How would you pronounce Liliana

See the results of this poll: How would you pronounce Liliana

Respondents: 44 (This poll is closed)

  • LILY-ANNA : 5 (11%)
  • LILY-ARNA/AHNA: 39 (89%)

I voted for the ‘[name_f]LILY[/name_f]-ARNA / AHNAH’ option. Pronounced this way, it’s a pretty name - I prefer it to [name_f]Lilian[/name_f] / [name_f]Lillian[/name_f].

If [name_f]Liliana[/name_f] were spelled with two n’s I would say [name_f]Lily[/name_f]-[name_f]Anna[/name_f]. One n is always the ‘ahna’ prn to me.
[name_f]Liliana[/name_f] is a very pretty name!

[name_f]Lily[/name_f]-[name_f]AHNA[/name_f]. But I’m not sure if it’s a dialect thing; I’m Australian.

‘lil-ee-[name_m]AH[/name_m]-na’. As other people said, two ‘ns’ is ‘anna’.


I would say [name_f]Lily[/name_f]-[name_m]AH[/name_m]-NAH. If it was spelt [name_f]Lilianna[/name_f], then I would pronounce it the other way.

[name_f]Liliana[/name_f] / [name_f]Ana[/name_f] = AHN-A
[name_f]Lilianna[/name_f] / [name_f]Anna[/name_f] = [name_f]ANN[/name_f]-A

I’ve noticed that (the majority of) Americans pronounce -ana as [name_f]ANN[/name_f]-A and often times [name_f]Anna[/name_f] as AHN-A (think Frozen’s [name_f]Anna[/name_f] or Glee’s [name_f]Santana[/name_f]). I think it’s a matter of dialect.