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Meaning and Name Origin

Jelena \j(e)-le-na\ as a girls' name is pronounced ya-LAY-nah, je-LEE-nah. It is of Russian and Greek origin, and the meaning of Jelena is "sun ray". Variant of Helena via Helen.


Jelena has 8 variants: Galina, Jalaina, Jalaine, Jalayna, Jalena, Jelina, Jelka and Yelena.

Jelena has 47 more related variations via Helen, Helena: Aileen, Ailene, Alene, Aline, Eileen, Elaina, Elana, Elena, Eleni, Elenora, Ella, Elle, Ellee, Ellen, Ellenora, Ellin, Ellyn, Halina, Helaina, Helaine, Helana, Heleanor, Heleena, Helena, Helenann, Helene, Helenna, Helenore, Helia, Hella, Hellen, Hellena, Hellene, Hellenor, Hellia, Ileana, Ilene, Ilona, Lana, Lena, Leora, Lina, Nelda, Nell, Nelliana, Nellie and Nelly.


Jelena is a rare given name for women. Jelena is a unique last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Jelena and associated names. Popular variation forms of Jelena (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are Ella (#17 last year), Elena (#121), Lena (#279), Elaina (#281), Lana (#351), Elle (#395), Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Aileen (#562), Ellen (#656), Eileen (#711), Lina (#767), Nelda, Nell, Nelly, Leora, Nellie, Ilene, Hellen, Helene, Ileana, Elenora, Aline and Alene. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 and are now much less popular, with forms such as Helen, Ilene, Leora, Nelda and Nellie becoming somewhat dated. The most trendy girl names among these are Elaina (#281), Lena (#279), Lana (#351), Elena (#121) and Helena (#502), with Helena, Lana and Lena undergoing a rebound in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aileen, Alene, Aline, Eileen, Elaina, Elena, Elenora, Ella, Elle, Ellen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Helen, Helena, Helene, Hellen, Ileana, Ilene, Lana, Lena, Leora, Lina in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nelda, Nell, Nellie, Nelly in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jelena is pronounced similarly to Jaelana, Jelani, Jilana, Jolana, Jolena, Jolina, Jolyna, Julena and Julina. Other recommended similar baby names are Celena, Delena, Jeena, Jolene and Selena. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jelena.