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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". Italian and Spanish form of Helen.


Elena has 6 variant forms: Alona, Elaina, Eleena, Eleni, Elina and Nelli.

For more information, see also related girl names Alexandra, Eleanor, Ellen and Olena.


Elena is a very popular first name for females (#412 out of 4276, Top 10%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#57446 out of 88799, Top 65%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Elena for girls. Elena reached its highest rank of #121 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elena name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Elena and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eleanor (#78), Alexandra (#92), Elena (#121), Elaina (#281), Helen (#404), Ellen (#656), Elina and Eleni. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alexandra, Elaina, Eleanor, Elena, Ellen, Helen in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alexandra, Eleanor, Elena, Eleni, Elina outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ellen, Helen outside U.S.

Similar Names

Elena is also pronounced similarly to Alana, Aleana, Aleena, Alena, Alenah, Aleyna, Aliena, Alina, Allena, Alyna, Eilena, Eilona, Elana, Elanah, Elanna, Elayna, Eleana, Eleanna, Elenyi, Eliana, Ellena, Ellina, Ellona, Elona, Elonna, Elyana, Ilana, Ileana, Ilena, Ilona, Oleana, Olina, Yalena and Yelena. Other suggested similar baby names are Eena, Eilene, Elaene, Elan, Elane, Eleen, Elen, Elene, Elin, Eline, Ellene, Ellma, Elma, Elmena, Elna, Elon, Elvena, Elyn, Elynn and Erena. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elena.