Origin, Meaning, And History Of Hana
Hana is a globally popular baby name with various origins, depending on the region. The name was created as a simpler spelling variant for Hannah, an old Hebrew name that refers to the mother of Samuel in the first book of Samuel in the Old Testament. According to A Dictionary of First Names, Hannah is a female name attributed to the phrase “God has rewarded me with a kid.” Hana may also mean “grace” and is connected to God. The names Anne, Ana, and Ann, among others, are Hellenized Hebrew variations.
Hannah also has Jewish, French, and Christian forms and has different connotations in different languages. Hana means hope in Kurdish, blossom in Persian, and joy in Arabic. It represents a flower in Japanese, craft and labor in Hawaiian, and first in Korean. In the Maori language, Hana means to shine, glow, radiate love, or be radiant. Hana is also an Albanian word for the moon.
Many Slavic countries, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, and Croatia, use the spelling of Hana. Hanah, Hannah, Hanna, and other notable variants of this name are also popular among parents. It was not until 1994 that Hana debuted on the US female naming rankings. Due to the popularity of Hannah in the 1990s and early 2000s, its variant Hana also became a favored minimalistic spelling option.
In fiction, the primary protagonist and player character of the Fear Effect series is Hana Tsu-Vachel. She made her PlayStation debut in 1999’s Fear Effect. She is renowned for the way Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix, the game’s 2001 prequel, portrayed her love connection with Rain Qin. Kim Possible, an animated series on the Disney Channel, features the fictional character Hana Stoppable as Ron’s adoptive Japanese sister. Her name means “flower” in Japanese.
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Famous People With The Name Hana
- Lee Ha-naSouth Korean actress, popular for her role as Kang Kwon-joo in the multiple seasons-procedural thriller Voice
- Hana Mae Lee American actress, played the role of Lilly Onakuramara in the musical comedy Pitch Perfect film series
- Hana Soukupová Czech model, known for her participation in Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows
- Hana Šromová Czech former tennis player, won eight singles and 35 doubles titles on the ITF Women’s Circuit.
- Hana Hegerová Slovak singer and actress, referred to as the Queen of Czechoslovak chanson
Hana On The Popularity Chart
Hana has been through highs and lows in the last decades. Give a glance at the graphs to understand more.
Popularity Over Time
Over the years, Hana has been average in terms of popularity. Less than 500 babies per million are registered under this name every year. Check the graph to understand more about it.Source: Social Security Administration
Rank Over Time
Hana is not a highly popular name among parents, but after 1993, it has managed to be among the top 1000 names in the charts. The graph below shows the ranking trend.Source: Social Security Administration
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