Lana is an Arabic female name deriving from a root word meaning “soft, tender, gentle”. It’s also a short form of names like Svetlana, a Slavic female name meaning “light” from Slavic svet (light), or Alana, feminine form of Alan, a Celtic name of uncertain etymology though it’s been linked to meaning either “little rock” or “handsome” though it might also be related to Alaunus, a Gaulish god of healing and prophecy whose name could be related to Proto-Celtic *al(aun) meaning “nourishing” or *alo meaning “feed, raise, nurture” or possibly meaning “shining one”.
Lana is also a Hawaiian name meaning “calm as still waters” or “afloat”.
Origin: Arabic, Slavic, Celtic, Hawaiian
Hussein is a variant spelling of Husayn, a diminutive of Hasan meaning “handsome, beautiful, comely, good, goodly”. It’s also a surname originating from the given name.
- Husayn (Arabic)
- Husain (Arabic)
- Hussain (Arabic)
- Hisein (Arabic)
- Hasan (Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Indonesian)
- Hossein (Persian)
- Hüseyn (Azerbaijani)
- Husein (Bosnian)
- Khasan (Chechen, Ossetian, Circassian, Ingush, Tatar, Bashkir)
- Hüseyin (Turkish)
Jumal is the name of the Estonian god of the sky; the name means “god” in Estonian and Finnish, likely borrowed from the Proto-Indo-Iranian *diyumna, a cognate of Sanskrit dyuman (heavenly, shining, radiant). Jumal has also been used as a generic word used to refer to a god as well as also being used for the Christian God. Another possible meaning of the name is “twins” or it could be related to Mordvinic jondol meaning “lightning”.
Jumal could also be a variant transcription of Jamal, an Arabic male name meaning “handsome, beauty”.
- Jumala (Finnish
- Jumo (Mari)