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 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).
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.