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pinWhat does Elena mean?

Elena /ele-na/ 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 43 more relations via Helen: Ailene, Alena, Alene, Aline, Alyona, 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, Ilka, Ilona, Jelena, Lana, Leana, Lena, Leni, Lina 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.

Alena (#617 from current records), Alene, Alexandra (#92), 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), Leana, Lena (#279) and Lina (#767) are the prominent alternative forms of Elena (#121 from current records). Other forms, like Ellenora, are uncommon. These forms of Elena were favored by parents during 1910-1919 (median #557) and are almost as popular today (#642, down 19.2%). Alexandra has generally been preferred by parents, though Ella is currently the top form, while versions such as Alene, Elnora, Helen, Helene and Ilene are now less common. 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, Alena, Alene, Alexandra, Aline in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eileen, Elaina, Elaine, Elayne, Eleanor in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elenora, Eleonora, Elinor, Ella, Elle in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ellen, Ellie, Elnora, Helen, Helena in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Helene, Ileana, Ilene, Lana, Leana in U.S.

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

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elle, Ellen, Ellie, Lena, Lina outside U.S.

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Elena is pronounced similarly to Alaina, Alana, Alanah, Alani, Alanna, Alawna, Alayna, Aleana, Aleena, Alenah, Aleyna, Aleynah, Aliana, Aliena, Alina, Allana, Allena, Allina, Allona, Allyna, Alonia, Alonna, Alwyna, Alyna, Alynah, Eilena, Eilona, Elaini, Elainia, Elainna, Elanah, Elanie, Elanna, Elayna, Eleana, Eleanna, Elenyi, Eliana, Elianna, Ellena, Elliana, Ellina, Ellona, Elona, Elonna, Elyana, Ewelina, Ilana, Ilania, Ileanna, Ilena, Iliana, Illeana, Illona, Ilonna, Iolana, Oleana, Oliana, Olina, Olinia, Ulani, Wilona, Yalena and Yllona. Other recommended similar baby names are Eena, Eilean, Eileene, Eilene, Eilin, Eilwen, Elaene, Elain, Elan, Elane, Eleen, Elen, Elene, Elian, Eliane, Elin, Eline, Ellan, Ellane, Elleen, Ellene, Ellma, Ellon, Elma, Elmena, Elna, Elon, Elvena, Elyn, Elynn and Erena. These names tend to be less frequently used than Elena.