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What does Jelena mean?

Jelena Pronunciation of Jelena [je-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.

Associated with: russian, greek, sun (star).


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

28 more relations via Helen, Helena: Ailene, Alena, Alene, Elana, Elena, Eleni, Ellen, Halina, Helaina, Helana, Heleen, Heleena, Helena, Helenann, Helene, Helenna, Helia, Hella, Hellen, Hellena, Hellene, Hellia, Ileana, Ilene, Ilona, Leana, Lena and Nelda.

Creative forms:
(female) Jeleny, ..

(male) Jelenan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jelena Sidney (J.S.), ..

How popular is Jelena?

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Elena (#106 last year), Lena (#272), Helen (#419), Helena (#534), Alena (#596), Ellen (#705), Elana (#1522), Eleni (#1595), Ilona, Nelda, Ilene, Leana, Hellen, Alene, Ailene, Helene and Ileana are the popular variation forms of Jelena (not ranked). Other forms, like Halina, are uncommon. These relations of Jelena were popular as baby names in the 1900s (median #990) and are now much less common (#1397, down 93%), with forms such as Lena becoming somewhat dated. Elena and Alena are two of the more chic baby names among these. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ailene, Alena, Alene, Elana, Elena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eleni, Ellen, Helen, Helena, Helene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hellen, Ileana, Ilene, Ilona, Leana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lena, Nelda in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jelena is pronounced similarly to Jaelana, Jelani, Jilana, Jiliana, Jillana, Jolana, Jolanna, Jolena, Jolina, Jolyna, Julayna, Julena, Juliana, Julina, Julyana and Jyllina. Other recommended names are Belenda, Celena, Celene, Celenia, Celyna, Cerena, Dalena, Delana, Deleena, Delena, Ellena, Geena, Jaena, Jaline, Jalyn, Jeana, Jeanna, Jeena, Jena, Jenene, Jenina, Jezeca, Jillene, Joeline, Jolean, Jolin, Joline, Jollene, Jolyn, Jolyne, Jovena, Julyne (see Julia), Keena, Kerena, Leena, Meena, Melana, Melene, Melesa, Melina, Melvena, Milena, Neena, Olena, Raelena, Reena, Regena, Selena, Selene, Selenia, Selina, Selyna, Teena, Terena, Valena, Veena, Verena, Yalena and Zelina. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jelena.

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