Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. EHL-ən(English) EHL-lehn(Finnish)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Medieval English form of Helen. This was the usual spelling of the name until the 19th century, when the form Helen also became common.

Related Names

VariantsHelen, Helena, Hellen, Elena(English) Elena, Helena, Helene(German) Elin, Eline, Helena, Helene(Danish) Elin, Elina, Helena, Helene(Swedish) Elin, Eline, Helena, Helene(Norwegian) Elena, Eliina, Elina, Helena(Finnish) Elena, Elina, Helena(Estonian)
DiminutivesElla, Elle, Ellie, Elly, Lena, Nell, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly(English)
Other Languages & CulturesHelena, Helene(Ancient Greek) Elen, Lena(Armenian) Elaine(Arthurian Romance) Alena(Belarusian) Elena(Bulgarian) Helena(Catalan) Helena, Jelena, Ela, Jela, Jelka(Croatian) Helena, Alena, Elen, Elena, Helenka, Lenka(Czech) Heleen, Helena, Eline, Heleentje, Lena(Dutch) Hélène, Léna, Nelly(French) Elene, Lena(Georgian) 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) 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) Olena, Aliona, Alyona, Lena(Ukrainian) Elen, Elin(Welsh)
Same SpellingEllen 2


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   simple   serious  

Name Days

Estonia: February 10
Finland: February 10
Norway: May 21
Sweden: August 18


Entry updated January 21, 2022