Gender: Female Meaning of Eliana: "my God has answered" Origin of Eliana: Hebrew Eliana's Popularity in 2018: #83

Eliana Origin and Meaning

The name Eliana is a girl's name of Hebrew, Greek, Latin origin meaning "my God has answered".

The Hebrew variation of Eliana was taken from the elements el, meaning “God” and ana, meaning “answered.” Eliana also has roots as a variation of the Late Latin name Aeliana, a feminization of the male given name Aelianus, itself derived from the Roman family name Aelius. Aelius is related to the Greek word helios, which refers to the Sun.

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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Rank in US: #83

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Pop Culture References for the name Eliana

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


Alkyeliles Says:


I choose this for my daughter but I spell it Elijanah because I love names where j makes a y sound... Like Sonja and other Hebrew names. She goes by Eli (Ellie) and Jana (Yana) and El for nicknames.

Littleguy111 Says:


Love this name! Very pretty used in full name, Eliana. But also can be fun using short version of it Ellie or El... Or even Lia. Definitely easy to see why it is rising in popularity each year! Still fairly unique name too!

bordercollie Says:


Eliana is definitely a cute name, but something's been bothering me about the group of vowel-centered, soft sounding, uber-feminine names that have been growing in popularity recently (Eliana, Lila, Layla, Alia, Alana, Lillia, etc). They're all pretty, no doubt about that, but that kind of seems like all they are: pretty. There's nothing more to them, no substance or distinctive style, flavor, anything. They kind of all seem monotonous and empty to me, just a collection of pretty, lilting syllables growing ever more popular with no real appeal of their own. Personally, nothing comes to mind when I hear names like this, and after a while, they all start to blend together. Not to be mean about Eliana in particular, there are definitely worse names out there, but this is just something I've been thinking about recently.

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. :)