What does Eliana mean?
Eliana \e-lia-na\ as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' name Eliana) is pronounced el-ee-AH-nah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Eliana is "my God has answered". Also the Spanish and Italian form of the Roman family name Aeliana. This may have come from the Greek word for the sun, helios, and the name may thus mean "daughter of the sun". See also Liana.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Aliana.
Eliana is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2725 out of 4276, Top 64%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Eliana for girls. Eliana entered the list in 1991 and reached its highest position of #117 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Aliana (#703 the previous year), Elianna (#651), Elliana (#296), Ileana, Leana, Leanna (#725), Liana (#582) and Lina (#767) are the prominent varying forms of Eliana (#117 the previous year). These girl names are at the peak of their popularity presently (usage of 0.351%), except for the versions Leanna and Lina which have become less in vogue. The most trendy birth names here are Aliana (#703), Eliana (#117), Elianna (#651), Elliana (#296) and Liana (#582), with Eliana having a rekindling in popularity. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Eliana and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Eliana is pronounced similarly to Alana, Aleana, Alianna, Aliena, Alina, Allana, Elaina, Elainna, Elana, Elanah, Elanna, Elayna, Eleanna, Eleena, Elena, Elina, Ellena, Ellina, Ellona, Elona, Elonna, Ilana, Iliana, Ilianna, Illiana, Oleana, Oliana, Olianna and Olina. Other recommended similar baby names are Elan, Elane, Elin, Elkana, Ellan, Ellane, Elna▼ and Elviana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Eliana.