Elastin encoded by elastin gene ( ELN) is a crucial extracellular matrix protein responsible for arterial resilience. The objective of this study was to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of ELN gene susceptible to intracranial aneurysm (IA) in Korean population. Two SNPs of ELN gene, rs2071307 (Gly422Ser) and rs2856728 (intron), were genotyped in 90 patients with IA and 90 age and frequency matched controls. Fisher’s exact test was conducted to evaluate allelic association with IA. Of the two SNPs in ELN gene, T allele of rs2856728 (intron) showed statistically significant association with increased development of IA (odds ratio [OR]: 2.34, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.44–3.81, P = 7.6 × 10 −4). However, G allele of rs2071307 (Gly422Ser) had no significant association with the development of IA (OR: 1.27, 95% CI: 1.44–3.81, P = 0.607). Interestingly, the odds of having rs2856728 variant was approximately 2-fold higher in males than that in females (OR: 3.46 vs. 1.88, P < 0.05). However, none of SNPs showed difference between single and multiple IA in this study. This preliminary study implies that the rs2856728 variant in ELN gene polymorphisms might play crucial roles in the development and pathogenesis of IA in Korean population.