What does Yelena mean?
Yelena /ye-le-na/ as a girls' name. Yelena's name origin is Greek, and Yelena means "sun ray". Yelena is a Russian form of Helen (Greek): linked to Greek hÍlios "sun". Yelena is also a derivative of Jelena (Russian, Greek). Yelena is also used as a derivative of Yalena (Russian, Greek).
Yelena has 26 more related forms via Helen, Jelena, Yalena: Ailene, Alene▼, Ellen▼, Galina, Halina, Helaina, Helana, Heleen, Heleena, Helena▲, Helenann, Helene▼, Helenna, Helia, Hella, Hellen▼, Hellena, Hellene, Hellia, Ilene▼, Jalena, Jelina, Jelka, Leana, Lena▲ and Nelda▼.Kreatif forms: Yelema, Yelenia, Yulena. [more]
How popular is Yelena?
Yelena is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3593 out of 4276, Top 84%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Alena (#617 2 years ago), Alene, Elaina (#281), Elena (#121), Ellen (#656), Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Helene, Hellen, Ileana, Ilene, Leana, Lena (#279) and Nelda are the popular variation forms of Yelena (outside Top 1000) rated in the Top 1000. Usage of these forms of Yelena was at its peak during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.4848%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.2957%, ▼39%), with forms such as Helen, Helene, Hellen, Ilene and Nelda falling out of style. Helen has generally been a favorite of parents, although Elaina appears to be gaining favor too. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Yelena and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Yelena is alike in pronunciation to Allena, Eilena, Ellena, Ilena, Olena and Yllona. Other suggested similar baby names are Celena, Delena and Selena▲. These names tend to be less commonly used than Yelena.