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What does Jelena mean?

Jelena Pronunciation of Jelena as a girls' name is pronounced ya-LAY-nah, je-LEE-nah. It is of Russian and Greek origin, and the meaning of Jelena is "sun ray". Variant of Helena via Helen.


ASSOCIATED WITH russian, greek, sun (star)


VARIANTS Galina, Jalaina, Jalaine, Jalayna, Jalena, Jelina, Jelka, Yelena

RELATIONS VIA HELEN, HELENA Ailene, Alena, Alene, Elana, Elena, Eleni, Ellen, Halina, Helaina, Helana, Heleen, Heleena, Helena, Helenann, Helene, Helenna, Helia, Hella, Hellen, Hellena, Hellene, Hellia, Ileana, Ilene, Ilona, Leana, Lena, Nelda



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How popular is Jelena?

Jelena is a rare given name for women. Jelena is a unique last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Elena (#66 LAST YEAR), Lena (#301), Helen (#413), Helena (#458), Alena (#736), Ellen (#770), Elana (#1581), Eleni (#1726), Ileana (#1928), Leana, Ilona, Ailene, Ilene, Hellen, Helene, Alene and Nelda are the popular variation forms of Jelena (NOT RANKED). Other forms, like Halina, are uncommon. These relations of Jelena were popular as baby names in the 1910s (MEDIAN #957) and are now much less common (#1410, DOWN 88%), with forms such as Lena becoming somewhat dated. Elena and Alena are two of the more chic baby names among these. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ailene, Alena, Alene, Elana, Elena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eleni, Ellen, Helen, Helena, Helene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hellen, Ileana, Ilene, Ilona, Leana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lena, Nelda in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jelena is pronounced similarly to Jaelana, Jelani, Jilana, Jiliana, Jillana, Jolana, Jolanna, Jolena, Jolina, Jolyna, Julayna, Julena, Juliana, Julina, Julyana and Jyllina. Other recommended sound-alike names are Belenda, Celena, Celene, Celenia, Celyna, Cerena, Dalena, Delana, Deleena, Delena, Ellena, Geena, Jaena, Jaline, Jalyn, Jeana, Jeanna, Jeena, Jena, Jenene, Jenina, Jezeca, Jillene, Joeline, Jolean, Jolin, Joline, Jollene, Jolyn, Jolyne, Jovena, Julyne (see Julia), Keena, Kerena, Leena, Meena, Melana, Melene, Melesa, Melina, Melvena, Milena, Neena, Olena, Raelena, Reena, Regena, Selena, Selene, Selenia, Selina, Selyna, Teena, Terena, Valena, Veena, Verena, Yalena and Zelina. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jelena.

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