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Gender Feminine
Scripts Елена(Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Church Slavic) Ελενα(Greek)
Pronounced Pron. EH-leh-na(Italian, German)
eh-LEH-na(Spanish)
yi-LYEH-nə(Russian)
i-LYEH-nə(Russian)
EHL-ə-nə(English)
ə-LAY-nə(English)
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Meaning & History

Form of HELEN used in various languages, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Елена (see YELENA).
VariantsIleana(Italian) Ileana(Spanish) Ileana(Romanian) Yelena(Russian) Eleni(Greek) Helena, Helene(German) Ellen, Helen, Helena, Hellen(English)
DiminutivesIlinca, Lenuța(Romanian) Alyona, Lena(Russian) Lena(Greek) Alena, Lena, Lene, Leni(German) Ella, Elle, Ellie, Elly, Lena, Nell(English)
Other Languages & CulturesShelena(African American) Helena, Helene(Ancient Greek) Elaine(Arthurian Romance) Helena, Jelena, Ela, Jela, Jelica, Jelka(Croatian) Helena, Alena, Lenka(Czech) Elin, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Eline, Ella, Lena, Lene(Danish) Heleen, Helena, Eline, Heleentje(Dutch) Elina, Helena, Jelena, Leena(Estonian) Eliina, Elina, Helena, Ella, Elli, Heleena, Heli, Leena, Nelli(Finnish) Hélène, Léna(French) Elene(Georgian) Helen, Helena, Helene(Greek Mythology) Heléna, Léna(Hungarian) Helena(Icelandic) Léan(Irish) Elīna, Helēna, Jeļena, Elēna, Ina, Līna(Latvian) Elin, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Eline, Ella, Lena, Lene(Norwegian) Helena, Lena(Polish) Helena, Lena(Portuguese) Elene(Sardinian) Jelena, Ela, Jela, Jelica, Jelka(Serbian) Helena, Jelena, Alena, Alenka, Ela, Jelka(Slovene) Helena(Sorbian) Elin, Elina, Helen, Helena, Helene, Ella, Lena(Swedish) Olena(Ukrainian) Elen, Elin(Welsh)
Same SpellingElēna
User SubmissionsÉléna, Eléna, Elena

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