Gender Feminine
Scripts Էլեն(Armenian)
Pronounced Pron. EHL-ehn(Welsh)
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Meaning & History

Welsh and modern Armenian form of Helen, as well as a Czech variant form. This was the name of a 4th-century Welsh saint, traditionally said to be the wife of the Roman emperor Magnus Maximus. According to the Welsh legend The Dream of Macsen Wledig (Macsen Wledig being the Welsh form of Magnus Maximus), she convinced her husband to build the roads in Wales.

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VariantsElin(Welsh) Helena(Czech)
DiminutivesLena(Armenian) Alena, Helenka, Lenka(Czech)
Other Languages & CulturesHelena, Helene(Ancient Greek) Elaine(Arthurian Romance) Alena(Belarusian) Elena(Bulgarian) Helena(Catalan) Helena, Jelena, Ela, Jela, Jelka(Croatian) Elin, Ellen, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Eline, Ella, Elna, Hella, Helle, Lena, Lene(Danish) Heleen, Helena, Eline, Heleentje, Lena(Dutch) Ellen, Helen, Helena, Elaina, Elaine, Elena, Ella, Elle, Ellie, Elly, Hellen, Lainey, Laney, Lena, Nell, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly(English) Elena, Elina, Ellen, Helen, Helena, Jelena, Heli, Helle, Leena(Estonian) Elena, Eliina, Elina, Ellen, Helena, Ella, Elli, Heleena, Heli, Leena, Lena, Nelli(Finnish) Hélène, Léna, Nelly(French) Elene, Lena(Georgian) Elena, Ellen, Helena, Helene, Alena, Ella, Hella, Lena, Lene, Leni(German) Elena, Eleni, Lena(Greek) Helen, Helena, Helene(Greek Mythology) Heléna, Ella, Léna(Hungarian) Helena(Icelandic) Léan(Irish) Elena, Ileana(Italian) Elīna, Helēna, Jeļena, Elēna, Ina, Līna(Latvian) Elena, Jelena(Lithuanian) Elena(Macedonian) Elin, Ellen, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Eline, Ella, Elna, Helle, Lena, Lene(Norwegian) Helena, Helenka, Lena(Polish) Helena, Lena(Portuguese) Elena, Ileana, Ilinca, Lenuța(Romanian) Elena, Yelena, Aliona, Alyona, Alyonka, Lena, Nelli(Russian) Elene(Sardinian) Jelena, Ela, Jela, Jelka(Serbian) Elena, Helena, Alena, Jela, Lenka(Slovak) Helena, Jelena, Alena, Alenka, Ela, Jelka(Slovene) Helena(Sorbian) Elena, Ileana(Spanish) Elin, Elina, Ellen, Helen, Helena, Helene, Ella, Elna, Lena, Nellie, Nelly(Swedish) Olena, Aliona, Alyona, Lena(Ukrainian)
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Entry updated April 5, 2022