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 Liana, a short form of names ending in –liana. Liana 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
- Liana (English)
- Lianna (English)