Meaning and Name Origin
Elian \e-lian\ as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Elian) is of Spanish and Latin origin. From the clan name Aelianus. This Roman name may have come from the Greek word for the sun, helios.
For more information, see also the related boy name Elvis.
Elian is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#73247 out of 88799, Top 82%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Elian for boys. Elian entered the list in 2000 and reached its apex rank of #426 in the U.S. then, and is at #697 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Elian and affiliated names. The only other popular variation form of Elian (#697 the previous year) ranked in the Top 1000 is Elvis. Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread in the year 2000 and is now significantly lower, with the form Elvis becoming less trendy. Elian (#697) is the most chic boy name here. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Elian▲ is alike in pronunciation to Alan▲, Alin, Allan▼, Eilan, Eilean, Eilian, Elan, Elon, Elwin▼, Elwinn, Elwyn▼, Ilan and Olin▼. Other recommended similar baby names are Eian, Elam, Elia, Eliam, Eliana, Elias▲, Eliran, Elkan, Elman and Evian. These names tend to be more commonly used than Elian.