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Meaning & History

Possibly a Romanian variant of ELENA. In Romanian folklore this is the name of a princess kidnapped by monsters and rescued by a heroic knight.
DiminutivesIlinca, Lenuța Romanian
Other Languages & CulturesShelena African American Helena, Helene Ancient Greek Elaine Arthurian Romance Elena Bulgarian Helena, Jelena, Jela, Jelka Croatian Helena, Alena, Lenka Czech Elin, Helen, 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, Elli, Heleena, Heli, Leena Finnish Hélène French Elene Georgian Elena, Helena, Helene, Alena, Lena, Lene, Leni German Elena, Eleni, Elli, Lena Greek Helen, Helena, Helene Greek Mythology Heléna Hungarian Helena Icelandic Léan Irish Elīna, Helēna, Jeļena, Jelena Latvian Elena, Jelena Lithuanian Elena Macedonian Elin, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Ella, Lena, Lene Norwegian Helena, Lena Polish Helena, Lena Portuguese Elena, Yelena, Alyona, Lena Russian Elene Sardinian Jelena, Jela, Jelka Serbian Elena, Helena, Alena, Jela, Lenka Slovak Helena, Jelena, Alena, Alenka, Jelka Slovene Elin, Elina, Helen, Helena, Helene, Ella, Lena Swedish Olena, Lesya Ukrainian Elen, Elin Welsh


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Entry updated January 10, 2017   Contribute