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Meaning and Name Origin

Elana \e-la-na\ as a girls' name is pronounced ee-LAHN-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Elana is "tree". Also variant of Helen.


Elana has 4 variants: Elanah, Elanie, Elanna and Ilana.

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alene, Aline, Elaina, Elaine, Elayne, Eleanor, Elena, Elenora, Elinor, Ella in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elle, Ellen, Ellie, Elnora, Helen, Helena, Ileana, Ilene, Lana, Lena in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elaine, Eleanor, Ella, Elle, Ellen outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ellie, Lena, Lina outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.