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Elena meaning and name origin
Elena \e-le-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced eh-LAYN-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Elena is "sun ray, shining light". Italian and Spanish form of Helen.Elena has 4 variant forms: Elaina, Eleena, Eleni and Elina.
For more information, see also related names Alexandra, Eleanor, Ellen and Olena. Baby names that sound like Elena are Alena, Ellena, Elona, Eilena, Elana, Elna, Elen, Eleana, Elene and Ilena.
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Popularity of Elena
Elena is a very popular first name for women (#412 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#57446 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Elena for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Elena with its variant forms and related girl baby names.