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What does Ellena mean?

Ellena /el-le-na/ as a girls' name. Ellena's root is 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.

Associated with: greek, defender, sun


Ellena has 4 variants: Elena, Eleni, Elenyi and Ellina.

Ellena has 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.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Elleta, Erlena, ..

(male) Ellean, Elleon, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name statistics of Ellena for girls. 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, 2014)

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Ellena and affiliated names. Ella (#17 last year), Ellie (#55), Alexa (#63), Alexandra (#92), Elena (#121), Elle (#395), Ellen (#656), Elin (#733), Elly (#1347), Eleni (#1425), Ellyn, Alla, Elene and Ellene are the prominent alternative forms of Ellena. These forms of Ellena reached the apex of their popularity a decade ago (usage of 2%) and have remained as common to this day (usage 1.8%, 8% less), but with versions like Alexandra becoming somewhat outmoded. The most trendy names for newborns in this compilation are Ellie, Elena, Elin, Elle and Ella.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellena, Alexa, Alexandra, Alla, Elena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elene, Eleni, Elin, Ella, Elle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellen, Ellene, Ellie, Elly, Ellyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alexa, Alexandra, Elin, Ella, Elle outside U.S.

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

Similar Names


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.