What does Yelena mean?
Yelena [ye-le-na] as a girls' name is a Greek name, 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).
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▼.Creative forms:
(female) Yelenia, Yulena, ..
(male) Yeleen, Yeleny, .. Middle name pairings:
Yelena Karlie (Y.K.), ..
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)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Ailene, Alena (#596 the previous year), Alene, Elaina (#291), Elana (#1522), Elena (#106), Eleni (#1595), Ellen (#705), Helen (#419), Helena (#534), Helene, Hellen, Ileana, Ilene, Ilona, Leana, Lena (#272) and Nelda are the popular variation forms of Yelena (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Yelena was at its peak in the 1900s (adoption of 5.77%) and is now significantly diminished (adoption 0.45%, ▼92%), with forms such as Nelda becoming less in vogue. Alena, Elaina and Elena are three of the more chic names for newborns here. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Yelena is alike in pronunciation to Alana▲, Aleana, Aleena▲, Alenah, Aliena, Alina▲, Allana, Allina, Allona, Allyna, Alona, Alyna, Eilona, Eleana, Eleena, Elina, Ellena, Ellona, Elona, Ewelina, Ilena, Illona, Iolana, Olena and Olina. Other suggested similar names are Arlena, Belenda, Ceilena, Celena, Celenia, Celina▼, Celyna, Colena, Dalena, Delana, Deleena, Delene, Felina, Galena, Geena, Jeena, Jolena, Julena, Kalena, Keena, Leena, Melana, Meleena, Melene, Melesa, Melina▲, Melvena, Milena▲, Neena, Orlena, Reena, Regena, Salena, Selene, Selenia, Selenna, Selina▼, Selyna, Sylena, Talena, Teena, Terena, Tylena, Veena, Verena, Yemina, Yulenka, Zeena, Zelenia and Zelenya. These names tend to be less commonly used than Yelena.See names in meaning and etymology.