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Updated May 1, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

What does Eliana mean and stand for?


  • Hebrew: My God has answered  
  • Italian/Spanish/Portuguese: Sun  

Gender: Female  

Syllables: 4  

Pronunciation: The name Eliana is pronounced eh-lee-AH-nah 

Eliana is a name of Hebrew origin, translating to "my God has answered." The Hebrew variation of Eliana was taken from the elements el ("God") and ana ("answered"). It is a variation of the Late Latin name Aeliana, a feminization of the male given name Aelianus. It also has roots in Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese, meaning "Sun" or "of the Sun."

How Popular Is The Name Eliana

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Eliana in Pop Culture

Do you know these fictional characters that share this first name?

  • Eliana Ferracora (Courverie) from The Empirium Trilogy - A bounty hunter known as the Dread of Orline.

Popularity of the Name Eliana

According to Social Security Administration data, Eliana has seen a significant rise in popularity over the last decade. It entered the top 100 girls' names in the US for the first time in 2018 and has continued to climb. In recent years, Eliana has been most popular in states with large Latin American populations, reflecting its Spanish and Italian origins. 

Notable Elinas include actress Eliana Jones, Eliana Girard, an American dancer and reality TV personality known for her appearances on , and several other international artists and athletes. Fictional characters named Eliana have appeared in novels, television series, and movies, indicative of the name's growing prominence in popular culture.

Where Is the Name Eliana Popular?

This name is most popular across certain states in the U.S., including those highlighted on the map below.

Nicknames for Eliana

These shortened names can make great nicknames for your baby.

  • Elle
  • Ellie
  • Lana
  • Lanie

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