Elena

Girl
eh-LAY-na Shining light, bright.

Meaning

Elena is a female given name and is of Greek origin. It means shining light, bright. Pronounced as eh-LAY-na, the name is currently in the top 25 of NameChef Most Popular Baby Names and in the top 100 of U.S birth chart of the year 2020. Variations of Elena include Elina.

The rise of popularity with the name starting with "El" in the United States for these recent years has made the name Elena in favour. The heroine of the American drama "The Vampire Diaries" Elena might also have contributed to the popularity of this name.

Here are some potential nicknames for Elena: Ellie, Lena, Elle, Ena.

Origin

Greek

Gender

Elena is a girl's name.

Common Nicknames

Elle, Ellie, Ena, Lena

Variations

Elina

Pronunciation

eh-LAY-na
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Syllables

3

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The rank of Elena in the United States over time

Source: Social Security Administration

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