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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, 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].

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 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]

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 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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TheBlaze.com
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:09:14 -0700

Eliana Benador was founder of Benador Associates. is the head of Benador International, in Geneva, Switzerland. She is an international strategist, adviser, opinion writer on international affairs, speaker. Her website is www.elianabenador.com ...

TheBlaze.com

TheBlaze.com
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:02:27 -0700

Eliana Benador was founder of Benador Associates. is the head of Benador International, in Geneva, Switzerland. She is an international strategist, adviser, opinion writer on international affairs, speaker. Her website is www.elianabenador.com ...

Air Herald

Air Herald
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:22:30 -0700

Photos from the event have only recently made their way online and Eliana Guercio is shown enjoying herself just like everybody else. One photo from the campus of the AFA in Ezeiza, taken by Martin Demichelis wife shows Eliana with Antonella Roccuzzo ...

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National Review Online (blog)
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:06:55 -0700

Michelle Nunn can come across as a “lightweight,” “too liberal,” not a “real Georgian.” While she served as CEO for the Points of Light Foundation, the organization gave grants to “inmates” and “terrorists.” And her Senate campaign must feature images ...

TheBlaze.com

TheBlaze.com
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 09:36:09 -0700

Eliana Benador was founder of Benador Associates. is the head of Benador International, in Geneva, Switzerland. She is an international strategist, adviser, opinion writer on international affairs, speaker. Her website is www.elianabenador.com ...
 
A Tarde On Line
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:35:03 -0700

Candidata ao Senado, Eliana Calmon (PSB) descarta que o crescimento de Marina Silva (PSB) nas pesquisas de intenção de voto seja reflexo da comoção pela morte de Eduardo Campos, em acidente aéreo em 13 de agosto. "Não posso dizer que é ...
 
WEEI.com
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:53:27 -0700

Eliana was diagnosed with sarcoma in 2013. • Her treatment has included, 6 cycles of chemotherapy, then surgery (amputation), then 11 more cycles of chemotherapy. Eliana, who loves to sing, performs a wonderful version of "Let It Go" from Frozen.

Air Herald

Air Herald
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 06:07:30 -0700

Eliana Guercio, the model wife of Argentine football star Sergio Ramos, says rumors that she attacked a fan of her husband at a hair salon with a pineapple or untrue. “They said I hit him with a pineapple … But that person is liar. There was no such ...
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