[ 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.
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)"