Kana is the name of a stream between the territories of Ephraim and Mannasseh (Joshua 16:8) and of a town of Asher near Sidon (Joshua 19:29). The latter became known in the New Testament as Cana, as is most celebrated as the town where Jesus performed his first miracle of turning water into wine (John 2:1). Cana is also the home of Nathanael who Jesus found under the fig tree (John 21:2, 1:48).
BDB Theological Dictionary, NOBS Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names all agree: Kana comes from (qaneh), reed, stalk. These places were probably named Kana because of the reed that grew there. The most notable symbolic use of the reed occurs in Isaiah 42:3, "A bruised reed He will not break."
The name Cana or Kana means Place Of Reeds (NOBS Study Bible Name List) or Place Of Reed (Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names).