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in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yana

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Yana is of Russian origin and means "Gift from God".
  2. A submission from Washington, U.S. says the name Yana means "Precious to god".
  3. A user from Russian Federation says the name Yana is of Jewish origin and means "God's blessing".
  4. A user from Greece says the name Yana is of Bulgarian origin and means "In ancient Bulgarian the name means River".
  5. According to a user from Ohio, U.S., the name Yana is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Spiritual Journey".
  6. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Yana means "In native american (cherokee) Yana means bear".
  7. A submission from Canada says the name Yana means "Home" and is of Kurdish origin.
  8. A submission from Thailand says the name Yana means "Wisdom, ability of knowledge" and is of Sanskrit origin.
  9. A submission from India says the name Yana means "Vehicle" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
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  1. The Yanan language spoken by the Yana
  2. A member of an extinct North American Indian people who lived in northern California

Cognate to English Jane, ultimately from Hebrew, feminine form of Ioannes ( =John).

  1. A female given name from the Slavic languages. A romanization of the Bulgarian or Russian name Я́на (Jána).
  2. A river in Sakha (Yakutia), Russia that rises near Verkhoyansk and flows into the Yana Bay of the Laptev Sea.
  3. A member of a North American Indian people who once resided in the eastern portion of the upper Sacramento River valley in California.
  4. The now extinct Hokan language of the Yana, best known for a systematic differentiation between men's and women's speech.

Notable Persons Named Yana

Notable Persons Named Yana

Yana Gupta

Yana Gupta is a model (people), actor, author, model, and actress. Yana was given the name Jana Synková on April 23rd, 1979 in Brno.

Yana Kudryavtseva

Yana was born on September 30th, 1997 in Moscow, Russia.

Yanka Dyagileva

Yanka Dyagileva was a post-punk, psychedelic rock, underground music, and punk rock musician. She plays Guitar, Bass guitar, Glockenspiel, and Vocals. Her career lasted from 1988 to 1991. Yanka was given the name Yana Stanislavovna Dyagileva on September 4th, 1966 in Novosibirsk. She breathed her last breath on May 9th, 1991.

Yana Klochkova

Yana Klochkova is a swimmer. Yana was born on August 7th, 1982 in Simferopol, Simferopol Raion, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union.

Yana Egorian

Yana was born on December 20th, 1993 in Yerevan.

Yana Shcherban

Yana was born on September 6th, 1989 in Bishkek.

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    Film Editing
  • Yana Belomoyna
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  • Yana Daniels
    Soccer Player

Notable Persons With the Last Name Yana

Notable Persons With the Last Name Yana

Toboso Yana

Toboso was born on January 24th, 1984 in Warabi, Saitama.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yana U.S.
  White 55.22% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 35.82% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yana

People with the last name Yana are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Yana

  • How Popular is the name Yana? Yana is the 6,725th most popular name of all time. As a last name Yana was the 127,494th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Yana have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,126 babies born with the first name Yana in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yana to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yana? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1955 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Yana first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yana is Sunday, September 19th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Yana born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yana was in 2015 with a total of 101 babies.
  • Random Yana Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yana is not a popular baby girl's name in Washington. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Washington have the same name in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Yana: The name spelled backwards is Anay. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Anya. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yana? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 134 people with the last name Yana.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yana? Yana is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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