What does Ellena mean?
Ellena [el-lena] as a girls' name has its root in Greek, and the name Ellena means "man's defender; sun ray". Ellena is an alternate form of Alexandra (Greek): Latinate feminine variation of Alexander. Ellena is also a form of Ellen (Greek): originally a variation of Helen.
26 more related forms via Alexandra, Ellen: Aleka, Alexa▲, Alexena, Alla, Alle, Allessa, Allexa, Allexina, Elan, Elen, Elene, Elenita, Elin, Ella▲, Ellan, Elle▲, Elleen, Ellene, Ellie▲, Ellin, Ellon, Elly, Ellyn, Elon, Elyn and Elynn.Creative forms:
(female) Erlena, Eulena, ..
(male) Ellean, Elleon, .. Middle name pairings:
Ellena Emoni (E.E.), ..
How popular is Ellena?
Ellena is a somewhat popular first name for women (#4250 out of 4276, Top 99%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#48776 out of 150436, Top 32%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Ellena was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #1444 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Ella (#18 last year), Alexa (#32), Ellie (#47), Alexandra (#101), Elena (#106), Elle (#398), Ellen (#705), Elin (#920), Elly (#1474), Eleni (#1595), Ellyn, Elene, Alla and Ellene are the prominent alternative forms of Ellena. These forms of Ellena were at the apex of their popularity in 2015 (usage of 2%), except for versions like Alexandra which have become somewhat outmoded. The most trendy names for newborns in this compilation are Ellie, Alexa, Elena, Elle and Ella.
Ellena is pronounced similarly to Alaina▲, Alana▲, Alanna▲, Alena▲, Aliana▲, Allana, Allena, Alleynah, Allina, Allonia, Allyna, Eilona, Elaini, Elanah, Elayna, Eleena, Ellona, Elona, Elyana, Ilana, Iliana▲, Illiana, Illona, Iolana and Yllona. Other suggested similar names are Alleda, Alvena, Alzena, Arlena, Celena, Edwena, Eileen▼, Eileene, Eilin, Eilleen, Eilwen, Eirena, Elaine▼, Elayne, Eleen, Eliane, Eline, Ellaine, Ellayne, Ellba, Ellee, Ellenora, Elleora, Elletta, Ellga, Ellia, Ellmera (see Almera), Ellsa, Ellura, Ellyza, Elma▼, Elmeena (see Elmina), Elmena, Elmera, Elmina, Elna▼, Elveena, Elvena, Elvenia, Elvera▼, Elzeena, Erena, Erlene, Galena, Jelena, Jolena, Julena, Malena, Selena▼ and Sylena. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ellena.See names in meaning and etymology.