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What does Alena mean?

Alena Pronunciation of Alena as a girls' name is pronounced a-LEE-nah, a-LAY-nah. It is of Greek and Latin origin. Russian variant of Helen or Magdalena. Magdala, meaning "tower" in Hebrew, is the town in Palestine that was home to Mary Magdalene in the Christian scriptures. Also form of Alina. Also form of Allena. Also form of Olena.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, russian



SEE ALSO Adeline

RELATIONS VIA HELEN, MAGDALA, MAGDALENA, MAGDALENE Aileen, Ailene, Aleanor, Alene, Aline, Alyona, Elaina, Elana, Elena, Eleni, Elenora, Ella, Ellen, Galina, Halina, Helana, Heleena, Helena, Helene, Helenna, Hellena, Ileana, Ilene, Ilka, Ilona, Jelena, Lana, Leana, Lena, Leni, Lina, Yelena

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How popular is Alena?

Alena is a very prominent first name for women (#1970 out of 4276, Top 46%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#124872 out of 150436, Top 83%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Alena entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #596 in the U.S. in 2015, and is at #736 currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Ella (#15 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Elena (#66), Adeline (#78), Alina (#157), Elaina (#272), Lena (#301), Lana (#360), Helen (#413), Helena (#458), Aileen (#669), Lina (#760), Ellen (#770), Magdalena (#1046), Elana (#1581), Magdalene (#1694), Eleni (#1726), Ileana (#1928), Elenora, Allena, Helene, Ilene, Ilona, Aline, Leana, Alene, Ailene and Olena are the prominent variation forms of Alena (#736). Other variants, like Yelena, are seldom used. These forms of Alena were at the apex of their popularity a century ago (USAGE OF 4.28%) and are now significantly less widespread (USAGE 1.42%, 66.9%). Ella has historically been the top pick of parents, though Elaina has become trendy as well over time, while forms such as Elenora are now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alena, Adeline, Aileen, Ailene, Alene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alina, Aline, Allena, Elaina, Elana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elena, Eleni, Elenora, Ella, Ellen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Helen, Helena, Helene, Ileana, Ilene in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Magdalena, Magdalene, Olena in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Alena is pronounced similarly to Alani, Alaynna, Alianna, Aliena, Allana, Allinah, Alona, Alonna, Alynah, Eilona, Elana, Eleana, Eleanna, Eleena, Elenyi, Eliana, Ellina, Ilana, Ilena, Illona, Ilona, Oleana, Wilona, Yalena and Yelena. Other recommended sound-alike names are Abena, Adena, Ailene, Alane, Alea, Aleda, Aleea, Aleen, Aleine, Aleka, Alene, Alenne, Aleta, Alexa, Aleyne, Alima, Aline, Allene, Allma, Alma, Almena, Aloma, Aluma, Alvena, Alyne, Alzena, Amena, Arena, Arlena and Avena. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alena.