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What does Ileana mean?

Ileana Pronunciation of Ileana [ileana] as a name for girls is of Norman, Hebrew and Greek origin, and the meaning of the name Ileana is "my God has answered; sun ray; tree; Trojan". Ileana is an alternate form of Aileen (Norman): Scottish version of Eileen. Ileana is also a variation of Eliana (Hebrew). Ileana is also used as a derivative of Helen (Greek), Ilana (Hebrew), Iliana (Greek).

Associated with: greek, sun, tree.


Ileana has 17 variants: Alena, Alyona, Eilena, Elaina, Elana, Eleana, Eleanna, Elena, Eleni, Elianna, Elliana, Elyana, Ilania, Ileanna, Ilianna, Ilona and Yelena.

37 more related forms via Aileen, Eileen, Eliana, Helen, Ilana, Iliana: Aleanor, Aleen, Alene, Eilean, Eleanor, Eleen, Elian, Eliane, Helana, Heleena, Helena, Helenna, Ilane, Ilanit, Ileane, Ileanne, Ileen, Ileene, Ilene, Iliane, Ilka, Illa, Illeana, Illeanna, Illeanne, Illene, Illia, Illiana, Illianna, Jelena, Lana, Lean, Leana, Leanah, Leanna, Lena and Liana.

Creative forms:
(female) Ileala, Ileara, ..

(male) Ileain, Ileano, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ileana Lincoln (I.L.), ..

How popular is Ileana?

Ileana is a very popular first name for females (#1542 out of 4276, Top 36%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Ileana was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its highest rank of #1214 in the U.S. in 1990, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Aileen (#515 the previous year), Aleen, Alena (#596), Alene, Eileen (#694), Elaina (#291), Elana (#1522), Eleanor (#60), Elena (#106), Eleni (#1595), Eliana (#103), Elianna (#598), Elliana (#302), Helen (#419), Helena (#534), Ilana, Ileen, Ilene, Iliana (#904), Illa, Ilona, Lana (#353), Leana, Leanna (#763), Lena (#272) and Liana (#527) are the popular variation forms of Ileana ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Ileana were favored by parents during 1920-1929 (usage of 5.7%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 1.2%, 78.9%), with forms such as Alene becoming less fashionable. Helen has been the most recognizable form, though Eleanor is now the top form.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ileana, Aileen, Aleen, Alena, Alene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eileen, Elaina, Elana, Eleanor, Elena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eleni, Eliana, Elianna, Elliana, Helen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Helena, Ilana, Ileen, Ilene, Iliana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Illa, Ilona, Lana, Leana, Leanna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lena, Liana in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eleanor, Elena, Lena outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ileana is alike in pronunciation to Alaina, Alana, Alani, Alawna, Alayna, Aleena, Aleynah, Aliana, Allana, Allona, Allyna, Alona, Alonna, Alyna, Elanah, Elanna, Elayna, Ellona, Elona, Elonna, Ilena, Ilonna, Olena, Olianna and Ulani. Other suggested similar names are Adeana, Aldana, Arleana, Breana, Cleona, Deana, Deeana, Elkana, Flana, Gleana, Glenna, Iana, Idiana, Ilean, Ilima, Ilone, Ioana, Irena, Iriana, Ishana, Ivana, Jeana, Keana, Keeana, Meleana, Oceana, Oreana, Seana and Teana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ileana.

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