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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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Daily Mail

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Wed, 03 Jun 2015 21:37:06 -0700

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 06:52:30 -0700

Eliana Amaral ficou nova do empresário Gessé Junior. O pedido de casamento, feito durante uma viagem romântica a Miami no Dia dos Namorados, foi oficializado na noite de sábado, 27. Detalhe: as alianças trocadas pelo casal valem R$ 50 mil.

Merced Sun-Star

Merced Sun-Star
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:07:30 -0700

Nelson Ortiz, 43, holds his 2015 Merced County Father of the Year award with daughter Eliana, 11, at their home in Merced on Thursday. Ortiz was chosen after Eliana submitted an essay to the annual Merced County Father of the Year Essay contest, which ...


Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:22:30 -0700

Eliana Amaral e o Gessé Junior oficializaram o noivado na noite do último sábado (27). O pedido tinha sido feito no dia 12 de junho, quando o casal estava em Miami, mas o empresário e a apresentadora fizeram a troca de alianças neste fim de semana.


Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:48:45 -0700

The "Everyday Earring Exhibition" will feature over 19 artists including Rameen Ahmed, Sheru Hoffman, Eliana Arenas, Dora Kovacs, Sarah Brown, Elaine Marshall, Andree Chenier, Sam Mitchell, Stephanie Elderfield, Kelly Nye, Kathy Ezzo Favelson, Denisa ...

Tribuna da Bahia

O POVO Online
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 04:40:36 -0700

A apresentadora Eliana fez um gesto de solidariedade nessa quarta-feira, 24, enquanto estava no Aeroporto Internacional Santos Dumont, no Rio de Janeiro. A responsável pelo programa do SBT pagou a passagem aérea de um homem desempregado ...


Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:15:00 -0700

Eliana abriu seu álbum de viagem ao extremo sul do continente americano. Ela esteve na Patagônia argentina, passando por Ushuaia e El Calafate, em maio, para uma matéria especial de seu Programa Eliana, que será exibida no próximo domingo, 28.

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