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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Eliana

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Eliana in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Eliana:

  • Records indicate that 19,313 girls in the United States have been named Eliana since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 2,219 people in the U.S. were given the name Eliana. Those people are now 9 years old.

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      20 Positive Comments

  • "I like the religious connection, it means ?God answers prayers.? Our child is named Eliana and after that there were a ton of Elianas popping up. Even my child?s teacher named their baby eliana." May. 23, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I went through so many baby girl names and could not find one that we even liked. A friend of mine mentioned a little Eliana they met and we both knew immediately that we had found "the one". After looking up the meaning of the name, it just fit! Thankfully all of our family loves the name as well.So beautiful!" Nov. 28, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Very pretty elegant name, although we prefer Aliana as the ?El? is a little too trendy right now." Jul. 19, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I heard this name recently and fell in love with it. The meaning is even more beautiful. Love!" Jun. 30, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Eliana is my name and I love it! I'm happy my parents named me this!" Mar. 25, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "We love this name, but looking for an "A" name. Fell in love with the name Aliana." Mar. 20, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Everyone asks how to spell my name but I love my name loads!" Aug. 11, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is 'Eliana and I ADORE it! Even though people do say it wrong ALL the time, It's the best name I could have asked for! Thanks mom and dad! <3" Jun. 12, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 2 year old is called Eliana Grace 'Ellie-ah-na' named after my sister Eleanor-Ellie and my mum Anna. I get nothing but compliments on it! No regrets, I think it's absolutely beautiful. She gets called Ellie" Sep. 26, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Heliana because of its religious connotation.Most people don't remember her name and asked me each time what is her name.I love when some friends though say hey -liana." Apr. 7, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Eliana Helene. Her Nickname is Leni. I wanted a hebrew name that everyone in german and english can pronounce right. Of course no one does. I prefer the quick N pronouncation that is used in Sephardi countries. Also the meaning was important to me (god has answered) and combined with Helene in greek its a double "light" meaning which is beautiful." Oct. 17, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Beautiful, elegant, and unusual. The meaning is also wonderful." Apr. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Eliana! My 2 month old daughter is Eliana Elise. No one pronounces it correctly though. I think people don't look at it closely enough and they always say Elaina. I've also heard Alannah (?) and Elianna but just a couple times, most of the time it's Elaina." Nov. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Being my selfname i love my name at first it was weird because no one has it but i like it now because its unique" Oct. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is Eliana Nicole. Though we often shorten it to Ellie, the pronunciation of her full name is L-E-on-ah." Sep. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I adore Eliana (el-ee-AH-na). It's one of my top two favorite names. Gorgeous!" Aug. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Eliana Rose is our daughters name. Often it is mispronounced as Elaine-ah but I just correct them. We call her Ella for short. My husband found the name and I think it is just beautiful and elegant!!!" May. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sounds great when pronounced E-lee-AHN-a. Not so fond of the harsh Midwestern sounding E-lee-ANN." Mar. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am considering Eliane for my daughter's name but worried about the different pronounciations. Some pronounciations that I have heard are E-lee-anne, E-lee-ahn, Air-lee-anne, E-Lye-anne, etc. Personally, I prefer E-lee-anne. Igkee" Sep. 14, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Eliana is my daughter's name. It is mis-pronounced more often than not. We have been calling her Ellie. Pronounciation is Ellie-Anna. I have heard of one other that spelled her name the same and another that spelled it Iliana (Illie-anna)." Jul. 20, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I am named Eliana and people always spell and pronounce my name wrong. However, I am an astronaut and people will know of me soon! Please NEVER spell it wrong! Grrrr." Dec. 19, 2016: Report as inappropriate

      10 Neutral Comments

  • "We have an Eliana Autumn we love her name and it has a beautiful meaning. People dont often know how to pronounce it but they soon learn." Sep. 28, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Actually I do not like it, because of its religious connotation." Jan. 15, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Eliana, but no one pronounces it right. So now everyone I know just calls me Elle or Ellie. In french, it is Eliane, also very pretty!" Jun. 20, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are considering this name for our baby but will be spelling it Ellianna to hopefully help reduce some of the mis-pronunciations. It sounds like Ellie-Ah-Na." Mar. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Eliana back in Jan. 2008 and since then, only ONE person has pronounced it correctly when they call her for appointments etc.. It even took close friends and grandparents a few months to get use to it! So, if that will bother you, I would suggest using another name, as people always say "Elaina". We did use it because there are 7 years between our girls. There were 7 years of prayers for her arrival. So the meaning was important to us. I do think it sounds beautiful as well :D" Oct. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I had never heard the name before 1998 when I came across it in a baby name book. My wife and I loved the name and the meaning so we used it for our second daughter. Since then I've noticed a remarkable spike in its occurrence (as shown in the graph above); there are three Eliana's in my daughter's grade school choir alone! I like to think we started the trend :)" Dec. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Eliana. The way I pronounce it is Eh-lee-ah-na. I think Eliana Sofia will be what my husband and I decide on, Evangeline is the other "maybe" name on our list. Anyway, I think it's a gorgeous name. I'll be very proud to give it to my daughter." Feb. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Eliana. And I like it pronounced el-ee-AH-nah. I also like how it means something along the lines of "The Lord answers". I agree that names ending with Anna shoud be pronounced as that, and with one 'n' it should be pronounced "AH". It should be like a rule of thumb. That way it is way less confusing! Maybe someday if I have a baby girl I'll name her Eliana. I also think it is very elegant and beautiful. Don't worry about it sounding "frilly". As far as I know the name has always been meant for a girl, anyway. Some people just want all names to sound "blah and neutral". BORING and not to mention stupid! Anyway, you rock all you Eliana's however your name is spelled or pronounced. Be proud of your unique name that is less used! And bear with all the people that mis-spell and mis-pronounce your beautiful name. :) I think it's worth it." Feb. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are naming our daughter Ruby Eliana. We picked this name because of its meaning. "God has answered my prayer"." May. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "The correct pronunciation is E-lee-ahna. If you want the Anna sound at the end, it should be spelled Elianna. It is like Ariana-R-EE-ahna. One N is always pronoucned Ahna." Apr. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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