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Meaning and name origin

Ilana \i-la-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced ee-LAHN-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ilana is "tree". A name given to girls born on the Jewish holiday "The New Year of the Trees".


Ilana has 12 variant forms: Elana, Elanit, Eleana, Eleanna, Ilane, Ilania, Ilanit, Ileana, Ileanna, Iliana, Ilianna and Illa.

For more information, see also the related girl name Eila.

There is 1 masculine form of Ilana: Ilan.


Ilana is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2686 out of 4276, Top 63%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ilana and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Iliana (#830) and Ileana. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ileana, Iliana in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ilana and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ilana is also pronounced similarly to Alaina, Alana, Alanah, Alani, Alanna, Alawna, Alayna, Aleana, Alena, Alina, Allana, Alona, Alyna, Elaina, Elanah, Elanna, Elayna, Elena, Eliana, Elina, Elona, Elyana, Ilena, Illeana, Illiana, Illona, Ilona, Ilonna, Iolana, Iolani, Oleana, Olena, Oliana, Olina and Ulani. Other suggested similar baby names are Flana, Iana, Ilean, Ileane, Ilene, Iliane, Ilima, Ilone, Ioana and Ivana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ilana.