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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. ee-LYA-na(Romanian)
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Meaning & History

Possibly a Romanian variant of ELENA. In Romanian folklore this is the name of a princess kidnapped by monsters and rescued by a heroic knight.
DiminutivesIlinca, Lenuța(Romanian)
Other Languages & CulturesShelena(African American) Helena, Helene(Ancient Greek) Elaine(Arthurian Romance) Elena(Bulgarian) Helena, Jelena, Ela, Jela, Jelka(Croatian) Helena, Alena, Lenka(Czech) Elin, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Eline, Ella, Lena, Lene(Danish) Heleen, Helena, Eline, Heleentje(Dutch) Ellen, Helen, Helena, Elaina, Elaine, Elena, Ella, Elle, Ellie, Elly, Hellen, Lainey, Laney, Lena, Nell, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly(English) Elina, Helena, Jelena, Leena(Estonian) Eliina, Elina, Helena, Ella, Elli, Heleena, Heli, Leena, Nelli(Finnish) Hélène, Léna(French) Elene(Georgian) Elena, Helena, Helene, Alena, Lena, Lene, Leni(German) Elena, Eleni, Elli, Lena(Greek) Helen, Helena, Helene(Greek Mythology) Heléna, Léna(Hungarian) Helena(Icelandic) Léan(Irish) Elīna, Helēna, Jeļena, Elēna, Ina, Līna(Latvian) Elena, Jelena(Lithuanian) Elena(Macedonian) Elin, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Eline, Ella, Lena, Lene(Norwegian) Helena, Lena(Polish) Helena, Lena(Portuguese) Elena, Yelena, Alyona, 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) Elin, Elina, Helen, Helena, Helene, Ella, Lena(Swedish) Olena(Ukrainian) Elen, Elin(Welsh)

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