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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 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].


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]


Other uses[edit]


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



  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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Huffington Post

Huffington Post
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 06:15:00 -0800

Eliana M. Reyes is an award-winning motivational speaker, author, and self-love coach. She has presented to more than 100,000 students and adults nationwide and has impacted communities in Spain, Kenya, El Salvador, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.

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Sun, 22 Nov 2015 06:24:11 -0800

Happiness is a process. In the past months, I have wasted hours of my precious life trying to understand the root of my seasonal unhappiness. I was on the road doing what I love, but I wasn't content. My melancholic attitude became annoying and after ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:31:27 -0800

Magdy Sowiha, a director of Eliana held a meeting with the woman to discuss her absence from work following the alleged domestic violence incident and "in an attempt to mend relationships between her and her husband to ensure a harmonious work ...

iG Gente

iG Gente
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 03:37:30 -0800

"Esta mulher é muito quente, demais! Teve um homem que falou que a Eliana foi a melhor amante que ele já teve", disparou, deixando a apresentadora constrangida. Christina Rocha deixou Eliana sem graça ao vivo neste domingo (29). A apresentadora do ...

Valencia County News Bulletin

Valencia County News Bulletin
Wed, 11 Nov 2015 18:03:45 -0800

Eliana Alderete, a sixth-grader at Sundance Elementary, gets a warm welcome at school Friday from her classmates as they wish her well for her surgery that she underwent on Monday. Clara Garcia-News-Bulletin photos ...


Mon, 30 Nov 2015 04:03:48 -0800

O feitiço virou contra o feiticeiro no programa da Eliana, neste último domingo (29; Christina começou dizendo que conhecia Eliana de 'várias baladas'. — Eu não vou; Eliana pareceu ficar constrangida no início, mas Christina seguiu contando a história ...


Sun, 29 Nov 2015 17:41:15 -0800

Jailton Paiva, o músico que foi "flagrado" em uma praia ao lado de Eliana Amaral, é um cantor e compositor paraibano. Ele vive em João Pessoa e já participou de festivas e coletâneas musicais por todo o país. Desde os anos 90 trabalha como assessor ...

Primicias Ya

Primicias Ya
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 06:03:45 -0800

Futbolistas e integrantes del cuerpo técnico lucieron glamorosos junto a sus parejas en la cena anual de la fundación. Los argentinos Sergio Romero y Marcos Rojo se destacaron junto a sus mujeres, Eliana Guercio y Eugenia Lusardo. Mirá las fotos ...

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