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Gender: Female Meaning of Ilana: "oak tree" Origin of Ilana: Hebrew

The name Ilana is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "oak tree". Ilana and is often added to lists like Best Girl Names Starting with Vowels and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Ilana is a name with seemingly endless variations, well used in Israel, sometimes chosen for little girls born on the holiday of TuB'Shevat, the New Year of the Trees.

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Famous People Named Ilana

Ilana Sheryl Kloss, South African tennis player
Ilana Glazer, American comedian/actor
Ilana Kara Diamond Rovner, U.S. federal judge
Ilana Sod, Mexican TV and radio journalist
Ilana Berger, Israeli tennis player
Ilana Mercer, South African-born Israeli-Canadian-American journalist and author
Ilana Levine, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Ilana

Ilana Verdansky, character on TV's Lost
Ilana Levi, character in The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
Ilana Wexler, character from Broad City


fahnestock1 Says:


Thank you for sharing that! We love the name for our girl!

Miri Says:


I love it!

Ilana Says:


I'm named Ilana, and I love the name! It is a bother going to Starbucks and having them spell it wrong, but it's so special! And honestly, I get tons of compliments about it. It may seem weird, but it's rare, and who needs more boring names in the world? Be original and make your little girl rare just like a gem💖

rie Says:


Cute! Nn Lana <3