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What does Alena mean?

Alena /ale-na/ 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.

Associated with: greek, russian.


Alena has 1 variant: Alenka.

Related girl names: Adeline, Alina, Allena and Olena.

Alena has 32 more relations via Helen, Magdala, Magdalena, Magdalene: Aileen, Ailene, Aleanor, Alene, Aline, Alyona, Elaina, Elana, Elena, Eleni, Elenora, Ella, Ellen, Galina, Halina, Helana, Heleena, Helena, Helene, Helenna, Hellena, Ileana, Ilene, Ilka, Ilona, Jelena, Lana, Leana, Lena, Leni, Lina and Yelena.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Alean, Aleba, ..

(male) Alean, Aleca, ..

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Alena for girls. Alena entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #617 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alena name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alena outside U.S.

Ella (#17 from current records), Elena (#121), Alina (#192), Adeline (#219), Lena (#279), Elaina (#281), Lana (#351), Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Aileen (#562), Ellen (#656), Lina (#767), Magdalena (#976), Elana (#1361), Eleni (#1425), Magdalene (#1636), Leana, Ailene, Olena, Alene, Ilene, Aline, Allena, Helene, Ileana, Elenora and Ilona are the prominent variation forms of Alena (#617 from current records). Other variants, like Yelena, are seldom used. These forms of Alena were at the apex of their popularity a century ago (usage of 6.27%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 1.38%, 78%). Helen has historically been the top pick of parents, though Ella has become trendy as well over time, while forms such as Alene are now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alena, Adeline, Aileen, Ailene, Alene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alina, Aline, Allena, Elaina, Elana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elena, Eleni, Elenora, Ella, Ellen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Helen, Helena, Helene, Ileana, Ilene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ilona, Lana, Leana, Lena, Lina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Magdalena, Magdalene, Olena in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ella, Ellen, Lena, Lina outside U.S.

Similar Names


Alena is pronounced similarly to Alaina, Aleana, Aleena, Aleyna, Alianna, Allina, Allyna, Alonna, Alwinna, Alynah, Eilona, Elanah, Elanna, Elayna, Eleena, Elenyi, Eliana, Ellena, Ellina, Elyana, Ilania, Illeana, Illona, Ulani and Yalena. Other recommended 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.