Zana Meaning and Origin

The name Zana is a girl’s name meaning “fairy of the mountain” and is of Albanian origin. In Slavic languages, Zana is a diminutive form of the name Zlata, which means “golden”. It can also be a variant of the name Svetlana, which means “light”. In Kurdish folklore, Zana is a female spirit or goddess of the forests and mountains, sometimes depicted as a beautiful, winged creature. The name Zana may therefore be related to the Kurdish word “zanîn”, which means “knowledge”. In Arabic, Zana is a unisex name that means “rain” or “to give nourishment”. It is also a variant of the name Zaina, which means “beautiful”. In Hebrew, Zana is a variant of the name Zanna, which means “lily”.


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