Eleni
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Pronounced either e-LEN-ee or e-LEN-yee in Modern Greek. [noted -ed]
-- Kosta  12/5/2006
I like to pronounce this name with an emphasis on the second syllable and giving it an "ay" sound as in lady.
-- SerenitySong  3/17/2007
Pronounced EL-en-aye (like eye) in Finnish. I think.
-- Anonymous User  5/2/2007
This is my grandmother's name as well as my middle name and we pronounce it A-LEN-E.
-- aea300  7/25/2007
The name's Greek and I have a friend who is both Greek and has this name. It is pronounced e-len-ee.
-- Alistair  10/7/2007
I have a cousin and a great grandmother called Eleni. We're Greek Cypriot and pronounce it El-e-nee.
-- Torially  6/30/2008
I have a friend with these name who is Greek, and she pronounces it uh-LAY-nee.
-- lydie43  11/25/2010
So, this is not the normal way to pronounce the name, but my wife is Eleni, and when her parents named her, they decided to pronounce it EL-in-eye, as her mother didn't want her to ever be called 'Lenny.'
My wife usually tells people to pronounce it just like the letters: L-N-I. :) We also have friends who named their daughter Eleni with the same pronunciation, though she always goes by 'Ella.'
-- eblackwo  3/31/2012
I believe this name is pronounced el-LEN-ee. It is a diminutive of Elene, which is the Greek for of Helen. I absolutely adore this name, but only when it is pronounced with a Greek accent. I don't really hear the name Lenny in it, but even if I did, what's wrong with Lenny?
-- Eleni 217  3/17/2015
Eleni is my name. It's Greek. It's pronounced E-leh-nee. (Like saying the letters LNE together)

It's the phonetic spelling of the Greek name "Ελένη" which is anglicized as Helen.
-- Anonymous User  3/29/2016
I like the L-N-E explanation of how to pronounce the name. I will have to use that one. That is how we say our daughter's name, but we spelt it Elanie and always say it like Melanie without the M.
-- Anonymous User  4/20/2016

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