ELENA
GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Елена (Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Church Slavic)
PRONOUNCED: E-le-nah (Italian), e-LE-nah (Spanish), ye-LYE-nah (Russian), ee-LYE-nah (Russian)   [key]
Meaning & History
Cognate of HELEN, and a variant Russian transcription of YELENA.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Ileana (Italian), Ileana (Spanish), Ileana (Romanian), Helena, Jelena (Croatian), Helena (Slovene), Yelena (Russian), Helena, Helene (German)
DIMINUTIVES: Ilinca, Lenuța (Romanian), Alena (Slovene), Alyona, Lena (Russian), Alena, Lena, Lene, Leni (German)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Shelena (African American), Helena, Helene (Ancient Greek), Elaine (Arthurian Romance), Helena, Alena, Lenka (Czech), Elin, Helena, Helene, Eli, Ella, Lena, Lene (Danish), Heleen, Helena, Heleentje (Dutch), Ellen, Helen, Helena, Elaina, Elaine, Ella, Elle, Ellie, Elly, Hellen, Lainey, Laney, Lena, Nell, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly (English), Helena, Jelena, Leena (Estonian), Eliina, Elina, Helena, Ella, Heleena, Heli, Leena (Finnish), Hélène (French), Elene (Georgian), Elene, Eleni (Greek), Helen, Helena, Helene (Greek Mythology), Heléna (Hungarian), Léan (Irish), Helēna, Jelena, Jeļena (Latvian), Elin, Helena, Helene, Eli, Ella, Lena, Lene (Norwegian), Helena, Lena (Polish), Helena, Lena (Portuguese), Jelena, Jela, Jelica (Serbian), Helena, Alena, Jela, Lenka (Slovak), Elin, Elina, Helena, Helene, Ella, Lena (Swedish), Olena, Lesya (Ukrainian), Elen, Elin (Welsh)
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