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Liyana

Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Liyana mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Liyana

User Submitted Origins

Arabic
53%
Xhosa
33%
Zulu
5%
English
4%
Persian/Iranian
3%
Russian
3%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from South Africa says the name Liyana is of Zulu origin and means "Liyana can be directly translated from the Zulu language as *it is raining' and rain in our culture is associated with blessings, growth and new beginnings. So it can mean that it is raining blessings".
  2. A submission from South Africa says the name Liyana means "It's raining blessings".
  3. A submission from South Africa says the name Liyana means "It's raining".
  4. A user from South Africa says the name Liyana is of Zulu origin and means "It is raining".
  5. A submission from South Africa says the name Liyana means "The name Liyana is a Nguni name (Nguni is Southern Africa nativity) for Xhosa, Swati, Zulu and Ndebele, the name means 'its raining".
  6. According to a user from South Africa, the name Liyana is of Xhosa origin and means "Raining".
  7. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Liyana means "Softness and tenderness".
  8. A user from Malaysia says the name Liyana is of Arabic origin and means "Softness, tenderness".
  9. According to a user from India, the name Liyana is of Arabic origin and means "Soft".
  10. A user from Canada says the name Liyana is of Persian / Iranian origin and means "Luminous in ancient Persian language".
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Notable Persons Named Liyana

Notable Persons Named Liyana

Liyana Jasmay

Liyana Jasmay is an actress and singer. She has had major accomplishments since 1997. Liyana was given the name Liyana binti Jasmay on March 28th, 1988 in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia.

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Fun Facts about the name Liyana

  • How Popular is the name Liyana? Liyana is the 12,547th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Liyana have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 799 babies born with the first name Liyana in the United States. That's more than enough people named Liyana to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Liyana? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1994 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Liyana born? The highest recorded use of the first name Liyana was in 2019 with a total of 98 babies.
  • Random Liyana Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Liyana is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 12 babies in California have the same name in 2018.
  • Weird things about the name Liyana: The name spelled backwards is Anayil. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Alnayi. How do you pronounce that?
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