I think I wrote that it did… that’s what the nameberry entry says. If it needs correction, a post to Subject: “Some of the meanings are wrong” in the All about Nameberry forum:
I looked up [name]Elian[/name], it says form of [name]Elijah[/name], for which the meaning is listed: “the [name]Lord[/name] is my God” in Hebrew. I don’t know if [name]Eliana[/name] is the direct feminization of [name]Elian[/name] or how that works in Hebrew. Thanks for the correction on the meaning.
I also did not know the meaning of [name]Karen[/name] in Hebrew (or that it had a meaning in Hebrew). [name]Just[/name] coincidence that it had a similar meaning of the listing for [name]Eliana[/name]? And that it’s my name also - very interesting. It is most commonly listed as a Greek form of the name [name]Catherine[/name], but if it has a Hebrew meaning as well, I think the more information, the better. Liat is also pretty.
Upon reading this, I was all set to fall back on memory from something I researched a while ago, that although similar [name]Eliana[/name] and [name]Ileana[/name] are two different names, not related; The entry for [name]Ileana[/name] says that it is a form of 3 different names:
[name]Iliana[/name] is Greek, meaning “from Ilium or [name]Troy[/name]”.
[name]Ilena[/name] is a Greek variation of [name]Helen[/name], and
[name]Ilana[/name] is Hebrew for “oak tree” (all according to Nameberry).
If Jillymommy or anyone else has any countering information, I would like to know, and I’m sure [name]Pam[/name] and [name]Linda[/name] would like to improve the accuracy of their website for all visitors, especially those who do not take time to discuss their searches and lists with the rest of us. So please enter any inaccuracies you find with them so we can all benefit.
Although I love [name]Eliana[/name], I do not like [name]Ileana[/name] so much but it may work well for the OP. I said before that I liked [name]Elena[/name], and I also liked [name]Ilana[/name] from the new list I found. The subtle shades of sound that makes a preference for one over another are very interesting to me.