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Origin & Meaning

The name Eliana is of Spanish origin.

The meaning of Eliana is "light".  

It is also of Hebrew and Latin origin, where its meaning is "sun".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 117  in baby name popularity for girls with 2708 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Eliana Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Eliana has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Eliana to other names.


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Related Names

Eliana is a form of the name Elianus.

The names Eliane, Ellouise are all forms of Eliana.

Other Tidbits

Eliana falls into the celestial name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Eliana in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Eliana.

Just for fun, see the name Eliana in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Eliana in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

Spanish names consist of one or more given names followed by TWO family names. Generally the first surname is the father's first surname and the second is the mother's first surname but this traditional order no longer required. Generally the second surname is only used for formal and legal matters.

Although a child may have only one or two given names for official civil records, they may be given several names when baptized.

Given names are simple such as Juan or composite such as Juan Pablo. Composite names are considered single unit first names and not first and second names.

Parents give names that just appeal to them, honor relatives or saints, or are of traditional Spanish origin.

Many Spanish given names honor the Virgin Mary. Girls are frequently given the name Maria or Maria followed by a suffix name and boys are sometimes given the name Maria as a middle name. Girls with Marian composite names may use the suffix portion of their name as their main informal name. For example Maria de los Angeles, Maria del Pilar and Maria de la Luz, may go by the names Angeles, Pilar and Luz.

Although the first name within a composite name generally reflects the gender of the holder, the second name need not, as in Jose Maria or Maria Jose.