Elena - girls name

Elena name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 97%

Elena name meaning:

The name Elena is derived from the Greek name Helenē, which means "torch" or "bright, shining light." It is a variant of the name Helen, which holds significant historical and mythological associations. In Greek mythology, Helen was considered to be the epitome of beauty, and her story as the cause of the Trojan War has been immortalized in various works of art and literature.

The name Elena has a timeless and classic appeal, evoking qualities of brightness, radiance, and warmth. Those named Elena often possess a charismatic and charming personality, with a natural ability to attract and inspire others. They tend to be confident, independent, and ambitious individuals, driven by a desire to achieve their goals and make a positive impact in the world. With their radiant energy and strong presence, Elenas have the potential to become leaders and influencers in various fields. Overall, the name Elena carries a sense of beauty, strength, and brilliance, making it a popular choice for parents seeking a name that conveys these admirable qualities.

Origin: Russian

Form of Eleanor. Light.

Related names

Eleanor , Eilionoir, Eleanora , Elena , Elie , Ellen , Ellie , Elnora, Leonor , Leonore, Nelida, Norah

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Overall UK ranking: 152 out of 5581

343 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (149)

Historical popularity of Elena

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