I have a friend called Eleni, but she prefers to be called by her middle name, Margaret. I don't know why. I think that she should always admire her true name.
101names101  12/11/2018
I've known two Greek-American women named Eleni. One pronounced it L-N-E, equal stress on all syllables, and the other pronounced it like ee-LANE-ee. I think it's very pretty, and I prefer the L-N-E pronunciation.
― Anonymous User  10/22/2018
In 2018, 17 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Eleni who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 3502nd most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/22/2018
Eleni is rated 8/10 in my mind. I like this Modern Greek form of Elena. It is lighter and youthful.
Felie  3/30/2018
The name Eleni was given to 102 girls born in the US in 2016.
― Anonymous User  2/28/2018
Eleni "Elena" Paparizou, usually referred to abroad as Helena Paparizou, is a Greek-Swedish singer, songwriter and television personality. Born and raised in Sweden to Greek parents, she enrolled in various arts schools before launching a career in Sweden in 1999 as a member of the laïko and Eurodance duo Antique, who participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001 and afterwards became popular in Greece.
cutenose  1/13/2017
The name Eleni was given to 134 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
I like the L-N-E explanation of how to pronounce the name. I will have to use that one. That is how we say our daughter's name, but we spelt it Elanie and always say it like Melanie without the M.
― Anonymous User  4/20/2016
Eleni is my name. It's Greek. It's pronounced E-leh-nee. (Like saying the letters LNE together)

It's the phonetic spelling of the Greek name "Ελένη" which is anglicized as Helen.
― Anonymous User  3/29/2016
I believe this name is pronounced el-LEN-ee. It is a diminutive of Elene, which is the Greek for of Helen. I absolutely adore this name, but only when it is pronounced with a Greek accent. I don't really hear the name Lenny in it, but even if I did, what's wrong with Lenny?
Eleni 217  3/17/2015
Eleni Englert is an American rower (born 1992 in Oceanside, California).
― Anonymous User  8/12/2012
Eleni Mandell is an American singer-songwriter.
― Anonymous User  7/9/2012
So, this is not the normal way to pronounce the name, but my wife is Eleni, and when her parents named her, they decided to pronounce it EL-in-eye, as her mother didn't want her to ever be called 'Lenny.'
My wife usually tells people to pronounce it just like the letters: L-N-I. :) We also have friends who named their daughter Eleni with the same pronunciation, though she always goes by 'Ella.'
eblackwo  3/31/2012
I have a friend with these name who is Greek, and she pronounces it uh-LAY-nee.
lydie43  11/25/2010
Eleni is a minor character in Anne Rice's 'The Vampire Lestat', who is a member of the Satanic coven under les Innocents, later to be in the Theatres des Vampires.
Lunar_Wolf  3/18/2010
I love this name because it's different without being weird, however to avoid mispronunciations I would spell it either Eleini or Eleyni to make sure people pronounce it the way I like it which is ee-lay-nee.
gigilin23  12/17/2008
I have a friend named Eleni, she prefers the name to be pronounced ee-lay-nee, it's a gorgeous name!
gigilin23  12/13/2008
Eleni is a beautiful name, simple yet elegant, feminine and sweet, it's my daughter's name (we are Greek), we pronounce her name: ee-lei-ni.
― Anonymous User  12/12/2008
I have a cousin and a great grandmother called Eleni. We're Greek Cypriot and pronounce it El-e-nee.
Torially  6/30/2008
Eleni is also the Welsh word for "this year", pronounced "El-e-nee".
DontDissMadison  4/30/2008
I really like this. It's pretty without being too strange or overly used.
xKatiex  1/23/2008
The name's Greek and I have a friend who is both Greek and has this name. It is pronounced e-len-ee.
Alistair  10/7/2007
This is my grandmother's name as well as my middle name and we pronounce it A-LEN-E.
aea300  7/25/2007
Love this name but prefer the pronunciation of ee-LANE-EE.
jaimej  7/9/2007
Means 'Light'. It's also my real name, so it makes it totally special. ;)
SOYSUZA  6/29/2007
Pronounced EL-en-aye (like eye) in Finnish. I think.
― Anonymous User  5/2/2007
I like to pronounce this name with an emphasis on the second syllable and giving it an "ay" sound as in lady.
SerenitySong  3/17/2007
Pronounced either e-LEN-ee or e-LEN-yee in Modern Greek. [noted -ed]
Kosta  12/5/2006
I'm not certain about the pronunciation of this name, but I plan on naming my daughter Eleni, spelled "Ellani" to make my preferred pronunciation evident (Ella-Nee).
― Anonymous User  11/9/2006

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