Elena (given name)

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Gender Female
Other names
Related names Helen, Helene, Helena

Elena is a popular Greek, Slavic, Spanish, Romanian and Italian version of the ancient Greek name Helen/Helene. Elena variation of Helen dates back to the 12th century.[1]

Other common variants are Alena (German, Czech, and Slavic); Alenka (Slovenian); Alina; Alyona (Russian); Elene (Georgian); Helen (English); Hélène (French); Helena; Eliana (Portuguese); Ileana (Romanian and Spanish); Ilona (Hungarian, Finnish, and Latvian); Jelena (Croatian and Serbian); Olena (Ukrainian); and Yelena (Russian).

Elena was among the top five names given to baby girls in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2004 and was the third most popular name given to baby girls born in the Republic of Macedonia in 2006. Elena is also ranked 1st in Science City of Munoz,specifically in a small portion of the town named Bantug.[2]

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  1. ^ The Treasury of North American baby names by Gill Davies pg. 88 ISBN 1903025125
  2. ^ Behind the Name