Elena - Meaning of Elena

What does Elena mean?

[ 3 syll. e-le-na, el-ena ] The baby girl name Elena is pronounced as eh-LEH-Naa in Italian and Spanish or iy-LYEH-Naa or Yeh-LYEH-Naa in Russian †. Elena is used chiefly in Spanish, Czech, Italian, Romanian, Russian, and Slavic. It is derived from Old Greek and Old Provençal origins.

Elena is a variant of Alexandra in the Spanish language.

Elena is also a variant of the name Eleanor (English).

Elena is also a variant of the name Helen (English) in the Czech, Italian, Romanian, Russian, Slavic, and Spanish languages.

See also the related forms, Malena, Mariaelena, Marilena, and Milena.

See also the related categories, romanian, greek, slavic, spanish, italian, czech, and russian.

Elena is popular as a baby girl name, and it is also perceived as trendy. The name's popularity has been increasing since the 1900s; before that, it was of modest use only. At the recent height of its usage in 2017, 0.206% of baby girls were named Elena. It had a ranking of #67 then. In 2018, its usage was 0.204% and its ranking #66, and it was the 2nd most popular after Eleanor, within all girl names in its family. In 2018, it was more regularly used than Elena by 51% .

Baby names that sound like Elena include Elama, Elana, Elanee, Elaney, Elani, Elanni, Eleene, Elene, Eleni, Elenie, Eleny, Eliane, Elianne, Elina, Ella Mae, Ellama, Ellamae, Elmina, Elowen, and Elyane.

† Pronunciation for Elena: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)"

Meaning of Elena Meaning of Malena Meaning of Alexandra Meaning of Eleanor Meaning of Helen Meaning of Mariaelena Meaning of Marilena Meaning of Milena
Baby Name Explorer for Elena

Elena Popularity Charts

blue:boy name
red:girl name
italics:unisex name
bold:primary name