Leanne, Leanna

Name Nerds main

FOR REAL: Liana started out as an Italian short form of Giuliana, Liliana etc. Liane/Lianne was used in English in the early-mid 20th century as a short form of Julianne. Leanne, however, is most likely a modern creation, based on the names Lee and Ann, influenced by names such as Deanne and Luann. Leanna may be an elaboration of Leanne, or else a re-spelling of Liana.

diminutives: Lee, Leelee, Annie

related names: Lee, Ann

Other recorded spellings: Leeanne, LeAnn, Leighann, Leighanne, Liane, Leeanna, Leighanna, Leeana