Gender Feminine
Scripts Јелена(Serbian)

Meaning & History

Form of Yelena in several languages. In Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia it is also associated with the South Slavic words jelen meaning "deer, stag" and jela meaning "fir tree".

Related Names

DiminutivesEla, Jela, Jelica, Jelka(Serbian) Ela, Jela, Jelica, Jelka(Croatian) Ela, Jelka(Slovene)
Other Languages & CulturesHelena, Helene(Ancient Greek) Elen(Armenian) Elaine(Arthurian Romance) Alena(Belarusian) Elena(Bulgarian) Helena(Catalan) Helena, Alena, Elen, Elena, Helenka, Lenka(Czech) Elin, Ellen, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Eline, Ella, Elna, Hella, Helle, Lena, Lene(Danish) Heleen, Helena, Eline, Heleentje, Lena(Dutch) Ellen, Helen, Helena, Elena, Ella, Elle, Ellie, Elly, Hellen, Lena, Nell(English) Elena, Eliina, Elina, Ellen, Helena, Ella, Heleena, Heli, Leena, Lena(Finnish) Hélène, Léna(French) Elene, Lena(Georgian) Elena, Ellen, Helena, Helene, Alena, Ella, Hella, Lena, Lene, Leni(German) 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(Macedonian) Elin, Ellen, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Eline, Ella, Elna, Lena, Lene(Norwegian) Helena, Helenka, Lena(Polish) Helena, Lena(Portuguese) Elena, Ileana, Ilinca, Lenuța(Romanian) Elena, Yelena, Aliona, Alyona, Alyonka, Lena(Russian) Elene(Sardinian) Elena, Helena, Alena, Jela, Lenka(Slovak) Helena(Sorbian) Elena, Ileana(Spanish) Elin, Elina, Ellen, Helen, Helena, Helene, Ella, Elna, Lena(Swedish) Olena, Aliona, Alyona, Lena(Ukrainian) Elen, Elin(Welsh)
Same SpellingJeļena


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Name Days

Croatia: August 18


Entry updated June 13, 2019