Eliana Name Meaning

A gorgeous Hebrew name with loads of nickname potential, Eliana has burst onto the baby name scene with gusto. Whether you prefer her shortened forms of Elle and Ellie or her melodic sound in all its glory, Eliana is simply irresistible.

Meaning “my God has answered” little Eliana is the perfect response to your prayers. She has effortless femininity yet obvious strength, dodging the frilly label often placed on girl names. She’s a confident pick with sophistication, easily fitting on a grown woman ready to take on the world. Eliana does have an inherent softness as well, an adorable name for a little girl.

It’s no surprise that parents are loving on Eliana, as the -ana suffix trend has been heating up on the charts. Ariana and Liliana are just two of her sisters bearing the sound that is picking up in popularity. She also has the in-demand El- start, seen in longtime favorites Eleanor and Elena.

Eliana is a fashionable pick for the modern girl, shunning cutesy styling to stand out in her own way. She’s a showstopper of a choice, always turning heads with her beauty. While she comes from Hebrew roots, she also appears in Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese culture.

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Eliana Name Popularity

How popular is the name Eliana? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
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1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
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1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 0 0%
1965 2,181 5 0.0003%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 0 0%
1969 2,121 7 0.0005%
1970 0 0%
1971 0 0%
1972 0 0%
1973 0 0%
1974 0 0%
1975 0 0%
1976 0 0%
1977 0 0%
1978 2,933 5 0.0004%
1979 2,577 6 0.0004%
1980 1,537 33 0.0023%
1981 1,756 24 0.0016%
1982 1,933 19 0.0013%
1983 2,280 11 0.0007%
1984 1,647 27 0.0018%
1985 1,858 22 0.0014%
1986 435 458 0.0303%
1987 762 182 0.0119%
1988 1,008 110 0.0071%
1989 994 125 0.0077%
1990 1,071 117 0.0071%
1991 734 241 0.0148%
1992 888 177 0.0111%
1993 940 152 0.0097%
1994 945 152 0.0099%
1995 1,058 122 0.0081%
1996 855 180 0.012%
1997 815 204 0.0138%
1998 715 261 0.0174%
1999 624 337 0.0225%
2000 543 440 0.0288%
2001 491 525 0.0348%
2002 399 701 0.0468%
2003 348 853 0.0561%
2004 313 984 0.0646%
2005 308 1,004 0.0657%
2006 280 1,164 0.0743%
2007 248 1,376 0.0872%
2008 202 1,633 0.1057%
2009 190 1,678 0.1123%
2010 168 1,822 0.1264%
2011 154 1,998 0.1402%
2012 143 2,233 0.1567%
2013 125 2,595 0.1823%
2014 117 2,727 0.1872%
2015 102 2,970 0.2041%
2016 93 3,191 0.2213%
2017 88 3,249 0.2328%
2018 84 3,364 0.2449%
2019 62 3,860 0.2851%
2020 53 3,973 0.3121%
2021 48 4,105 0.3358%
2022 41 4,773 0.3618%

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Names Like Eliana

If you like Eliana, you’ll love these other names like Eliana.

What names are diminutives of Eliana?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Eliana sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Eliana, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender

Gracious one



Sun ray, shining light



Smart woman



Other goddess






Shortened form of El- names



Sun ray, shining light; other, foreign


What names are variants of Eliana?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Eliana.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender

God has answered; tree



God has answered



God has answered



God has answered



God has answered



My God has answered



God has answered



God has answered



God has answered; sun ray, shining light; tree; Trojan


What names sound like Eliana?

If you like how Eliana sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Eliana.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender




Of unknown meaning



Sun ray, shining light



Sun ray, shining light



Marsh flower







What names are similar to Eliana?

Find a name that’s like Eliana, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender

God is my strength



Youthful and downy



Lily flower






From the sea









Strong, healthy



Strength and vigor





Lists With Eliana

Find inspiration in these baby girl name lists featuring the name Eliana.

Siblings of Eliana

Mamas with kids named Eliana also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender

Gravelled homestead



Lake colony



Fair-haired courageous one



Myrtle tree



He has heard



Ing's beauty






God will strengthen










  1. Actually we asked an A.I to make a name by combining Helena and Elizabeth with Hebrew origin.
    It gave us Eliana!

  2. We love the name Eliana! However, we eeee not able to use the name due to initials. We went with Aliana (nn Allie), which we fell in love with, as well!

  3. My partner and I chose the name Eliana because it is a mixture of both our names. Partner’s name is Elissa and mine being Carolina. It also means God sent and having a baby is something that we had been wanting and had been trying for a while. so she is definitely God sent.

