Info. on a family name anyone? Lemon?

My grandfathers grandparents were [name]Edward[/name] and Carrazana. It is pronounced Care-uh-zan-uh

anyone have any info. on this name or know of a more appealing way to spell it if we were to use it today?


Oh, Carrazana! [name]How[/name] pretty! I’ll admit I kept mistaking it for something like [care-uh-naz-uh] - I was switching the letters! - which lead me to [name]Cadenza[/name] and [name]Carissa[/name]. Hm. As far as what the name means, I’m drawing blanks, but it does appear to be a somewhat well-established surname…

I honestly think if you were to use it in full, Carrazana is your best spelling. You could make it something like Carazana, but you might end up with [cah-[name]RAZ[/name]-ah-na] as a pronunciation. You could make it a double name, like [name]Cara[/name]-[name]Zana[/name], or break it up into two parts a la [name]Cara[/name] [name]Sanne[/name] - [name]Sanne[/name] [sah-na] being a Dutch diminutive of [name]Susanne[/name] - or [name]Cara[/name] [name]Zana[/name] - [name]Zana[/name] being a Polish variation of [name]Jane[/name] and, perhaps more intuitively, a diminutive of [name]Susanna[/name]!

Okay, with that information in store, let’s take another look at the name’s meaning. Carrazana is composed of two main parts - [name]Carra[/name] and [name]Zana[/name]. [name]Carra[/name] is a variant of [name]Cara[/name], which means “dear.” [name]Zana[/name] is a variant of [name]Jane[/name], meaning “God’s gracious gift,” or a diminutive of [name]Susanna[/name], meaning “lily.” Either way, you’ve got a nice meaning for Carrazana - “God’s dear gracious gift” or the more streamlined “dear lily” - this feels more intuitive to me, to be honest. Carrazana might just be one of those old “smoosh” names that nobody’s ever heard of!

If I were you, how would I use it today? Well, my favorite might be switching up the name, which gives it a slightly different, but still appealing, meaning - [name]Zana[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]. Elegant and spunky! To get the same meaning (“dear lily”), you could use [name]Zana[/name] [name]Carina[/name] or [name]Zana[/name] [name]Carissa[/name]. Or, I’d go with a sophisticated and slightly exotic double name, [name]Cara[/name] [name]Sanne[/name] or [name]Cara[/name] [name]Zana[/name]. [name]Both[/name] are lovely!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

From my swift googling it appears the name is a last name.

As Laurn said, [name]Carra[/name] could be [name]Cara[/name], or [name]Kara[/name], which is sweet, kind, endearing, depending on the origin.

[name]Zana[/name] means lily or rose, so you could have a kind lily, or a sweet rose! :slight_smile:

I think using family names is great.


[name]Bella[/name] <3

My tendency is to say it with a t before the z (which makes it rather less attractive).

Most surname names are British. It’s refreshing almost every time I see one that isn’t.

I can’t think of a more attractive way to spell this. ([name]Just[/name] to be clear: yes, I do mean that in the best way possible.)