The name can either be a contraction of Juliana or Liliana or it may be taken from the name of the type of vine that grows in the jungle.
Currently, Liana is the 448th most popular female name in France, (2009) and the 525th most popular in the United States, (2010).
Another form of the name is the French and German Liane.
The name is also used in the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Romania, Slovakia and in Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking countries.
Designated name-days are: April 8 (Estonia), April 30 (Latvia) and December 10 (Czech Republic and Slovakia)
Czech diminutives include: