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What does Olena mean?

Olena Pronunciation of Olena [ole-na] as a girls' name is of Russian and Greek origin, and the meaning of Olena is "sun ray". Variant of Helen.

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


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

28 more relations via Helen: Ailene, Alene, Aline, Alyona, Elaina, Elana, Eleni, Elenora, Ella, Ellen, Galina, Halina, Helana, Heleena, Helena, Helene, Helenna, Hellena, Ileana, Ilene, Ilka, Ilona, Jelena, Lana, Leana, Leni, Lina and Yelena.

Creative forms:
(female) Odena, Olela, ..

(male) Olenah, Oleon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Olena Rosa (O.R.), ..

How popular is Olena?

Olena is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#89895 out of 150436, Top 60%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Olena reached its highest position of #1402 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Olena name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Olena outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Olena rated in the Top 2000 are Ailene, Alena (#596 a year ago), Alene, Aline, Elaina (#291), Elana (#1522), Elena (#106), Eleni (#1595), Elenora, Ella (#18), Ellen (#705), Helen (#419), Helena (#534), Helene, Ileana, Ilene, Ilona, Lana (#353), Leana, Lena (#272) and Lina (#857). Other forms, like Heleena, are uncommon. These forms of Olena were favored by parents in the 1900s (median #1010) and are now significantly less conventional (#1239, 82%). Helen has historically been popular among parents, though Ella is now more frequently used, while versions like Ellen are now less common.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Olena, Ailene, Alena, Alene, Aline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elaina, Elana, Elena, Eleni, Elenora in U.S.

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

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

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

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

Similar Names

Olena is alike in pronunciation to Alaina, Alani, Alawna, Alayna, Aleynah, Allona, Alonia, Alwyna, Alyna, Eilena, Eilona, Elanna, Elayna, Eleena, Eliana, Elina, Ellina, Elona, Ilana, Ilania, Illona, Iolana, Oleana, Ulani and Yalena. Other recommended names are Abena, Buena, Cleona, Dalena, Dena, Eena, Elmena, Elna, Gleana, Irena, Jaena, Jolena, Leena, Milena, Oceana, Odela, Ogenya, Ola, Oleda, Oleen, Oleesa, Olenka, Oleta, Oletha, Olevia, Olexa, Olga, Olia, Olida, Olinda, Oline, Olisa, Olva, Olwen, Olwenn (see Olwen), Olynda, Oona, Oreana, Orela, Orlena, Orlene, Orna, Reena, Rena, Shena, Sylena, Trena, Tylena, Valena and Vena. These names tend to be more commonly used than Olena.

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