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What does Alyona mean?

Alyona Pronunciation of Alyona [aly-ona] as a girls' name has its root in Greek, and the meaning of the name Alyona is "sun ray". Alyona is a Russian form of Helen (Greek): linked to Greek hÍlios "sun".

Associated with: russian, greek, sun.


Alyona has 8 variants: Alena, Elaina, Elana, Elena, Eleni, Ileana, Ilona and Yelena.

3 more different relations via Helen: Alene, Aline and Elnora.

Creative forms:
(female) Alydra, Alyon, ..

(male) Alyino, Alytya, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alyona Carina (A.C.), ..

How popular is Alyona?

Alyona is a rare given name for females. Alyona is a rare surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Alyona (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Alena (#596 the previous year), Alene, Aline, Elaina (#291), Elana (#1522), Elena (#106), Eleni (#1595), Elnora, Helen (#419), Ileana and Ilona. These forms of Alyona were favored a century ago (usage of 4.77%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.33%, 93%), with versions like Aline becoming less in vogue. Alena, Elaina and Elena are three of the more fashionable baby names here. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alena, Alene, Aline, Elaina, Elana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elena, Eleni, Elnora, Helen, Ileana, Ilona in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Alyona is alike in pronunciation to Alanna, Alannah, Alawna, Aleena, Alenah, Aleyna, Aleynah, Aliana, Alina, Allinah, Allonia, Allyna, Alona, Elanna, Elayna, Eleena, Elina, Ellena, Elona, Elyana, Ilana, Ilena, Illona, Olina and Yllona. Other recommended names are Aarona, Alamea, Alane, Alayne, Albina, Alcina, Aldina, Aldona, Aldonna, Aldonza, Aldora, Aleen, Aleine, Alenne, Aleyne, Alima, Alldona (see Alida), Allma, Allyn, Allyne, Allynn, Allynne, Almena, Almond, Aloma, Alonsa, Alonza, Alsina, Alsyna, Aluma, Alvena, Alvina, Alwyne, Alya, Alycia, Alynne, Alysa, Alysia, Alyson, Alyssa, Alyza, Alzena, Alzina, Anona, Apona, Armona, Arona, Aryonna, Ayana and Rayona. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alyona.

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