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The Hebrew name Ilan has never been too popular in the United States, but it's on the rise. Perhaps it's the baby name's cool nature meaning or maybe billionaire Elon Musk (though spelled differently) makes it popular. Either way, we look for it to be on the list of the top 1,000 baby names in the next few years. Pair it with classic middle names like Alexander, or give it a cool edge with a trendy name like Wolf.

Meaning of the name Ilan:

Hebrew: tree

Origin of the name Ilan:

Ilan is a Hebrew name that means “tree.” Not much more is confirmed about its origins.

Symbolism of the name Ilan:

Because of its meaning, Ilan is often given to Jewish babies born on Tu BiShvat, which is a holiday that means the New Year of the Trees. Trees are also often symbolic of life, strength, and growth.

Style of the name Ilan:

Classic

Gender of the name Ilan:

Ilan is a boy's baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Ilan:

EE-lon

Number of syllables in the name Ilan:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Ilan:

The baby name Ilan evokes images of someone who is industrious and intelligent.

Alternative spellings for the name Ilan:

  • Elon 
  • Alon
  • Elan
  • Ilon
  • Elan

Nicknames for the name Ilan:

  • Lanny
  • Lonny

Popularity of the name Eve:

According to the Social Security Administration, Ilan has never been a top 1,000 baby name for boys or girls in the United States.

Related names for the name Ilan:

Great middle names for Ilan and their meanings:

  • Parker (park keeper)
  • Stone (stone)
  • Alexander (protector of men)
  • Kyle (narrow strait)
  • Augustus (great, magnificent)
  • Hayes (hedges)
  • Milo (soldier, merciful)
  • Wolf (wolf)
  • Mateo (gift of God)

Famous people with the name Ilan:

  • Ilan Averbuch (sculptor and artist)
  • Ilan Chester (singer)
  • Ilan Eshkeri (composer)
  • Ilan Halevi (writer)
  • Ilan Hall (celebrity chef)
  • Ilan Mitchell-Smith (actor)
  • Ilan Ramon (astronaut)

Ilans in popular culture:

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