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What does Eleni mean?

Eleni Pronunciation of Eleni [eleni] as a girls' name is a Greek name, and the name Eleni means "other, foreign; sun ray". Eleni is a variant form of Eleanor (Old French, Old German). Eleni is also a variant of Elena (Greek). Eleni is also used as a form of Ellen (Greek) and Helen (Greek).

Associated with: greek, sun.


Eleni has 13 variants: Alena, Alona, Alyona, Elaina, Elana, Eleena, Elenyi, Elina, Ellena, Ellina, Ileana, Ilona and Yelena.

44 more different relations via Eleanor, Elena, Ellen, Helen: Ailene, Alene, Alenor, Aline, Eileen, El, Elaine, Elan, Elanor, Elayne, Elen, Elene, Elenita, Elenor, Elenora, Elenore, Eleonor, Elin, Elinor, Ella, Ellan, Elle, Ellee, Elleen, Ellene, Ellenor, Elli, Ellie, Ellin, Ellon, Elly, Ellyn, Elna, Elon, Elora, Elyn, Elynn, Helena, Helene, Ilene, Ili, Jelena, Lena and Leni.

Creative forms:
(female) Elei, Emeni, ..

(male) Eleli, Eles, ..

Middle name pairings:
Eleni Bexley (E.B.), ..

How popular is Eleni?

Eleni is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2618 out of 4276, Top 61%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Eleni was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #1007 in the U.S. in the year 1993, and is presently at #1595. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eleni name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Ailene, Alena (#596 in 2015), Alene, Aline, Alona, Eileen (#694), Elaina (#291), Elaine (#673), Elana (#1522), Elayne, Eleanor (#60), Elena (#106), Elene, Elenor, Elenora, Elenore, Elin (#920), Elina (#1056), Elinor (#1413), Ella (#18), Elle (#398), Ellen (#705), Ellena, Ellene, Elli, Ellie (#47), Elly (#1474), Ellyn, Elna, Elora (#963), Helen (#419), Helena (#534), Helene, Ileana, Ilene, Ilona and Lena (#272) are the prominent related forms of Eleni (#1595 in 2015). Other forms, like Ili, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Eleni reached its most widespread in the 1920s (adoption of 6.38%) and is now significantly diminished (adoption 1.94%, 69.6% less), with versions such as Aline becoming less fashionable. The most trendy birth names in this list are Alena, Elaina, Elena, Ella, Elle, Ellie and Elora.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eleni, Ailene, Alena, Alene, Aline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alona, Eileen, Elaina, Elaine, Elana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elayne, Eleanor, Elena, Elene, Elenor in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elenora, Elenore, Elin, Elina, Elinor in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ella, Elle, Ellen, Ellena, Ellene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elli, Ellie, Elly, Ellyn, Elna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elora, Helen, Helena, Helene, Ileana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ilene, Ilona, Lena in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elaine, Eleanor, Elena, Elin, Elina outside U.S.

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

Similar Names

Eleni is pronounced similarly to Ailani, Alani, Aleena, Alenah, Allena, Alonia, Alyna, Eilena, Eilona, Elaini, Elainia, Elanie, Elanna, Elayna, Eleana, Eliana, Elona, Elonna, Ilania, Ilena, Iolani, Olena, Olina, Ulani and Yalena. Other recommended names are Deni, Eboni, Eden, Edenia, Eena, Eilene, Elaene, Elane, Elanit, Eleen, Eleri, Eli, Elidi, Eline, Ellsi, Elmena, Elvena, Elvene, Elvenia, Elvi, Emeli, Erena, Erene, Erlene, Ethni, Evani, Glesni, Jeni, Keni and Xeni. These names tend to be less commonly used than Eleni.

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