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What does Elan mean?

Elan /elan/ as a name for boys is of Hebrew origin, and the name Elan means "oak tree". Elan is an alternate spelling of Eilon (Hebrew) with the suffix -an. Elan is also a variation of Ilan (Hebrew): masculine version of Ilana.


Elan has 3 variants: Eilan, Elon and Ilon.

Elan has 1 more relation via Eilon, Ilan: Elam.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Elanea, Elaney, ..

(female) Elanea, Elat, ..

How popular is Elan?

Elan is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#66476 out of 150436, Top 44%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Elan for boys. Elan entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its highest position of #1264 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is at #1347 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Elan and affiliated names. Elam (#1581 the previous year), Elon (#1704) and Ilan (#1739) are the prominent varying forms of Elan (#1347 the previous year) appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Eilan, are uncommon. These relations of Elan were popular in 2014 (adoption of 0.02%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elan, Elam, Elon, Ilan in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Elan is alike in pronunciation to Ailean, Ailin, Alain, Alen, Alin, Allan, Allen, Allin, Allon, Allyn, Aloin, Alon, Aluin, Alun, Alwin, Alwyn, Alyn, Eilean, Eilian, Eilwyn, Elwyn, Elwynn, Olen, Waylan and Wylan. Other recommended names are Adan, Alban, Bran, Dylan, Eagan, Ean, Eban, Edan, Edin, Edyn, Egan, Eian, Eilam, Elami, Elden, Eldin, Eliam, Eliana, Elias, Elkan, Elkana, Elman, Elmar, Elmo, Eloy, Elton, Eluf, Ely, Eman, Emlin, Eran, Ernan, Etan, Euan, Eunan, Evan, Evin, Ewan, Ewin, Felan, Ian, Idan, Jalan, Jan, Kean, Man, Milan, Oran, Orlan and Rylan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Elan.