  4. In Hebrew, it means “God has answered.” I had prayed, telling God I was concerned my fiance and I may not be right for one another and unsure that I should be helping raise his daughter because I felt I was overstepping. God answered by sending us a beautiful little girl. He also answered my prayers when 77 hours after an induction was started I was at 10 cm. This was after refusing a C section repeatedly, being in back labor for days, spending most of the last 24 hours on all fours (baby couldn’t tolerate other positions), running a fever around hour 75 and being unable to change positions on my own. I was too weak to roll over and felt I was too weak to push. I prayed. He answered. A little less than one hour into pushing, I was told to stop because the doc was in OR and the midwife was also occupied. About 15 minutes later she entered this world. I couldn’t have push her out without His help.

  5. From Hebrew origin, meaning God answered me!

  6. I had a miscarriage and had names that baby Samuel, which means “God has heard”. Two years later I was elated/scared to find out I was pregnant again. When I found out she was a girl I was even more excited, as I already had 2 boys and one girl, and wanted my daughter to have a sister. I instantly loved the name and the way it sounds, but what sealed it was the meaning. Samuel – God has heard, Eliana – God has answered. Her name is Eliana Louise, and she’s 8 years old now. She was born July 9th 2014.

  7. It means “God answered our prayer”. We chose this name for one because it starts with an E, we liked it and the meaning confirmed the name. We tried for over a year praying to conceive a child and we finally. Our prayer was answer.

  8. It means “God answered my prayer”. My husband and I prayed for her after trying for over a year and he surprised us with her?

  9. Because the meaning of the name is God has answered and I have prayed for this little girl for many years

  10. My older sisters name is Eliana we call her Eli but people kept getting confused because they pronounced it as E Lie So when she moved out she had to spell it Ellie.

  11. Someone I worked with briefly had that name, and I think I saw it online somewhere looking through names and thought it sounded pretty and the name means “God has answered” and I had intensely prayed last year that I might meet someone have children soon, and I met my boyfriend and got pregnant shortly after that, so it seemed appropriate. And it was one of the few names my boyfriend and I both liked

  12. It’s my middle name. I’ve always liked it. My mom is from Colombia she picked it. It’s a less common name in South America. It’s pretty rare here but I’ve heard it a couple times. We can call her Ellie for short we call her by both though.

  13. I love the meaning of eliana, it means God has answered,she really the answered prayer for us.

  14. Love. We named our little sweetheart Aliana because the first initial E does not go with our last name. Aliana/Eliana are so graceful and classy in my opinion.

  15. My name is actually Elianna and most of the times people mistaken me as Elena. My nickname is Lia cause I hate Ellie. It’s a sweet and great name. I love it 🙂

  16. Eliana means “God has answered”, and our own Eliana was a double rainbow baby after two heart breaking miscarriages, and it fit her so perfectly. We also love the nickname Ellie, so we got to use both!

    • Ohhh congratulations. I have the same story I had 2 back to back miscarriages and then finally welcomed my little Eliana in 2021.

      God bless your family. Every little Eliana is very very loved and blessed

      • After 6miscarriages, 4single and 2multiple(twins) all of which would be over 4months and 5months respectively, i went through alot of suffering, stress, depression. Literaly i lost my self, i am glad i had supporting in laws and my great family. I was advised to give a break to concieving again since all my miscarriages i would end in theatre. Deep in my heart i said i cant rest with out a child, i have faith, i have my God. So i prayed to God for the grace to take me through, i asked God that if i concieve again i will only step inthe theatre only when Iam giving birth. To cut story short, i concieved and from when i was 4months pregant i kept on a complete bedrest, with the support of my husband and young sister i wd only leave the house while they are are holding me for my antenatals, it was a very tough journey i walked with God. I searched for the name i wd call my daughter that means God has answered my prayer. Name “Eliana” popped up

        God is faithful, he answers prayers. I and my husband are glad we also have a child in our home.

        I am planning to write abook for what i went through is a lot and God answered me.
        May be my testimony will help some one

  17. It means “gift from God” which she definitely was for us as she wasn’t planned, and we were young and scared, but ended up being exactly what we needed (God knew and had a plan). It’s a more of a rare and beautiful name and I love the nickname “Ellie“.

  18. Eliana means my God has answered. After suffering two miscarriages, needing surgery to clean up endometriosis and a cyst, we got pregnant again and found this name. The perfect prayer and sentiment of our heart. Eliana Marie

  19. Her name means “my God has answered” and we love that. We also just loved the sound of it and that it was unique but not totally out of the ordinary.

  20. Beautiful! We chose to name our little girl Aliana after hearing the name Eliana and fell in love with the name. We prefer the nickname Allie over Ellie. They are both absolutely stunning names!

