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What does Ellena mean?

Ellena Pronunciation of Ellena as a girls' name has its root in Greek, and the name Ellena means "man's defender; sun ray". Ellena is an alternate form of Alexandra (Greek): Latinate feminine version of Alexander. Ellena is also a form of Ellen (Greek): originally a version of Helen.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, defender, sun


VARIANTS Ellina, Elenyi, Eleni, Elena

RELATED FORMS VIA ALEXANDRA, ELLEN Aleka, Alexa, Alexena, Alla, Alle, Allessa, Allexa, Allexina, Elan, Elen, Elene, Elenita, Elin, Ella, Ellan, Elle, Elleen, Ellene, Ellie, Ellin, Ellon, Elly, Ellyn, Elon, Elyn, Elynn



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How popular is Ellena?

Ellena is a somewhat popular first name for women (#4250 out of 4276, Top 99%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#48776 out of 150436, Top 32%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Ellena was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #1444 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Ella (#15 LAST YEAR), Ellie (#37), Elena (#66), Alexa (#90), Alexandra (#125), Elle (#380), Ellen (#770), Elin (#1186), Elly (#1603), Eleni (#1726), Alla, Elene, Ellene and Ellyn are the prominent alternative forms of Ellena. These forms of Ellena reached the apex of their popularity a century ago (USAGE OF 1.5%) and have remained as common to this day (USAGE 1.4%, 5% LESS), but with versions like Alexandra becoming somewhat outmoded. Ellie, Elena and Elle are three of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellena, Alexa, Alexandra, Alla, Elena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elene, Eleni, Elin, Ella, Elle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellen, Ellene, Ellie, Elly, Ellyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alexa, Alexandra, Elena, Elin, Ella outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elle, Ellen, Ellie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ellena is pronounced similarly to Alaina, Alana, Alanna, Alena, Aliana, Allana, Allena, Alleynah, Allina, Allonia, Allyna, Eilona, Elaini, Elanah, Elayna, Eleena, Ellona, Elona, Elyana, Ilana, Iliana, Illiana, Illona, Iolana and Yllona. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Alleda, Alvena, Alzena, Arlena, Celena, Edwena, Eileen, Eileene, Eilin, Eilleen, Eilwen, Eirena, Elaine, Elayne, Eleen, Eliane, Eline, Ellaine, Ellayne, Ellba, Ellee, Ellenora, Elleora, Elletta, Ellga, Ellia, Ellmera (see Almera), Ellsa, Ellura, Ellyza, Elma, Elmeena (see Elmina), Elmena, Elmera, Elmina, Elna, Elveena, Elvena, Elvenia, Elvera, Elzeena, Erena, Erlene, Galena, Jelena, Jolena, Julena, Malena, Selena and Sylena. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ellena.

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