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Related names Elian, Eliane, Ileana, Iliana, Iljana, Liane, Lianne, Liana, Elyana, Eli, Eleana, Eliah, Elijah, Elliana, Elianna, Elianah, Eliena, Elienna, Elienah, Éliane, Elia, Elio, Ellen, Helen, Eileen,

Eliana, אֶלִיעַנָה (Hebrew), Ηλιάνα (Greek), إليانا (Arabic), is a female given name found with that spelling in Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Origin & Meaning[edit]

Many sources derive it from Hebrew, literally translated as "My God has answered me."[1] It is composed of three Hebrew elements: EL, meaning GOD; ANA, meaning ANSWERED; and the Yud, located after EL, indicating first person possession.[2] Biblical sources: "And he erected there an altar, and called it El- [God] elohe-Israel [El, the God of the Patriarch Israel]" (Genesis 33:20). "And Efron answered [ana] Abraham, saying unto him," (Genesis 23:14).[1]

It can also be derived from the Late Latin Aeliāna, the feminine form of the Latin family name Aeliānus (of the sun), which is derived from the Greek hēlios (sun).[3]

Moreover, it is related to the Greek name Helene, and would thus be one of the many forms derived from that Greek name, such as Elaine from Old French. In Arabic, it is translated as "the Bright"[citation needed].


In the United States, Eliana first appeared on the charts in the 1990s, spurred by the momentum of popular names like Ella, and Anna. In recent years Eliana has become an even more popular name, ranking in the top 1,000 female names for the past sixteen years. Most recently, it ranked the 145th most popular name used by females in the United States for 2012, according to the Social Security Administration.[4]

Popularity of the female name Eliana in the United States.

Year Rank
2012 145
2011 155
2008 203
2007 251
2006 282
2005 302
2004 314
2003 346
2002 393
2001 493
2000 537
1999 624
1998 282
1997 282

Note: Rank 1 is the most popular, rank 2 is the next most popular, and so forth. Name data are from Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States.

People named Eliana[edit]


Other uses[edit]


  • L'Eliana, a municipality in the province of Valencia, Spain



  1. ^ a b [1], ELIANA is from the Hebrew, meaning MY GOD HAS ANSWERED (Kolatch, Alfred J. 1994. The New Name Dictionary - Modern English and Hebrew Names. Middle Village: Jonathan David. 110)
  2. ^ [2], ELIANA is composed of three Hebrew elements. EL, meaning GOD (Alcalay, R. The Complete Hebrew English Dictionary. Jerusalem: Massada. 90); ANA, meaning ANSWERED (Alcalay, R. The Complete Hebrew English Dictionary. Jerusalem: Massada. 1925); and the Yud, located after EL, indicating first person possession.
  3. ^ [3], Norman, Teresa. A World of Baby Names. New York: Berkley Publishing Group, 2003. 460.
  4. ^ "Popular Baby Names". Social Security Online. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 

External links[edit]

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:58:11 -0800

ORIENT, Ohio - Naomi and Matthew Coy of Orient know they're in a race against time. Their daughter Eliana was born December 5th, nearly two months premature and weighing just two pounds, six ounces. "All the doctors have said she probably won't make ...


Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:23:36 -0800

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National Review Online (blog)

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 01:00:00 -0800

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Worcester Telegram
Sat, 29 Nov 2014 01:41:57 -0800

"We suspected something was wrong, and took her to the emergency room, but at that time, the doctor found nothing wrong," her mother, Gloria said. She kept limping and, a month later, fell. She stopped walking and she was taken back to the emergency ...
Huffington Post
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 07:25:03 -0800

I used to love bacon. Fried crispy on the griddle, dripping with that salty, greasy fat, served with anything from a stack of pancakes to a baked potato. Delicious on sandwiches, cheeseburgers and in omelettes. Heck, bacon even tasted good with chocolate.

New Straits Times Online

New Straits Times Online
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 16:00:00 -0800

Nur Eliana Ariffin, 17, secured her first win after carding a four-day score of 300 after ending yesterday with a five-over 77. Elated by her victory, Nur Eliana, who came in third in last year's tournament, said she didn't expect to win as it was a ...


Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:52:30 -0800

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:18:45 -0800

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