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Meaning and name origin

Ellena \e-lle-na\ as a girl's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Ellena is "man's defender; sun ray". Ellena is a variant of Alexandra (Greek): Latinate feminine form of Alexander. Also a variant of Ellen (Greek): originally a variant of Helen, but now more closely associated with Eleanor.


Ellena has 4 variant forms: Elena, Eleni, Elenyi, Ellina.


Ellena is a somewhat popular first name for females (#4250 out of 4276, Top 99%) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#85496 out of 88799, Top 96%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ellena and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alexandra (#92), Elena (#121), Ellen (#656) and Eleni. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alexandra, Elena, Ellen in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alexandra, Elena, Eleni, Ellen outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ellena is also pronounced similarly to Aleena, Alena, Aliena, Allana, Allena, Allina, Allona, Allyna, Eilena, Eilona, Elaina, Elana, Elanna, Elayna, Eleana, Eleena, Eliana, Elina, Elliana, Ellona, Elona, Elonna, Elyana, Ilena, Illeana, Illona, Olena, Yalena, Yelena and Yllona. Other suggested similar baby names are Eilene, Elaene, Eleen, Elen, Elene, Ellan, Ellane, Elleen, Ellene, Ellin, Ellma, Ellon, Ellyn, Elmena, Elna and Elvena. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ellena.