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Gender Feminine
Scripts Елена(Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Church Slavic) Ελενα(Greek)
Pronounced Pron. E-le-na(Italian, German)
e-LE-na(Spanish)
yi-LYE-nə(Russian)
i-LYE-nə(Russian)
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Meaning & History

Cognate of HELEN, and an alternate transcription of Russian Елена (see YELENA).
VariantsIleana(Italian) Ileana(Spanish) Ileana(Romanian) Yelena(Russian) Eleni(Greek) Helena, Helene(German)
DiminutivesIlinca, Lenuța(Romanian) Alyona, Lena(Russian) Lena(Greek) Alena, Lena, Lene, Leni(German)
Other Languages & CulturesShelena(African American) Helena, Helene(Ancient Greek) Elaine(Arthurian Romance) Helena, Jelena, Jela, Jelica, 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) Helen, Helena, Helene(Greek Mythology) Heléna(Hungarian) Helena(Icelandic) Léan(Irish) Elīna, Helēna, Jeļena, Jelena(Latvian) Elin, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Ella, Lena, Lene(Norwegian) Helena, Lena(Polish) Helena, Lena(Portuguese) Elene(Sardinian) Jelena, Jela, Jelica, Jelka(Serbian) Helena, Jelena, Alena, Alenka, Jelka(Slovene) Elin, Elina, Helen, Helena, Helene, Ella, Lena(Swedish) Olena, Lesya(Ukrainian) Elen, Elin(Welsh)
User SubmissionsÉléna, Eléna, Elena

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