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Gender: Female Meaning of Eliana: "my God has answered" Origin of Eliana: Hebrew Eliana's Popularity in 2017: #88

The name Eliana is a girl's name of Hebrew, Greek, Latin origin meaning "my God has answered". Eliana is ranked #88 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibsets You Know".

From the experts:

Eliana is a lilting, rhythmic choice, which has begun to catch on here along with many other El-starting names. One celebrity who chose it for his daughter is Christian Slater.

A widely multi-cultural choice, Eliana is heard in Israel, Spain, Portugal, Russia and Italy. The pretty French version is Eliane.

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Famous People Named Eliana

Eliana Girard, American dancer
Eliana Ramos, Uruguayan model
Eliana Michaelichen Bezerra, Brazilian TV hostess
Hilda Eliana Tenorio Patino, Mexican bullfighter
Eliana Yvette Pinckney, daughter of Clementa C. Pinckney, killed in the Charleston mass shooting
Eliana Sophia Slater (b. 2001), daughter of actor Christian Slater
Eliana Zamprogna (b. 2012), daughter of actor Dominic Zamprogna

Pop Culture References for the name Eliana

Eliana Wynter, a character in the movie "The Howling: Reborn"

Elianna, Lianne, Eliah, Ellianna, Elia, Elliana, Eilane, Liana, Liane


jrave656 Says:


I'm in the same camp

paulapuddephatt Says:


Pretty name

JessicaLouise92 Says:


LOVE this name! It's actually my daughters name and I am always getting compliments on it. I haven't really had any problems with people pronouncing it, as it is starting to become a little more popular. The meaning is beautiful and there are lovely nicknames to go with it.

dawner78 Says:


I am 20 weeks pregnant and just found out we are having a little girl. We love Eliana!! For a nickname we will probably call her Ellie. LOVE LOVE LOVE

EW314 Says:


I seem to be the only one who dislikes this name. I don't hate it, but I just find it so generic-sounding, what with all the El- and -ana names trending right now. It feels like a smoosh of all the elements that people currently find cool, pretty and girly (though I realise it isn't). It just lacks any personality for me.

delayedaviator005 Says:


this is the best name<33

Zelliew Says:


Very pretty & it would age well

tsewell123 Says:


I love this name! It sounds so elegant and has a beautiful meaning.

Saffron_Rice Says:


I like this and am torn between it and Eliora.

TaliaCat Says:


Very pretty... but I'd use the nickname Lia, because it's so classy, and you didn't list that one ;)

SparkleNinja18 Says:


WARNING! If you choose this name, 9/10 when someone reads it off (ex. at the doctor's office) it will be said "Elaina"! It happens with my sister ALL THE TIME!

Alicia1 Says:


This is a very special name with lots of pretty nicknames.

Liz Yevchak Says:


I chose this name for my daughter born 12/4/2013. My religious father wanted me to name her after my own birth name, Elizabeth Ann, but enjoyed the combination of both names and the meaning of Eliana. Another meaning for the name Eliana is the female variant of the Greek sun god Helios/Elios, which I thought was perfect for the little light of my world. The great thing about the name Eliana is that it's beautiful on it's own but can also have a multitude of nicknames, which tickles my fancy. Ellie, Elia (GoT/ASoIaF fans), Ana, Liana, and my favorite: Lena, which my daughter would have been named if she were born two days earlier. :)