What does Alena mean?
Alena /ale-na/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced a-LEE-nah, a-LAY-nah. It is of Greek and Latin origin. Russian variant of Helen or Magdalena. Magdala, meaning "tower" in Hebrew, is the town in Palestine that was home to Mary Magdalene in the Christian scriptures.
Alena▲ has 1 variant: Alenka.
Alena▲ has 28 more related variations via Helen, Magdala, Magdalena, Magdalene: Aileen▲, Ailene, Aleanor, Alene▼, Aline▼, Elaina▲, Elana, Elena▲, Eleni, Elenora▼, Ella▲, Ellen▼, Galina, Halina, Helana, Heleena, Helena▲, Helene▼, Helenna, Hellena, Ileana, Ilene▼, Ilona, Jelena, Lana▲, Lena▲, Lina▼ and Yelena.Kreatif forms: Aialena, Alenaai, Alenaau. [more]
How popular is Alena?
Alena is a very prominent first name for women (#1970 out of 4276, Top 46%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#124872 out of 150436, Top 83%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Alena for girls. Alena entered the list in 1993 and reached its apex position of #617 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Ella (#17 the previous year), Elena (#121), Alina (#192), Adeline (#219), Lena (#279), Elaina (#281), Lana (#351), Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Aileen (#562), Ellen (#656), Lina (#767), Magdalena (#976), Magdalene, Alene, Aline, Helene, Ileana, Ilene and Elenora are the prominent variation forms of Alena (#617 the previous year). Variants like Aleanor are seldom used. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.4905%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.3836%, down 21.8%), with forms such as Helen, Helene, Ilene, Elenora and Aline becoming somewhat dated. The more fashionable girl names among these are Elaina (#281), Lena (#279), Adeline (#219), Alena (#617) and Lana (#351), with Adeline, Lana and Lena having a resurgence in popularity. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Alena and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Alena▲ is pronounced similarly to Alaina▲, Alana▲, Alanah, Alani▲, Alanna▲, Alawna, Alayna▲, Aleana, Aleena▲, Alenah, Aleyna, Aleynah, Aliana▲, Aliena, Allana, Allina, Allona, Allyna, Alona, Alonia, Alonna, Alwyna, Alyna, Alynah, Eilena, Eleana, Eleena, Elina, Ellena, Elona, Ilana, Ilena, Oleana, Olina and Yalena. Other recommended similar baby names are Abena, Adena, Alane, Alea, Aleda, Aleea, Aleen, Aleine, Aleka, Alenne, Aleta▼, Alexa▲, Aleyne, Alima, Allene▼, Allma, Alma▼, Almena, Aloma, Aluma, Alvena▼, Alyne, Alzena, Amena, Arena, Arlena and Avena. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alena.