African, Arabic, Chinese, Elements, Female, L names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names, Zulu

Liyana

Liyana is an Arabic female name meaning “soft, tender, gentle, delicate” from Arabic root word l-y-n (to become soft, tender). It’s also a Zulu female name derived from a word meaning “it is raining/it’s raining”. I’ve also seen it listed as a Chinese female name meaning “beautiful + elegant, graceful, refined + graceful, elegant” with the Chinese characters (丽雅娜). It could also be a variant spelling of Lianaa short form of names ending in –lianaLiana is also the name for a type of long-stemmed wooded vines that grows in the jungle, derived from Middle French lien (to bind) from Latin ligo meaning “to bind” via PIE *leyǵ- (to bind, tie).

Origin: Arabic, Zulu, Chinese, Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Liana (English)
  • Lianna (English)

 

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