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Gender: Female Pronunciation: ill-ee-AH-na Meaning of Iliana: "from Ilium or Troy" Origin of Iliana: Greek Iliana's Popularity in 2019: #833

Iliana Origin and Meaning

The name Iliana is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "from Ilium or Troy".

Iliana is one of the vaguely but usually undefinably exotic names that have a wide range of spellings and pronunciations. Ilium was the poetic name of the city of Troy, and variations of this name—especially Ileana and Ileanna—have been widely used, projecting a rather bohemian image.

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Comments

Lina Says:

2016-06-03T22:26:55

As a Greek who has this name I can give you a full interpertation for this name. Iliana is actually the female version of the name ILIAS, from Bible's Prophet Ilias (pronounced Ee-lee-as in Greek), known as Elijah in Hebrew (meaning ''my God is Jah/Yahu). https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...
For Christian Orthodox Church (and for Catholics as far as I know) Prophet Ilias although lived in the pre-Christian times is considered a saint as many others Old Testemony figures and he is celebrated on 20th July. In Greece, many churches are devoted to Saint Prophet Ilias as well. Many if not the most of little churches found on mountains in Greece are devoted to Saint Ilias, because he spent many years in mountains during his life. So Iliana in Greece is the female version of Ilias by adding the -ana which if it was with double letter n (Ilianna) could have a connection to Saint Anna too!
Now because in Greek there are two type of the letter ''I'' pronounced exactly the same (the ''Ι'' and the ''Η''), Ilias is written with "Η''. Helios for example (Ηλιος) means Sun in greek. So Ilias (Ηλιας) or Iliana (Ηλιανα) in Greek have the same root as the word Sun!
Now in Ancient Greek the name of Troy was Ilion or Ilium in Latin. So because in latin alphabet like in English and so many other languages the name is written Iliana, leads in this connection with Ilion. It's not false connection at all. But in the places where the name is connected with Prophet Ilias is just the feminine version for it, rather than any connection with ancient Troy.

_Theresa_ Says:

2015-08-21T15:26:02

I love this name! It's gorgeous.