Meaning and Name Origin
For more information, see also the related girl name Elaine.
Elana has 33 more related forms via Helen: Alene▼, Aline▼, Elaina▲, Elaine▼, Elayne, Eleanor▲, Elena▲, Eleni, Elenora▼, Elianora, Elinor▼, Ella▲, Elle▲, Ellee, Ellen▼, Ellie▲, Ellin, Elly, Ellyn, Elnora▼, Galina, Halina, Helaina, Helana, Helena▲, Ileana, Ilene▼, Ilona, Jelena, Lana▲, Lena▲, Lina▼ and Yelena.
Elana is a very prominent first name for females (#1899 out of 4276, Top 44%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Elana and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Elana (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Alene, Aline, Elaina (#281 last year), Elaine (#654), Elayne, Eleanor (#78), Elena (#121), Elenora, Elinor, Ella (#17), Elle (#395), Ellen (#656), Ellie (#55), Elnora, Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Ileana, Ilene, Lana (#351), Lena (#279) and Lina (#767). Usage of these girl names reached its most widespread during the years 1910-1919 and has become much lower since, with versions such as Alene, Elinor, Elnora, Helen and Ilene falling out of style. The trendier birth names here are Elaina (#281), Eleanor (#78), Ellie (#55), Lana (#351) and Lena (#279), with Eleanor, Ellie, Lana and Lena undergoing a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Elana is pronounced similarly to Alaina▲, Alana▲, Alanah, Alani▲, Alanna▲, Alawna, Alayna▲, Aleana, Alena▲, Aliana▲, Alina▲, Allana, Alona, Alyna, Eilena, Eilona, Elaini, Elainia, Elainna, Elayna, Eleana, Eleanna, Eleena, Eliana▲, Elianna▲, Elina, Ellena, Elliana▲, Ellina, Ellona, Elona, Elonna, Elyana, Ilania, Ilena, Iliana, Iolana, Oleana, Olena, Oliana, Olina and Ulani. Other suggested similar baby names are Edana, Elaene, Elain, Elan, Elane, Elata, Elen, Elene, Elian, Eliane, Elin▲, Eline, Elkana, Ellan, Ellane, Ellma, Elma▼, Elna▼, Elon, Elyn, Elynn, Etana, Evana and Flana. These names tend to be less frequently used than Elana.