Gender Feminine
Scripts Елена(Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Church Slavic) Έλενα(Greek)
Pronounced Pron. EH-leh-na(Italian, Czech, German) eh-LEH-na(Spanish) eh-lyeh-NU(Lithuanian) yi-LYEH-nə(Russian) i-LYEH-nə(Russian) EHL-ə-nə(English) ə-LAY-nə(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Form of Helen used in various languages, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Елена (see Yelena).

Related Names

VariantsIleana(Italian) Ileana(Spanish) Ileana(Romanian) Elen, Helena(Czech) Elina, Helena, Ellen, Helen(Estonian) Eliina, Elina, Heleena, Helena, Ellen(Finnish) Yelena(Russian) Eleni(Greek) Helena, Helene, Ellen(German) Ellen, Helen, Helena, Hellen(English)
DiminutivesIlinca, Lenuța(Romanian) Alena, Helenka, Lenka(Czech) Heli, Leena(Estonian) Ella, Heli, Leena, Lena(Finnish) Aliona, Alyona, Alyonka, Lena(Russian) Lena(Greek) Alena, Ella, Hella, Lena, Lene, Leni(German) Ella, Elle, Ellie, Elly, Lena, Nell(English)
Other Languages & CulturesHelena, Helene(Ancient Greek) Elen, Lena(Armenian) Elaine(Arthurian Romance) Alena(Belarusian) Helena(Catalan) Helena, Jelena, Ela, Jela, Jelica, Jelka(Croatian) Elin, Ellen, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Eline, Ella, Elna, Hella, Helle, Lena, Lene(Danish) Heleen, Helena, Eline, Heleentje, Lena(Dutch) Hélène, Léna, Nelly(French) Elene, Lena(Georgian) Helen, Helena, Helene(Greek Mythology) Heléna, Ella, Léna(Hungarian) Helena(Icelandic) Léan(Irish) Elīna, Helēna, Jeļena, Elēna, Ina, Līna(Latvian) Elin, Ellen, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Eline, Ella, Elna, Helle, Lena, Lene(Norwegian) Helena, Helenka, Lena(Polish) Helena, Lena(Portuguese) Elene(Sardinian) Jelena, Ela, Jela, Jelica, Jelka(Serbian) Helena, Jelena, Alena, Alenka, Ela, Jelka(Slovene) Helena(Sorbian) Elin, Elina, Ellen, Helen, Helena, Helene, Ella, Elna, Lena, Nellie, Nelly(Swedish) Olena, Aliona, Alyona, Lena(Ukrainian) Elen, Elin(Welsh)
Surname DescendantElena(Italian)
Same SpellingElēna
User SubmissionsÉléna, Eléna, Elena


People think this name is

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Name Days

Bulgaria: May 21
Czechia: March 16
Finland: July 31
Greece: May 21
Italy: August 18
Italy: September 14
Lithuania: March 2
Lithuania: May 22
Lithuania: July 31
Romania: May 21
Russia: July 24
Slovakia: August 18
Spain: August 18


Entry updated June 9, 2023