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.
Alena▲ has 1 variant: Alenka.
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.Creative forms:
(female) Alean, Aleza, ..
(male) Alean, Aleca, .. Middle name pairings:
Alena Leilany (A.L.), ..
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)
Alena entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #596 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related girl names. Ella (#18 from current records), Elena (#106), Adeline (#135), Alina (#172), Lena (#272), Elaina (#291), Lana (#353), Helen (#419), Aileen (#515), Helena (#534), Ellen (#705), Lina (#857), Magdalena (#1103), Elana (#1522), Eleni (#1595), Magdalene (#1807), Leana, Ailene, Olena, Alene, Ilene, Aline, Allena, Helene, Ileana, Elenora and Ilona are the prominent variation forms of Alena (#596 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 1.46%, ▼76.7%). Helen has historically been the top pick of parents, though Ella has become trendy as well over time, while forms such as Magdalena are now less popular.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.