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Meaning and name origin

Jelena \j(e)-le-na\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Galina, Jalaina, Jalaine, Jalayna, Jalena, Jelina, Jelka and Yelena.


Jelena is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Jelena and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Helen (#404) and Helena (#502). (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Helen, Helena in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Helen, Helena outside U.S.

Similar Names

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