Elena (given name)

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Gender Female
Other names
Related names Helen, Helene, Helena

Elena is a popular female first name in Greek, Slavic, Spanish, Romanian and Italian. It originates in the ancient Greek name Helen/Helene. The variation "Elena" 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); Olena (Ukrainian); and Jelena/Yelena (Russian, Serbian).[2]

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  1. ^ The Treasury of North American Baby Names by Gill Davies, p. 88, ISBN 1903025125
  2. ^ Behind the Name