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Eliana
Gender Female
Other names
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 Assyrian/Akkadian, 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 Akkadian/Assyrian, 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].

Popularity[edit]

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 117th most popular name used by females in the United States for 2014, according to the Social Security Administration.[4]

Popularity of the female name Eliana in the United States.

Year Rank
2014 117
2013 125
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]

Entertainers[edit]

Other uses[edit]

Places[edit]

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

Media[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1], ELIANA is from the Aramaic and Hebrew words, meaning MY GOD HAS ANSWERED (Kolatch, Alfred J. 1994. The New Name Dictionary - Modern English and Hebrew Names. Middle Village: Jonathan David. 110) Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Eliana_name_meaning_at_hebrewbabynames.com" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  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 2 September 2015. 

External links[edit]


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