What does Elena mean?
Elena /ele-na/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' 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 38 more relations via Helen: Ailene, Alene▼, Aline▼, Eileen▼, Elaine▼, Elana, Elayne, Eleanor▲, Elenora▼, Elenore, Eleonora, Elinor▼, Ella▲, Elle▲, Ellee, Ellen▼, Ellenora, Ellie▲, Ellin, Elly, Ellyn, Elnora▼, Galina, Halina, Helana, Heleena, Helena▲, Helene▼, Helenna, Hellena, Ileana, Ilene▼, Ilona, Jelena, Lana▲, Lena▲, Lina▼ and Yelena.Kreatif forms: Eleda, Elinna. [more]
How popular is Elena?
Elena is a very prominent first name for women (#412 out of 4276, Top 10%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#46839 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Elena for girls. Elena reached its highest rank of #121 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Alene, Alexandra (#92 the previous year), Aline, Eileen (#711), Elaina (#281), Elaine (#654), Elayne, Eleanor (#78), Elenora, Eleonora, Elina, Elinor, Ella (#17), Elle (#395), Ellen (#656), Ellie (#55), Elnora, Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Helene, Ileana, Ilene, Lana (#351), Lena (#279) and Lina (#767) are the prominent alternative forms of Elena (#121 the previous year). Forms like Helenna are uncommon. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.4767%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.3707%, down 22.3%), with forms like Alene, Elnora, Helen, Helene and Ilene becoming somewhat dated. The most trendy baby names in this list are Elaina (#281), Eleanor (#78), Ellie (#55), Lana (#351) and Lena (#279), with Eleanor, Ellie, Lana and Lena enjoying a rebound in popularity. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Elena and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Elena▲ is pronounced similarly to Alana▲, Aleana, Aleena▲, Alena▲, Alenah, Aleyna, Aliena, Alina▲, Allena, Alyna, Eilena, Eilona, Elanah, Elanna, Elayna, Eleana, Eleanna, Elenyi, Eliana▲, Ellena, Ellina, Ellona, Elona, Elonna, Elyana, Ilana, Ilena, Oleana, Olina and Yalena. Other recommended 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 frequently used than Elena.