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Meaning and Name Origin

Olena \o-le-na\ as a girls' name is of Russian and Greek origin, and the meaning of Olena is "sun ray". Variant of Helen.


Olena has 8 variants: Alena, Elena, Lena, Lenya, Olenya, Olina, Olinia and Olinija.

Olena has 24 more related variations via Helen: Ailene, Alene, Aline, Elaina, Elana, Eleni, Elenora, Ella, Ellen, Galina, Halina, Helana, Heleena, Helena, Helene, Helenna, Hellena, Ileana, Ilene, Ilona, Jelena, Lana, Lina and Yelena.


Olena is an uncommonly occurring given name for women. Olena is an equally uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Olena and related names. Prominent variation forms of Olena (#unlisted) are Alena (#617 a year ago), Alene, Aline, Elaina (#281), Elena (#121), Elenora, Ella (#17), Ellen (#656), Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Helene, Ileana, Ilene, Lana (#351), Lena (#279) and Lina (#767). These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during 1910-1919 and are now significantly less widespread, with forms like Alene, Aline, Elenora, Helen and Helene falling out of fashion. The most fashionable birth names among these are Alena (#617), Elaina (#281), Elena (#121), Lana (#351) and Lena (#279), with Lana and Lena having a revival in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alena, Alene, Aline, Elaina, Elena, Elenora, Ella, Ellen, Helen, Helena in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Olena is alike in pronunciation to Alana, Aleana, Aleena, Alenah, Aleyna, Aliena, Alina, Allena, Alona, Alyna, Eilena, Eleana, Eleena, Elina, Ellena, Elona, Ilana, Ilena, Oleana, Oliana and Yalena. Other recommended similar baby names are Oleda, Oleen, Olenka, Oleta, Olexa, Oline, Olwen, Olwenn and Orlena. These names tend to be more commonly used than Olena.