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GenderFeminine
ScriptsЈелена Serbian

Meaning & History

Form of YELENA. In Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia it is also associated with the South Slavic words jelen meaning "deer, stag" and jela meaning "fir tree".
VariantsHelena Croatian Jeļena Latvian
DiminutivesJela, Jelica, Jelka Serbian Jela, Jelica, Jelka Croatian Jelka Slovene
Other Languages & CulturesHelena, Helene Ancient Greek Elaine Arthurian Romance Elena Bulgarian Helena, Alena, Lenka Czech Elin, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Ella, Lena, Lene Danish Heleen, Helena, Heleentje Dutch Ellen, Helen, Helena, Ella, Elle, Ellie, Elly, Hellen, Lena, Nell English Eliina, Elina, Helena, Ella, 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 Elena, Ileana Italian Elena Macedonian Elin, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Ella, Lena, Lene Norwegian Helena, Lena Polish Helena, Lena Portuguese Elena, Ileana, Ilinca, Lenuța Romanian Elena, Yelena, Alyona, Lena Russian Elene Sardinian Elena, Helena, Alena, Jela, Lenka Slovak Elena, Ileana Spanish Elin, Elina, Helen, Helena, Helene, Ella, Lena Swedish Olena, Lesya Ukrainian Elen, Elin Welsh
Same SpellingJeļena

Categories

actresses, animals, athletes, celestial, deer, fauna, fire, flora, green, light, nature, plants, singers, trees, weather
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute