Eliana is a Hebrew female name meaning “my God has answered”.
Eliana is also the Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese form of French Éliane via Ancient Roman Aeliana, the feminine form of Aelius, a Roman family name of unknown meaning though it’s often been linked to Ancient Greek helios meaning “sun”.
It’s also possible that Eliana could be a variant spelling of Ileana, the Romanian form of Helena, the Latin form of Ancient Greek Helene. The origin of the name is unknown- it’s been linked to Ancient Greek helene meaning “torch”, likely in reference to something that shines or illuminates, so the name would essentially mean “the shining one” or “the bright one”; another possible origin is from Ancient Greek selene “moon”, which would tie it to the idea of illumination and light.
Origin: Hebrew; uncertain
Meaning: from Hebrew “my God has answered”; also the Latinate form of Ancient Roman Aeliana/Aelius, possibly “sun”; could also be from Ancient Greek helene “torch” or selene “moon”, essentially meaning “the shining one” or “the bright one”
Usage: Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, Hebrew
- Elliana (English)
- Eleana (English)
- Eleanna (English)
- Elleana (English
- Aeliana (Ancient Roman)
- Éliane (French)
- Élian (Spanish, Portuguese)
- Elian (English, Spanish)
- Elián (Spanish, Portuguese)