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Meaning and name origin

Yelena \ye-le-na\ as a girl's name is of Greek and Russian origin, and the meaning of Yelena is "sun ray". Yelena is a variant of Helen (Greek); mythology: the abduction of Zeus's mortal daughter, Helen of Troy, resulted in the Trojan War. Also a variant of Jelena (Russian, Greek): variant of Helena via Helen. Yelena is also used as a variant of Yalena (Russian, Greek).


Yelena has 6 variant forms: Elaina, Elana, Elena, Eleni, Ileana, Ilona.


Yelena is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3593 out of 4276, Top 84%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Yelena and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Elena (#121), Elaina (#281), Helen (#404), Ileana and Eleni. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elaina, Elena, Helen, Ileana in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Yelena is also pronounced similarly to Alena, Allena, Eilena, Ellena, Ilena, Olena and Yllona. Other suggested similar baby names are Celena, Delena, Helena and Selena. These names tend to be less commonly used than Yelena.