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Quick Facts on Leanna

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 698
lee-ANN-ah; lee-AHN-ah
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Leanna

  • Cooperative
  • Considerate
  • Compassionate
  • Nurturing
  • Sensitive
  • Patient
  • Loving
  • Kind
  • Gracious
  • Balanced

Etymology & Historical Origin - Leanna

Leanna is a name that developed one of two ways. Initially it probably started out as a mutation of “Liana” which was a short form of names like Liliana or Juliana. A liana is also the name of woodsy vine that climbs vertically in dense tropical forest regions, taking root in the soil and securing itself to trees for support and to reach sunlight above the canopy. Due to its tangled strangulation of trees and the natural pathway it offers to animals to feed off the trees, lianas tend to thwart the longevity and reproduction of its host trees. Some trees have therefore evolved into species that obstruct lianas from adhering to them. Secondly, and most commonly, Leanna is merely the pairing of the two names: Lee and Anna (see those two name pages for more detailed information). For the most part, Leanna was coined as yet another pretty three syllable name with the popular “-anna” suffix.

Popularity of the Name Leanna

Leanna has been around in America longer than we would have thought (it feels more like a late 20th century creation). However, this name did appear on the charts as far back as the late 1800s. While Leanna has never been a very popular choice, she has managed to secure herself to the charts with permanency since the late 1930s. The name has mainly been bestowed with relatively low frequency reaching as high as semi-moderation in the late 1980s and early 90s. Back in the late 80s, the soap opera “The Young and the Restless” brought attention to the name when the delightfully psychotic character of Leanna Love Randolph was introduced (back in the 1980s naming children after a daytime character was fairly trendy). Today the name seems to be parking itself around 700th place (not very common). With the many other “-anna” names out there (i.e., Adrianna Arianna, Brianna, Deanna, Ivanna) we wondered why this one hasn’t been embraced as readily. Perhaps it feels too twenty-years-ago. Also, some parents spell the name LeAnna.
Popularity of the Girl Name Leanna
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Leanna

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Leanna

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Leanna

    Leanna We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Leanna.

  • Popular Songs on Leanna

    Popular Songs on Leanna

    Leanna - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Leanna.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Leanna

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Leanna

    Leanna Builds a Genie Trap (Hazel Hutchins) - Leanna sets out to capture a genie who she believes is taking various things from around the house. In her attempts, she gets her foot caught in the sofa and discovers that the missing items are in between the sofa's cushions. Leanna goes from capturing a genie to talking to a sofa which talks back. Hutchins' choice of words, such as soothers, may be confusing to children. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Leanna

    Famous People Named Leanna

    Famous People Named Leanna - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Leanna.

  • Children of Famous People Named Leanna

    Children of Famous People Named Leanna

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Leanna - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Leanna.

  • Historic Figures

    Leanna - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Leanna - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Leanna.

Personality of the Girl Name Leanna

The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.

Variations of the Baby Name - Leanna

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