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What does Elana mean?

Elana /ela-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.

Associated with: tree


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

Related girl name: Elaine.

Elana has 38 more related forms via Helen: Alena, Alene, Aline, Alyona, 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, Ilka, Ilona, Jelena, Lana, Lean, Leana, Lena, Lina and Yelena.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Elada, Elaka, ..

(male) Elaan, Elawyn, ..

How popular is Elana?

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Elana for girls. Elana was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its highest rank of #1062 in the U.S. in 1995, and is at #1361 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elana name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elana outside U.S.

Alena (#617 from recent data), Alene, Aline, Elaina (#281), Elaine (#654), Elayne, Eleanor (#78), Elena (#121), Eleni (#1425), Elenora, Elinor (#1546), Ella (#17), Elle (#395), Ellen (#656), Ellie (#55), Elly (#1347), Ellyn, Elnora, Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Ilana, Ileana, Ilene, Ilona, Lana (#351), Leana, Lena (#279) and Lina (#767) are the popular related forms of Elana (#1361 from recent data). Usage of these forms of Elana reached its most widespread during the years 1920-1929 (average #1036) and has become much reduced since (#1132, 70% less usage), with versions such as Elaine becoming less in vogue. The trendier birth names here are Alena, Elaina, Elena, Ella, Elle, Ellie and Lana.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elana, Alena, Alene, Aline, Elaina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elaine, Elayne, Eleanor, Elena, Eleni in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elenora, Elinor, Ella, Elle, Ellen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellie, Elly, Ellyn, Elnora, Helen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Helena, Ilana, Ileana, Ilene, Ilona in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lana, Leana, Lena, 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 Alana, Alanna, Alannah, Alawna, Alaynna, Alenah, Alianna, Aliena, Allina, Alona, Alwyna, Elainna, Elenyi, Eliana, Ellina, Elonna, Ileanna, Ilena, Illiana, Iolana, Oleana, Olena, Oliana, Wilona and Yllona. Other suggested similar names are Brana, Dana, Dylana, Edana, Edna, Edyna, Eena, Elaene, Elain, Elan, Elane, Elata, Elen, Elene, Elga, Elia, Elian, Eliane, Elin, Eline, Elkana, Ellan, Ellane, Ellga, Ellma, Ellsa, Elma, Elmena, Elmina, Elna, Elon, Elsa, Eltha, Elva, Elvina, Elyn, Elynn, Eraca, Erlina, Etana, Evana, Flana, Gilana, Jana, Nolana, Osana, Qiana, Sana, Tyana and Yoana. These names tend to be less frequently used than Elana.