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What does Elanna mean?

Elanna Pronunciation of Elanna [elan-na] as a name for girls is a Greek and Hebrew name, and the meaning of the name Elanna is "sun ray; tree". Elanna is a variant form of Elaine (Greek): French variation of Helen. Elanna is also a derivative of Elana (Hebrew).

Associated with: greek, sun, tree.


Elanna has 11 variants: Alaina, Alayna, Elaina, Elaini, Elainia, Elainna, Elanah, Elanie, Elayna, Elliana and Ilana.

9 more related forms via Elaine, Elana: Alayne, Elaene, Elain, Elan, Elane, Elayne, Ellaine, Ellane and Ellayne.

Creative forms:
(female) Elanca, Elanwy, ..

(male) Elanea, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elanna Allison (E.A.), ..

How popular is Elanna?

Elanna is a rare given name for females. Elanna is an equally unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Elanna (outside Top 2000) are Alaina (#176 from recent data), Alayna (#223), Elaina (#291), Elliana (#302), Elaine (#673), Elayna (#1223), Elana (#1522), Ilana and Elayne. Adoption of these forms of Elanna was at its apex during 1940-1949 (average #1665) and has remained as widespread to this day (#934, 12.4%), but with the version Elaine falling out of fashion. Elaine has generally been a favorite of parents, although Elliana appears to be gaining favor too. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alaina, Alayna, Elaina, Elaine, Elana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elayna, Elayne, Elliana, Ilana in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Elanna is pronounced similarly to Alana, Alanah, Alani, Alanna, Alawna, Alaynna, Aleana, Allena, Allina, Alona, Alonna, Alwyna, Eilena, Eilona, Eleana, Eleena, Eleni, Ellena, Elyana, Ilania, Ilena, Iliana, Illeanna, Ilona and Iolana. Other suggested similar names are Alanza, Ayanna, Belanna, Blanca, Blanka, Canna, Dalanna, Danna, Edana, Edlinna, Elanit, Elanor, Eleen, Elian, Eliane, Elianne, Elin, Elinda, Elkanna, Ellen, Ellene, Ellyn, Elmena, Elmina, Elna, Elon, Elvena, Elzina, Erinna, Evana, Evanne, Filanna, Flanna, Gianna, Glenna, Hanna, Janna, Keanna, Lanna, Lianna, Luanna, Nanna, Osanna, Rianna, Shanna, Sianna, Tyanna, Wanna, Yanna and Yoanna. These names tend to be more commonly used than Elanna.

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