alanna is also challenging us to try new vegetables this month with a contest.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • He threw the charm into the air and pointed at it, shouting a word neither Alanna nor George knew.

    In the Hand of the Goddess

  • He threw the charm into the air and pointed at it, shouting a word neither Alanna nor George knew.

    In the Hand of the Goddess

  • He threw the charm into the air and pointed at it, shouting a word neither Alanna nor George knew.

    In the Hand of the Goddess

  • He threw the charm into the air and pointed at it, shouting a word neither Alanna nor George knew.

    In the Hand of the Goddess

  • He threw the charm into the air and pointed at it, shouting a word neither Alanna nor George knew.

    In the Hand of the Goddess

  • Several weeks later Duke Gareth called Alanna out of her mathematics class.

    ALANNA

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