What does Yelena mean?
Yelena \ye-le-na\ as a girls' name. Yelena's name origins are Greek and Russian, and Yelena means "sun ray". Yelena is a variant of Helen (Greek). Yelena is also a derivative of Jelena (Russian, Greek). Yelena is also used as a derivative of Yalena (Russian, Greek).
Yelena has 48 more related forms via Helen, Jelena, Yalena: Aileen, Ailene, Alene▼, Aline▼, Eileen▼, Elenora▼, Ella, Elle, Ellee, Ellen▼, Ellenora, Ellin, Ellyn, Galina, Halina, Helaina, Helaine, Helana, Heleanor, Heleena, Helena, Helenann, Helene▼, Helenna, Helenore, Helia, Hella, Hellen▼, Hellena, Hellene, Hellenor, Hellia, Ilene▼, Jalaina, Jalayna, Jalena, Jelina, Jelka, Lana, Lena, Lenya, Leora▼, Lina▼, Nelda▼, Nell▼, Nelliana, Nellie▼ and Nelly.
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)
Aileen (#562 the previous year), Alene, Aline, Eileen (#711), Elaina (#281), Elena (#121), Elenora, Ella (#17), Elle (#395), Ellen (#656), Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Helene, Hellen, Ileana, Ilene, Lana (#351), Lena (#279), Leora, Lina (#767), Nelda, Nell, Nellie and Nelly are the popular variation forms of Yelena (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names was at its peak during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.5216%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.2898%, down 44.4%), with forms such as Helen, Ilene, Leora, Nelda and Nellie falling out of style. The more fashionable girl names in this compilation are Elaina (#281), Elena (#121), Helena (#502), Lana (#351) and Lena (#279), with Helena, Lana and Lena enjoying a rebound in usage. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Yelena and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Yelena is alike in pronunciation to Alena, 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.