Is the name Luann that unique?

@ebsharer (5517)
United States
February 13, 2008 11:50am CST
We named our daughter Luann - Lu coming from my great grandfather and Ann coming from my great grandmother. I have tried to find her name on baby site to see what origin it comes from and can't find it any where not even in different spelling. I am really suprised. I mean I knew her name wasn't popular and thats one reason she got it, but its not unheard of either. What do you think its Luann that odd of a name? Just so you know I won't be offended if you say it is. We love her name and wouldn't have picked another name I am just courious.
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@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
13 Feb 08
it's definitely not odd to me. like many have said, it's really unique and even the spelling looks really good. really unique. when you say luann grace, that sounds even better. it gives a feminine feeling to me anyway.
@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
14 Feb 08
Feminine is one word I would deffinatly use to describe her. She is very danty. She really acts like a girl not wanting to get dirty or spill things. Its funny at her age to see a child actually wipe there mouth because there is food or drink on it.
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
14 Feb 08
that's so cute. how old is she anyway??
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@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
14 Feb 08
14 months
@tinkerick (1256)
• United States
13 Feb 08
Well, when I saw your title with the name Luann first thing that came to my mind was the comic strip. http://www.unitedmedia.com/comics/luann/ Doing a quick search I came up with this: http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Luann which says it's a variant on Luana: http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Luana Says it's Hawaiian in origin and means "enjoyment". It also mentions that can be a contemporary blend of Lou and Ann. -Tink
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@tinkerick (1256)
• United States
13 Feb 08
P.S. I think it's a very pretty girl's name.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
13 Feb 08
tinker that was very interesting! thanks for sharing the links!
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@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
13 Feb 08
Thank you awsome answer! The links are great! Funny thing is every one calls her an enjoyment to be around.
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
14 Feb 08
You may need to spell it differently. Like maybe, Louann or something. On the sitcom King Of The Hill. Hank Hill's niece on his wife's side is named Luann. I had never heard the name before this show came on.
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@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
14 Feb 08
Well concedering she is 1 years old I'm not changing the spelling now. Besides like stated above she was named after people ... spelling and all.
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
14 Feb 08
I am so sorry that I did not make myself clear. I just meant to spell it differently when you look up the meaning.
@shoumik12 (176)
• Bangladesh
14 Feb 08
I don't think so cause maybe I heard that name somewhere but is a nice name.
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@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
14 Feb 08
Thank you. I have heard the name just a few times. I was looking on the links Tink gave me and seen the name was very popular in the 30's.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
14 Feb 08
For sure Luann is not popular, but it has very good harmony and it is very energetic.....I like it very much. I think that your baby is going to be very happy with her name now and in the future....:) HUGS!
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@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
14 Feb 08
Thank you! I really hope she likes it. I wanted to give her a name with strength and meaning. The meaning of her name is so much more then what some book or web site says. Her name came from two amazing people that I know are watching over her.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
13 Feb 08
I went to school with a Luanne. I think, like your daughter, she was given the lovely name to honor two beloved members of the family. I think names derived in such a manner are such delightful names to have, especially for the child. Everyone likes to have someone that they were named in honor of (our family chooses saint's names) Luann (or Luanne) did not seem odd to me, but with your asking this question I realize that I have not seen it often.
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@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
13 Feb 08
Her middle name is Grace after his grandmother. So we have family names all over the place. I have to say I do love my daughters name Luann Grace!
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
13 Feb 08
Surprisingly, my surname is Luan. I think the name comes from China, although I am not a chinese. I think it is a beautiful name and unique for a first name.
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@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
13 Feb 08
Thank you I love it too. It fits her perfect too.
@Jemina (5783)
19 Feb 08
To many like me it's unique because I have never heard of that name before. I thought my name was unique because so many people everywhere I go tells me that it's the first time they hear my name. However, recently, I found out that there are so many of us already in the Philippines when I typed my name on friendster. Anyway, I believe that a unique name does not have to be the first and only one in the world. If it's very rare then I we can consider it unique. I don't find it odd either because it sounds so Chinese. Nevertheless, Luann sounds lovely and it sounds like a chime in a kind of way.
• Philippines
14 Feb 08
i know a nurse named Luanne.. she is so kind.. i think that name is cute for a little girl.. great choice! i hope you can post a picture of you and your little girl Luann.. :)