  21. The name Eliana means “my God has answered”. We had a miscarriage last year so Eliana is our rainbow baby so we just felt that it was very fitting because she is our little answered prayer. ? The nicknames are timeless as well…as a baby she’ll most likely be called “Ellie” and perhaps as she grows older she may prefer “Elle” – both of which we really do like.

    • That is so sweet!

      • My parents named me Eliana because they got pregnant after trying for several years.

        • I want to have eliana as a name. But hubby says that it’s too hard to pronounce

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  22. We picked Eliana for our third child because she’s our rainbow baby. We lost our second child in pregnancy and we were both happy and scared to know we were having another one. Eliana means “my God has answered” and it was perfectly fitting for all we had been through.

    • That is the same reason for me wanting to pick eliana for my second bub… Sadly hubby thinks that it is too hard to pronounce

  23. My husband and I chose Eliana because we like the sound of it and we like having the option of calling our little one Ellie.

  24. The name is Hebrew for God has answered my request. After being told for 16 years that I couldn’t have kids and it was going to be a low chance I constantly prayed for a baby. One day God answered me yes!!!! And she’s my miracle baby my blessing from God. I had the name picked out years ago that if I had a girl this would be her name. Eliana has a smile that is contagious, big brown eyes and is funny. People are just drawn to her and just loves has to be the center of attention.

  25. Eliana means The Lord has answered. I love this! He surely has answered a longing I wasn’t aware of!

  26. She was a very prayed for baby. We tried for years and lost our other conceived child. So when we found out it was a girl, we searched and searched and found this Hebrew name that means “God has answered”. Her middle name is River for a bit of Earth in there. My other daughters middle name is Rain and my step daughter’s middle name is Rose.
    So Eliana River

  27. I first heard this name 8 years ago when pregnant with my third. I immediately loved it and thought that I would use it with the next girl that I had. Well 8 years and 3 pregnancies later, I finally got the chance to use it.

    The Hebrew meaning of this name is “God has answered” and he has in so many ways during this pregnancy and my labor and birth. During the pregnancy, we didn’t know the sex of the baby, and I prayed about what the name was to be. Even though I had this name chosen for a girl, I wanted to be sure it would be the right name for this girl (if it was a girl). He answered and confirmed that it was. During the labor we prayed about the different circumstances and He answered in different ways, providing peace in the uncertainties, providing the right medical team, and supportive reminders. She is definitely living up to her name from the beginning of her life. I am excited to see how else it will be fulfilled as she grows.

    • I feel the same way, but am yet to confirm the gender.

  28. Eliana sounded beautiful and is Hebrew for “My God has answered.” When baby was born, she required a full resucitation and a ventilator, so I cried out to God, “Please breathe life back into her.” He did, so I knew that the name Eliana was perfect for her.

  29. The meaning of Eliana in Hebrew is “God has answered” brought me to naming my daughter. My husband and I had some very important, positive life changing events happen during my pregnancy and right before she was born that only God could do, so we felt she was God’s answer to us.

  30. I chose Eliana’s name because it means “My God has spoken” and she was very much an answered prayer for our family. The only thing that bugs me about her name is when people pronounce it incorrectly, usually as Elaina.

    • My daughter’s name is Eliana and there’s a lady who almost always pronounces it illiana and it makes me wish I’d chosen a different name for her but besides that I love them name! Lol. She is also called elaina a lot by nurses etc.

  31. “E” name after my deceased grandmother Elsie. We liked the name Eliana and it means my g-d has answered in Hebrew.

  32. It was my first son that chose the name.He has been praying that God should give him a sister and God answered him.the meaning of the name is God has answered my prayer.

  33. We like to choose our baby names based on meaning or legacy. We loved Eliana because it means “my God has answered me”, we paired with Grace so her name would mean “My God has answered me (with) grace” .

    • Also because it sounds so beautiful and melodic ?

    • Our little girl is also Eliana Grace. She is 3 and brings so much joy to our family.

      • My daughter’s name is Eliana Joy.

  34. I was looking for a name to go with the middle name AnneMarie (tribute to my new husband’s late grandmother/best friend) and it was also important that it be meaningful. Eliana has a Hebrew meaning and it’s “my God has answered.” I love the beautiful breathy sound of the name and the way it rolls off the tongue. God knew the prayer of my heart, one that I could never speak without feeling a sense of loss or even betrayal and that prayer was to have a partner to raise my children with and not to go through life grieving and alone. The husband of my youth (10 beautiful years and four gorgeous children) was killed in Afghanistan and many years later, my children and I have been blessed to find a wonderful man who blesses our lives daily. God answered my prayer and then some when our daughter Eliana joined our family on September 10th, 2018.

  35. Means: God has answered
    We spell it Ellyana and call her Elly

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