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pinWhat 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 6 variants: Alona, Elaina, Eleena, Eleni, Elina and Nelli.

Related girl names: Alexandra, Eleanor, Ellen and Olena.

Elena has 12 more related variations via Helen: Alene, Elana, Elenora, Ella, Ellen, Helena, Ileana, Ilene, Ilona, Jelena, Lena and Yelena.

Kreatif forms: Eleda, Elinna. [more]

pinHow 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)

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

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

Alene, Alexandra (#92 the previous year), Elaina (#281), Eleanor (#78), Elenora, Elina, Ella (#17), Ellen (#656), Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Ileana, Ilene and Lena (#279) are the prominent alternative forms of Elena (#121 the previous year). Forms like Ilona are uncommon. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.512%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.4693%, down 8.3%), with the forms Alene, Elenora, Ellen, Helen and Ilene becoming somewhat dated. The most trendy baby names in this list are Elaina (#281), Eleanor (#78), Elena (#121), Helena (#502) and Lena (#279), with Eleanor, Helena 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)

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elenora, Ella, Ellen, Helen, Helena in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ileana, Ilene, Lena in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alexandra, Eleanor, Elina, Ella, Ellen, Lena outside U.S.

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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.